time to accept the era is over & move on....
Posted by: Mrpool ()
Date: July 06, 2000 06:10AM

I am an avid lover of the eighties style melodicrock/metal/rock, or whatever you want to call it. But....I think its time to accept that that era is over & it most likely aint comin' back! I think this latest resurgence of these eighties bands trying to make a comeback was great....most of them came out with cd's that were true to their eighties style. Other than Def Leppard going gold (500,000 sold) with Euphoria, most of these bands did not find much success.

At one point, I heard Great White's cd had sold ~60,000, Ratt had approx. the same # sold, Dokken, Iron Maiden...... Even Bon Jovi's latest attempt, Crush has rapidly dropped from #9 to #29 in the Billboard rankings. AC-DC's Stiff Upper Lip debuted high in the charts then rapidly dropped from the rankings as well. Sad. While we see the "new" rock....Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, etc... selling 6, 7 million plus.

Part of the problem may be that these eighties bands just aren't putting out the material they used to, when they were young and HUNGRY. I am hoping that some band, whether new or an eighties band, will come out with a BREAKTHROUGH cd that will bring this style back. However, for the most part, I have accepted that this era is over & probably will only remain in my memories (great ones they were!).

Any opinions or arguments to what I've just said??????????

p.s. One person I am pulling for is Mark Kendall & his new band, Train Station.....maybe they'll be the band that has a big breakthrough!

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time to accept the era is over & move on....201 Mrpool 07/06/2000 06:10AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 114 Ferrari Sparklepants 07/06/2000 06:27AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 109 wayne 07/06/2000 06:34AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 129 Davy(N.I.) 07/06/2000 07:22AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 127 Andrew Paul 07/06/2000 10:51PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 125John Q07/06/2000 10:29AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 136Surfpunk07/07/2000 06:43AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 89 F.O.R.D. 07/06/2000 10:30AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 114 Whynot 07/06/2000 10:53AM
well Mr. F.O.R.D. 121 wayne 07/06/2000 01:53PM
RE: well Mr. F.O.R.D. 119Kris07/06/2000 02:15PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 190 dee 07/06/2000 01:07PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 111Kris07/06/2000 01:31PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 93TERRY07/06/2000 05:18PM
RE: Jovi support in UK 115Surfpunk07/07/2000 06:30AM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 100 alex siedler 07/06/2000 08:27PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 115 DJ Klaus 07/07/2000 07:21PM
RE: time to accept the era is over & move on.. 126 Nick Green 07/25/2000 05:19AM


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