Delta Goodrem and 30 Seconds to Mars are getting better known. I think Dannii Minogue, she's Kylie Minogue's younger sister and in my mind is better. She's more of the club dance type of music so she doesn't get much appreciation. She's fairly well known in Australia and the UK but I think she deserves greater success. I feel the same way about Delta and 30 Seconds to Mars deserving greater success but they each are releasing albums that could give them that success. Deborah Cox and Tamia also come to mind. They both had a half-descent amount of success in RnB in the late 90s and now still releasing albums but every few people seem to notice, I think they deserve a lot more success. I think I'll stick with Dannii Minogue. Great question, Mark!
Q: What really successful artist do you think really deserves the success they have had?
A: Shakira, she is original and writes her own stuff. I think she puts a lot of passion and emotion into her stuff, but at the same time found a way to make her music appeal to the mainstream.
A: Bruce Springsteen. Of course, I have to qualify that (as usual.) I cannot think of anyone in the history of rock&roll who has shown greater responsibility or respect for superstar status as a rock icon. If you like to read, whether or not a fan of Bruce Springsteen's, you should really get the books, "Born To Run" and "Glory Days" by David Marsh. You know full well how I can go on and on about this subject, so I will spare you the details (hard as that is to restrain myself...lol) Matter of fact, I would be willing to mail the books to anyone interested in his story. It's fascinating and very revealing to me how one man beat all of the temptations of indulging in the glory of rock status by choosing to pull himself back whenever it started to go "over the edge." One example (and only one), is releasing an all acoustic album, "Nebraska", after three very successful albums and a killer live band reputation put him on the map as one of the biggest and fastest rising stars. But I feel more stories coming and realize that I must restrain myself! If intersted, send me a PM and I will send these books. They are great reads even if you aren't a fan. By the way, Lara Fabian is the only other artist that I know of who has excercised the same responsibility and shown the same respect for the history of music that Springsteen has. A: Who in your opinion is the most underrated rock&roll band in history? A: Three Dog Night
I don't know very many rock bands from the past except the ones that were huge (U2, Bon Jovi, Nirvana, Queen, etc.) so I'll go with 30 Seconds to Mars because none of the other rock bands I know I think are under-rated
Q: What line from a song just hit you the first time you heard it?
A: "Looking from a distance seems like I've lost it all" Lara Fabian No Big Deal
Post by shavonfan on Sept 17, 2005 17:18:10 GMT -5
A: "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of" by Bruce Springseen in "Brilliant Disguise" -and- "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse..." by Bruce Springsteen in "The River" Q: What is a line in a song that really inspires you? A: "Oh, girl, that feeling of safety you prize...well, it comes with a hard, hard price...you can't shut off the risk and the pain, without losin' the love that remains..." by Bruce Springsten in "Human Touch" -and- "I would rather feel the hurt inside, yes I would, darling...than know the emptiness your heart must hide..." by Bruce Springsteen in "The Ties That Bind"
Post by shavonfan on Sept 17, 2005 19:44:07 GMT -5
A: I, too, like music that is deep, and has substance, heart, emotions, integrity, and talks about life. The music and sound has to compliment those things with an equal amount of passion. But I also like the raw flavor that comes from the guts that an artist can bring forth by stripping down musically, and sometimes that means less quality for a deeper, more "real" atmosphere. I have listened to some artists who will never get a record contract, and their albums suffer the opportunity for good, quality sound. However, they bring a passion and lyrical content to the table that leaves you begging for more! Traces of this can be found on Lara fabian's debut cd, or Bruce Springsteen's first two releases, or lesser known artists such as the late Mark Heard, the late Rich Mullins, and Pierce Pettis. Q: Is anyone familiar with a singer named Allen Shadow? A: No, but I ask because he is mentioned in the advertisement box on this page (at the top) as "the next Bruce, Dylan".... and if that's the case, I just gotta know! LOL
Post by shavonfan on Sept 17, 2005 20:46:53 GMT -5
A: There are a lot of things that bother me about todays music, such as what passes for it today! But I think the one thing that really upsets me is that it has absolutely no respect for it's past. Music is something that is supposed to be passed on from generation to generation. There is nothing wrong with it evolving, as it always has throughout the years. But with the advent of alternative music, it seems as though musicians today like to disrespect their predecessors as much as many young people like disrespecting their parents. Elvis had great respect for Sinatra, Springsteen likewise respected Dylan. Lara holds Aretha and Barbra as the standard. Even Pearl Jam looks up to Neil Young! But too many of today's artists are "thugs" who want no resemblance to these former artists. Of course, they are so lacking in talent today that most of them have to get "handouts" from the past by poorly covering their songs! I like today's music as much as anybody of this generation. But most of the artists that I like today remember who blazed the trail before them, and rather than trying to squander their inheritance on their own turf, are just trying to pass on to others what has been given to them. Springsteen taught me this at a concert in Cleveland back in 1985. For an encore, he sang thirty minutes straight -music of the previous generation! Songs like "Twist And Shout", "Devil With A Blue Dress", and so many others. They were before my time, but not the people at the show who were older that me. That place was "connected", and that is exactly what the word "concert" means. My superstar singing the past's great standards! In rock and roll, anything less is like a "false religion." Q: Are we getting a bit annoyed of Springsteen coming up in so many of my posts? A: I'd like to know
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I'm not getting annoyed with Bruce Springsteen coming up in so many of your posts because it is obvious that his music is such a part of your life and it would be wrong to ask you deny a part of who you are. It has made me see him with a respect I didn't have before and I appreciate that. Sometimes you see an artist as just an artist until you see how that artist has impacted someone else's life.
Q: What artist have you seen impact someone else's life and that caused you to have a deeper respect for that artist?
A: The last album I bought was "A Collision" by the David Crowder Band. But I also just checked out "The Very Best Of Jackson Browne" from the library and am enjoying it very much. Q: What singer have you seen in concert that a lot of people are not familiar with and yet you found to be really good, surpassing your expectations. A: Hmmm, for me it would have to be a toss-up between Leo Sayer and Henry Lee Summer. More people know at least a little about Leo Sayer, but I'll stick with him. What a great performer, with a lot of colorful, lively songs!