Re: if only...

Date:2019-05-06 13:40:05
In Reply To:Re: if only... by Guillaume
Guillaume proclaimed:
Who ever said they were as great as they were decades ago? Stop being the sucker and stop going to their live shows if they seem to suck so much to you. At this point of their career, at the age they are, yes they still RULE, even though they're not as great as in the 70s and 80s.
The don't still RULE. You're just too generous. Difference is: you have kind of a fanboy approach - it all pretty much sounds great to you.
You're the opposite for sure, like 99% of anything released after 1995 sucks to various degrees. OK.
I am, yes.
I am in way no less devoted to this music than you, but I dissect and discern things to a detail. I catch everything. To you it's just entertainment, to me it's more than this. I call it how it is. That seems to send you into fits of misplaced anger, it appears.
Maybe it's just me but replying to someone with removing the shit in his ears and that he's tone-deaf sure reflects someone's happiness.
Yes, actually, it does, as in "I'm so happy I'm not tone-deaf." Makes sense to me. Although if I was tone-deaf, life would surely be much easier.

And talking of tone-deaf people, by shitting so much on Firepower like you love to do every occasion, I'm wondering who really is. Cause this album has been praised by more than the majority of the people who heard it. I know many metalheads who had not enjoyed a Priest album since Painkiller and who love Firepower, which is a killer album, I'll say it again.
Majority doesn't mean always right. People loved Vanilla Ice. People voted for Trump. Doesn't mean that the mob knows best.
I don't talk about the "majority". I talk about devoted metalheads, true music fans, and some that "dissect" music like you seem to do! People that listen to underground stuff, not just Metallica or Maiden! Fuck Vanilla Ice. This has nothing to do with this. Same for Trump.
Yes it does. It has everything to do with that. It's about standards. Too many people at the Priest shows only come alive during Breaking the Law, Living after Midnight, You Got Another Thing Coming. But it's like that at any show. Majority likes the hits. That's all they know. Underground majority, which is supposed to be more discerning, will eat anything as long as it "pleases the fans", ie: formula. Most people thought Resurrection was not a half-assed calculated manipulation and insult to us, but instead a "return
to form". I was appalled at that clumsy masquerade. Majority, even the "underground" majority, thought Firepower was return to the glory days. When I point out it sounds like a paint-by-numbers formulated attempt on "giving the fans what they want" I'm usually accused of being a cynical downer, but more than that-people take it personally and get very defensive, because ultimately to them by undermining their delight I'm questioning their judgement and intelligence. That's right, I am. Won't make me any new friend, but honesty and truth are not very popular commodities among shiny happy people. I get to be honest and keep the old ones, and that's what matters.
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