Topic: Quality VS Popularity
Isn't it interesting / ironic, that groups which have had amazing longevity, consistently high-quality music, and pack the biggest concert audiences, rarely make the grade of what's considered "popular music". They're never in the weekly Top 40, very few on the street have ever heard of them, and there's no media publicity about them ever. On the flip side, the vast majority of popular "music" comes from the stereotypical one-hit-wonders with little real talent, who simply have a novelty or a gimmick that gets attention. Here today & gone tomorrow, they've got nothing of substance to hold anyone's attention for very long.
Someone in conversation today concluded that I only favored music if it was obscure. Obscure like Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Yes, Genesis, etc., etc., etc. These guys have successful international careers spanning several decades, but they're called obscure next to a group that's released 1-2 singles? Huh? Who really cares if it's mainstream "popular"?
(that's my little close-to-bedtime rant)
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