The Doors In Concert! Jan 11, 2005 16:27:07 GMT
Post by ensenada on Jan 11, 2005 16:27:07 GMT
TheWallsScreamedPoetry said:I think also its got a lot to do with the 'times' themselves..
Music is more commercial than ever nowadays and manufactured bands appear every week......the days of driving arround in a van looking for a gig in a pub are long gone....now bands set up websites and send CDs to record companies.
30 years ago we had so many bands who were living on a bag of chick peas desperate to get noticed.
Jim so broke he slept on a roof or on the beach....
does not happen nowadays....Neil Young said best it in Crime In The City
The artist looked at the producer
The producer sat back
He said, What we have got here
Is a perfect track
But we don't have a vocal
And we don't have a song
If we could get
these things accomplished
Nothin' else could go wrong.
So he balanced the ashtray
As he picked up the phone
And said, Send me a songwriter
Who's drifted far from home
And make sure that he's hungry
Make sure he's alone
Send me a cheeseburger
And a new Rolling Stone.
Thats what made so many good artists in the 60s....a hunger.....not just for food (as many were destitute before they found fame) but to prove thier talent.
That hunger resulted in some amazing 60s and 70s gigs and albums.
Hunger like that does not exist much nowadays......there are so many outlets for artists due to the Net, TV and record companies desperately trying to find the next big thing......
We will NEVER see the likes of the music in the 60s and 70s again.....there will never be another Jim as its practically impossible to find anyone that hard up....
good point, its the attitude of the artists these days i guess. Things come more easier to everyone these days, live is that little bit easier. when bands need a certain sound they created it electronically etc. i suppose like you say most artists now dont hunger for much as they have it ready made, like the throw away culture we have these days.
All though there must be struggling bands out there, skint who are desperate to be noticed. I know someone at the gym who makes his own music etc, he has sent tapes to radio, companies etc and even gone to new york to try there. in thisprocess he met badly drawn boy and gets on with him, but still no break through...waffling now! ;D