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What people think of the 70s. and 80s

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by dnewhous, Apr 21, 2021.

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  1. carpeveritas

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    I'll grant you that with Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees and Josie and the Pussy Cats to some extent from cartoons to movies. Fact is Elvis hawked himself as many of the artists did back then. Of course there are others that hit the movie screen as well such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Willie Nelson and Art Garfunkle. None of them gave up their musical talent for the screen although Ice-T is the exception (can't think of another off hand) that gave up a musical career for the screen.

    I agree touring was the mainstay of income for a majority of artists back then. Even in today's climate tours are a must but not necessarily the staple. Let's face it Mick Jagger, Garth Brooks and host of others no longer need to tour as name recognition with a video and their history alone are enough for the public.

    Add another to the list Simon and Garfunkle - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
     
  2. wgbgator

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    If you are trying to pay the bills as a musician now, you have to tour (and do merch sales). The Stones or Garth could sit on their money for the rest of their life and be ok its true, but they still do shows, and that's still probably still their main source of revenue. But they have such a following they can do less shows for more money per ticket. They don't need to pack the van and hit those small clubs every night. They have almost nothing else to sell, really. And anything they can sell (like merch) is going to be maximized by doing shows.
     
  3. carpeveritas

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    What can I say my musical tastes span all genre's.
    As for Sting how about
    The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
     
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  4. dnewhous

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  5. carpeveritas

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    Anyone trying to pay the bills has to pay the piper so to speak. You tour, you do local gigs, advertise, put out you tube videos and work on name recognition. Is it enough to make a living at. In some cases yes in others no.
     
  6. carpeveritas

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    I have to say there are a great many songs that Simon and Garfunkle did that are absolute classics. The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, The Only Living Boy in New York, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, The 59th Street Bridge Song and yes The Boxer all phenomenal. Although today I think 7 O'clock News / Silent Night fits the times.
     
  7. AgingGator

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    I can’t say that I didn’t like a few KISS. Did anyone see Lisa Lampaneli’s lost joke at the Gene Simmons Roast?
     
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    Grew up in the 80's and 90's so that was my music.

    As for new music I've started to find some of the new pop.






    Couple of my new faves.
     
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    On October 5, 1973 the world witnessed the greatest rock n roll performance . . . ever.
     
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    One of my faves as a kid growing up. All these years later it still rocks!
     
  11. archigator_96

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    Hmm.. Bach or Debussy?
     
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    You've been laying in wait for someone to mention "Bach" on this board so you could post that for years probably. :)
     
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    100% Correct sir. That's Gold Jerry!
     
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    Happy Friday my friends.......;)

     
  15. BobK89

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    80s music was shaped by MTV. Heavy synthesizers and electronic drums. Then Guns and Roses debut album stripped it all away and back to hard, hard rock.

    And love me some 70s too. Including the greatest song of rock: “Layla.”
     
  16. carpeveritas

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    I do recall we had a Friday thread at one point for happy hour. Wonder what happened to it.
    Jerry Rafferty - Baker Street (1978)
     
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    Arguably my favorite from the 70'. Those mothers could really bring it.

     
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    The music of the late 60s through the early 90s can be tracked by one band alone in my opinion. Chicago. Early stuff with Terry Kath ripping on the guitar was ground breaking. Chicago Transit Authority, the first album, is absolutely nothing what you would expect from Chicago if you grew up on the 80s, Peter Cetera/David Foster era. Which was much more pop, had little to no edge, but had a few good hits and songs that incorporated the horn section. Then Cetera left and the band put out a couple of bland, corporate hits that nobody can really remember.

    I too am a fan of the singer/songwriter. Billy Joel and Carole King to name a couple of more. Elton John usually wrote his own lyrics, and always been a big fan of Genesis, another band that has two, distinct eras. And I actually prefer the Phil Collins stuff over the Peter Gabriel stuff. I think Gabriel was too much into his persona and the music took too much of a back seat.

    Today's music? Too formulaic. A lot of it is good, but very little of it is great, because if it could be great, it's too risky to play on the radio.
     
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    Love Chicago. My first concert was Chicago at Florida field...maybe '75?

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    Chicago played UGA's Sanford stadium on that tour. They were favored by 11.
     
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