A friend gave me a bag full of cassette tapes a couple of weeks ago. There were 2 Stevie Ray tapes in there. I never really listened to much electric blues before, and I surprisingly liked it a lot. Left the 1st tape in the player for a week straight. Finally decided to pop the 2nd one in - and something occurred to me. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING, DAMMITT!!!!!! They're great musicians, obviously. Why did they continually put out the same damn recordings. IT'S ALL THE SAME!!!!!!!!! Seems they almost even acknowledge the triteness of their own crap by singing Mary Had a Little Lamb (how lame yet appropriate). How come these guys didn't just say, been there, done that, and move on to something else? How did they keep on selling albums??? Did they EVER stray from blues formulas and play something poppy, metal, punkish, danceable, upbeat, unique???? Were they afraid of their "reputation" or something. Sorry blues fans, but unless he did a lot of other stuff that I'm not familiar with, I think that guy had a whole lotta wasted talent on his hands. Seemingly couldda done so much more.