RE: Ultrasound
Posted by: Eric Abrahamsen ()
Date: December 31, 2000 08:02AM

Dave - You have raised some valid points concerning Melodic Rock and Ultrasound. Perhaps is is an organazation problem on everyones part? I know there are 5 Progressive Rock festivals here in the US alone and most sell out before the show date. There are two Glossy Progressive Magazines "Progression" and "Expose", as well as numerous web sites based here in the US. As far as Power-Prog Metal/ Doom/ and Black Metal scenes- these guys are hungry, and the underground scene is really developing, and pushing boundries. As harsh as this music is to a lot our "seasoned" ears, this scene is going through a Renaissance right now. How many glossy (store ready) AOR mags exist here in the US? Zero.

Which goes back to the "Bar Band" scenario. I can't go to a bar, and hear Venom, and Bathory covers even If I wanted to. Oh sure, one of the "Hip" clubs downtown will bring in a Hardcore bill once every couple months and they usually sell out. Bars are for selling Booze, and creating a good time, so they bring in an Melodic Cover band. Why 'cause it's positive and all the 30-45 year olds can get loaded, and spend money -thinking they have a chance to get laid. It's everywhere on a Friday night. But for the average Metal fan, not so. They network, tapetrade, create their (sometimes disgusting) Fanzines a get into it because it's all thats happening, so when Rotting Christ, or Opera IX, roll into town- it's every man for himself. I think this could apply to what you are seeing with Ultrasound. Metal fans are showing interest because it's just not available, and if a Festival of this type is available, out comes the Duffle bag with a copy of "Pit" under thier arms and it's off to the show, wherever that might be.

I really think Melodic Fans are jaded here in the US. Journey, Loverboy and Foreinger are still staples on the radio, and seem to tour often. Plenty of Bar bands doing Firehouse covers, so why bother? Take it away, off the radio, and out of the bars and perhaps the Bathory, ELP, and Journey fan might find common ground.

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To John Taglieri and Andrew 260 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 12:44AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 209 Lil Al 12/31/2000 01:56AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 169 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 04:13PM
RE: To Dave Tedder & SFK Kurt 203 Lil Al 01/01/2001 02:09AM
Hey Al 217 sfk kurt 01/01/2001 08:50AM
RE: Hey Al 207 Lil Al 01/01/2001 11:29AM
RE: Hey Al 179 sfk kurt 01/02/2001 12:18AM
OT for Eric: snow 175 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:04AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 236 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:16AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 178 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:40PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 198 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 11:42PM
To John Taglieri 163 Ron (Holland) 01/02/2001 06:05AM
RE: To John Taglieri 198 John Taglieri 01/02/2001 08:50AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 154 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 06:32AM
RE: Ultrasound188 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 08:02AM
RE: Ultrasound 174 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 07:34PM
RE: Ultrasound again 207 Eric Abrahamsen 01/01/2001 12:00AM
RE: To Dave Tedder & SFK Kurt 193 Dave Tedder 01/01/2001 04:06AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 199 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:36PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 180 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 10:56PM

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