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So it's come to this...I got your 'yacht rock' right here...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Michedelic, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern


    While the phrase 'playing Vegas' hasn't had the negative connotation of 'washed-up act put out to pasture' for years, and the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, while being a crass money grab, does have kind of a twisted purpose for those with more expendable income than talent(as opposed to a learning experience with integrity like Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace), this just cracked me up. Just another sign that some of us are getting on. Boomers sailing off to their golden years on that cruise they've been wanting to take, but wait, this is kind of a weird niche market, huh? Granted, an acquaintance of mine has been successfully presenting the Blues Cruise for quite some time after years of operating one of the best blues bars in the midwest, if not the entire country, but those events are non-stop parties for all ages. I hope this thing doesn't turn into a failed Love Boat for all those prog guys that never got,
    well, you know...:bag:;)
  2. G-MonRV5


    Apr 29, 2008
    Yep, I agree 100%. I have been a Yes fan for many years and generally take a pretty lenient view of older bands continuing to tour to make a buck, but this is two steps beyond pathetic. Spinal Tap doesn't even begin to come close to being a parody of this level of absurdity.

    Guys, it's time to hang it up.
  3. NinetyFive


    Jun 22, 2013
    New York City
    Why is this more pathetic than a Yes tour? They are playing shows, not running the shuffle-board games.
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Someday, Classic Rock bands will be made up of robots, and will recreate their most famous shows. They will not require any pay; will not pursue solo careers; will not abuse drugs; and will be able to do multiple shows in multiple cities AT THE SAME TIME.

    These leaves infinite possiblities.

    Imagine the 1969 Santana opening for the 1984 Santana. Jimi Hendrix playing lead guitar in REO Speedwagon. The robot Roger Waters and robot David Gilmore having springs in their necks, so they can do "rock 'em sock 'em robots," during Comfortably Numb...
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Are you serious? I would love to go on one of these pro cruises. These bands will all probably never come to my area, so the chance to go see a handful of them in a week sounds pretty freakin' awesome to me.

    You think the show will be any less spectacular because they are in an intimate setting or on a boat? It is not like any of these bands need to really on gimmicks or shows, their music speaks volume.
  6. noiseguy


    Apr 1, 2013
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You would get to see many bands up close and personal and probably run into them on the ship between gigs.
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Are you sure about that? Check out some of the photos of daily random activity on the boat:p
    My amusement at all of this isn't so much that they're doing a gig, but just that it's in this context. In addition, look at the roster of all of the other acts. Yes is about the only band that would have any name recognition for the CASUAL classic rock consumer(sorry, but Hackett-era Genesis, with or without Gabriel, was still pretty much a cult band at the time). OK, I'll grant you Queensryche has a certain amount of mainstream cache, but still, in general this is a prog nerdfest, of sorts. Who knew that it might have this sort of appeal? But c'mon, Soft Machine Legacy? *** is that? If it were some sort of "Stars of The British Invasion"(like those annoying PBS fundraiser shows)or the Turtles' "Happy Together" tours, I'd get it. I'm just getting a laugh out of relative obscurity of all the others on the bill. Yeah, I was deeply into a lot of these and related bands back in the day, and I got a lotta guff from my so-called peer group as to why I listened to all that 'weird stuff' nobody ever heard of. This whole concept reminds me of an old Firesign Theater skit(remember them?)where there was this fantasy projection of the future(i.e. NOW). There was a quick bit where someone was checking in on an old folk's home, and the residents where rocking out to some loud surf-rock band. Anyway, can't wait for the Goth Cruise with Peter Murphy. Don't laugh, it could happen.
  9. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner

    Jan 13, 2014
  10. NinetyFive


    Jun 22, 2013
    New York City

    Fair enough. I was mostly reacting to G-MonRV5, who wrote, "Guys, it's time to hang it up." I'll never understand those who believe that musicians should no longer be allowed to earn a living after a certain age. Along the same lines, I don't care for cover bands. I don't want to see/hear one, and I would likely never play in one. But, I do not begrudge those who make a living, or simply have fun, playing in them. Too many people take their personal preferences and shout them at the world as if they are objective rules for living.

    Goth Cruise with Peter Murphy​

    Special appearances by Killing Joke, Joy division/New Order, Sisters of Mercy, Christian Death and Winger for some reason.

    There will be a special moment of sadness, to memorialize the 34th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, on the Lido Fiesta Deck at midnight.​
  11. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    I don't care if Jesus Christ Himself is on board and offers salvation and massive musical talent to everyone He meets during the cruise, you still would only get me onboard one of those floating hotel/casino monstrosities by force or outrageous deception.
  12. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Outrageous Deception

    Sounds like a good band name.:D
  13. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Enjoy a fu-fu drink with the little umbrella deckside with Chris Squire? I'm in...
  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    It isn't even copyrighted!
  15. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    "And winger for some reason" I don't use the term lol but I kinda have to here.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It's a booze cruise with excellent bands. What's not to like?
  17. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr "Play I Some Music" Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    I actually kind of like the idea. I'd go on a Yes cruise.
  18. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    +1 :scowl::rollno: