[Powderworks] What's wrong with you people?
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 02:49:13 +0000
No Steve, you aren't the only one that loves all their albums.
I too like/love em all. I think listening to each album on it's merit is
worthwhile rather than comparing them to newer or older ones. I personally
like the fact that they don't follow a formula and many albums are so
completely different from one another. I like to listen to a new album with
no preconceived ideas of what it "should" sound like, or will sound like.
Maybe some list members came on board later in the Oil's career. Maybe some
weren't even around in the late 70's. I have been listening to them from the
start, and got each album as it came out. I love the head banging sound of
those early albums. It would be a little strange to listen to the Blue album
if you were first introduced to the band with Earth and Sun and thought that
was "their sound". And as for the Breathe bashing - I really love this
album, puts me in a very mellow mood, not something too many "rock" bands
I have tons of other music, from the 70's to now. The Oil's are on my stereo
95% of the time, because each album IS different.
>Subject: [Powderworks] What's wrong with you people?
>Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 10:29:20 +1000
>I rarely post to this list, but I just have to speak up at this point.
>Firstly it sounds like I am the only fan out there that loves EVERY album
>they have done and see it all as trying different things and stretching how
>far they can go as musicians and as a band. A band like Creed or Nickelback
>can't produce 2 songs that sound different let alone 15 albums. To quote
>Peter Garret, you to evolve as a band or you will just go stale and die.
>To those of you talking about how the band "just isn't together" on the
>blue album or how they are just trying to play as fast as they can etc.
>How many of you lived in Inner Suburban Australia in the late 70's?
>This was the music of the time, and in fact it is this exact style of
>playing that won the oils the fiercely loyal following they still have
>Really noisy, really bad punk music was the sound of that period, the thing
>is the oils did it better than anyone. If they had of gone into a pub in
>Sydney or Melbourne and played anything but fast & furious rock, they
>probably would not be around right now.
>The statement that they 'were just not as together as we know they can be'
>is a dumb one. Well der, they had been together 3 years at that point as
>compared to 27 years now. Everybody has to start somewhere.
>Did you go straight from nappies to college or University, no. It's the
>Sorry but i am very defensive of the guys that introduced me to what real
>music is and i honestly do not mean to offend anybody.
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