...in a positive way is better rather than something rainy or foreboding, cheers.
Go to YouTube. Look up any song by Firehouse, or Enuff Z'Nuff, or Nelson. That's what rock music had come to in the early '90s. It was staid, sterile, bubblegum pap, lacking in substance, with more attention paid to lipstick and fashion than musical substance. I'm a kid of the '70s and...
Break on Through (to the Other Side)
The Soft Parade
Not to Touch The Earth
Tell All The People
Would you prefer "God's Plan" by Drake, which was #1 for 10 weeks in 2018?
Or how about "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet (15 straight weeks in 1994).
Yes, ONJ's "Physical" wasn't as bad as some other songs that stayed at #1 for 10 weeks or longer.
"Summer, Highland Falls"
"You're My Home"
"New York State of Mind"
"A Matter of Trust"
"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"
"Madman Across the Water"
"Captain Fantastic and The Brown...
"Dark Side of the Moon"
bryan adams, bruce Springsteen, bon jovi, liam gallagher, Roger daltrey, chris cornell, kurt cobain, layne staley, john lennon, bono, robert plant, Rod Stewart, elisabeth fraser, hope sandoval, lene Marlin, Dido.
New wave. I really despise all yacht rock I've ever heard.
Im familiar with proto-punk because I lived in NYC where those bands were big in bars/clubs, I might not be otherwise.