Driving home from my son’s soccer game yesterday we tried to get our minds off a most-frustrating loss and near “global red card,” as the ref put it, by turning on our Classic Rock station. The following 3-song sequence played in the following order, which I explained to my son might have represented absolute rock ‘n roll mediocrity and the two points on either side of that state:
- Steve Miller Band, “Jet Airliner”
- Bad Company, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love”
- John Cougar Mellencamp, “Jack and Diane”
I felt that one of these songs represented the absolute point of rock ‘n roll mediocrity, while the other two just toed the line on either side of the mediocrity. Where would you place these songs along the narrow spectrum of mediocrity?