The Day The Music Died
I've been listening to a lot of bootlegs of great and not-so-great bands lately and I started thinking (something that's very dangerous for me to do) about when a lot of these bands became irrelevant.
Here's some of my examples:
The Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup (The 1st step in the long long long death)
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door (Too much smack... too many keyboards)
Little Feat - Lowell George Dies
Rod Stewart - Never a Dull Moment or Stomach Pumping Rumors
Madonna - Warren Beatty becomes her bitch
AC/DC - The day after Back In Black was released
Aerosmith - The moment they decided to try and continue without
Brad Whitford and Joe Perry
Al Green - Grits
Alice Cooper - When people started talking about what a nice & normal guy he was.
Soundgarden - When they played the Universal Ampetheater AND a woman in a
fur coat told me to "act civilized."
Bad Company - No Paul Rodgers No band. Paul Rodgers returns... still dead.
You get the idea. I'm interested in your ideas about bands and the point at which they should have got day jobs.
"There's a dirt floor underneath here
To receive us when changes fail
May this shovel loose your trouble
Let them fall away"