Topic: Where's music going?  (Read 7540 times)

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sidereal

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Re:Where's music going?
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2002, 05:07 PM »
I will forever remember the 80s as having the most crap music ever being played by some of the best drummers ever.

Gadd, Pocarro, Mason, Weckl... the list goes on and on. And what were they playing? This plastic byproduct of "jazz fusion" that just ruined what Weather Report and Miles started. I went through a 6-month love affair with that genre durring the 80s before I just couldn't take the sugar-coated jazz lite of it anymore. Listening to Lee Ritenour, Jean Luc-Ponty, Chick Corea, Spyro Gyra or Larry Carlton today makes me just wanna gag.

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felix

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Re:Where's music going?
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2002, 08:14 PM »
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Gadd, Pocarro, Mason, Weckl... the list goes on and on. And what were they playing? This plastic byproduct of "jazz fusion" that just ruined what Weather Report and Miles started. I went through a 6-month love affair with that genre durring the 80s before I just couldn't take the sugar-coated jazz lite of it anymore. Listening to Lee Ritenour, Jean Luc-Ponty, Chick Corea, Spyro Gyra or Larry Carlton today makes me just wanna gag.


yeah, but it had to go there first I guess...some of it is messy, some of it is brilliant.

I just do my own thing or whatever comes along my way anymore.  I have no idea nor do I care where music's going...I just know where I want mine to go and isn't that the most important thing?

Theo

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Re:Where's music going?
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2002, 01:22 PM »
I will forever remember the 80s as having the most crap music ever being played by some of the best drummers ever.
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Listening to Lee Ritenour, Jean Luc-Ponty, Chick Corea, Spyro Gyra or Larry Carlton today makes me just wanna gag.
One guy's opinion...
 8)

I agree partly. But, in the 80s, bands like Autograph and Ratt were responsible for me looking elsewhere for music. And I stumbled upon Spyro Gyra's Freetime album which I found accessible and the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. I don't much care for the stuff you mentioned above anymore, but it was a stepping stone to get me into something other than rock and/or roll. I would have to say the 80s had a lot of bad music, but personally I think the rock side of things was worse than the "jazz" side.

 

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