Re: Bon Jovi.....vs Journey, Def Leppard....and new music....
Posted by: JMac ()
Date: March 09, 2013 01:34AM

The problem is this. I totally get the Journey and Leppard argument of, "Why make albums anymore? It's too much work and they don't sell. We'll release one-off tracks instead, hits collections we can tour behind, etc".

Makes sense, right? The problem is that if you go that direction, logical as it seems, it's your death knell. Your band is over for all intents & purposes, and you begin your decline into 'oldies territory'. In 7 or 8 years, you'll be playing little casinos in Topeka or wherever.

Albums are the lifeblood of any band....the motor oil. It's the only thing that really keeps the fans engaged & interested, whether you have fewer of them buying it or not. It keeps you in the headlines to an extent, it keeps people thinking you may just matter (whether you've tweaked your sound or not, though I agree with Peter). And it keeps YOU alive because you're proving to yourself you still have something to say, you still want to TRY. So it's not just about selling albums, it's about what it means to everyoninvolved.

Once it has become clear to the fans - or the general audience - that you're no longer hungry or enagaged or ambitious, it's kind of over.

Look at Eddie Money...sure, he was never massive, but he released a solid album in 99. After that...nothing, really, he just tours the dwindling oldies circuit. He is so done that no one talks about him anymore, because he's just milking his old catalog to make as much money as he can before he's too old.

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