Re: What the hell ever happened to GREAT music?
Posted by: Hot Sauce ()
Date: June 18, 2017 12:57AM

Ironman2012 Wrote:
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> Hi gents,
>
> Not posted on here for years but interested to
> comment on this. IMHO music is usually only
> defined as such by its ability to live with you
> for a lengthy period of time. Being of a certain
> age I was lucky to be in my teens when rock was
> king and a lot of iconic music was released.
> There was still a lot of guff released then -
> maybe not the volume of stuff that is now - but we
> filter that out over time. A bit like remembering
> summer was always sunny and there was snow at
> Christmas when reality was a little different. I
> remember loving the first Reckless album for
> example. I dug it out the other day and found it
> unlistenable.
>
> I subscribe to Apple Music so can listen to
> anything pretty much, but when I decide to listen
> to something, I more than often will pick
> something from my youth - often the same few
> albums. Close To The Edge, Wish You Were Here,
> Permanent Waves, Paranoid, Rocks, Heaven Tonight,
> etc. There are some more recent releases that I
> will go for, such as the last two Treat albums,
> Anything by Mastodon, Switchfoot, Rammstein, etc
> but I would not class them as great yet.
>
> Also, there is little chance to be groundbreaking
> now as every day the same chords are recycled a
> few more times and music naturally becomes more
> samey. Unfortunately melodic rock is a major
> victim of this. Much of it deliberately follows a
> set of rules to pander to a reducing audience
> which is self defeating. You might as well go
> back and listen to the stuff they copied.
>
> As a songwriter it is increasingly difficult to
> come up with material which sounds different and
> fresh. I find my band mates are quite prepared to
> tell me if something is not up to it. We don't
> need John Kalodner to do that.
>
> Maybe that is why it takes us 10 years between
> albums


Your band mates are too close to things to truly know what's best. You need a producer or some other outside source to tell you that these songs are shit or need more work or in some cases if they are a songwriter as well - co-write the song to make it better.

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