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charon

Posted Yesterday, 09:36 PM

They kept reinventing after Curtis because of the shame of him voting Maggie in .....

Phantom

Posted Yesterday, 09:24 PM

 

 

Well, lets put it this way, neither Kiss nor Shania are really my thing so I don't much care what they get up to. I just smashed her UK one hit wonder into a somewhat relevant sentence and pushed it out there. That said, the sentence does also reflect my somewhat suspicious and cynical outlook and you've summed that up nicely.

 

I'm still feeling somewhat jaded after getting all excited after seeing Bauhaus when they reunited after 15 years, they then spent the next 8 years working on a new album which was mediocre at best and them promptly split up again. Although I doubt they'll get back together again as no-one gets along with Peter Murphy these days.

 

What is it with creative types? Musicians especially. Buggers are always falling out with each other. Must be the way the synapses are linked together, along with the talent goes a propensity for being a prima donna or an arsehole or both.

 

They had a falling out in '83, so Murphy went solo and the rest of the band worked together with Love & Rockets and Tones on Tail, as well as guesting on each other's solo albums. Murphy pretty much kept himself to himself.

 

Either that or it's when the band's frontman dies, the rest of the band works on solo projects for about 20 years and then they decided to get back together but put someone else in the lead vocalist slot who doesn't even compare with the original lead vocalist. Queen is a prefect example. They should have done what Joy Division did after Ian Curtis killed himself was reinvent themselves as a different band. Perhaps they said to each other, "ok the mopey one has gone, let's do what we wanted to do all this time"


Magere Hein

Posted Yesterday, 09:17 PM

What is it with creative types? Musicians especially. Buggers are always falling out with each other. Must be the way the synapses are linked together, along with the talent goes a propensity for being a prima donna or an arsehole or both.


I think it's for the same reason why there's only one captain on a ship.

En Passant

Posted Yesterday, 09:01 PM

 

Well, lets put it this way, neither Kiss nor Shania are really my thing so I don't much care what they get up to. I just smashed her UK one hit wonder into a somewhat relevant sentence and pushed it out there. That said, the sentence does also reflect my somewhat suspicious and cynical outlook and you've summed that up nicely.

 

I'm still feeling somewhat jaded after getting all excited after seeing Bauhaus when they reunited after 15 years, they then spent the next 8 years working on a new album which was mediocre at best and them promptly split up again. Although I doubt they'll get back together again as no-one gets along with Peter Murphy these days.

 

What is it with creative types? Musicians especially. Buggers are always falling out with each other. Must be the way the synapses are linked together, along with the talent goes a propensity for being a prima donna or an arsehole or both.


Phantom

Posted Yesterday, 08:56 PM

Well, lets put it this way, neither Kiss nor Shania are really my thing so I don't much care what they get up to. I just smashed her UK one hit wonder into a somewhat relevant sentence and pushed it out there. That said, the sentence does also reflect my somewhat suspicious and cynical outlook and you've summed that up nicely.

 

I'm still feeling somewhat jaded after getting all excited after seeing Bauhaus when they reunited after 15 years, they then spent the next 8 years working on a new album which was mediocre at best and them promptly split up again. Although I doubt they'll get back together again as no-one gets along with Peter Murphy these days.


En Passant

Posted Yesterday, 08:50 PM

Well, lets put it this way, neither Kiss nor Shania are really my thing so I don't much care what they get up to. I just smashed her UK one hit wonder into a somewhat relevant sentence and pushed it out there. That said, the sentence does also reflect my somewhat suspicious and cynical outlook and you've summed that up nicely.


Phantom

Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

No, but check closely, my English may not be journalistic standard but I probably wouldn't use the word don't where it should be doesn't without a reason ;)

I knew how you meant, the constant reunion and/or farewell tours. Then a new album comes out and it's nowhere near as good as the ones that made them successful in the first place because their main songwriter has been following his passion for playing Bluegrass as opposed to rock for the past n-years. Or they try to recreate the sound and it just seems forced.


Magere Hein

Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

No, but check closely, my English may not be journalistic standard but I probably wouldn't use the word don't where it should be doesn't without a reason ;)


She's a bit of a one hit wonder, this side of the pond.

En Passant

Posted Yesterday, 08:07 PM

No, but check closely, my English may not be journalistic standard but I probably wouldn't use the word don't where it should be doesn't without a reason ;)


Phantom

Posted Yesterday, 08:04 PM

This retirement only to re-invent oneself later for increased publicity don't impress me much.

 

So you're not impressed with the numerous farewell tours that KISS have embarked on over the years?


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