Re: Key Band Members...
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: May 07, 2013 04:25PM


Your comments on Steve Smith shocked me. Who was he? Did he play on all the hits? Have you read the credits once? Steve Smith is on all of their big hits: Don't Stop Believin', Open Arms, Faithfully, Separate Ways, etc.

Neil Murray... well, I am biaised because we are friends but to state that he is a "mere footnote to the name" shows serious brain

Pat Torpey first of all is not a faceless in a "sea of Portnoys". That left me speechless. A) anyone wanting to compare or put these two in the same category is clueless, B) IMHO a guy like Torpey is more difficult to replace because he has a very particular groove, whereas Portnoy who is a technical monster but whose groove is not as unique could be replaced by guys like Mike Mangini, Virgil Donati, Simon Phillips or Dave Weckl (I doubt we will ever see him in a rock band though LOL) who also have a HUGE amount on chops.

I do not care about the average idiots who only knows Angus Young or David Coverdale. I am aware that a lot of people are that way. My point is that on this board I was not expecting to read that type of comments as I thought that posters are really into the music, and would notice the importance of some players.

Your comments, to me, prove that I was wrong. It is your right but I feel that you are missing out big time by not fully appreciating what all members bring to a band. I might misunderstand you, but you come across as being somewhat of a superficial listener. If you are not, then maybe you may want to rephrase some of your comments.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2013 04:26PM by Laurent.

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