Thursday, May 10, 2012

Throwback Thursday Tune: 20 years ago..

20 years ago this artist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Music use to be more about the talent and the power that lyrics had and now many new artists (not all) are out and it is said that the show is more important then their true talent and message.

Do you think this is true?? Has music changed or is it that society has and music has had no choice, but adjust?



12 comments:

Create With Joy said...

Oh I think this is SO true! It is sad that so many of today's biggest artist simply can't sing! They can't write. They can't play music. They aren't artist. They are hired by the record companies because they have the right look and because there voices are bland enough to fit within a small range where they can be tweaked in the studio!

That's why it is so amazing when you actually hear someone pass through the music industry with a REAL voice and with REAL talent these days. They truly do not make artists like they used to!

Playing dress up on stage and producing a snazzy light show does not a talented musician make!

Happy Chinadoll said...

You are correct. Singers dont write their own songs no more. There are signers who cant even sing ie Black Eye Peas :)

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Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I think our society has changed and music has changed with it. It saddens me to hear all of the music that is popular today with very little talent involved.

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mamawee said...

I also think that society has changed, forcing music to change. Not to say that the new singers are not talented - they are. But only a few of them will last so that our grandchildren know who they are

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Bonnie Way said...

I like a lot of older music (and have been teased for it) but I think that there is something to say about strong lyrics and strong vocals that keep people coming back to artists like Johnny Cash. My hubby and I enjoy watching The Voice, and I like the fact that the show is (in the first rounds) just about the voice - not the singer's looks or the stage shor or anything else but their voice and their ability to deliver the song with conviction. I'm a fan of country music simply because many country songs tell stories. It's about the lyrics for me (and about being able to HEAR those lyrics, which I find hard to do in rock music.)

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Searching for Happy said...

I think music has definitely evolved. Now, the emphasis is on the overall package of looks, performance and news making ability.

I like that you still see some acts slipping through solely on the basis of voice alone, but too often, in a visual world, great singers get dropped for good looking mediocre ones.

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NPC said...

Music has definitely changed! It's not authentic anymore. Most of it anyways. Just so mainstream! I love the classics!

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Becky said...

I had some "oldies but goodies" on the other day & prefer them so much to the newer music. It's no wonder that many of the older songs are seeing new life again!
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Katrina Brady said...

Music has changed greatly! Most great artists are now created in studio. Years ago you had to depend upon talent!

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Little Miss Kate said...

I think with every generation music changes, I laugh to think about what we will be saying in 20 years about the music our kids listen to