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RE: Guitar good, DJ's bad, etc (was LOOPING PHILOSOPHY)

>From:  Dave Stagner
>Reply To:      Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>Sent:  Tuesday, August 12, 1997 7:02 PM
>To:    John_Ott@ATK.COM
>Subject:       Re: Guitar good, DJ's bad, etc (was LOOPING PHILOSOPHY)
>On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, T.W. Hartnett wrote:
>> >> Will say, Art of Noise records be referred back to in twenty years in
>> >> same way that Cream records are?  
>> >
>> >Only if there's any justice left.
>> Don't bet on it.  Influential as Art of Noise has been on people who 
>> and/or operatate synthesizers, I think they may end up in the category 
>> "Historical Significance Only".  I mean, I think that the third Peter 
>> Gabriel album (with the melting face cover, includes "Games Without 
>> Frontiers" and "Biko") is ENORMOUSLY influential, enjoyable and worthy 
>> praise, but I'm astounded at the number of people, even musicians with 
>> stated interest in unusual, electronic pop music, who are unaware of or 
>> indifferent to it.  If nothing else, this is the album that 
>> singlehandedly introduced the gated reverb drum sound to the world, but 
>> it doesn't really matter in the end.  Civilians hear it and say 
>> "Nice...but I prefer 'So'."
>Try applying this logic to Cream.  How many "civilians" have ever
>really listened to Robert Johnson?  All Cream did was electrify
>someone else's music.  It was enormously successful and popular, and
>for good reason.  That just shows that success is no measure of
>creativity or innovation, much less musical power. 
<<<<<end quote>>>>>>

Gee, I always thought Eric Clapton wrote "Badge"
thanks for the correction.

I'm a civilian musician computer geek with a 
extensive Robert Johnson collection.  Never been in
the Military. 

I don't follow your logic at all here.  

I always thought Cream was successful because of the 
musicianship, creativity and innovation of Jack Bruce,
Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton.

Here it was all the work of Robert Johnson.