The Practical Guitarist

Dad Rock Unhipsters

November 6, 2017

Hi all and welcome to yet another episode of the Practical Guitarist. In this episode, we talk about the term "dad rock" and how we define it. We also came up with the term, "mom rock" to refer to women in rock who carried the torch for current rock and pop stars. As both of us are dads, it's certainly a term that hits home. I guess Jim would be 'grandad rock' as Dave is over 20 years younger and in his 30's! While there is some waxing poetic, we ask, "can the unhip sing hip music?", "does it matter how old you are when it comes to this term?", and of course, the most important question, "should I wear spandex?" (The answer is always a resounding NO! ) 

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