Posted by: John Q ()
Date: May 17, 2001 05:11AM

See, what always puts things into perspective for me is when someone calls an absolute dud like the new Kansas a classic. I love Kansas but 'Somewhere To Elsewhere' is average at best and one of the biggest disappointments of 2000. Of course, Steve Walsh's much better, much more interesting solo album was soundly ignored...

I will agree with you that the cloning is rampant in other genres as well. The number of Dream Theater 'tribute' bands in prog is mindboggling, and the same goes for the massive Helloween worship that's infested power metal in the last few years. Same goes for nu metal and all the Korn and Limp Bizkit wannabes. Some of these bands are very good at what they do but what is the point exactly? I thought the goal of playing music, and making records, was self-expression not mirroring someone else... unless you are doing a cover/tribute band.

Of course, these bands will continue to sprout and get signed as long as people buy their records. The sad thing is that when the point of saturation is reached, the whole ship tends to go down, including some of the better bands. Oh well...

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NEW AOR STILL RULES!!! 168 KAOS FAN 05/16/2001 07:56PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL RULES!!!114John Q05/17/2001 05:11AM
Re: NEW AOR STILL ...KANSAS etc.. 99 KAOS FAN 05/17/2001 02:32PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL ...KANSAS etc.. 125Mafia boy05/17/2001 04:59PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL RULES!!! 124 sfk kurt 05/17/2001 10:55PM
Re: Kaos, are you high? 122 sfk kurt 05/17/2001 10:39PM
Re: Kaos, are you high? 128 Carl 1 05/18/2001 02:14AM
Re: Kaos...high as a kite! 148 KAOS FAN 05/18/2001 06:45PM
Re: Kaos...high as a kite! 103 sfk kurt 05/18/2001 11:18PM

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