Re: Rebuttle
Posted by: Peter M. Bietenholz ()
Date: June 24, 2001 11:57PM

For me there's no old and new music, there's just good and bad music. I consider myself pretty open minded in my taste of music and like everything from old 80's stuff to Modern Rock. There is crappy new sounding stuff just like there is crappy old sounding stuff. I think the main problem is that, once again, the market is being flooded with substandard material. Frontiers and Z Records have signed way too many bands. They probably have to in order to stay afloat financially. But it's a vicious circle that will lead to extinction sooner or later. If they want to give exposure to all of their bands/projects, the Gods and Z Rock would be weeklong events. Another thing, people just don't want to accept the fact that this genre had had its day in the sun. Things will never be the same and I think that's how it is supposed to be. I'm not saying Melodic Rock is about to die. It just needs to be updated in sound and appearance. The Backstreet Boys are a prime example. They have all the trademarks of that big 80's sound: huge hooks, a slick and fat production and corny lyrics. Just listen to "Larger Than Life". You add some heavy guitars to that song and it's 80's Rock all over again. I guess my point is that a good song will always be a good song, it dosen't matter what year it was written.

Now concerning you, I think Westworld has been able to balance 80's melodies with contemporary elements very well. Even the name "Westworld" has a very modern ring to it. At this point, I really don't see the point in going back to TNT. Of course it would be nice to see you and Ronni hooking up again, but especially the younger generation will see in TNT just another cheesy hair metal band from the 80's that needs to be avoided at all cost. And that 80's stigma is, at least for now, the kiss of death for any band.

Peter

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A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 118Mark Ashton06/24/2001 02:18AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 88Tony M06/24/2001 03:25AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 106Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:50AM
To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 66Kieran06/24/2001 04:09AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 82TC06/24/2001 04:22AM
Re: To Mark Ashton and Tony Harnell 87 Danny Danzi 06/24/2001 04:21PM
Re:Stick around to what you know you do best !! 75 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/25/2001 09:05AM
AN IDEA.... 101 Tavas 06/25/2001 02:28AM
good point... 93 sfk kurt 06/25/2001 06:51AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 70Tony Harnell06/24/2001 03:40AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 67John Q06/24/2001 05:16AM
Good post! 68 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 04:41AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 99Surfpunk06/24/2001 04:56AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 86 Misterpomp 06/24/2001 05:40AM
Return 86Surfpunk06/24/2001 09:24AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 65Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:26PM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 94Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:56PM
the bottom line 82 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 05:48AM
Re: the bottom line 59 Mike Matney 06/24/2001 06:59AM
Re: the bottom line 74Mark Ashton06/24/2001 07:59PM
Hey Mark 80 sfk kurt 06/24/2001 10:51PM
Re: the bottom line 86Tony Harnell06/24/2001 11:59PM
Rebuttle 84 Captain Can Man 06/24/2001 06:43AM
Are you the only 'rocker' left in Atlanta... 73 koogles 06/24/2001 11:06AM
Re: Rebuttle 71Tony Harnell06/24/2001 12:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 73Mark Ashton06/24/2001 08:09PM
Re: Rebuttle 65 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:26PM
Ditto.. (np) 74 Andrew 06/24/2001 08:34PM
Re: Rebuttle 85Tony Harnell06/25/2001 12:06AM
Re: Rebuttle80Peter M. Bietenholz06/24/2001 11:57PM
Re: Rebuttle 69 Captain Can Man 06/25/2001 04:31AM
Thank You Tony! 83 Ten_K_Lovers_N1 06/26/2001 05:31AM
Re: A couple of points re:Tony Harnell`s post 71Gav06/24/2001 10:29PM
young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 80 Tavas 06/25/2001 03:03AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 88 Danny Danzi 06/25/2001 07:28AM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY YES!! 87 Brian 06/25/2001 01:41PM
indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 64 Tavas 06/25/2001 05:14PM
Re: indeed THIS IS THE TIME !!!! 60 Mike Matney 06/25/2001 09:08PM
Hey Danny! 88Surfpunk06/26/2001 03:54AM
Re: Hey Danny! 87 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 08:21AM
Re: Hey Danny 64Tony Harnell06/26/2001 02:29PM
2 cents worth.... 78 Captain Can Man 06/26/2001 03:33PM
Re: Hey Danny 87 Danny Danzi 06/26/2001 05:16PM
Hey now! 73John Q06/26/2001 08:07PM
Re: Hey now! 65Tony Harnell06/27/2001 02:20AM
Re: Hey now! 100 Fran 06/27/2001 02:49AM
For the record... 95Surfpunk06/27/2001 06:12AM
Question for Tony & Danni........... 71 Mrpool 06/27/2001 08:13AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 80 SegaNinja 06/27/2001 09:31AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 86Tony Harnell06/27/2001 10:21AM
Re: Slightly Off topic 68 ted poley 07/01/2001 01:43PM
Re: Question for Tony & Danni........... 80 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:28PM
Re: Hey now! 80John Q06/27/2001 12:44PM
Re: Hey now! 94 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:52PM
Don't Dream It's Over..... 93 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 01:23PM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 120Tony Harnell06/28/2001 12:47AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 105 Captain Can Man 06/28/2001 04:51AM
Re: Don't Dream It's Over..... 83Tony Harnell06/28/2001 10:42AM
Re: Hey now! 106 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 07:08AM
Dear MLover... 91John Q06/27/2001 11:15AM
Re: Dear John... 114 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:48PM
Re: Hey now! 95 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 11:57AM
Danny! 91 Captain Can Man 06/27/2001 12:49PM
Re: Danny! 77 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 01:00PM
Re: Hey Danny 92 Peter M. Bietenholz 06/27/2001 07:35AM
Peter, 83Surfpunk06/27/2001 08:19AM
Re: Peter, I agree !! . 107 Melodic Lover ( Spain ) 06/27/2001 10:23AM
Re: Hey Danny 81 Danny Danzi 06/27/2001 12:13PM
Re: Hey Danny/Well said (np) 99Darkman06/27/2001 07:03PM
Re: young people ?? ==> AIRPLAY 92 Brian 06/25/2001 01:39PM


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