Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Johnny Action, Mar 14, 2019.
Keanu Reeves: Dogstar
Johnny Depp: Hollywood Vampires
That should get the rabble roused.
ugh, i was at the viper room the night that kid actor died. phoenix? depp was onstage pretending to play guitar while gibby/libby? gabby?! from butthole surfers was trying to enter him from the rear while onstage. i kid you not. *****n awful he is/was.. will always be.
was a HORRIBLE night. i had a client from geffen records and he was wearing a dress. it didnt matter it was halloween eve. or the night before. whatever. ugh.
Ohhhhhh...oops! Sorry, I read that thread headline wrong.
Rick doesn't apply. He was a singer/songwriter before becoming an actor. He became an actor because of record label difficulty and he needed something to do.
Jack Wagner - also from General Hospital - does though. I've always liked his feathery vibrato and overall tone.
Springfield was a musician first and is arguably a much better musician and writer than he is an actor.
Would have thought Russell Crowe would have been first one named
the only thing i will credit him with .. is his '64 split window original color blue 'vette'. all else is, who cares!?
as to "arguably" a better musician than actor? arguably is the key word.
He was a singer/songwriter before he was an actor. He doesn't belong here. In fact, he was a rock star in his native Australia prior. His success speaks for itself. You don't have to like him. Those who think they are rock stars imagine themselves successful when they really aren't. Rick was and still is.
This is the poster boy for this thread. He imagined himself to be a good singer and he wasn't. He had a very slight voice that was propped up on each album he did. There are a couple of decent tunes among the muck though so he's not a total disaster. He could have worked on his voice and gotten a more muscular tone out of it but he seemingly didn't feel the need to bother. He had so little diaphragmatic support that his voice is barely there at all.
Here are two more interesting cases. Bruce plain just didn't have it. Like...I don't think he ever could have found it either. Still, he did it for fun and the album does sound like fun. Don Johnson wasn't bad at all. He had good tone and good phrasing. He just didn't have the songs to keep the whole thing going.
The column on the far right is the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
I count 16 Top 40 hits, plus, 1972's "Speak to the Sky" hit #14.
I am of the opposite opinion on this one. As a comedian, releasing comedy
albums, he was a rock star! Plus, you can't argue with success:"Party All
The Time" went to #2, was a platinum single, and the album went gold.
Maybe he belongs in the comedians who think they are actors thread!
Watch the movie "Sound City" (a documentary about a classic recording studio in Burbank) and then get back to me on that.
fantastic, i was big in benelux.
if rick thinks he's a "rock star"? he's been reading your fawning reportage. "was and still" notwithstanding?
in the immortal words of senator lloyd benson to dan quayle. "i knew rock stars, you senator.. are no rock star".
( i can't believe i'm typing about this ) no accounting for lost time.
I see your point. Stlll, he had one hit. He tried for others and they didn't happen. The song worked because of Rick James, not Eddie's slight voice. He had one other kinda-hit with "Put Your Mouth on Me" and that was it, really.
Others likely would qualify more fully but Eddie's right up there.
You don't like him. Got it. Thanks. He doesn't belong here. The charts prove it.
i've been to that studio a few times. but it was before rick was a "rock star" lol. you people.
all good. oy.
i like his split window corvette. ask him about it.
James Michael Aloysius Bradford a.k.a Jimmy Nail.
Jimmy Nail discography - Wikipedia
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