I'm back to reality... and only Mike is here!
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: January 04, 2001 08:58AM

If you want to talk pure AOR/ melodic hard rock, the LA Glam scene isn't the best place to start. By 1986-1989, the Pretty Boy Floyds, Faster Pussycats and Poisons of the world emphasized image over music. As a result, by 1987-88, many of the pure AOR bands (Survivor, Night Ranger, Loverboy) fell on commercially hard times. Luckily, Poison managed to retain some melodic rock elements ("Fallen Angel", "Ride the Wind") and that's why they've perserved today. I don't mind some of those video-friendly, glam bands but I think they did hurt the melodic rock scene. Let's face it: if your hair wasn't teased up 12 inches from your scalp or your name didn't have an x or a z in it, you were uncool.

To me, it's all about the music. In 1981, you didn't have MTV to fall back on. You had radio play and concerts. That meant the songs had to be there. It's easy to do a splashy video for a crappy song. Just like it's easy to round up a few big names, call yourselves a "supergroup" and then pull some tired riffs out of your collective ass cheeks in hopes of pulling a fast one on Joe Record Buyer. Well, I'm not that gullible. And for that reason, Shadow Gallery is next to Sharon's "Edge of Time" on my CD wall. I guess my tastes are more along the lines of Mike's than yours, Kris!

koogles


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Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 255 Jason 01/03/2001 08:37AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 152 coco 01/03/2001 09:56AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 152 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 09:57AM
You forgot 1981!! 160 koogles 01/03/2001 10:11AM
RE: You forgot 1981!! 147 Jason 01/03/2001 10:48AM
Shadow King blows 167 koogles 01/03/2001 01:40PM
Shadow King: Great Band..... 153Kris01/03/2001 01:44PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, NOT. 171 mike 01/03/2001 02:38PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, 142 Tahir Bise 10/07/2002 12:27AM
Yeah, so good they only made one CD! 179 koogles 01/03/2001 02:46PM
Are you serious? I hope not.... 160Kris01/03/2001 03:19PM
You need some quality control, buddy!! 147 koogles 01/03/2001 11:48PM
Come back to reality 130Kris01/04/2001 12:24AM
I'm back to reality... and only Mike is here!153 koogles 01/04/2001 08:58AM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 154John Q01/03/2001 06:57PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 132 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 07:41PM
Well I like it! 147 Andrew 01/03/2001 09:10PM
And I love it ! 155 Sven 01/03/2001 11:02PM
No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 153 koogles 01/03/2001 11:56PM
Koogles opinion...... 144Captain Chaos01/04/2001 12:33AM
Why don't you take a side for once, Chaos? 158 koogles 01/04/2001 09:14AM
I'm always on the side of "truth and justice& 139Captain Chaos01/05/2001 05:12AM
Loverboy VI 128 Sven 01/04/2001 01:32AM
Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", "LE 169 koogles 01/04/2001 09:22AM
RE: Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", &quo 132 Jason 01/04/2001 11:50AM
Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 142 koogles 01/04/2001 11:50PM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 154 Jason 01/05/2001 01:20AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 173Captain Chaos01/05/2001 06:05AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 172 DantheCDman 01/05/2001 09:30AM
RE: No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 170 DantheCDman 01/04/2001 10:18AM
Looks DO Matter 122Kris01/04/2001 12:07AM
Me & HOL 140John Q01/04/2001 06:30AM
RE: Me & HOL 140 Dany 01/06/2001 05:58PM
That whole looks vs. musicianship thing 200 Dany 01/06/2001 06:14PM
RE: Shadow King blows 136 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:18AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 143richie01/03/2001 07:24PM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 148 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:16AM


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