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Thread #131081 Message #2954758
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
29-Jul-10 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Might as well weigh in....First of all, some of the legends named were because of FORM....had the technology of recording been what it is today, back then, the singing and the ear, of how to sing may have been a lot different. Back then, it was mostly just the song form!
Today we have more sophistication in the recording end, but few leaps in innovation, as to form.....(except yours truly, of course)....as far as Ringo, he was/is a lot better drummer than you might think! Just because he doesn't do a bunch of flashy solos or fills, you might think he's not that great, BUT, you could set a clock to him...plus, he made a transition from being left handed, to drumming right handed, and unless....you know the subtle difference in what he was/is doing, and unless you are a drummer, you might not appreciate some of his little nuances.....Knighthood???...well that might be for the revenue brought by the Beatles, who were innovative both to form, and recording techniques!!...not to mention influential in the music, and cultural scene!...I mean to say, along with that, ..How many of us all began playing guitars, as a result of the Beatles' popularity??
Taylor??...Not impressive, especially when he's doing some of Carol Kings songs...but that is just a personal preference. King??..Not too crazy about her voice, but ya' got to cut her slack, for the song mill she worked..during the late 50's and 60's. At that time she was churning out songs, for other 'artists', for the measly price of $25.00 a song...with no residuals or royalties!!! So she later did her own album.....which never knocked me out, but their are some 'considered classics on there.
Other than that, one has to point out, that sometimes its not a matter of 'TASTE'...but rather 'PERCEPTION DEFICIT DISORDER'!!!!!!!
Oh, speaking of which, Dylan??....I thought other people( Byrds Turtles, Peter Paul and Mary, etc etc) doing his stuff was often better, or at least 'easier' to listen to, but a legend?...absolutely!
and the harp player the 'Q' keeps referring to...don't know him, so how much of legend could he be??
Oh well, happy listening!!