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  1. 11 Apr '08 01:12
    We bad. Don't just list Led Zep and the Beach Boys. There's new party music for us for when we want to get down.

    Jeff Beck has some new music with crazy licks and a funky back beat. It'll really stir the gals up.
  2. Standard member Iron Monkey
    Primal Primate
    11 Apr '08 03:14 / 3 edits
    someone 60 years old would have been born in/around 1948, and their teen years would stretch from about 1961 (13) to about 1967 (19). So, assuming that what was popular during these years influenced their tastes heavily, i'm guessing that they might like, among other things, guitar instrumentals a la The Shadows, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray, The Dakotas, The Surfaris et al. Tom Petty's band recorded an album of surf instrumentals in the 90s as The Blue Stingrays, and the Aqua Velvets are another well-regarded surf revival outfit. psychedelic/garage rock also became popular during this period, and there are lots of bands continuing these traditions too - White Stripes, Black Keys, Comets on Fire, Dead Meadow, Warlocks etc.

    EDIT: excuse all the edits - i just got up and i can't type straight yet.
  3. 11 Apr '08 13:01
    The Black Keys
    The Mekons
    Black Lips!
    Thee Headcoats

    I guess.

  4. 11 Apr '08 13:03
    Originally posted by Iron Monkey
    Tom Petty's band recorded an album of surf instrumentals in the 90s as The Blue Stingrays, and the Aqua Velvets are another well-regarded surf revival outfit...
    Aqua Velvets... nice.

    Also, Man or Astroman? and the legendary Canadian group Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
  5. Standard member Iron Monkey
    Primal Primate
    12 Apr '08 12:21 / 2 edits
    i'm not in that age group, but a record from 1984 or so that get's the party started is Stoneage Romeos by Hoodoo Gurus - here's a single from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PglozfkQ5Q

    the lyrics are pretty clever - on one level they're about a bust-up between the singer and a girl called Tracey, on xmas day, and on another, about the devastation of the Aussie city of Darwin by Cyclone Tracey on xmas day 1975. add to that the reference to Japan's failure to invade Oz in WW2 ('Tojo never made it to Darwin'. Tojo was the Japanese prime minister for much of WW2, and a general in the army, eventually sentenced to death for war crimes.

    what the hell, here's another song fom the album:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ynf8PW5Wwk&feature=related

    and these aren't even the best songs on it
  6. 12 Apr '08 17:16
    I'm quite impressed with the responses. I'll certainly check some of this out.
  7. 16 Apr '08 18:11
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=5pPCYlYWO6w

  8. 16 Apr '08 19:27
    You don't get much better for a party than the Isley Brothers.
  9. 20 Apr '08 15:15
    Originally posted by badmoon
    We bad. Don't just list Led Zep and the Beach Boys. There's new party music for us for when we want to get down.

    Jeff Beck has some new music with crazy licks and a funky back beat. It'll really stir the gals up.
    system of a down.
  10. 24 Apr '08 14:48
    party music for my age group. a comfy chair and KEEP THE NOISE DOWN.