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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Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 474 nivjourney 12/30/2012 04:31AM
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Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 261 Ydde 12/30/2012 12:40PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 166 nivjourney 12/31/2012 12:49AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 176 Terry K. 12/31/2012 01:24AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 148 nivjourney 12/31/2012 03:13AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 135 Terry K. 12/31/2012 03:35AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 137 Chazz 12/31/2012 04:10AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 148 Kevin 12/31/2012 07:28AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 155 Terry K. 12/31/2012 12:15PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 121 nivjourney 12/31/2012 04:17AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 118 Terry K. 12/31/2012 05:44AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 135 Kevin 12/31/2012 07:22AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 108 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:18AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier111 Kevin 12/31/2012 10:50AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 118 nivjourney 12/31/2012 11:28AM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 97 Scott 12/31/2012 07:47PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 105 Terry K. 12/31/2012 12:27PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 110 Chazz 12/31/2012 06:45PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 105 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:11PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 102 nivjourney 12/31/2012 10:10PM
Re: We've been had and I couldn't be happier 113 RAMSAY 12/31/2012 10:44PM


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