Re: I'm going to get shit for this but
Posted by: RAMSAY ()
Date: March 26, 2013 08:34AM

Whilst I like a lot of the bands you mention (can't get into Vega. Not because of the songwriting, but because Nick's shrill voice really grates) I can detach myself and see what you mean.

The thing with classic AOR bands is that their musicians grew up listening to loads of different stuff at a time when radio played whatever the hell they liked; Soul, jazz, Motown, rock, blues, pop - all thrown together. They then created a sound that brought those elements together. Look at early Journey and all the influences peppered throughout Toto's back catalogue.

Today's AOR bands seem to be influenced by nothing but AOR - so you get an exact replica of the sound without an understanding of what created it in the first place. Granted, a lot of them execute that sound very well and I enjoy their albums. But there's always the feeling that something's missing. It's one dimensional song craft, as opposed to music born of many different elements and influences, which is what gave the original band's song writing a broader scope, both musically and emotionally.

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