In Retro

What is considered retro? Slavish imitation of rock and roll’s past or taking the best of the attitudes that made music in the past so great (cough, cough, subjective generalization I know) and incorporating them into a sound that defines a band today? I’ve mentioned The High Dials before but this article about them addresses this question and answers it about as well as anybody has. As Little Stevie Van Zandt has said in the past, it doesn’t matter if a song came out 50 years ago or 50 minutes ago, a great song is a great song, regardless of the “classification” of it by the so called “experts” of the rock/media biz.