Originally posted by joshter
Yet, it has everything to do with what they sound like. To the average radio listener it means "popular".
Pop merely means 'popular' and that's it. Normally if you're top 10 or 20, you're 'pop'. It has no bearing on the genre of music you play
whatsoever. If metallica got in to the top 20, yes they could be considered 'pop'. Not their music mind you, their music would still be metal etc,
but you could consider them pop.
But to people who know more about music than how to change the radio station it is another word for sell out.
People who use the term sell out are normally the people who:
1) didn't make it as a musician or in the music industry
2) are jealous of that so called 'sell out'
3) don't know what in the world they're talking about
They did do something different. They changed their image into a band that makes people such as myself split them into "old green day" and "new
So to keep the old fans happy they were supposed to put out the same old music? That would be far worse than doing a different album, and getting
different fans. If the old fans don't like the look or the new album, then that's there problem. Billie Joe writes songs for one person...himself.
O.k two, adrienne. He said in an interview, she's his inspiration to write songs. Not the fans. He's not going to write music for the fans, he's
writing it for himself, and if people like it, that's just a bonus.
Thanks for making a great point. Metallica are still writing the same sort of music... to a certain extent. But that's for a whole different
I'd much prefer a band that did something different, than did something the same. I'm one of the few people that you'll find that likes Green
Day's Warning album, most green day fans say it's not 'real green day' etc. I liked it because it was different to their other stuff. That and AI
are my favorite ones of theirs.
What came to my mind was the point that I made earlier about them changing their image. They took something "underground" and made it mainstream.
You'll find billie joe has worn black nail varnish prior to AI, his black #s and pants prior to AI, black hair prior to AI. The only arguement you'd
have is for black eye liner... although that's just more 'emo' than anything else. Maybe he saw someone wearing it and thought 'that looks
If you compare "Old Green Day" to "New Green Day" you will realize that they are in fact changing their music for a quick buck.
that's your problem that you see two green days. i see one green day. they're the same as ever, they're the same people, they're the same band,
they're writing different music, but personally i can't stand bands that write the same crap over and over.
Of course, like you stated, that's the main concept of music artists. To make money, but if they have to change their whole music philosophy i.e.
selling out, then so be it.
i don't think anyone could have anticipated the hugeness of AI, not even the band itself. sure they must have thought, 'we've got a platinum album
here'...*fingers crossed* etc. however, no one can write an album and 'know' they're going to make a huge amount of money. nothing in the music
industry is certain.
i wonder if AI had been as big as it is, perhaps if it sold only 500,000 copies, would you be here telling me they sold out. is it because they've
sold over 5 million copies that you think they're sell outs?