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07-23-2001, 06:26 PM
The local news just had a story on about people lining up to get the new N'Sync cd tomorrow. Media Play is opening at midnight so people can get it right away. Anyone willing to bet me they don't do this for Yes?
07-23-2001, 06:56 PM
I know what you mean...I know I'm about to sound like an old man (I'm only 40), but it's a real shame that young people have no true musicians to follow today. These "BOY" bands are so heavily promoted to the young crowd that nothing else is out there. These guys are just singers, granted their voices are pretty good, but they don't write material and don't play instruments.
It's all sex, there's nothing else for the kids to learn.
I do sound old, don't I?
07-23-2001, 07:50 PM
Wanna borrow my cane, you young whipper-snapper :)?
07-24-2001, 12:13 AM
And now they're on Leno. Talking and "singing".
07-24-2001, 03:47 AM
Pretty sorry state the music industry is in right now. Worse than the late-seventies...
Like in the early sixties, the major labels are looking for the next 'Fabian', and it will take a "Beatles" to change the face of things.
07-24-2001, 09:34 PM
Good point, Earl Grey, you're absolutely right!
07-25-2001, 02:23 PM
I watched them on Leno (Letterman is better) and I am always puzzled how those types of groups can run around, dance, jump around and sing at the same time. If I jumped around and danced like that while singing you would hear it in my voice. Why not in theirs? They sing lie they are not moving around, no winded at all. I am real suspect of them!!!
07-25-2001, 02:48 PM
07-25-2001, 03:14 PM
You all wonder why they get all this press? They just SOLD OUT, a night at the Rose bowl in Pasadena, Ca. That's 80,000 + tickets! We're talking big money here people! Now imagine how much was spent at the concession stands! Along time ago, I worked for a merchandising company. I worked a Depeche Mode show at the Rose Bowl, sold out as well. The booth I worked in had 8 people we sold $59,000. dollars of merchandise in the 5 hours we were open, we got to split 5% of that cash. There were at least 20 other stands. The Brinks truck came 3 times that day, I'm not kidding here folks, these shows are HUGE money makers. This was about 13 or 14 years ago. So imagine the take now!
07-25-2001, 03:45 PM
I'm not denying they aren't making money. I just wish talented bands like Yes would be able to get the kind of attention they are.
07-25-2001, 04:24 PM
One word "MONEY"
That's all the matters to *Corporate America*. Talent is just a four letter word.
07-26-2001, 12:49 AM
The majority of people are only interested in musical-wallpaper. This has always been the case. It's sad, but true; when a talented, original, CHALLENGING band/artist finds fame, it's a fluke. It's amazing to me that YES ever had ANY radio-hits, even in the fertile early 70's. They were original, cerebral, and not the subject matter of lunch-boxes.. Certainly not the obvious darlings of Corporate America.
There are so many amazing songwriters, performers and bands in LA right now,it's ridiculous: I know at least twenty people, just in the 'limited' musical circles that I move in, that beat the crap outta anything that's on MTV (MTV=Moronic/Transcient/Vacuous) .
I hear it all the time, "So & So 'Almost' got signed to a big deal, but it fell through. They decided they weren't commercial enough."
How do the major labels decide something is commercial? Well, you can bet your ass they're not looking for anything innovative;
just more of the same old SH*T, to plaster on posters and Pepsi commercials, while the major talents struggle in small clubs and coffee-bars.
If YES had appeared on the scene today, they would have a cult following and an independantly released CD or two: no stadium shows, no T-shirt sales, no YESCAPADES... The gold-ring is presently reserved for the likes of N'SYNC ("Blaugh!").
For this reason, I will bite the bullet and pay my $40.oo for a T-shirt; Yes deserves to glean the profit from their unusual success, and I'm willing to pay for, what technically makes me, a walking billboard for them (I usually won't wear 'Band' T's for that very reason. YES is the exception).
07-26-2001, 02:51 PM
Earl, you can get a just OK Roger Dean Magnifiation shirt for only $30.00. Now, you can get an extra beer!
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