In defense of the geezers (this is rare!), the 60s had something lacking now - a shred of innocence. After Monterey/Woodstock, pop music increasingly became a well-oiled crap machine, allowing fewer and fewer oddball sounds to live. You still had regional musix, local/regional hits then - unlike today's corporate homogenized world domination music. But most of those writers suck. (As do their young, "hip" progeny). Exceptions: Greil Marcus, et al, who eschew rose coloured glasses.