Re: the bottom line
Posted by: Mark Ashton ()
Date: June 24, 2001 07:59PM

Hi Kurt,
No, I am not saying that music isn`t about art or creativity. I`m saying that if a band is signed under a particular pretext then that is what they are beholding to the company to deliver.
I was only talking about the TNT situation in particular. As I said in another post, I think the Harem Scarem album is another example where a band is beholding to make a particular style of record.
I relaly don`t see why being a musician should make someone any less accountable than any other form of employment. If a musician wants to get arty then fine, but they should do it on their own dime. That was the point I was making.
If a label signs a band with a known track record for a particular style then they have a right to expect a certain type of album. Especially if they have been instrumental in the band reforming.
If a label signs a new band and gives them free reign then they have no recourse to complain regardless of what is delivered.
I think this is realy basic and fundamentally fair and sensible and I can`t see how anyone can throw up the `artistic` argument. As I say, I`m not saying that music shouldn`t be about being creative. I even think that Vagabond and Westworld have done very exciting things and should be commended. But, if TNT were paid by a company to get back together and make a TNT style album then that is what they should have done. Then, with the follow up they could have become more experimental. I think sometimes it`s bad management or advice. Imagine if TNT had come back with a killer melodic rock album in the style of "Tell No Tales". It would undoubtedly have sold way way more than "Firefly". Then, they could have released "Transistor" and it would have sold really well as the fans that bought the comeback album would at least give it a chance. TO me, that is what I would have suggested had I been the A&R for that project. The fans get a great new TNT album and then the band gets to becoe more experimental and hopefully the fans are more open to moving along with the band at that time.

Bye for now,
Mark

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 100Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 72Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 92Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 52Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 74 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 63 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 94 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 76 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 60Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 59John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 56 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 85Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 79 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 73Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 55Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 84Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 71 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 48 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line64Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 69 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 76Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 76 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 63 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 57Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 67Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 51 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 67 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 76Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 68Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 57 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 72 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 63Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 68 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 76 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 73 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 56 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 50 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 75Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 74 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 58Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 68 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 75 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 61John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 54Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 81 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 85Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 58 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 68 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 77Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 58 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 64 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 70John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 84 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 83 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 107Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 91 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 69Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 84 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 77John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 103 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 84 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 77 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 62 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 76 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 73Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 90 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 67 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 89Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 83 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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