Of all the things I personally might change about music if I were an iron fisted ruler, drums are near the bottom of the list. GFR were awesome but I think you take that original track and replace with a humanized midi drum tool it’s still a cool song.
I've been stuck trying to figure out why contemporary pop music, in large part, doesn't interest me. For awhile I suspected that I was just getting old and conservative in my taste. However, I sort of knew that wasn't the case, but I couldn't really express why. Today I discovered this video while I was drinking coffee. I think Beato sums up a lot of the problems with the state of pop music.
Perfection is inhuman.
That's exactly it, I couldn't say it any better or have anything to add.The really puzzling thing as has been said here repeatedly during multiple iterations of "boo drum machines and also the pop music" threads is that the most narrow slice of music we all seek is out there and more accessible to us, the prospective listener, than ever. I promise that whatever specific blue/country/soul/rawk itch you have is out there being scratched, likely by some 25yo who stumbled onto Sam & Dave or Bob Wills via the Internet.
Who cares what's popular or on the radio? If we want to listen to good music, however we define that, we should go find it, no? Indicting "today's music" broadly marks one as an ignoramus who approaches music so passively they can't be bothered to use a search field or try anything new beyond what is fed to them/the genres & artists they liked age 17-25. Gotta say it's hard to take opinions from such folks very seriously.
He has said a few times he can listen to and like music he admits is crap because he enjoys listening to the production values. I cannot fathom that.I agree with the premise of the video. I also agree with the poster a few above that Rick has done some complete garbage music as well. Also his musical tastes are quirky. Dont know another guy that claims to listen to the Beatles and Taylor Swift.
I do that too, or almost. I wouldn't say I like something if I know it's crap. But most of my friends listen to stuff I'd never put on myself and instead of sitting there fuming about not being into the music itself I can take what's left over and have fun analyzing it.He has said a few times he can listen to and like music he admits is crap because he enjoys listening to the production values. I cannot fathom that.
Absolutely. The majority of the music I like doesn't get much radio play, never did (John Peel being one notable exception)...Who cares what's popular or on the radio? If we want to listen to good music, however we define that, we should go find it, no?...
Exactly. Drum machines sound like drum machines. If you use them like that, it's all good.there doesn't need to be an either/or here. trying to make a drum machine a drummer or digitally edit real drumming for perfection is just a misapplication of the technology.