Chuck Davies wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Y M Ionhere wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:31 pm
My idea of classic rock-
Artists to scrap: GnR, Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis, Men at Work, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, The Clash.
Artists to cut back on: AC/DC, Boston, Journey, 80s and up Aerosmith.
Artists to add: pop that got dropped years ago: Brewster and Shipley, Stealers Wheel, Arlo Guthrie, James Taylor, 3 Dog Night. Jethro Tull. King Crimson. Early metal like Slade. Less common southern rock like Molly Hatchey and Blackfoot.
Dont fully get rid of mainstays like Queen and Floyd, but open up the catalog more. I like stuff like "Welcome To The Machine".
Totally Dude, I 100 percent agree with you.
Much of this could be achieved with just having a cut off point: nothing before 1990. Anything from 1990 onward is fair game. This would mean more Tool, more Megadeth, more Foo Fighters, more Anthrax, more Testament, more White Zombie, more Dream Theater and less Styx, Rush, Boston, Kansas, Bon Jovi, GNR, AC/DC, etc. In such a scenario, a station with a 1990 cutoff point would have it total Styx library limited to "Edge Of The Century", "Return To Paradise", "Brave New World", "Cyclorama", and "The Mission" spanning 1990 through 2018.
Nope, apparently they gotta pump another 12-guage slug of "Come Sail Away" into our ear ...
It would also open up air time to bands that got popular without no real promotion from a domestic label or airplay on cookie-cutter radio - something that the vitage WLLZ did back in the day. Groups such as Edguy/Avantasia ... Seventh Key ... heck, the best album I heard in 2017 was "The Prelude Implicit" by Kansas. How much promotion and airply did it get? Same with last year. Best album I heard in 2018 was "The Mission" by Styx ... and very little airplay or promotion.
Stuff by Brewster & Shipley, Stealers Wheel, Tull, Slade, Yes, King Crimson and 80s AOR like Asia, GTR, 707, Night Ranger should dominate "Deep Cut Saturday" and go 106 minutes commercial free with it ...
Just heard WLLZ play the album version of "Money For Nothing" ...
They censored the crap out the second verse ...