Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rock76, Jun 14, 2011.
Wonder what's your opinion on this:
Taken from Eddie Trunk's news section:
Drummer Tommy Lee Says "No One Buys [our] [Complete Albums] Anymore"
That's a good one
I'd prefer the opinion of someone who doesn't suffer from adult ADD.
Tommy has a short attention span, definitely, but he's right, that hardly anyone buys complete albums anymore...and neither do I, in the sense Tommy is relating, 98% of the albums I buy, are older than 20 years; of course, my opinion is that there is very little quality music being offered today, in the "popular" music domain.... and for Motley Crue, I consider myself a major fan, and have none of their albums from the past 20 years
I am pleased to hear Motley Crue are not making any more records. Time to lay of the drugs Tommy !
I am pleased to hear Motley Crue are not making any more records. Time to lay of the drums Tommy !
...or at its maximum, an EP, four songs, done, boom. I just really feel like the days of the entire record are long gone...I don’t listen to anybody’s full record anymore and when I did, I don’t think I listened to the whole record. I’m sorry, and I don’t care who it is, if it’s The Beatles, I can’t listen to an hour and a half of anybody straight, so I guess that’s just my personal preference.”
I agree totally.
This Coming from someone who did indeed put out an album last year & i think 1st week of sales was something like 1800 sold ?
I love Motley , but they are just a joke now , their live shows are just horrible messes .
Odd in a way, I guess what he's indirectly saying here is that the Crue (or maybe Lee) can't come up with enough creativity and focus to make 30-40 minutes of compelling, interesting music every 3 to 5 years, but apparently they have enough conviction to have side projects to keep themselves busy in music.
Not for nothing, but you'd think the average Crue fan would even take an EP's worth of music every other year just to see where the band is at, and to keep them relatively active.
90% of the album music market has disappeared.
Nobody buys goofy hair metal albums anymore. Poor guy.
It was expected when moving to the digital download world. You don't need a package, you could pick-and-choose.
As the music market moves entirely to digital downloads, it is inevitable the focus will be on singles again. Just like it was in the early days of Rock'N'Roll. I could easily see many of the pop acts abandoning big albums for singles and EPs. The attention span of the younger generations get shorter and shorter with each year.
I must be no one.
I think this is what a lot of artists should do.
If you're on a roll, write an album. If not, do the three or four songs you got and put them out there digitally. Once you've done that three or four times, compile them onto physical medium and release that.
Ideally, it would prevent filler material from being recorded.
Does Tommy really think albums are 1.5 hours long?
He is just stating a fact, look at the numbers. The man is not wrong.
He's got a point: there was only about 20 seconds of usable footage in that Pam Anderson video.
That's all I buy. Not his though.
Don't worry. Me too!!
I did this for the first time in my life last week. I bought two tracks of an Alanis Morissette album. I have two other of her records in full. But on this one these two songs grabbed me and the rest didn't. So I sort of see what Lee is saying. Downloading has changed the marketplace dramatically. But I still think there'll be a market for complete albums. Fans will usually buy their favorite bands' new albums no matter what. And from an artistic standpoint, most artists want to write more than just "singles" which are meant to appeal to the masses. If all we get are singles, there'll never be any "deep tracks" and that will be a very sad day indeed. Or maybe I'm just too old-school. As I eagerly await the release of the new Yes album...
Give the guy a break, what he really meant to say was that no one buys Motley Crue albums anymore.
I think the need to do full albums depends on genre.
Never been a fan of Tommy Lee or Motley Crue, but he's absolutely right.
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