evolving sound from the 1990's bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 3, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Last night i was watching a program on pearl jam they explained their newest record and played a few tunes from it. Wow i was never a big Pearl Jam fan but they are pretty good now. It got me thinking about 2 other bands in their category STP and RHCP and they have in one sense grown up and evolved in their sound. Look at Shangri La Dee da and By the Way very diffrent then their first albums and Pearl jam has become that way to. It would be nice if these bands could get the same recognition they used to. I think they have alot to contribute to todays music.:)
  2. RHCP get more recognition now than ever before. With Califpornication, a whole new customer base started listening to them, that would not have listened to Blood, Sugar

    Maybe that's because they've grown-up, as you said, so their music has become more acceptable to more people?

    Well..... look at Blur, at their direction these days..... it's evolved alright.
  3. I definitely agree about PJ, I think their new album is great, whereas I only ever liked a handful of the songs that they made in their grunge days.

    Blur, on the other hand, I used to love. The last new song I heard of theirs was "Music is my Radar" from the greatest hits album. It was surprising, to say the least. It was also though, IMO, total rubbish. Hey, are they still together? It would be pretty bad if they split just because Damon Albarn would rather be in the Gorillaz.
  4. I think RHCP gets a lot of recognition now...though personally they seem to be becoming almost dinosaurs of their time. I'm sure they enjoy what they do, and I hope they do, they deserve it. But I don't think they're as challenging as they were before. I guess it all depends on your tastes though.

    Evolution? Look at Christina Aguilera.

    And I don't think Blur broke up, but aside from Gorillaz (who I like) another one of them is off doing stuff with World Music.
  5. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    I agree, it really does depend on your taste. I LOVED BSSM, probably my favorite cd ever(I can't think of a single track I don't like) but I think By The Way and Californication are almost to that level. Even though RHCP have changed, can you really say the music isn't good? I can't. As long as they keep making good music, they're alright in my book.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how are rhcp a 90's band? they started in the early 80's. their sound had already evolved to the point it is now with mothers milk - their "evolution" has been minimal in the past decade, imo.
  7. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Glad someone pointed that out. Whatever one's opinion of them, RHCP have been around for a long time and deserve to be considered separately from most of the other bands who 'first hit' in the early 90s.

    Anyone else remember seeing the 'True Men Don't Kill Coyotes' video on MTV back in the early/mid 80's? This is definitely a band with a history! ;)