Because of their dual identity(half analogue/half digital), Gen X have been put under economical oppression. It is more profitable to invest in the homogenous Baby Boomer and Gen Y. Investing in Gen X means splitting the money in two witch leads to un-optimal performance for the economy.
Another drawback of this dual identity is that it is easy to make them look like whatever you want them to be. At first they were compared to lazy communist, so that the Baby Boomer would not need to give them room on the work force. Secondly they were compared to violent and aggressive terriorist, because they tried a little to hard to get back to work forcing the Baby Boomer wall while woman and immigrants were being accommodated. There is a step three to come that i will not mention here.
Woman and immigrants of the same age group are exempt from this conspiracy.
Generation X are also compared to the Lost Generation.
Some folks who grew up during the eighties, survived, surprisingly, even Wham!, and who at least initially weren't quite as thrilled at the prospect of becoming wage slaves and didn't dream quite as much of a life in the 'burbs as they had been expected to.
In reality nothing close to a majority of a whole generation or even age cohort ever had any resemblance to the stereotype. Wham! still sold a lot of records. Then came underwear with ostentatiously displayed brand name, and heroin chic in tow, so pervading a trend it's not necessary to mention the name of the brand and effects of the anorexic plague are still with us. So much for “generation”, “market savvy”, “anti-consumerist” and "anti-materialistic" at least as far as a whole generation is concerned.
Vocals - Gene October
Bass - Tony James
Drums - John Towe
and of course Guitar - Billy Idol
They broke up in 1981 and Billy Idol went on to do his amazing solo project.
person 2 - They sang Ready Steady Go, and Day By Day.
person 1 - O WOW! I love those songs.
Generation X- (1957-1976)-The early part of this generation born btwn 1957-1962 are cusp years, but a great majority of them will tell you they identify with generation x more than the boom generation. It might have to do with the generation their parents were from. Some of the early Xers may have been the youngest child born to G.I. parents. They might have been influenced by older siblings and identify with the boom generation, but the first-born child to parents of the silent generation are more likely to be Xers. The silent generation married very young and were already having children in their early 20s. The silents also had a high divorce rate and a good portion of Xers grew up in a dysfunctional home. I can never understand why some like to start this generation at 1965 and as late as 1968. I was born in 1970 and always felt I was more on the tail end of this generation rather than the middle. It was not just about growing up in the 1990s. Our generation came to age in the 1980s and our youth culture lasted to the mid 1990s. Our generation did begin and end with Nirvana. You must have been coming of age when MTV, New wave and heavy metal music was popular during the 1980s, and you must have been old enough to remember the polices of the Regan era. Most of our distinctive members (poster boys) were born in the late 1950's and early 1960s. Tim Burton (1958), Bill Watterson (1958) wrote Calvin and Hobbes. Quentin Tarantino (1963) director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Richard Linklater (1960) directed Slacker, Ben Stiller (1965) directed Reality Bites, Mike Judge (1962) directed and wrote Office Space, Bevis and Butthead, King of the Hill. Douglas Coupland (1961) wrote Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. The bad boys of SNL, Rob Schneider (1963), Chris Farley (1964), David Spade (1964), Chris Rock (1965), and Adam Sandler (1966) were fired from SNL because the older generations did not get their humor. Most of the new wavers, hardcore punk musicians and thrash metalist were also born in the early 1960s. James Hetfield of Metallica (1963), Tom Araya of Slayer (1961), Axle Rose of GnR (1962), Henry Rollins of Black Flag (1961), Perry Farrell (1959) of Jane's Addiction and creator of the Lollapalooza festival. New Wave, Goth, Techno, Rap, and Electronica pioneers like Duran Duran, U2, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Iced T, Run DMC, Beastie Boys and R.E.M. were all born in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The core of the alternative rock bands like Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson and Nirvana were all born in the early to late 1960s. The bands that came out of the very tail end of generation x developed the nu metal and emo sound that kids listen to today. Bands like Korn, Limp Biscuit, Linkin Park, Creed, Green Day, and Eminem were born in the early to mid 1970s. This period was also the beginning of the hip-hop culture that senator Obama likes to identify with.
Very characterized by music.
Light X: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, other major radio bands
Mid-X: All of the above, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, other bands that started small and "got big."
Heavy X: All of the above, Fu Manchu, Soul Coughing, other bands that stayed small but got major underground movement.
Major X: All of the above, The Atomic Bitchwax, Desert Sessions, bands that remained underground or even "indie."
Generation Xers were complete stoners. Most clean up, but some don't. If someone claims to be GenX but doesn't/didn't do drugs, they are liars.
GenX was a great place to be a part of. The world had it's troubles, but they just didn't care enough to do anything about it. It's okay because they still had the support of the people who did do the activism. True harmony.
Generation X was followed by a major culture change, then culture shock, then was followed with Generation Y. Generation Y is still in existance as of today 1/5/06, but will probably peter out as the year progresses.