Don’t stop believin’ in Classic Rock Club

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Amber Speer, Staff Writer

A lot of new clubs have been introduced to PEHS this year. One of such clubs is the Classic Rock Club.

Guided by teacher Joe Manella, the club focuses on discussing and listening to classic rock music.

Classic rock includes rock and roll music made popular in the 1960s through 1980s.

Of course, what defines “classic” can be subjective.

In the group’s first meeting, members spent most of their time debating when classic rock started and when it stopped. There was much controversy in the initial meeting.

The club goal is to introduce the music that members idolize to the rest of the school population. The members want to spread their love for this genre.

“If you really want to get a classic rock feel, [listen to] Led Zeppelin,” club president Ethan Nelson, a senior, said. “That’s like the pinnacle of classic rock.”

“We’re planning to do a listening party of Led Zeppelin for all newcomers,” he said.

Having a diverse taste in all sorts, including music, is important to the club members. They allow people to bring in their own vinyl records to expose their favorite bands to the rest of the group.

It is because of reasons like this that the club wants more people to open themselves up to rock and roll music.

“My goal for this club is for people to just be able to enjoy each other’s time, to introduce other people to music they might not have known about in the past,” Manella said. “To just hang out and talk about some great music.”

“Even if you don’t like it, you get a new taste of music,” Nelson said.

“And even if you’re not interested in getting a new taste of music, you get to learn what maybe your parents grew up with or maybe your grandparents, and how the music then really shaped the music today,” Nelson said.

Not all genres of music please everyone but listening to something new may be surprisingly enjoyable.

Visit the Classic Rock Club in Room 219 every other Monday after school.