schrade at akrobiz.com
Wed Sep 22 00:05:08 CDT 2004
> More like EW&F, I'd say.
Man, you gotta meet the bass player in my band; he's a big
Earth, Wind & Fire fan. They still tour, ya know. Although,
you probably wouldn't go see them, as they haven't altered
their name to fit the current line-up. Earth Wind & Smolder.
> Rather than a breakup? You figure it out.
Hey! This is an imaginary tale! You said *instead* of break-
ing up! I'm telling you what *would* have happened! Imaginary
tale, Mark! Think "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen!" Or "World's
> > The record company?
> Probably, given that the 80's were a most R&B time.
Ya, with the New Wave & all.
And Hair Metal.
> > Would Pete have felt comfortable pigeon-holing his
> writing in such a fashion?
> Well, he WAS the one writing in an R&B fashion during
> the post-Who era.
> > If they *had* made a switch to R&B, I could see it
> lasting for *one* album, with the band collapsing
> shortly thereafter.
> Ah, you're such a pessimist.
You spelled "realist" wrong.
> What if it had been the salvation of The Who?
> A great move in a new direction, with hordes of
> new young bands following?
You've gone from "What Would've Happened....?" to "R&B
Or Bust." Of course one would pick the R&B road over a
Why couldn't Pete have concentrated more on the keyboards
& gone in a Brian Eno direction? Plus Pete's trademark guitar
sound. More experimental - like the TOMMY & LIFEHOUSE
Fuck R&B; give me experimental.
"Origins" is coming to PBS Sept. 28.
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