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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 09:38 AM
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Why do most rock musicians produce their best stuff when they're young,
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and after that....their music just isn't as good as their earlier stuff?

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  -Why do most rock musicians produce their best stuff when they're young, raccoon  Mar-18-10 09:38 AM   #0 
  - Apathy of success.  HopeHoops   Mar-18-10 09:42 AM   #1 
  - Because young people are willing to experiment and take risks  TommyO   Mar-18-10 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Otherwise known as 'first album syndrome'  Symarip   Mar-18-10 09:49 AM   #3 
  - My own theory, with regard to first album syndrome...  SteppingRazor   Mar-18-10 10:39 AM   #5 
  - Exactly the theory I was going to give.  Forkboy   Mar-18-10 12:36 PM   #8 
  - I would add to that that young people are crazy  XemaSab   Mar-18-10 03:30 PM   #16 
  - agreed  RainDog   Mar-18-10 10:58 PM   #23 
  - Agree.  alphafemale   Mar-19-10 12:38 AM   #27 
  - this explains why country music is on balance not as good as rock  CreekDog   Mar-19-10 12:20 PM   #33 
     - On the other hand, country musicians often have a whole stable of songwriters...  SteppingRazor   Mar-19-10 12:33 PM   #34 
        - you'd think, but then the stable of songwriters often is churning so hard that...  CreekDog   Mar-19-10 12:40 PM   #35 
           - What choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?  SteppingRazor   Mar-19-10 12:57 PM   #36 
              - Lately it's had more in common with MadLibs than the creative process  CreekDog   Mar-19-10 01:21 PM   #37 
  - The great ones endure  SoxFan   Mar-18-10 01:47 PM   #12 
  - Because they become more interested in money  TZ   Mar-18-10 10:32 AM   #4 
  - Nothing to lose  guitar man   Mar-18-10 11:03 AM   #6 
  - I would guess the opposite...  wickerwoman   Mar-19-10 03:57 AM   #29 
  - Who says  hippywife   Mar-18-10 11:23 AM   #7 
  - It's not always true, but it is common.  Forkboy   Mar-18-10 12:41 PM   #9 
  - Please read again, "Why do most rock musicians..." I didn't say it  raccoon   Mar-19-10 07:37 AM   #30 
  - Why do most people in most professions do their best work early on?  BurtWorm   Mar-18-10 12:49 PM   #10 
  - OLD PEOPLE HAVE NO SOULS  rcrush   Mar-18-10 01:04 PM   #11 
  - I think sometimes it's that nobody buys their older music.  jobycom   Mar-18-10 02:57 PM   #13 
  - Re: Plant - I read somewhere that Page remarked they could not compete  old mark   Mar-18-10 03:13 PM   #14 
  - Some artist make many good records.  RandomThoughts   Mar-18-10 03:28 PM   #15 
  - Sex drive  trackfan   Mar-18-10 04:58 PM   #17 
  - Drugs...  Chemical Bill   Mar-18-10 06:11 PM   #18 
  - This ^^^  rcrush   Mar-18-10 08:38 PM   #21 
  - They sell out.  mcollins   Mar-18-10 06:25 PM   #19 
  - Because any great thing anyone ever does in life, they usually do before they're 30  datasuspect   Mar-18-10 06:42 PM   #20 
  - the reason is  miscsoc   Mar-18-10 09:38 PM   #22 
  - Bonnie Raitt got better with time  donheld   Mar-18-10 11:42 PM   #24 
  - I think steppingrazer hit it on the nail. They've been working on  Lindsey   Mar-19-10 12:14 AM   #25 
  - everyone has a finite number of good songs in them  Enrique   Mar-19-10 12:33 AM   #26 
  - there's only one Young and that'd be  nutsnberries   Mar-19-10 02:22 AM   #28 
  - Probably the best reason for a change in music...  hayu_lol   Mar-19-10 10:12 AM   #31 
  - they get jaded by the industry when they get older  MissMillie   Mar-19-10 10:30 AM   #32 

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