[Deep Freeze] Saturday, October 25, 2008 9:02:53 AM
HA!!!!!!!!!! Exactly! I guess I use Kid Rock as an example because the Princess recently bought his "new" CD and plays it constantly. She thinks it is just great. Well, I have had the unfortunate opportunity to hear many of the tracks and it is really sad. He steals music from past artists and writes nonsense and people buy it up. There is one track where he decalres to an ex-girlfriend that she has made a terrible mistake in hurting him because he is a "song writer" and he is going to "get" her with his "music". The track then becomes some half-assed country-like tune with an enormous amount of babble. Nothing substantial to it at all. I guess it all comes down to selling albums. I have noticed that he declares this very thing in MANY of his "songs". He is GREAT because he SELLS albums, followed by a barage of profanity that apparently proves he is "cool" and an "artist". [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by devils_child from Saturday, October 25, 2008 8:54:41 AM)
LMFAO.... Kid Rock... I hear you on all of what you just posted there. Now there's no wondering why this 20 year old chick listens to music that was made before she was born... Because look at the modern alternatives. The only stuff that i have taken any intrest in is *surprise* Modern British Rock music... that's because they write and actually perform their own stuff.
And i can't take anymore of this "remixing" and "sampling" of older tracks which as you said new "artists" re-package as their own. It has nothing to do with paying tribute to the original writers, but more or less them just trying to make a buck of someone elses hard work.
Deep Freeze wrote:
I think you have "hit the nail on the head", as it were. Judas Priest remain relevant after almost 40 years of making music in a genre that has been declared countless times AND does not enjoy nearly the following it did during its "heyday".
Music today is very limited. There are many very talented musicians but there are far more "entertainers". Unfortunately, most of the latter try to portray themselves as "musicians" or "writers", all very disingenuously I might add. I hate to pound on one guy but, take Kid Rock as an example. He claims, quite boisterously, to be a "song writer". Somehow, he believes that if he records or plays someone else's written music, changes a stanza and then "writes" a few lyrics, he is a "musician". This seems to be the way many of the more popular entertainers think. The art of actual song writing is lost. Not by all, mind you! there are still many very talented writers!
Bands like Priest are who they are because they are truly talented. I am not saying that it takes NO talent to copy someone else's work and make millions selling it as your own. Far from it. I think it is incredibly bright of a guy with VERY limited talent to take advantage of a buying public that simply has NO clue.