I stopped listening to chart music in the late 80's when I discovered Lisa Gerrard, Cocteau Twins and the 4ad bunch. From then on, the only commercial music I would buy is a Bowie album in hoping it would be his best since Scary Monsters (LOL), you heard that before I suppose,.
My greatest disappointment must have been Never Lead let me Down, I couldn't believe my ears.
Tonight still had that Bowie God like aura on it but NLMD was not only pop music but amateurish pop music, I don't think David had the knack in choosing producers in those times.
One wonders how it would have been if he had stuck with Nile Rodgers during the 80's, what wonders !
i gave up on chart music in the early 90s, i could not name you a number 1 single from at least the last ten years.pierre thanks for mentioning the cocteau twins i am off to dig out their cd now,love elizabeth frasers voice(but not for too long at a time it has to be said )
I gave up back around 1987 when the music industry basically said FU to anyone who owned a record album. The final straw was when they even got radio shack to stop selling and making record needles.
So basically I stopped spending my cash for anything music industry related around that time and never again bought a ticket to a concert. If I do go the tickets are given to me...I won't spend the $$$.
I'm sure I've missed a lot or cool Rock and Roll but with YouTube I can relive it all for free.
And it brings me great pleasure when I hear artists cry about not making any $$ because the fans are ripping music off the internet. Screw you like you screwed all of us music fans many years ago. What comes around goes around.
Re: When did you last consider music to be on the inside?
July 1 2012, 8:23 PM
be here now! one of the biggest disappointments ever imo. i stuck with oasis til standing on the shoulder then gave up. if you have never heard the song little james from that album check it out it is soooo bad.