Originally Posted by Greg McCoy
So, don't do your part to make that happen. This is not the time for that (if there is one).
What's going on, I think, is that you're not old enough to remember when rock 'n' roll was considered dangerous music made by dangerous people. Even well into the '80s, it was usually assumed that rock musicians were total reprobates. It was during the '80s, when "rehab culture" came into vogue and the Sixties generation entered middle age, that this started to change. The music and musicians became more respectable. Now, it's "dad music."
Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King and Ike Turner and Johnny Cash were all roadmen who lived basically outside the law, not that different than bikers or drifters. That was a lot of their appeal, in a much more constrained age. The British guys who came after them, like Zeppelin and the Stones, were only more excessive because they had the money to indulge and hide behind security and gated walls.
If you're going to go all SJW about the classic rock you choose, you might as well stick to Pat Boone and the Osmonds.