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Re: CPR

Post by brent » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:09 am

I think CPR was an unfortunate name for the project as well. Like, there is barely any life left and it needs help. I don't know what it means, but at least it wasn't IV Guys. But, there are lots of band names that suck who have good music.

Over the years, I have said this and now others are saying it in a different way. I am not impressionable anymore. That is a fact. It is very hard for males beyond their 20s to be impressed with new music, especially from their favorite bands. Our identities with music were established in our youth. That is where the bar was set. What resonates with our generation cannot be repeated, or we think the artist is not progressing. New directions sound like sell outs to be relevant to another generation. We all hold on to our old music, and if the artist is still playing the old music, we will wish they will quit, because they suck and they are embarrassing themselves while killing our memories. Or, we will wish they would keep on because they still have "it". So, the artist is really in a no-win situation. It is just the way it is.

As for which versions of bands were good, I see all sides. The first jam band era Journey fans did not accept Perry. The pop music era Journey fans will not accept anything before or after Perry. It all depends upon when the listener showed up to the party that was already in progress and continued after the listener left. Petra was no different than Van Halen, Journey, Genesis, and a few others. They were a completely different band before and after singer changes, each with varying degrees of success. I can appreciate them all, because I am loyal to bands. I don't throw them away completely when they crank out something that I don't like. Although, they have given the world good reason, and their sales and reviews are a reflection.

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Re: CPR

Post by Mountain Man » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:19 pm

brent wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:09 am
It is very hard for males beyond their 20s to be impressed with new music, especially from their favorite bands.
I'm not sure why you say that. I thought Jekyll & Hyde was awesome, and that came out when I was in my 30s (holy crap, was it really that long ago?!). I love the recent stuff Steve Taylor is doing did The Perfect Foil, and then there's The Union of Sinners and Saints, all of which came out in the last 5-years. Granted, I don't buy music as voraciously as I used to (I have so much music if I set my iPod to randomly play all tracks, guaranteed it'll eventually play something I never knew I owned and will swear I've never heard before), there is still new music that will occasionally pique my interest. I recently discovered a new band (at least new to me) called Sabaton, a killer Swedish metal band that writes songs about historical wars, battles, and persons of interest.

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Re : CPR

Post by brent » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:52 pm

I'm not saying we don't like any releases after our twenties. I'm saying that our Musical preferences had been decided by then.

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Re: CPR

Post by Mountain Man » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:20 pm

OK, I get that. I probably like Sabaton because they sound like an 80's hair-metal band.


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Re: CPR

Post by johntheumfreak » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:57 am

There's also a Christian Punk band named CPR.

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Re: CPR

Post by PiedPiper » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:06 am

Some updates on the new CPR album...
https://m.facebook.com/pg/johnnystarr2/posts/
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Re: CPR

Post by dihigo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:48 am

While we continue to patiently wait for CPR’s album to drop, I wonder if anyone on here can come up with some clever parody lyrics to “Is It Finished?” (to the tune of “It Is Finished”).
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Re: CPR

Post by brent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:17 pm

New samples are up on JL's Facebook page.

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Re: CPR

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Re: CPR

Post by brent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:12 pm

Holding my comments until more listen.

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Re: CPR

Post by JMBJR72 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Maybe its because I am used to John behind the mic. I rather heard John sing then Greg just being honest!

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Re: CPR

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:44 pm

I listened to the samples today. To be honest, and this is just my opinion, I'm not too impressed. I see no reason in new recordings of old songs. The song choices don't really do much for me either. The songs I don't mind being redone don't sound that great. I also see no reason for "For Annie" or "Dream On" considering the vast Petra catalog. Once again, I speak only for myself.

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Re: CPR

Post by brent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 pm

I have a huge respect and fondness for everyone involved. This isn't my cup of tea. I won't be able to listen to the whole album without comparing the tunes to the originals.

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Re: CPR

Post by cvs2kids » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 am

Hmm, Judas Kiss wasn't too bad,

My initial thought is there feels like a lack of energy on this album. Anyone else know what I mean?
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