Re: Music question: Should the sins of the children be visited upon the parents?
There was a post on here that hit it on the head: A band comes out that revolutionizes or pushes music in another direction and then the evil music executives come along and try to cash in on it with a bunch of knock-offs.
Is it Blink-182's fault that we had all those pseudo skater punk bands?
I don't believe so. It's the label's fault, but as vaticanplum stated, some of that money goes for the development of new bands.
Where I have differed from most on here is that I am totally without shame in what I like.
I like some Styx songs. Journey, too. Styx made crap, lots of it. But there are some good songs in their catalog, too.
I find what some think to be classic as just God-awful: never got the Neil Young or Eric Clapton thing, but to each his own.
I don't ever want to be that record store clerk passing judgment on other's tastes (remember the ones in the 80s and 90s with dyed black hair and a wardrobe from Goodwill? And you're going to look down your nose at my White Lion purchase? lol)
If anybody here looked in my IPod, you'd find Dolly Parton, System of a Down, The New Pornographers, Motley Crue, and Avril Lavigne. I also have a ton of Phil Collins,Genesis, The Cure, and New Order.
At the end of the day, I like a good melody, no matter how the record company is trying to categorize somebody or if it's a knock off of somebody else.
Roger Ebert used to say that a movie isn't good just because it is original and it isn't bad just because it's not original.
It's not what it's about, but rather how it goes about it.
And no matter how hard I try, if i like it, it's in my iPod, even if it means Bryan Adams gets a few more royalties.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg