GJ wrote:I don't mean to cause this thread to derail (well in fact I do ), but how come stuff Ashbury seem so cool in underground metal circles while the steel merchants of WASP is spat on and referred to as "stadium rock"?
Personally i like the Ashbury "Endless Skies" album because it reminds me of a lot of the old Southern Rock stuff i love, such as The Outlaws and Henry Paul Band.
Frankly, I couldn't give a fuck what's considered "cool" in underground metal circles, or anywhere else for that matter.
I actually see a lot of parrallels between the Metal & Southern scenes of yore; a predominantly working class audience, extended guitar soloing, soulful singers, epic/historic lyrical themes etc etc
I get your point about the double standard concerning the praise heaped on Ashbury, and the vitriol sometimes aimed at Blackie Lawless's band though.
It seems a little hypocritical to me too.
(Sipping a nice cup of tea - probably not considered "cool" in underground metal circles )