The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164872 Message #3950443
Posted By: GUEST
14-Sep-18 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Popular Music. Doomed to oblivion?
Subject: RE: Popular Music. Doomed to oblivion?
"Gerry Rafferty could have knocked Mr McCartney into a cocked hat"
"Why didn't he then?" Well for a start McCartney was a Beatle and Beatlemania sold any shite, trinkets magazines clothing and records.
Also Gerry's fatal flaw, he thought he was a producer. Almost every song was over-produced and choked with sinths. It worked on Baker Street but ruined many better songs, such as my particular favourite "The right moment"
I knew Gerry when his only accompaniment was his old acoustic and the admiration of the big yin.
That was contemporary music at its very best.