Talk to someone in junior high.
Boy’s brother, Logan, teaches kids in the junior high age group and a little while ago, he heard one of his kids talking about this cool new band they had just heard of.
The band in question?
Logan was about to correct them when he realized their first big hit album, Smash, had been released 2 years before any of these kids were born and then he felt really sad. As did I, upon hearing the story and recalling jamming to the tape (THE TAPE!) at a school dance.
Ugh. If I am ever at the mall and I hear some teenybopper refer to Green Day as “retro”, I think I might have to kill myself.