Re: New Album
Date: February 1, 2005 22:46
To be perfectly honest I wouldn't look for anything earth shattering from the new album. I'm willing to wager the songs were written prior to the Paris sessions for the Licks cd.
A "Start Me Up" type of single, no way. They are smart enough to know the newer material (post Tattoo You) doesn't get much airplay. How many times do your hear "Don't Stop" on the radio, or see the video for that matter?
The typical marketing "hype" will be there prior to the CD and tour, they will get minimal airplay but in the end, it will be the same old tired formula. It's true, if it's not broken, don't fix it but face it, they have become mere shadows of their former selves.
Michael Cohl has done a great job of making them millions since '89. We "older" fans have been aware of this for years.
The last true hit that got lots of airplay was Start Me Up.