Mr.Burns wrote:While Tool deserves a mention, with this being a thread about modern psychedelic music, I don't feel they belong. 15-20 years ago they were truly pushing the sonic envelope, now they worry about sales and bang actresses. Don't misunderstand, I love their music and I always will, I just don't feel they're in touch with psychedelia anymore. But they're still nice and weird, hope that never changes.
Man I don't want to point out where that kind of thinking is flawed, but I just have to. Don't remember Aenima? Dose up and listen to that one again. Yeah they're not the only band thats motivated by money, but they are the only touring band I like that broke my heart by way of mtv exposure and radio airplay.Tony6Strings wrote:The last album Tool put out was 10,000 Days. It was one of the most psychedelic albums they ever put out. Ties with Lateralus in my opinion. As for worrying about sales, there's not one artist out there who doesn't give a little thought to making some cheddar. It takes money to keep that wheel rolling and to keep making music, and to support expensive drug habits and buy nice cars and wineries and stuff like that... Tool is not the only band guilty of being motivated by money at one time or another. Lest we forget, that although the Dead loved their audience and the music, those aren't the only reasons they toured 300 days a year for 30 years. They were just as motivated by money as the next guy, they just found ways to make it without sacrificing the integrity of their music. Same with Tool in my opinion. As for banging actresses, what's wrong with that? Wouldn't you? I would. Anybody would!
Mr.Burns wrote: Man I don't want to point out where that kind of thinking is flawed, but I just have to. Don't remember Aenima? Dose up and listen to that one again. Yeah they're not the only band thats motivated by money, but they are the only touring band I like that broke my heart by way of mtv exposure and radio airplay.
So being financially obligated to continue a tired old project is how you prefer to see stifled artists work? Billy K said Jer was only sticking around at the end because he needed the money. So these artists should be forced to never grow old gracefully, never go out on top, always chained to that one bloated project that now attracts all the wrong people? You're right, that does sound like the Dead.
Just because the Dead did a certain thing doesn't make it a proper course of action. In fact, if other bands can't learn from their colossal mistakes they're doomed to repeat them. Plus you should check out a Deadbase sometime, 300 nights a year for 30 years is a bit of an exaggeration. For example, 1970, which most of us regard as a busy year, amounts to about 150 nights. Thats nothing to sneeze at, no one on this board has a schedule like that, but 300? Few musicians work that much...
Oh and what I meant was porn actresses.
Tony6Strings wrote:wolftigerrosebud wrote:i feel like i'm hijacking y'all's conversation, lol.
Whoops... Sorry for the thread jack!
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