Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting....
Posted by: Don ()
Date: February 11, 2019 02:55AM

Daredevil Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Sorry, can’t agree. Robin wasn’t really able
> to put Michael’s music to another level, like
> Bonnet and Barden could... imo, of course...


...Yeah, clearly it comes down to being a matter of taste. I'm well aware of the fact that those earlier MSG albums are what most people seem to prefer. But tastes differ, and I definitely don't.

I get that some folks feel the McAuley material was more generic or mainstream, maybe less unique and flashy...that it maybe didn't showcase his chops as much. In the past I've seen people accuse Michael as selling out and trying to write hits or more commercial material, to become more like the popular MHR acts of the day (presumably the Bon Jovi's and Dokkens???).

And that's probably why the McAuley era appeals more to me. That material was more about paying attention to the songs, and Michael playing what the song needed. Dare I say that it was a little less self-indulgent than the earlier stuff?

I might have to go on a hunt for the magazine I made reference to. I still have pretty much all of my magazines from the time I started buying them around '81, I think. If my memory serves me, they gave a partially completed song to a few different singers and had each complete it. McAuley came out on top, so they went with him. Something like that anyways...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2019 03:03AM by Don.

Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
The return of Robin McAuley 929 standing-hampton 02/10/2019 10:10PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 624 Peter M. Bietenholz 02/10/2019 11:31PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 542 Daredevil 02/10/2019 11:45PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 493 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 12:55AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 416 Daredevil 02/11/2019 01:24AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 413 Walk In The Shadows 02/11/2019 01:08AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 357 Daredevil 02/11/2019 01:25AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 341 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 02:14AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 282 Scott 02/11/2019 05:44PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 392 Don 02/11/2019 01:41AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 335 Daredevil 02/11/2019 01:58AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 299 garyt 02/11/2019 02:05AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 274 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 07:42AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 240 garyt 02/11/2019 11:48AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 310 Andrew 02/11/2019 06:39PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 197 Daredevil 02/11/2019 07:08PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 231 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 11:57PM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 189 Don 02/12/2019 04:07AM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 213 AOR Guru 02/12/2019 04:12AM
Re: Robin McAuley/acoustic album.... 180 Don 02/12/2019 04:37AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 223 Thomasha 02/12/2019 05:16AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 203 Figge 02/12/2019 01:08AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 220 Don 02/11/2019 12:52PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 184 garyt 02/11/2019 11:20PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting....270 Don 02/11/2019 02:55AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley/songwriting.... 216 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 07:33AM
If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 334 cherokeee 02/11/2019 07:03PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 260 Daredevil 02/11/2019 07:10PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 218 garyt 02/11/2019 11:23PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 206 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 11:59PM
Re: If all fails, Reb Beach could still... 223 AOR Guru 02/12/2019 04:30AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 259 Irwin m fletcher 02/11/2019 03:17AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 182 Troy 02/12/2019 04:15PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 174 Daredevil 02/12/2019 10:04PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 153 Troy 02/13/2019 05:42AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 156 Daredevil 02/13/2019 05:48AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 335 Rkbluez 02/10/2019 11:50PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 298 Daredevil 02/11/2019 12:10AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 371 Leet2607 02/11/2019 12:09AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 289 RNRPREACHER1 02/11/2019 01:04AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 298 Scottrock55 02/11/2019 01:15AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 306 rocknut 02/11/2019 01:35AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 265 garyt 02/11/2019 01:37AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 247 Figge 02/11/2019 03:11AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 299 2112 02/11/2019 01:39AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 283 standing-hampton 02/11/2019 02:57AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 211 machinehead 02/11/2019 11:33PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 241 HoodryWoodry 02/11/2019 06:17AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 217 Lynchomaniac 02/11/2019 08:27AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 262 AOR Guru 02/11/2019 09:31AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 251 Don 02/11/2019 12:17PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 217 Idiosyncrasy 02/11/2019 05:30PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 172 Lynchomaniac 02/12/2019 12:03AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 199 cluster 02/11/2019 11:51PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 201 standing-hampton 02/11/2019 11:58PM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 214 garyt 02/12/2019 03:06AM
Re: The return of Robin McAuley 192 Don 02/12/2019 01:22AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 264 d2cheer 02/12/2019 03:18AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 198 RNRPREACHER1 02/12/2019 10:52PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 199 garyt 02/12/2019 10:57PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it... 193 Daredevil 02/12/2019 11:45PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 208 Don 02/13/2019 03:13AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 174 standing-hampton 02/13/2019 06:41PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 166 garyt 02/13/2019 11:24PM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 151 Don 02/14/2019 01:53AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 157 RNRPREACHER1 02/14/2019 04:58AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 166 Don 02/14/2019 05:02AM
Re: Keep Alessandro Del Vecchio far away from it/Frontiers - The Solution???... 154 KAYAKER 02/14/2019 02:27PM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.