RE: Harshness...
Posted by: Don ()
Date: September 27, 2000 10:52PM

Hi Danny et al,

"Cliche" and "nothing original" is a bit harsh don't ya think Don?

Well, when I recommend something, I like to make sure that the person on the other end is as informed as possible. Now, we know based on what happened during the whole Van Halen fiasco on this board, that there are some people who visit this board who hold originality in very high regard. There are people who have basically posted that pretty much the only bands that they enjoy are those who have broken new ground. And, as much as I don't wanna hurt Johnny's feelings, I can't honestly say that I think he's broken any new ground. But neither have 90% of the AOR/MHR/metal artists that I know and love, so Johnny's in good company. Let me put it this way: When I listen to Johnny's s/t album, there's a familiarity that I feel. Even though I haven't played it to death, it sound like something that I've been hearing for ages. It feels....comfortable. It takes me back to the days when "our" music was in its heyday, when I was a kid and loving so much of what was being released. It reminds me of the first couple of Bon Jovi albums, Def Lep's "Pyromania," etc. Does that make sense? To these ears, Johnny's first album sounds like that entire era. It causes TONS of memories to flood back and it makes me feel good. And Danny, you know me. I'm not writing this to kiss up to Johnny. As corny as it may sound, it's all true.

On the other hand, I can fully understand that those people who are constantly searching for something that's original (from Van Halen and Kansas to House of Shakira and Dream Theatre) might be VERY put off by Johnny's s/t album. In my opinion, there's little, if anything, original about the album. And again, that's not a bad thing, and it's something that can be said for probably at least 90% of what gets discussed/praised on this board.

Let me take one last stab at it... You want harsh? Well, I can imagine a reviewer making a comment about Johnny's album that might go something like this: "It's nothing but a collection of rehashed Bon Jovi and Def Leppard from their classic/early period." I could empathize and understand exactly what the reviewer was thinking. But rather than put me off, that would spark an interest for me. I LIKE that sound, and I like the idea of someone re-creating it. To me, that was a great era for music, and if someone's music sounds like that, then I wanna hear it 'cuz it's a plus. But I also fully understand that for some people, it's definitely not. I'm not sure where Kris or the other posters stand, so that's why I made the comments that I did. Sorry if they came off as harsh. Take care.

SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Johnny Lima 1st CD?? 288Kris09/27/2000 12:27PM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD??/My opinion... 168 Don 09/27/2000 01:16PM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD??/My opinion... 236 Danny Danzi 09/27/2000 05:19PM
RE: Harshness...214 Don 09/27/2000 10:52PM
RE: Honesty 210Robert09/28/2000 12:14AM
RE: Honesty 175Kris09/28/2000 04:38AM
RE: Honesty 169Robert09/28/2000 06:26AM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD??/My opinion... 208Kris09/28/2000 04:37AM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD?? 220 Andrea 09/27/2000 07:27PM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD?? 210 Rammy 09/27/2000 09:19PM
RE: Johnny Lima 1st CD?? 173blm09/28/2000 03:18AM
Sorry, I couldn't resist... 174 Ivar 09/28/2000 07:20AM
RE: Sorry, I couldn't resist... 199blm09/28/2000 08:55AM
RE: Sorry, I couldn't resist... 184 Mats 09/28/2000 03:41PM
RE: Sorry, I couldn't resist... 190Peter M.09/28/2000 03:55PM
RE: Sorry, I couldn't resist... 236 Carl 09/29/2000 01:10AM
RE: Sorry, I couldn't resist... 216 Mats 09/29/2000 08:12PM
yes it was 204Jake10/07/2000 02:58AM

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