I'm sorry you don't respect my opinion Jay, as we've all had to sit through almost 3,000 posts of "the gospel according to the genius of Ratlowski".
I just get tired of the same guys whining about "pop candy", "Britney sucks", "Popular music "forcing" this on us".
And then.... And then......
"Incubus is sweet!"
"Korn is so inspiring!"
These 3 bands, for example...are plastered all over my local areas 2 harder rock stations.
And with all 3, I have to ask the same thing we do of the "candy" bands.
If these bands weren't forced down our throats on the station that the "suposed REAL music fans listen to" would we like them either??
Incubus has no swing.
It doesn't grab me......
To me......(excuse me Rev. Ratkowski, I'm going to take over the pulpit for a second.
)...... a band doesn't have to be playing 9 distorted guitars tuned 3 steps down, and sacrificing a goat on stage right to be heavy.
Heavy is a feeling.
Listen to any track off say.....AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" or even...LOL, Michael Jackson's Thriller....and try not tapping your feet.
They have swing.
They have a feeling.
They are heavy.
Incubus is what I call "hard rock station candy"....just heavy enough for the 14 yr olds to think they are bad before a 103 pound weight class wrestling event..... just soft enough for radio.
My ears obviously hear different than others.....as I will take Van Halen 3 over any boring A Perfect Circle, Tool, Limp Bizcut, Incubus, Korn, and the list go's on albums.
I'd rather hear 24 hours of non stop Reba McEntire, then have to sit through the new "A Perfect Circle" album again......and I am not a Reba fan.... yet I am not kidding.
Most of the newer bands just don't do it for me.... I try and I try.
Evanesance is a Lacuna Coil rip off...doesn't matter, I can't hack either.
I really hate this hip hop/ scratch the Run DMC record player/ play 1 finger chords on my "tune 9 steps down, 14 string guitar"......
Then find a girl with minimal singing ability........ goth up her looks, throw her in water for a video .......and sell 5 million records.
I REALLY hope this is not going to be the new trend in music.
People can't be that stupid.