Re: Key Band Members...
Posted by: Probie Sheen ()
Date: May 07, 2013 10:40PM

See that's the problem! WE are too close to these bands to get an HONEST opinion. Of course I know who Steve Smith is but ask someone in their 20's and I know you won't find the answer you seek. THAT is my point! I asked my nephew and and a couple of other family members and based my response on their answers. These ppl are NOT KNOWN to our younger generations NOT KNOWN...HOW can they be KEY PLAYERS if ppl don't know who the hell they are? Seriously??

You see, you gotta step away from your age bracket and ask younger ppl and give their honest response. Yeah, there are a few that MIGHT know who these ppl are but they are in the minority which is extremely sad but true!

We are not educating our younger generations properly about band members and what they bring to the table. Hell, I even asked my nephew who was in his FAVORITE band Hinder and the ONLY one he could name was Austin Winkler and that is his FAVORITE band!!

Step outside your comfort zone and realize that our ability to distinguish one player from another is becoming a lost art form and the people that we know by name isn't known by the general masses.

I also asked him about Journey and the only 2 members he could name were Neil and Steve Perry and he doesn't even listen to them!! What does that tell you?? He's like most these days just don't care about members that are not as well known.

Neil Murray is frickin awesome! But ask any 20 year old who he is and you'll probably just get a blank stare and that's what I meant by footnote. I had two girls in theiir early 20's who I met at a WHITESNAKE concert and I asked them because they said they were "big fans" of the band who played on their 1987 self titled album and guess what? They only guessed Coverdale correctly! So much for being "big fans" as I laughed and walked away...BTW the only ones they knew on stage were Coverdale, Beach & Aldrich they couldn't even name the other members in front of them...

So wake up and realize that KEY PLAYERS are those who even the younger gen know by name not just us. I could tell you who is/was in just about every popular band from the late 80's but most ppl can't. I know this because I am constantly trying to educate my friends, some of whom are my age but music isn't as important to them as it is to me. I asked my best friend of 20 years to name the 4 band members listed in that Whitesnake 1987 album and He only got David, John & Neil correct. He didn't even know Ansley Dunbar was the drummer. He thought it was Cozy Powell. Total different styles if you listen like we do but to him he doesn't know the difference.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2013 10:45PM by Probie Sheen.

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