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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 7, 2022 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JULY 69 3/4 Doors, Yes, & Leslie West

Thanks for the comments . The Miami thing is still debated . I suspect something happened, but you are right to point out its not certain exactly what .One thing for certain, it hung over them till the end .
On those two post Jim Doors records, it is sort of sad, Kreiger, who early on had been a decent songwriter, just didn't have it anymore . "Other Voices" has a couple of ok songs, but like a lot of bands from the era, the well had dried up . The next record ,"Full Circle" is best forgotten ...

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Apr 8, 2022 5:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JULY 69 3/4 Doors, Yes, & Leslie West

Thanks again for the thought provoking posts.The 'Creative Genius' verses 'Commercial Production' thing is a subject that touches most of the physical worlds creations by humans.
So, is imagining a unique new musical scale and time beat organization which is then used to organize sounds into a just barely endured musical piece better than using a oft repeated and solidly codified blues format to play a song that causes deep emotional feeling? Mondrian was a genius but could have gone from point A to Point E quicker if he didn't need to produce salable materials.
I've notice the early "A-Ha!" idea portion of my own "artiste" sculptures is usually followed by exhilarating production technique discoveries during the early creation portion of production. But making 25 of the same thing turns the process into drudgery.
Imagine the rush you feel the first time the band you're in finally connects and you all fly together. Then go down the road a few years to where someone says, "Again, but this time more cowbell, the mic was too low." And throw in that you notice talent-less hacks with better financed backing being rewarded with public acclaim and payment for what can only be called lackluster performances. My own creative thoughts would be centered elsewhere.
The best music I ever heard was played in a woods once at a random spot by musicians and vocalists who met that one time in that one place and never met again. Should they be forced to go back and play every Friday night at 9?