My Sis had quite a collection of records.
She had more than a few 78's ie records that spun at 78 revs per minute. And 45's revolve at 45 rev per minute.
I used to listen to them and as I've mentioned before, increased my love of music and knowledge.
Was it a simpler time? Probably not. All the joys and sorrows of life that have been and still are presented themselves.
It could be generational. I am nostalgic about the 'oldies', but remain rooted in reality and history.
I think it comes from a time that was transitional. many of the old songs gave way to stuff that had unclear lyrics. They were there, but people got into the 'beat' more. You lose a lot when you do.
Enjoy the beat and the words together.
Then again, it might well be just another indication of dumbing people down.
I like the convenience of today's comm/entertainment systems. Discs and mp3's are fine. But, there is something about those old records, including the 33&1/3 rpms as well.
I even dig the scratches. They bespeak of humanity to me. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that's how I feel. Humanity is what Freedom's all about.
If I didn't care, I'd be a liberal or (worse?) a beer swilling do nothing (Though i love my suds too -s-).
Besides, it's about r&r. Take time out and try some classic rock or pop, or whatever tickles your fancy.
Then get back into the fight.