Originally Posted by Pollyanna
You mean like producers controlled Herbie Hancock and Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu and Soft Machine Led Zep and ... ? You get my point. Apples and oranges, Doctor. Svengali type pop producers work with aspiring pop stars not great artists, who are rarely controlled and, if so, not for long.
Pop in the art world can be great. Gary Larson ain't no Picasso but he's one of my favourite people ever!
Captain Beefheart pop? Led Zeppelin??????
I don't think we are thinking in the same terms as what pop music is. I always thought of it as top 40 ish stuff, like Beyonce, Lil Wayne, and Kelly Clarkson of today.