Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Bonhamclone72

Do you think there will ever be another band to come out that's as good as Zeppelin?

Recommended Posts

I think it comes down to the market. Will there ever be a market for recorded music as there was through the 80s and into part of the 90s? Hard to imagine there will be. Tastes in entertainment changed. Video games replaced music for lots of high school-to-college-age people, for example. To the degree there's still been an audience for contemporary music over the last 20+ years, it's too easy to get it for free.

You can also make an argument that there's a limit to the number of combinations of notes and melodies music can take. Popular music may have reached its saturation point of originality. At least to the degree required to capture the imagination of a mass audience to rival the height of the 60s to the 80s. I mean, come on, even our heroes were "inspired" by much of the music they heard as teens and budding musicians. They were able to mold it into something their own that was unique and fantastic. But there's probably a limit on how long music can be reinterpreted and marketed on a widespread basis.

There's a reason the M in MTV has stood for something else - who knows what - since the 90s. Talk radio has replaced music content to a great degree. Music isn't as important to kids as it was to kids of prior generations. And it's the kids who have the disposable income that's made music a profitable endeavor.

There's still a market for live performance, and people who aspire to be musicians can make a good living in that area. But there's not the broadcast outlets to help promote artists that there used to be. Without a lucrative enough market, there's less incentive to create music. Unless something radically changes in our cultural tastes, there's lots of things about rock music that will never be the same or even approached.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right now for me.  There are two bands.  Rival Sons for songs writing.  Earthless for heavy jams.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...