Brah wrote:>>>I'm kinda surprised my posts earlier today didn't get some heated responses.
I read that at the time, but don’t type fast enough to ever have the time for a reply that does it justice!
>> Until recently raja had Megageth as his avatar. and they fall into a category of bands I tend to lump together, ignorantly don't know really anything about, and are in a genre of music which is odd that I am not a huge fan of, mostly because I never really listened to them enough to have a valid opinion
That’s an interesting comment. How much is ‘enough’ to arrive at a valid opinion? I can sometimes take a permanent dislike to a track/band in under 10 seconds. Sometimes less, i.e. I just know I’m NEVER going to like anything by Miley Cyrus Smile
>> I / we were pretty wary of newcomers. We called them "no-talents", as they weren't quite the musicians or composers of their predecessors. And we were both musicians and fans of those who could play stuff we couldn't or struggled to, whereas many of the newcomer/no-talents played stuff hard, fast and/or loud, but not all that well.
Same same but different. There was an era, roughly 72-76 where music became incredibly vain and self-indulgent. Concept albums. 20 minute tracks called silly things like ‘Opus variation X11b’. The ‘scene’ being led by by then aging hippies, people who by then had progressed on to Yes and Supertramp (and Genesis, and and and... ). The scene got unceremoniously reclaimed when punk broke. As a young teenager ‘72-76 felt like perpetually wondering a musical desert. There might well have been some good stuff out there but that wasn’t what was being broadcast on the few radio channels of the day (just one example: I hadn’t even heard of Focus until I house-shared with a mature post-grad, and that was 1983, 10 years after the event, and post-punk. I didn’t really get into the whole prog-rock then+ either). So the arrival of punk was a complete God-send; an ‘at ‘kin last!!!’ moment.
re: your “no talents”