RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: December 30, 2000 03:43PM

In answer to your Q's...

Should we all just pack it in now and say bugger it?

No, we should all enjoy what we enjoy. However, we should stop dreaming and think old school AOR/MR will make a comeback on any sort of scale. I mean, if no one was interested in Randy Hansen 10 years after the death of Hendrix - why would things be different now with 'our' music? Everything has its time and after that it's never the same because it's been DONE. That doesn't mean the music itself is bad but it's not as exciting as when Journey, Foreigner or Boston came out with their masterpieces and pioneered the genre. Nothing ever beats the originators.

Should the melodic labels all go fuck it, we can't be bothered anymore?

They should be more selective. Sign less bands and try to develop them as opposed to signing 2 new bands every month and just throwing an album out there in hopes of selling 5000 copies to the same 5000 people that buy everything else the genre produces. I suspect though that most labels don't care all that much - it's easier selling 20.000 copies of 4 different titles than selling the same amount by one single artist, which would require some real commitment to working a record.

Should the bands say, well we can make a better living selling cars or writing jingles for TV ads?

Some of them - yes, absolutely. In fact, that's what I'd try to pursue. It's a much better living than making low budget albums for MTM, Escape, N&T or Z. ;-)

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Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers!) 238 Andrew 12/30/2000 10:45AM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 169 sfk kurt 12/30/2000 11:18AM
RE:YOU'VE MOVED , BROTHER !! 196 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/30/2000 11:43AM
Good grief...;) 178 Andrew 12/30/2000 11:54AM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 168 John Taglieri 12/30/2000 12:09PM
Great post John. 191 Andrew 12/30/2000 12:18PM
RE: Thank You Andrew 181 John Taglieri 12/30/2000 12:24PM
Well .. yes and no.... 140 Mister Pomp 12/30/2000 06:22PM
But... 197 sfk kurt 12/30/2000 11:22PM
Gods 151 Kieran 12/31/2000 05:48AM
Sorry to nitpick... 160 Mister Pomp 12/31/2000 06:18AM
RE: But... 147 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:30PM
RE: But... 155 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 11:44PM
RE: I couldn't agree more, Kieran... 156 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 05:18AM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 203 Whynot_Canada 12/30/2000 12:43PM
Thanks again... 177 Andrew 12/30/2000 01:18PM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers!174John Q12/30/2000 03:43PM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 147 Ron (Holland) 12/30/2000 08:06PM
All right .. no more 140 Mister Pomp 12/30/2000 06:38PM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 183 Kieran 12/30/2000 11:09PM
I couldn't agree more, Kieran... 151 Alan 12/31/2000 02:39AM
Re:Carry the Torch, Andrew!!!!!! 165 Lil Al 12/31/2000 12:12AM
RE: Well...what do you think? (Everyone + Lurkers! 154 Bladesian 01/01/2001 02:00AM

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