THE MELODIC FURNACE: four monsters of l' AOR!
, THE STORM
, CAPTIVE HEART
, REO SPEEDWAGON
, PRIDE OF LIONS
, HARLAN CAGE
, JOE LYNN TURNER
, NIGHT RANGER
, BON JOVI
, PAT BENATAR
, VAN STEPHENSON
, BAD ENGLISH
, STEVE PERRY
, FINAL FRONTIER
, FROM THE FIRE
, TERRY BROCK
, MARK FREE
, THE VIEW
, STAN BUSH
, HONEYMOON SUITE
Publishing date : 1/2/11
Author : Axldobby
Approximate translation of the file
l' has; image of the famous " THE BIG FOUR" , regrouping of the four most promising formations of theTrash-Metal, why n' we do not evoke "THE MELODIC FOUR" ? And which is, these Sirs? Four monsters of l' AOR , pardi! Unfortunately, if the quartet dedicated to theTrash-Métal is fixed, that dedicated to l'AORdubious remainder.
So d' to establish a quartet, j' created a subject on this subject on two forums Internet ( RockReport.be andHardRock80.com). N' do not forget qu' it s' d' acts; a survey-report, " élus" are not legitimate and the list n' is not official.
a discussed name:
L'AORis not easily definable because, according to the continent, the culture, l' accustomed or the neophyte, the concept is different:
- In the case of l' Anglo-Saxon, it chooses the " Mélodique" of the Hard-Rock as a whole, c' be-with-to say the Rock Melody one, l' Pure and hard AOR, Hard-RockMelody evenWestcoast. Indeed, that simplifies the life, nevertheless generalizes enormously.
- In the French case, we took l' practice to enormously categorize the musical registers related to the Hard-Rock . Hard-FM growth the defect, by pretexting that the Hard-Rock Melody hyper sweetened, licked (and especially mediatized) is d' access a business of diffusion on the waves FM d' where l' name. Hard-RockMelody, the also reduced one to Hardware-Melody, defends d' a bringing together intimates with its junior, the Hard-FM . Add to that theRockMelody one, less couillu, like l'AOR-Wescoast. Finally, French complexity is found on all the levels, however it allows a certain clearness.
the task was thus difficult, because of this preoccupation with a definition.
Of the tracks:
L' idea d' such a " liste" or " combinaison" however several groups at the head d' brought back; post. The nominated ones are (" bearing of tambours") : JOURNEY, SURVIVOR, FOREIGNER, ASIA, BOSTON , REO SPEEDWAGONand TOTO . Note that JOURNEY and SURVIVORwere disputed little. With l' opposite, FOREIGNER, ASIA, BOSTON ,TOTOmade l' object of polemics.
D' other quotations:
PRIDE OF LIONS, BAD ENGLISH, CHICAGO, NIGHT RANGER, SIGNAL, FM, FRONTLINE, BON JOVI, LOVERBOY, ALIAS, BOULEVARD, BYSTANDER, THE VIEW, THE STORM, HARLEQUIN, VAN STEPHENSON, HARLAN CAGE, FINAL FRONTIER, HONEYMOON SUITE, STRANGEWAYS,CAPTIVE HEART,…
Of the names d' artists were also evoked:
Mark FREE, Pat BENATAR, Stan BUSH, Jim PETERIK, Steve PERRY, Terry BROCK, Göran EDMA, Jeff SCOTT SOTO , Joe LYNN TURNERorHUGO.
the debate continues…
Nothing n' is solidified, the debate continues. N' do not hesitate to intervene, to supplement me, discuss between you, to provide your (or your) clean (S) combination (S)! J' hope of any heart that this mini-report will have made it possible to launch a vast reflexion on l' one of the musical under-registers of theHard-Rock . I thank also the Net surfers for the two forums for their participations because, without them, the file n' would have had that little d' interests.