Another thread made me think of this:
What did your parents think of the Stones in the 60's, 70's, 80's and what's their opinion today, if any?
My Dad couldn't stand it when I was a teenager in the 70's and early 80's and would come home from work, hear me playing Hot Rocks at a very LOUD volume on "his" Hi-Fi stereo and yell "TURN THAT SH*T OFF!"
My Dad was about 24-25 years old when the Stones first became famous. He lieks the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Queen, ZZ Top and I even once heard him singing along with A/C D/C's "Highway to Hell" on the radio one time.
So it's not like he's a rock n'roll music hater but the Stones got under his skin, not his thumb. I always found it amusing and it was fun to get him going on the subject of the Rolling Stones. I think it was more their image and lifestyle that put him off towards them more than anything.
When I came home from my first Stones show in 1981 and was pumped with excitement, he said, "ok, you have 1 minute to tell me about it and that's all."
He just listened and stared at me in complete silence.
Today he thinks it's kinda cool that they are still rocking at their age so his bitterness towards them isn't as acerbic but he makes jokes about them, but the Stones don't piss him off anymore.
My Dad still has his old Hi-Fi too...
My Mom on the other hand is/was always more opened minded and when the rumor they were going to perform a "free" show at Boston City Hall plaza came about she announced she was going to go, but it never happened.
I offered my Mom a ticket to the 2005 Fenway shows but she politely declined because she thought the whole scene was a bit too much for her at her age, but she did think about it and was interested in it.
I took my Mom to see Santana in the early 80's and she loved it and also to see Bo Diddley (her era) with special guest Ronnie Wood in a small club once. She was our designated Driver and bouught me and my friends beers for letting her tag along...whatta cool Mom!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-31 20:25 by NumberOneStonesFan.