Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: December 31, 2012 10:50AM

nivjourney Wrote:
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> Now Erik can sing all the contrived, cliche'd,
> forced songs he likes, because i'm never going to
> go and buy his solo album. But the fact that so
> many artists I do like are now having Erik albums
> served up under their name is beginning to piss me
> off.
> Especially as I know it'll only happen more.
> Giant, Toby Hitchcock (although any AOR album
> released as his solo album would probably be
> contrived, as anyone who follows him knows he's
> actually more of a gospel/country singer in his
> own right), Kimball/Jamison, Jimi Jamison, Jeff
> Scott Soto (in W.E.T), Harry Hess and even Smokie.
> Apart from Toby, they are all people who can
> either write their own material, or have
> collaborators who they famously write with. Why
> do they all need albums to be written for them by
> Erik... to the point where it all just sounds the
> same?


The reason is simple. It's very minimal time and monetary investment on the part of the singer. They listen to the demos, mold their style around the guide vocal, then record the vocals and they are done with it. Very little time or money involved on their end.

It's easy money for the label and artist, because in a genre like this, the singers are a known commodity that will move albums.

The more disturbing part is What it really means in the end though is that fewer artists are willing to go to the trouble to find co-writers to make a cd. Now, there are some singers like Bob Catley who have never written a song in their life, and truely NEED someone to write for them, but at the rate this is happening, the legitimate cases are far and few between these days. Bottom line is that the reigns are tightening around the melodic rock scene, and this type of stuff will start happening at an increased frequency.
Kevin

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We've been had and I couldn't be happier 1005 Chazz 12/30/2012 04:12AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 505 nivjourney 12/30/2012 04:31AM
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Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 425 Deuce 12/30/2012 06:01AM
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Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 239 Snake65 12/30/2012 10:22PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 288 Ydde 12/30/2012 12:40PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 181 nivjourney 12/31/2012 12:49AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 202 Terry K. 12/31/2012 01:24AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 164 nivjourney 12/31/2012 03:13AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 149 Terry K. 12/31/2012 03:35AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 149 Chazz 12/31/2012 04:10AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 174 Kevin 12/31/2012 07:28AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 179 Terry K. 12/31/2012 12:15PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 137 nivjourney 12/31/2012 04:17AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 133 Terry K. 12/31/2012 05:44AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 155 Kevin 12/31/2012 07:22AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 118 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:18AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier131 Kevin 12/31/2012 10:50AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 137 nivjourney 12/31/2012 11:28AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 109 Scott 12/31/2012 07:47PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 122 Terry K. 12/31/2012 12:27PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 133 Chazz 12/31/2012 06:45PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 120 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:11PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 119 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:10PM
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