Posted by R. Griswold (18.104.22.168) on November 04, 2019 at 07:08:32:
In Reply to: On the other hand.... posted by BoogieMan on October 31, 2019 at 15:24:29:
Bad info from MCG and his Facebook antics.
This is exactly why I don't do Facebook. haha
As for your question about how many bands do it right, I would say MOST do (do it right) and don't let wild ego and arrogance sink their path.
David Fricke once called it "running in the other direction (from what is popular/the trends), almost screaming for their lives"....That's all well and good, but as Steve said, they made so many enemies, they alienated themselves in the business itself.
The songs ran out, and I think they knew it and over-compensated with the gimmicks.
PJ is a great example of how to do it right and be consistent. It's ironic CR was already jealous of them by 1993. There are so many others from their own generation. I would ask how many other bands did this, not how many were like TBC.
I think CR/RR are the outlier example, honestly.
This particular section of the CR/RR career is like the Van Halens on steroids. At least Eddie and Alex stuck by one another, outside of their embarrassing later career display. CR and RR split, have been split artistically for years, and I think it's why I don't really get the Warpaint/BTF years. It came across like they were sspecifically on their best behavior to make sure rthey could keep the money steady.
Once the good songwriting went away, that was it.
A lot of younger bands don't seem to have much of this issue at all and it may be because the money from record labels and labels changing so much, has gone away. There's not a ton of money to fight over in this day and age compared to when labels ended up investing in marketable bands. Today, the younger bands that are worth a shit are ok with grass roots type stuff.
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