Re: Rough Cutt - were they too "different" to be hugely successful?
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: January 11, 2013 01:17AM

I can agree with RC not having memorable songs. But does that mean they are bad? I do not like every single song they did, but the ones I like ("Take Her", "Double Trouble", "Don't Settle For Less", "Take A Chance", "Dreaming Again") are really good.

Having memorable choruses is not something I really look for. Very often, I find the verses better than the choruses, and it is very true for RC! :-)

There is a lot of music I listen to, and love, where I cannot really sing the melody or chorus. A lot of fusion is like that. Even Pat Metheny, or bands I really know well like Karizma, are like that. I am more going for an atmosphere and an overall feel.

The album Shortino did with QR is fantastic, but IMHO, doesn't really have memorable choruses like those written with DuBrow. This said, I never go back to the DuBrow albums (mostly because I think he was a very poor singer) but still listen to QR IV.

I see that die-hard MR fans "need" a strong chorus, something they can really remember. I am not (always) like that. A chorus doesn't have to be "Bon Jovi catchy" to get my attention. That is probably why I saw something in RC. BTW, I am not saying they should have been the greatest band in the world, but they would have deserved greater success.

I met Amir Derakh in 2008 whilst Orgy was doing great business. He had the full "Orgy" look and was talking to fans. I ask for his autograph telling him I loved his work with QR but was not aware of Orgy... I had read an interview where he sort of "disowned" QR and thought I would take the piss a little :-) Seemed like a decent guy.

I also think that "Piece Of My Heart" is quite appaling.

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