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Old 12-24-2014, 04:21 PM
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I went to a big music store in a major mall yesterday looking for some rock and roll posters for my Drum Room. They only sell CD's and stuff, no instruments. I was surprised to see that except for a few Beatles posters, there was not a single poster with a musician on it. I thought there'd be quite a few gen X and slacker musicians, most of whom I wouldn't have a clue as to their fame, but nope, NADA! One hundred posters, but the rock stars/musicians just weren't there. While I'm sure my "rock heroes" are available special order, like the dinosaurs, I think they're becoming extinct.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:51 PM
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I went to a big music store in a major mall yesterday looking for some rock and roll posters for my Drum Room. They only sell CD's and stuff, no instruments. I was surprised to see that except for a few Beatles posters, there was not a single poster with a musician on it. I thought there'd be quite a few gen X and slacker musicians, most of whom I wouldn't have a clue as to their fame, but nope, NADA! One hundred posters, but the rock stars/musicians just weren't there. While I'm sure my "rock heroes" are available special order, like the dinosaurs, I think they're becoming extinct.
Where you been man? Unless you look like some kind of porn star, you don't get to be on a poster nowadays!

I thought about this for some time and figured that with the advent of the "Behind the Music" - type rockumentary, rock star musicians have now been portrayed as somewhat normal with all quirks exposed. There's no mystery now. So having a poster of a person like that is like owning a few Norman Rockwell paintings. I miss those days when bands like Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were huge and part of it was because you didn't know anything about them. There was so much mystique simply because they wouldn't talk to the press, they'd let the music do all the talking. We were glued to our portable radios to hear the music. You never saw them, except for the rare tv appearance or you went to a concert.

There was no music video, and there certainly wasn't a full-on media blitz to get the artist in the public eye. The music had to speak for itself. It's just a sign of the times. Speaking of that, sometimes our old dinosaur bands shouldn't be on on video. I saw some recent interviews with the Eagles and those guys don't seem to be aging well at all. Definitely not porn star material (if they ever were ;)

But I stick by what I said too. To get a poster, you have to look like a porn star ;)
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I remember having a Kiss poster that was probably 3x5 or 4x6 FEET in size. It nearly covered one of my bedroom walls, it seemed. I bet you can't find anything like that nowadays. I also had a Farrah Fawcett and a Cheryl Tiegs poster around the same time, lol. OH, and a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader poster when the really revealing outfits first came out, and the cheerleaders were a big deal.

Yeah, you can tell what my priorities were, haha!
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:27 PM
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Attachment 66139Attachment 66139Attachment 66139[quote=Matt Bo Eder;1314383]Where you been man? Unless you look like some kind of porn star, you don't get to be on a poster nowadays!
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I knew the industry had changed. Digital downloads and (Merry Christmas everyone and again, no hate please) IMO the really good music either isn't getting played or maybe it's just not there with enough mass to form worldwide followings like it used to be. Maybe it's only mildly connecting with an ever increasing multi-tasking audience? And, those bonds/loyalties aren't like mine are to the Beatles, The Stones, AC/DC or Led Zep. Will Green Day be remembered in 50 years ? I really think not.

And Bo to answer your question... I've been away and not in malls? :)
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Where you been man? Unless you look like some kind of porn star, you don't get to be on a poster nowadays!
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I knew the industry had changed. Digital downloads and (Merry Christmas everyone and again, no hate please) IMO the really good music either isn't getting played or maybe it's just not there with enough mass to form worldwide followings like it used to be. Maybe it's only mildly connecting with an ever increasing multi-tasking audience? And, those bonds/loyalties aren't like mine are to the Beatles, The Stones, AC/DC or Led Zep. Will Green Day be remembered in 50 years ? I really think not.

And Bo to answer your question... I've been away and not in malls? :)
It is a shame that kids these days are so interconnected with everything that it's difficult for them to identify with any one thing, which is why I think it's difficult for a band or musician to become as big as they once were.

And yeah, you gotta get aout to the malls. That's where all of todays kids are ;)
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