RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s...
Posted by: essbee ()
Date: June 17, 2000 01:42AM



Kevin wrote:

of course, that was what was said when Peter Gabriel left Genesis to be replaced by the drummer of the band--some unknown named Phil Collins. Or when Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen. It HAS happened before that a band can change lead singers and continue on.
Yes this is true...
But how many bands that are viewed as "has-been' 80's bands" have had much success on the tour scene or album sales-wise with different lead vocalists?
Case in point-
VH with Cherone...
Foreigner with Johnny Edwards..
Styx with Gowan...
Survivor...I won't even start..*grin*
TOTO with anyone but Kimball...
Genesis with...whoever that guy was that replaced Phil Collins..
Here's a good example:
After Brian Howe left Bad Company, the band decided they wanted to get back to the classic Bad Co. sound. They hired a guy (Robert Hart) that sounded almost exactly like original singer Paul Rodgers. THey released two great CDs with Hart as their vocalist. Both albums are probaly in bargain bins everywhere, and when I caught them live while they were touring to promote 'Company Of Strangers' they were playing in a 300 seat capacity bar!!
Last year I caught Bad Company live again with Paul Rodgers this time singing. Needless to say, It was in a huge arena that was pretty much packed. (Ironically, David Lee Roth and his circus act were the opening act). The new songs that Paul Rodgers and Co. recorded were pretty poor compared to the stuff Bad Company was doing with Howe or Hart....
So in a way it really doesn't matter how good the new Journey CD is..it simply will not sell as well as an album featuring Perry...it's all perception unfortunately...
For the record, if Bad Company came out with a new CD featuring Howe or Hart I would buy it....as for the new Journey CD...I'll probally buy it too.....
If Journey wants to ever have a hit album ever again they NEED Steve Perry. This other Steve may sing his ass off and the songs on the new CD will probaly be great...but it will not sell as well as any previous Journey CDs...mark my words...
Of course I've been wrong once or twice before...but I'm pretty sure of this..I guess we'll see...

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TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 268 KAOS FAN 06/10/2000 11:04AM
Come again...? 177John Q06/10/2000 03:28PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 184 C-Man! 06/11/2000 12:50AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 167 Kieran 06/11/2000 09:12PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 174 dee 06/12/2000 06:18AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 180 Alex siedler 06/11/2000 04:24AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 184 clemens 06/11/2000 05:06AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 174 travis 06/11/2000 01:46PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 197 Chris Pope 06/11/2000 02:05PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 174Steve, Denmark06/11/2000 07:31PM
RE: Moog/Way 195John Q06/11/2000 08:07PM
RE: Moog/Way 186Steve, Denmark06/12/2000 01:53AM
RE: Moog/Way 205 Dave 06/12/2000 02:59PM
RE: Mogg/Way 172Steve, Denmark06/13/2000 04:48AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 167 KAOS FAN 06/13/2000 01:47PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 163 clemens 06/12/2000 08:47PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 131 Susumu 06/12/2000 10:32PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 169Robert06/13/2000 06:23AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 205 essbee 06/14/2000 03:31AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 176 Kevin 06/14/2000 05:10AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 230 Susumu 06/14/2000 09:35PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 184 essbee 06/15/2000 02:09AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 175 Susumu 06/15/2000 09:28AM
The Storm first one. 163 Chris Pope 06/15/2000 09:56AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 162 essbee 06/17/2000 01:23AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 189 Kevin 06/15/2000 10:46AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s...180 essbee 06/17/2000 01:42AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 195 Kevin 06/17/2000 06:22AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 152 essbee 06/22/2000 01:38AM


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