Tour De Force WOF has depth...
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: June 25, 2001 09:21AM

..beyond "Wing & a Prayer", IMHO. "Tonight" is a definitive version too, pulling the pants down of Mystic Healer's rendition and wrapping it around Michael Bolton's head.

If I was to hold onto only the CDs that were start-to-finish perfect, I'd have like 5 cds or something. On a classic AOR album like Journey's "Frontiers", you're still liable to find a stinky nugget like "Back Talk". Or Morningstar's "Venus" which is ostensibly a classic until you realize how much you really don't appreciate their cover of Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin", much less their Rock n' Roll Rodeo.

My rule of thumb is: if there is a good song on the album, I'll keep it. Usually, there are two or three more decent moments anyway, so what the heck. If I was to discard the albums that only have one good song, I'd be throwing away stuff like John Waite's "Rover's Return" or the Armageddon soundtrack which would destroy the completism of the John Waite and Journey portions of my collection respectively, resulting in career gaps, lack of symmetry and quite possibly loss of sleep and appetite.

So I admit: I retain a lot of glorified maxi-singles. But I believe music to be all about *moments*, and a good moment is worth hanging on to, IMO...whether they're 4 minutes in length or three quarters of an hour.

koogs

NP: Shadow Gallery "Legacy"

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
how many songs? 92 zappacosta 06/23/2001 04:40PM
You're right ... 66 Misterpomp 06/23/2001 08:10PM
Re: Thinning collection 64 Eric Abrahamsen 06/24/2001 03:26AM
Re: how many songs? 56 koogles 06/24/2001 06:16AM
Re: how many songs? 62 Brian 06/24/2001 07:49AM
TOR...track oriented rock 63 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:23AM
Re: TOR...track oriented rock 76Jean-Paul06/25/2001 04:17AM
TOR...track oriented rock/Kelly Keagy 69 Tavas 06/25/2001 04:36AM
Re: how many songs? 76 zappacosta 06/24/2001 08:16AM
Again - I agree 60 Misterpomp 06/25/2001 02:41AM
Tour De Force WOF has depth...71 koogles 06/25/2001 09:21AM
You are where I was ... 71 Misterpomp 06/25/2001 04:47PM
Re: You are where I was ... 66 koogles 06/26/2001 01:39AM


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