RE: Production?
Posted by: Mister Pomp ()
Date: December 29, 2000 10:47PM

You're right of course - I generalise. And I'm completely hypocritical because if there was any record company involvement in getting The Sign together - I'm grateful for it :-)

What is obviously missing these days though is the amount of working, playing and even living together that used to go into a band and I think that generates sloppy and generic writing. How many of these bands actually play live at all? I don't have statistics to hand but I'd be prepared to stake money on the fact that the average length of time between forming (if they ever "form" at all) and releasing a debut album today is a fraction of what it was in the 70s and 80s. It's just my opinion but I think this is the core problem of the number of sub standard releases. Like I say, I'm not asking people to do what is financially impossible by playing live to audiences of zero, just pondering if that's the reason why it's all going downhill. The other problem is the "spreading too thin" thing which is engendered again by the fact that there's not a reasonable living to be made.. so Jorn is playing with two, no 3, bands and is a solo artist, Gary Hughes has solo, band and writing careers. What I mean is, to take Mr H and leaving aside my view of his ability, John Lennon ran out of creative juice after about 10 years and maybe 8 or 9 albums, mostly written with another highly regarded songwriter. I'm not asking anyone to say who's better but does anybody know a songwriter who can push out great and original music in the volumes these guys do for any length of time? They've got to 1) make hay while the sun shines 2) do whatever it takes cos even being in one big MHR band won't pay the bills - so good luck to them but doesn't the quality suffer somewhere.......???????????

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