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Elton John "disses" Modern Pop Minutiae  
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I'll skip the "Comments on Headlines" with this one:

Elton John laments pap pop
Feb 21 2002 4:42AM

LONDON (Reuters) - "Rocket Man" Elton John rued on Wednesday the thrust for instant success among undistinguished and indistinguishable modern pre-fabricated pop bands.
"It is like packets of cereal. There are too many of them, and too many of them are just average and mediocre," he told BBC television in an interview filmed during his current tour in the United States.

"It is just fodder. It doesn't sound. It has no distinguishing marks. A lot of it you can't tell one from the other. There is too much of it, just too much of it," the high-spending flamboyant rock legend lamented.

The 54-year-old singer and composer, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight who was knighted in 1998, harked back to the old days when he burst onto the music scene in league with lyricist Bernie Taupin more than 30 years ago.

"I would ban every single video being made -- by a new band anyway. I would just get them on the road...playing second on the bill to people. That is how I started out," he said.

John, who petulantly announced last year that he would stop making new records, regretted the emphasis put on immediate profits by the music labels.

"Nowadays, they think more about their quarterly earnings and there is no longevity. There is no thinking 'we want this artist to be around in seven to 12 years time'," he said.

"It is kind of heartbreaking because you see most of the emphasis placed on instant success.

"It is kind of disgusting really. It is about time some of these young acts were nurtured and given the time. There certainly is the talent out there. There is as much talent out there now as there was when I was getting going," he added.

He said he had enjoyed his three decades at the top and remained young at heart, but that realistically his career was now in its sunset phase.

"In a way it is a relief. It is like 'it is over Elton. You have had 31 years where you had a record in the America top 40 every year'. That can't realistically happen any more," he added.

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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Well, I'm happy. I couldn't agree more, especially given that as an artist the one thing I dread most is being a one-hit wonder who comes, sings, makes a million, and dissapears. That's why guys like John Denver and Waylon appealed to me, they weren't here'n'gones and like Elton they never really seemed to give into that "has been" phase.

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Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

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