Re: The AOR genre lacking image, concept and attit
Posted by: alex siedler ()
Date: August 13, 2001 01:33AM

I agree 100% with you, Daniel! I couldnt say it better ! I think if bands like Sr-71, who definitly can be counted to MHR, would modify their sound a bit more towards 80s rock they could make that style of music big again, just because they got the image and the look! Same goes for Bon Jovi, they modified their image and sound with every new album in the past years and still are on top! "Its my life" showed that there´s a market for melodic rock, otherwise it wouldnt have been a success. Without the success of IML there wouldnt have been a OneWildNight-Single-release, ( which was a success itself) but another lame ballad again like "Thank you....." .

As you said, there´s absolutly NO image in AOR music nowadays. Why should a kid buy a cd with guys on the cover that look like his dad, teacher or neighbour, if he can have that latino-sex bomb image of Jennifer Lopez, ;-), even if he doesnt like the music that much. He shurely wont listen to a cd which doesnt attract him visually, because most times you see the cover befor hearing he music, so you already got a image of hte music in your head just by seeing the band. And thats why Hammerfall for example sell that well! You look at the cover and immediatly know what it is! The covers of Arrival or Calm before the storm dont give any info about the music or image of those bands. Thats why i miss that Big Hair!!!! I immediatly knew what to expect from the music, by reading the band name or looking at the cover......


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The AOR genre lacking image, concept and attitude. 114 Daniel 08/13/2001 12:59AM
Re: The AOR genre lacking image, concept and attit97 alex siedler 08/13/2001 01:33AM
Re: Hello ???? 111 britny 08/13/2001 05:35AM
sad but true 100 sfk kurt 08/13/2001 01:41AM
Re: The AOR genre lacking image, concept and attit 117 Rachael 08/13/2001 03:24AM
Hello ???? 86 Ron (H) 08/13/2001 04:17AM
Re: Hello ???? 97 Daniel 08/13/2001 06:04AM
Re: AOR = Image? 81 Capt. Crunch 08/13/2001 07:08AM
they really did have image though 88 sfk kurt 08/13/2001 11:15AM
Re: they really did have image though 98 Capt. Crunch 08/13/2001 12:33PM
you answered your own question 99 sfk kurt 08/13/2001 10:05PM
some acts are still larger than life 92 sfk kurt 08/13/2001 11:13AM
It's music's job to alienate the old 103 koogles 08/13/2001 11:43AM

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