Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting....
Posted by: Don ()
Date: February 10, 2019 09:55PM

Daredevil Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Sorry, can’t agree. Robin wasn’t really able
> to put Michael’s music to another level, like
> Bonnet and Barden could... imo, of course...


...Yeah, clearly it comes down to being a matter of taste. I'm well aware of the fact that those earlier MSG albums are what most people seem to prefer. But tastes differ, and I definitely don't.

I get that some folks feel the McAuley material was more generic or mainstream, maybe less unique and flashy...that it maybe didn't showcase his chops as much. In the past I've seen people accuse Michael as selling out and trying to write hits or more commercial material, to become more like the popular MHR acts of the day (presumably the Bon Jovi's and Dokkens???).

And that's probably why the McAuley era appeals more to me. That material was more about paying attention to the songs, and Michael playing what the song needed. Dare I say that it was a little less self-indulgent than the earlier stuff?

I might have to go on a hunt for the magazine I made reference to. I still have pretty much all of my magazines from the time I started buying them around '81, I think. If my memory serves me, they gave a partially completed song to a few different singers and had each complete it. McAuley came out on top, so they went with him. Something like that anyways...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2019 10:03PM by Don.

Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
The return of Robin McAuley 748 standing-hampton 02/10/2019 05:10PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 490 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/10/2019 06:31PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 425 Daredevil 02/10/2019 06:45PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 365 Lynchomaniac 02/10/2019 07:55PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 298 Daredevil 02/10/2019 08:24PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 289 Walk In The Shadows 02/10/2019 08:08PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 252 Daredevil 02/10/2019 08:25PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 234 Lynchomaniac 02/10/2019 09:14PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 132 Scott 02/11/2019 12:44PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 289 Don 02/10/2019 08:41PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 223 Daredevil 02/10/2019 08:58PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 206 garyt 02/10/2019 09:05PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 147 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 02:42AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 126 garyt 02/11/2019 06:48AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 187 Andrew 02/11/2019 01:39PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 91 Daredevil 02/11/2019 02:08PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 96 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 06:57PM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 81 Don 02/11/2019 11:07PM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 73 AOR Guru 02/11/2019 11:12PM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 68 Don 02/11/2019 11:37PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 71 Thomasha 02/12/2019 12:16AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 80 Figge 02/11/2019 08:08PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 101 Don 02/11/2019 07:52AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 74 garyt 02/11/2019 06:20PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting....155 Don 02/10/2019 09:55PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 102 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 02:33AM
If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 154 cherokeee 02/11/2019 02:03PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 118 Daredevil 02/11/2019 02:10PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 100 garyt 02/11/2019 06:23PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 91 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 06:59PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 77 AOR Guru 02/11/2019 11:30PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 143 Irwin m fletcher 02/10/2019 10:17PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 61 Troy 02/12/2019 11:15AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 70 Daredevil 02/12/2019 05:04PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 45 Troy 02/13/2019 12:42AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 46 Daredevil 02/13/2019 12:48AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 213 Rkbluez 02/10/2019 06:50PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 189 Daredevil 02/10/2019 07:10PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 208 Leet2607 02/10/2019 07:09PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 173 RNRPREACHER1 02/10/2019 08:04PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 158 Scottrock55 02/10/2019 08:15PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 189 rocknut 02/10/2019 08:35PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 150 garyt 02/10/2019 08:37PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 144 Figge 02/10/2019 10:11PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 167 2112 02/10/2019 08:39PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 160 standing-hampton 02/10/2019 09:57PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 79 machinehead 02/11/2019 06:33PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 126 HoodryWoodry 02/11/2019 01:17AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 106 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 03:27AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 113 AOR Guru 02/11/2019 04:31AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 102 Don 02/11/2019 07:17AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 94 Idiosyncrasy 02/11/2019 12:30PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 65 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 07:03PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 73 cluster 02/11/2019 06:51PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 73 standing-hampton 02/11/2019 06:58PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 75 garyt 02/11/2019 10:06PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 71 Don 02/11/2019 08:22PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 135 d2cheer 02/11/2019 10:18PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 74 RNRPREACHER1 02/12/2019 05:52PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 81 garyt 02/12/2019 05:57PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 76 Daredevil 02/12/2019 06:45PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 80 Don 02/12/2019 10:13PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 63 standing-hampton 02/13/2019 01:41PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 55 garyt 02/13/2019 06:24PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 47 Don 02/13/2019 08:53PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 48 RNRPREACHER1 02/13/2019 11:58PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 45 Don 02/14/2019 12:02AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 38 KAYAKER 02/14/2019 09:27AM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.