Re: Koogles? Journey DID change music??
Posted by: Eric Abrahamsen ()
Date: April 10, 2001 10:29AM

Actually I think the Boston debut did change music, not only the way other musicians approached thier work, but also how Record companies approached album sales, and marketing. That album had direct ties to Progressive Rock and perhaps was the missing link between Progressive Experimentalism/Classicism, and Radio Friendly rock that had not been heard before.

I cannot draw the same parallel to Journey's post -"Next" albums. "Infinity", and since you brought them up, Starcastle's "Citadel" were a direct result of Boston's huge sucsess, at a time when Progressive Rock had become tired and bloated, and change was in the air. Don't forget similar changes were happening in the UK with Punk, although that was a more Social phenom. Progressive Rock brought it's own dimise, but it did have some help. I don't see Journey or Boston as "Evil Forces", but see it as a Record Industry poised for huge dollars-leaving more complex music behind, as it's Marketabilty did not reach the lowest common denomenator-i.e the Bottom line.

Band's or artists in the Rock context I feel have changed music, other than Boston? Other than the Beatles, who approached everything with creative zeal- I would site specific albums by Mothers Of Invention, The Velvet Underground, King Crimson, and others. In the last 20 years? A tough one, as really nothing done is new anymore is it? As a movement, I feel Rap/Hip Hop has been the single biggest driving force in popular music. Love it or hate it, it's influence can be clearly felt through a wide range of sub-genres. "Nu-Metal" for example.

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Koogles? Journey DID change music?? 87Eric Abrahamsen04/10/2001 07:45AM
Re: Koogles? Journey DID change music?? 82 koogles 04/10/2001 08:13AM
Re: Koogles? Journey DID change music??66Eric Abrahamsen04/10/2001 10:29AM
Re: Koogles? Journey DID change music?? 65 koogles 04/10/2001 11:47AM
Re: Koogles? Journey DID change music?? 69 Kevin 04/10/2001 12:17PM
Re: Rap / Hip-Hop 63 ddregs 04/10/2001 06:01PM
Re: Rap / Hip-Hop 59 Brian 04/10/2001 08:58PM
Brian, you are on stoney ground here. 67Surfpunk04/11/2001 04:51AM
Re: Brian, you are on stoney ground here. 61 Brian 04/11/2001 07:07AM
So "voice" isn't an instrument? I must d 62joe04/12/2001 02:23AM
It's a simple question of language 55 Angus 04/13/2001 03:07AM
Re: It's a simple question of language 77 Brian 04/13/2001 06:52AM
Re: Music? 62Eric Abrahamsen04/10/2001 09:16PM
If AOR could integrate hip-hop... 61 koogles 04/12/2001 12:10AM


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