Posted by: Jack ()
Date: January 28, 2001 05:24AM

...here's the thing - maybe the two of you are thinking of AOR along different lines. I mean, you seem to be an older fan, Eric, one of those old school AOR fans who was actually old enough in the seventies to know what the hell was going on. At least that's what I can gather from your previous comments and the list, which is mostly bands from the seventies and very early eighties. I'm sure the majority of people would have recommended stuff more along the lines of The Storm, Harem Scarem, et al. Not to make you feel like an old timer, but that sort of AOR is far more popular amongst today's AORsters than the groups you've mentioned in the list below...I've certainly heard some of them, others I've only heard about in passing as old bands.

You remind me a bit of Stephen, who used to post here a while back......he was a nice guy (though Im sure Jimmy Lawrence would disagree with me!) but seemed frustrated with people's tastes, he just didn't get them. He was one of those older guys who mostly enjoyed older AOR from the seventies and very early eighties, and couldn't understand the appeal of an album such as Def Leppard's Hysteria.

On a personal level, I enjoy some of those bands (the ones I know), but am not really too interested in that period. Sorry if that seems sacrilegious to any of you, but that sort of thing sounds a bit dated to my ears in many ways, not just as far as modern-day production goes. I'm sure people who were 17 or so back then have fond memories of old school AOR and have a certain taste for it, an appreciation of what it was like to hear those on the radio, but I don't share that perception. I'm happier popping Mitch Malloy or Jimmy Barnes into the old disc changer.

Yes, you may very well tell me that good music is timeless, which would make the age issue irrelevant, but to my mind, most AORsters today aren't as focused into the really old school stuff. And Im guessing that includes Kaos...it certainly includes me.

Again, I'm not saying the old stuff is no good. Not at all, it's just that the older people seem a lot more excited by it.


PS. I don't know about Heartland, but about Morales....he has had his misses, but to me he typifies much of what is immediate about AOR. Meaning, great vocals, thick soaring melodies, monstrous hooks....he's on the softer side of things, but I've always considered him one of the brighter unknown gems. It may not be terribly deep, but it's certainly catchy as hell.

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Re: April Wine 153 Susumu 01/27/2001 02:35PM
Re: April Wine 158 Eric Abrahamsen 01/27/2001 10:56PM
Re: April Wine 174Phil01/28/2001 06:57AM
Re: April Wine 168 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 07:11AM
Re: April Wine 170Phil01/28/2001 01:19PM
Re: April Wine=awesome 161 wayne 01/29/2001 02:32AM
Re: AOR band recommendations? 157 Susumu 01/27/2001 02:43PM
Re: AOR band recommendations? 138Phil01/28/2001 07:00AM
Re: AOR band recommendations?URIAH HEEP! 160 KAOS FAN 01/27/2001 03:19PM
Re: Morales & Heartland? 184 Eric Abrahamsen 01/27/2001 11:07PM
Well......190Jack01/28/2001 05:24AM
Re: One of the Older Guys 165 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 05:41AM
Re: One of the Older Guys 157 Carl 01/28/2001 06:19AM
Re: One of the Older Guys 156 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 08:52AM
Re: One of the Older Guys 150 Carl 01/28/2001 09:52AM
I'm not that old ... 158 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:43PM
Heartland... very over-rated 148 koogles 01/28/2001 05:30AM
Re: Morales & Heartland?ERIC! 175 KAOS FAN 01/28/2001 11:59AM
Re: Morales & Heartland?ERIC! 210 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 10:32PM
Re: Morales & Heartland?ERIC! 167 KAOS FAN 01/29/2001 05:22PM
Re: AOR band recommendations?URIAH HEEP! 160 Gabe 01/28/2001 08:14AM
Re: AOR band recommendations?URIAH HEEP! 161 KAOS FAN 01/28/2001 11:46AM
Re: AOR band recommendations?URIAH HEEP! 201 sharxfan 01/30/2001 08:13AM
Re: The List 163 Eric Abrahamsen 01/27/2001 11:44PM
You're right... 137 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 12:46AM
Re: You're right... 142 koogles 01/28/2001 06:16AM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 157 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 07:33AM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 164 Carl 01/28/2001 09:59AM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 154 Tinger 01/28/2001 11:12AM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 178Phil01/28/2001 01:26PM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 208Steve01/28/2001 12:17PM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 195cdnw-Songhaus and Escape Reiss01/28/2001 08:06PM
Re: Song Haus & Escape 174 Carl 01/28/2001 09:43PM
Some of those ... 180 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:35PM
Some of those ... 158 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:30PM

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