Recent Chart Success . . .

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Recent Chart Success . . .

Postby Liam OSM » Thu May 30, 2002 6:59 am

Hey people - I'm wondering how well Driving Rain and its singles did in America - as over here, they had pretty much no impact whatsoever; the only single to chart was From A Lover To A Friend, and that only reached a paltry no45 - I turned in my grave when I found out! As for the album, it too hardly made a ripple on the charts. Is there any hope for the youth of today . . . ?

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Postby Ram1 » Thu May 30, 2002 11:22 am

No, there is no hope for the youth of today. (At least not as long as Britney, Limp Bizkit, and Creed rule the charts.) It's funny, DR was a HUGE success amongst critics and fans alike. Yet, the sales were very dissapointing here also. I think I heard recently that the album finally went gold. (Which took like 6 months to do.) And I think the only reason why it increased in sales was because of the publicity from the tour.
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu May 30, 2002 11:24 am

Great

I have a strong instinctive feeling that the state of modern-day music is going to get worse before it gets better . . . *sad sigh*

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Postby Len » Thu May 30, 2002 1:29 pm

Not to be too cynical, but I very much doubt it could get any worse than it already is. The only way is up from now on!

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Postby Ram1 » Thu May 30, 2002 2:36 pm

NetherLEN, listened to some of your tunes. Great stuff man! So far, my favorites are 'Arborium' and 'Biblo's Birthday Bash.' I'll listen to more when I get the chance. Rock on, buddy!
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Postby Len » Thu May 30, 2002 4:43 pm

Thanx Ram1!

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Postby Liam OSM » Fri May 31, 2002 1:07 pm

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Not to be too cynical, but I very much doubt it could get any worse than it already is. The only way is up from now on!


Wish I could believe that, but synthecrap seems to be the way to go at the moment. I predict that in about twenty years' time, everyone will have had enough, and we'll go back to a more rich, acoustic, sound to our music - rebirth of folk! Then, by the 50s, we'll be properly rockin' again. Just when I'll be past it and too old to approve! Typical!

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Postby Ram1 » Sat Jun 01, 2002 10:26 am

I don't think it's gonna take 20 years though. Usually, roughly around every 10 years there's a musical "revolution" of sorts. The last one was in the early 90s, so I think we're due one here pretty soon. Besides, who gives a crap what the charts say. Real music fans know what real music is. We aren't fooled by seeing Britney and 'Nsync on the top of the charts.

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Postby heyjude65 » Mon Jun 03, 2002 3:18 pm

Right you are. As the saying goes, history keeps repeating itself. So I believe the great sounds and creativety of the 60's and 70's will return again. Great melodies and lyrics will make a comeback. I could see that a change is coming from the audience at Paul's concert. When I saw him back in 1990, it was mostly a crowd of the Beatles generation. But this time, I saw kids there with their parents - and they were loving the music and knew all the words. I saw teenagers and people in their 20's - excited and really into the music. So there is hope yet.
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Postby Ram1 » Mon Jun 03, 2002 3:28 pm

Right on.
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