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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 10:01 AM
I find that many of my favorite artists from the 60s and 70s who had many classic albums back in the day continue to make albums. However, their prime days have passed and no matter how many new albums they make, I immediately write off the new stuff without even listening to it.

In my opinion, ELTON JOHN is a perfect test case. He had a classic era in the early 70s and created such masterpieces as GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION, MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER, 11-17-70, and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC.
His partnership with Bernie created so many outstanding songs, his voice was great, and there were just so many hits.

However, by the late 70s his LPs started becoming uneven and less exciting. THe songs were mainly so-so at best. His 90s and recent albums I don't even acknowledge anymore. I just continue to listen to stuff from his 1969-75 period and a few greatest hits from the early 80s.

What other classic artists had a prime and then lost it?

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 10:30 AM
Marshall Tucker Band, a shell of what they used to be.

Atlanta Rhythm Section, ditto.

Jackson Browne, as he has gotten older, he seems to have less to say in his songs.

Bob Dylan, ditto.

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 10:45 AM
elton john
korn- i really liked the first 3 c.d's but now it's all the same.
rob zombie- see above
ac/dc- stopped buying after For Those About To Rock in 81. also, see above.
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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 10:48 AM
Elton John
Bob Dylan

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 12:23 PM
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korn- i really liked the first 3 c.d's but now it's all the same.


That's how I feel about Pearl Jam. Play the first three CD's all the time, nothing after that, except maybe an occasional single or cover tune from a show - I liked their "Everyday People" a bit, for instance.

Santana would also fall into this category for me.

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 12:28 PM
The Stones, I haven't listened to anything by them in about 20 years or more.

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 12:29 PM
Deep Purple

MTB

Dylan

The Who

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 12:31 PM
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The Stones, I haven't listened to anything by them in about 20 years or more.


I thought the Last record was pretty good.

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 12:41 PM
Paul McCartney
Doobie Brothers
Aerosmith

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 03:23 PM
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The Stones, I haven't listened to anything by them in about 20 years or more.


I thought the Last record was pretty good.

so did i. the tour was good also

 

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  posted on 11/11/2007 at 10:24 AM
Yes
Genesis
Pink FLoyd
AC/DC
Iron Maiden

I do have to disagree regarding The Who, as I thought the last album was a REAL return to mid-70s form.
I really love Dylan's past few albums as well. The grooves have been awesome, and he still delivers some vivid images.
I love Deep Purple but I can see how their change of direction would send some fans off. King Crimson likewise, though I will also say that both of those bands have always changed direction...

 

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  posted on 11/11/2007 at 11:54 AM
Chicago was a fav in the 70's but will not touch their stuff now. Will buy Robert Lamm's solo stuff. Still writes good-great songs.

Santana. Another fav up until Shaman & the last one. Supernatural was a great pop LP - but the well ran dry with the next two efforts. On Shaman there are 3 songs I like. On the last one, there is a total of one cut.

Although a lot of his lp's from the 80's & 90's were uneven, I always found enough stuff to want too see him live. He also would perform new songs or good covers so there was always an element of surprise,,,,
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  posted on 11/11/2007 at 02:02 PM
Stephen Stills last effort was weak. I wouldn't buy any future albums.

 

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  posted on 11/11/2007 at 02:30 PM
Pearl Jam

 

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  posted on 11/11/2007 at 07:28 PM
Chicago I II III all great. After that, no so much.
 

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  posted on 11/15/2007 at 05:16 PM
I grew up listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd. But today?... I wouldn't pay .05 to hear the Little Van Zandt kid screech, Much less buy a New CD from them.... Too bad, they should have quit while they were ahead.

 

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  posted on 11/15/2007 at 05:27 PM
Interesting topic. Probably a touchy one with me too, because I liked a lot of the latest music by Paul McCartney, The Who, Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis & some of the other bands here.

Although I definitely don't like much by Elton John or The Stones since the mid 70's, I feel anyone is capable of making something I could like. And though I love what I love from those 2 artists, I'm not THAT big of a fan that I consider it something that could count on this thread.

You know, the only artist I can think of is Lenny Kravitz, where I really liked his first album (and the 2nd too) when it first came out and he pretty much makes me cringe now.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 03:41 PM
Eric Clapton

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 03:52 PM
Clapton
Elton John
U2

 

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  posted on 11/16/2007 at 07:14 PM
Here's one who was always worth checking out until the mid-'90s, then his studio stuff got pretty bad: Buddy Guy.

He continued to play well live up until the last time I saw him, in 2005, which was shockingly bad. He might have been drunk. Combined with simply terrible vocals and poor material selection going back to those studio albums, I no longer have a desire to hear his new releases right away, much less buy them.

I want to see Buddy live again this winter, though, to see whether he's better than his TV and DVD appearances have shown him to be since 2005. He's an old dude, but I know he's still got some stratospheric moments in him.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2007 at 12:45 AM
Rush would be one that comes to mind. I was a huge Rush fan in the early eighties and they were the first rock concert for me, but they lost me after Signals. I have liked a song here and there since then but not enough to buy their albums. I still like everything from Signals back.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2007 at 10:39 AM
Dave Matthews

Tom Petty

 

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  posted on 11/20/2007 at 02:25 AM
I only buy vintage stuff from The Marshall Tucker Band. To see them now is just wrong...3 core members gone! I will always buy anything recentley released that is vintage from them though. Make sure fans of the MTB pick up the DVD of the Carolina Dreams tour 1977, it will be out on December 4.
 

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  posted on 11/20/2007 at 07:05 AM
When you go to a concert of any classic rock band; the show gets grooving on all their classic songs then they announce,"here is something from the new album" watch how many people sit down, go grab a beer or hit the bathroom. That will tell you right there what people think of new releases by veteran artists.
 

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  posted on 11/20/2007 at 10:54 AM
Seeing soulman33-1/3''s screenname right up there, I immediately thought of someone who totally fits your original description, Barry:
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I find that many of my favorite artists from the 60s and 70s who had many classic albums back in the day continue to make albums. However, their prime days have passed and no matter how many new albums they make, I immediately write off the new stuff without even listening to it. . . .

What other classic artists had a prime and then lost it?
Aretha! I don't say that just because our birthday boy Duane played with her a little bit.
http://www.doggerel.com/donnah/duanemusshohpsm.jpg

Aretha was absolutely awesome for several years. She started losing it in the early '70s. It wasn't so much her voice as because she was produced more in the Arif Mardin style of lush arrangements, rather than Jerry Wexler's and Tom Dowd's more stripped-down, gutsy funk. Within a few years, by the time of The Blues Brothers, not only was her material kinda aimless, but her voice had declined irreparably.

Now here we are, 27 years later, and with Aretha, bless her, it's like, why listen to anything besides those early Atlantic albums?



Duane must've been taking the picture
I can name 6 out of the 7 men off the bat. How 'bow choo?

 

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