A few words for the lukewarm
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: November 22, 2000 01:41AM

Sure- let's allow every form of rock into this message board. Open the flood gates of punk, ska, rap-metal, modern, death metal, black metal, doom, thrash, garage, industrial, alternative, gothic, glam, progressive, pomp, AOR, country-rock, MOR, classic and- ah, what the hell- throw a little Frank Zappa in for good measure. Would you enjoy sifting through all those posts? Not unlike sifting through all the mediocrity at the record store just to get to what you like, huh? You guys who are flying and waving the same flag for bands like Eve 6 and Matchbox 20 etc. are the reason groups like Danger Danger lost their major label deals, can't be found in North American record stores without a special order form and all but disappeared from MTV. You guys are totally hedging your bets- as if to say "we like those old bands, but we hide behind the modern rock of today because it's 2000 not 1988." My thought is this: maybe you never really liked those old bands in the first place for their musical merits. Maybe you only liked them because you were following a trend. I stuck with AOR through thick and thin. Back in 1994, when it was grunge down one street and up the other, I was buying Shotgun Symphony albums. As far as commercial radio fodder is concerned, I am aware that tag was attached to many of the bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger etc. and presumably used by thrash or punk fans who felt alienated by what was on the radio over a decade ago. I liked 99% of what was on rock radio in the 1980's and that's why I am on this board- to celebrate the past, present and future of melodic hard rock/metal. Now I use the term "commercial radio tripe" to describe the SR-71, Eve 6, Blink 182 and other alpha-numerically named, Green Day clones because I am one of those people who feels alienated from rock radio just like Joe Slayer Fan did back in 1988. So what do I do? I find a cool message board on melodicrock.com- seemingly a safe refuge from the three-chord power punk that is saturating my radio and TV dial- and what happens? I get people trying to sell me on the same bands that I came here to escape. Speaking of "Escape", I think that would sound pretty good right about now...

Journeying into real music,

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SR-71 250 Don 11/20/2000 10:14AM
RE: SR-71 158 Kevin 11/20/2000 11:04AM
The 'New Breed' keeps on rolling 155Surfpunk11/21/2000 04:39AM
RE: The revolution 179 Don 11/21/2000 07:19AM
RE: The revolution? Hardly! 218 koogles 11/21/2000 08:24AM
koogles, you are dellusional. 176 Copious K9 11/21/2000 09:29AM
RE: koogles, you are dellusional. 181 koogles 11/22/2000 02:15AM
RE: koogles and I are dellusional. 176 Copious K9 11/22/2000 05:39AM
Koogles, Have you not noticed... 156Surfpunk11/21/2000 09:40AM
RE: Koogles, Have you not noticed... 182 koogles 11/22/2000 01:59AM
Koogles, in response to some of your comments... 162 Don 11/22/2000 12:36PM
RE: Koogles, in response to some of your comments. 171 koogles 11/22/2000 03:10PM
RE: Let me get this straight... 206 Don 11/22/2000 05:41PM
RE: Let me get this straight... 167 koogles 11/23/2000 12:36AM
RE: Koogles, in response to some of your comments. 175 sfk kurt 11/24/2000 12:16AM
RE: Koogles, in a sense it all boils down to... 187 Don 11/21/2000 09:51AM
RE: Koogles, I just noticed... 158 Don 11/21/2000 10:03AM
A few words for the lukewarm171 koogles 11/22/2000 01:41AM
RE: Hi Hot Stuff!! ...It's me, Luke Warm 166 Don 11/22/2000 01:15PM
RE: Hi Hot Stuff!! ...It's me, Luke Warm 175 koogles 11/22/2000 02:59PM
RE: Hi Hot Stuff!! ...It's me, Luke Warm 155 Don 11/22/2000 05:46PM
RE: Hi Hot Stuff!! ...It's me, Luke Warm 169 koogles 11/23/2000 12:26AM
RE: One last thought... 175 Don 11/23/2000 01:03AM
RE: DON??? 153-Rob11/21/2000 10:51AM
RE: Hi Rob!! 164 Don 11/21/2000 11:07AM
Treble Charger 132 Tom Krupa 11/22/2000 01:39AM
RE: SR-71 - One more comment on their sound... 176 Don 11/21/2000 10:12AM
RE: SR-71 - One more comment on their sound... 146 Copious K9 11/22/2000 01:32AM
RE: SR-71 - One more comment on their sound... 160 Matt 11/22/2000 02:46AM

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