AdvertBreak wrote:I hate the untouchable, monolithic, rawk'n'rollll image that AC/DC has. I don't get why people love them so much. They're okay, but that's it, for all of it surely. My dad's excuse is that they do what they do well. But what they do well isn't particularly interesting... They've made an entire career making the same album over and over again. And it isn't a really good album like Motorhead (although there is a few interesting Motorhead albums that aren't as formualic.)
And that's where I give credit to Kiss. They're very novelty, but when they struggled, they actually experimented a bit. I actually have Dynasty (don't ask) which has a few disco-rock experiments, and I know the succeeding albums were power pop (Unmasked) and the apparently awful proggy rock-opera Music from The Elder, plus in the 90s they had their own inevitable attempt to fit in to the alternative rock landscape (Carnival of Souls). This alone makes them more interesting, even if the rest of their material is the same album over and over, and that album isn't quite as good as AC/DC's album. Although...again unlike AC/DC, they did go sub-Bon Jovi (already awful) in the mid-late 80s, (Crazy Nights) era ... aka the most evil rock music ever.
How do you feel about Iron Maiden and/or Judas Priest?
Firstly, I probably shouldn't have said 'hate', but rather 'dislike a lot'
Like AC/DC, they're okay. Something to listen to every now and again, but they're not bands I would really have any interesting in following or going through their back catalogue, as I doubt I'd see anything too different - unless the songs are good, of course. And with AC/DC those are good songs, which is why I do play them sometimes. But as far as this rock n roll "awesomeness" is concerned, nah, not at all. Too samey.
However, unlike AC/DC, I don't really see Priest and Maiden as being as very samey. They've got long brooding songs and short fast ones, short brooding ones and long fast ones. But I guess its not really my thing. When it is a band with a textbook sound, I'm only bothered is that sound is really good (like Motorhead, although I can't say I'd sit through all 22 of their albums as I would become fed up.)
Although didn't Judas Priest make some sort of artistic evolution..once? Or rather de
voution. A glam metal album, I recall. [*goes on Wikipedia* They also did a speed metal album, hmm]