#233 – Did The Bean Counters Kill The (Classic) Rock Business?

In this episode, we have a special guest and a really cool guy, Jack Sharkey. Jack has a stellar career in the music industry, both as a performing drummer, and as Senior Technical Engineer at KEF Speakers. However, we take a different direction, as we spend time in the studio talking about something that we’re both very passionate about… Classic Rock, and why it’s not obtainable anymore.

When was the best time for rock music? Was it during the moment when such groups as Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Santana, and others of their kind became established and successful? What happened to the “Hair” bands of the 80’s? Was Nirvana the last truly classic rock band? Did the era in which the music was so successful have anything to do with the social issues of the time? We attempt to clearly define that era, and what eventually caused it to end (spoiler alert, we came to the conclusion that it was most likely the bean counters who got in the way).

Also on the show, is an amazing bottle of Jefferson’s Bourbon, courtesy of Jack Sharkey. It made the conversation, and the evening even better than we thought (and that was pretty darn good as it was!).

#classic rock #JeffersonBourbon #musicbusiness

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