In the ever-changing landscape of modern music, it's easy to forget that all those relics of our collective misspent past in the days that will henceforth be referred to as "pre-MP3" or some such thing. You know, back when you had to buy music and you couldn't just check Pitchfork to find out what new albums were out and you didn't have an app to tell you what your favorite song on the radio was. All that's going away, but maybe what we here at Rocks Off miss the most is advertising.
You might think that sounds stupid, but millions of people tune in to the Super Bowl every year just for the ads. We're a consumer culture, obsessed with the latest thing being sold to us. Watercooler talk is what our latest purchases are and what we're planning to buy soon. So it's really not so strange that we're sad that we'll never see those hilarious, stupid commercials from the '80s and '90s trying to sell us CDs again.
However, thanks to YouTube, we can revisit the cream of the crop.