Does anyone still use the expression “rock dinosaur”? (The article is from 2007)
Everyone loves Led Zeppelin. Always did. Yeah, even in the 1980s. And you couldn’t have had grunge without them weren’t they Nirvana’s favourite band? And hip-hop. You couldn’t have had hip-hop without John Bonham’s drumming. And you couldn’t have had This is Spinal Tap without The Song Remains the Same, the daftest home movie ever made. Did you get tickets for The O2? Nah, me neither. But yeah, we’ve always loved Zeppelin.
Except that we haven’t. We’ve despised them, discarded them, held them up to ridicule. They were the institution that gave rise to the expression “rock dinosaur”. God knows we have had our reasons to sniff and turn away. How shall we number them.
via The Independent.