I'm in my mid 40's and picked up my bass again about 5 years ago after a 20 year hiatus. I play with the same guys I played with in high school and although we only get to play together a couple of times a year (still doing the classic rock thing), that's okay. We have a blast when we do play. As a habit, whenever I go to one of the local guitar shops, I always check the bulletin boards to see who's looking for bass players...I'm not looking for a band, mind you, but it's fun to read the ads. Herein lies my age problem. I read these ads and of course the bands looking for bassists list their influences and who they're covering. I read these and realize I don't recognize one band name. Not one, nada, zilch, zero. What's up with that? I was just wondering if it's just me, or if anyone suffers from this cluelessness. I admit, my radio never leaves the local classic rock station, which I'm sure contributes to my naivete, but I'm hoping it's not just me. Can you help an old guy out?