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by parocks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?

What I'm wondering is what happened to "Pop-Rock"? I realize this is maybe out of scope of the original question, but it seems to me that the Pop-Rock genre (which appears to have no home right now, except maybe Triple A) has way more crossover potential than Hard Rock or the "Alternative Rock", wh...
by parocks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?

1. Corporate radio programmers burn the hell out of all the grunge in the format. 20+ years of the same Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden tracks will do that. 2. What was the core artists of alternative such as R.E.M., STP, Pearl Jam and the like now research as appealing mostly to people that also l...
by parocks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?

It's a fairly simple explanation. The format as a whole is under a transition, because rock guitar stylings that were commonplace 20 or 30 years ago (in more than just alternative music) have certainly been getting phased out over the past ten years. Modern musicians prefer computer-driven sequenci...
by parocks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Why is alternative rock radio so unlistenable as of late?

These bands you mentioned U2, The Cure, Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Incubus, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, blink-182 are Core Artists for Rock/Classic Rock not Alternative. Period But when the Alternative format was started in the 1990s, those bands that he mentioned were all Alternative radio chart toppers. Wh...
by parocks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: "Radio rock" and Middle of The Road music.
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: "Radio rock" and Middle of The Road music.

Yeah, ok. Maybe. You're diving back maybe 30 years for your comparisons. I think Firehouse was 90s? Enuff Z Enuff maybe 80s? You're also using terms like "middle of the road" to describe mainstream/active rock songs? I don't think that MOR is a term that is used today to refer to anything. And it's ...
by parocks
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Active Rock Needs to Change it’s direction
Replies: 9
Views: 20105

Re: Active Rock Needs to Change it’s direction

If I like rock, but I don't work in a warehouse, obviously I'm not going to be listening to active rock radio these days. Over the course of what I'd guess was 20 years maybe, well, I'm not an expert on exactly when "Active Rock" became a format. I'm guessing that prior to "Alternative Rock" which c...
by parocks
Wed May 13, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Do we REALLY not know what's wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 7023

Re: Do we REALLY not know what's wrong?

Vertical integration Radio station groups as local music groups 360 deals with bands Who knows how long the expensive airwaves will be popular, people will still listen to live music A radio station owned label can get their songs on the radio better than a major label. You have the radio stations i...
by parocks
Sun May 20, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: Rock Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 4543

Re: Rock Charts

You listen to the radio INSIDE THE HOUSE? To an ACTIVE ROCK station? There's your problem right there. With a little tiny bit of research you can find music that rocks exactly the way you want it to. And you can download it, and play it on a telephone of all things, as well as many other devices. Ro...
by parocks
Sun May 20, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Radio's not so bad.. the game has just changed..
Replies: 22
Views: 61076

Re: Radio's not so bad.. the game has just changed..

I'm glad radio is dying, it deserves to. Its death is self-inflicted, here's hoping listenership continues to plummet to record breaking lows that relegate mainstream radio to complete irrelevancy. Bitter much? Radio will be fine when it finds it's way back to it's purpose. Communicating locally ab...