Re: Please Joe stop with the blues COVER!!!
If over a 2 year period Joe writes 8 to 10 new songs,Does it really matter if they are wrapped up in one or 2 cds?An all original cd would have its merrits.Given Joe's past history,I would feel short changed if he abandoned covers just for the sake of pure new material.Look at the Don't Explain cd.I guess that would never have happened if it all important to have new material.When would Joe have the time to write with Beth,himself,BCC.It is amazing given his scedule that he can even come up with 4-5 new songs of the highest quality given what is on his plate.I just don't see what the big deal is.I for one like what he has been doing as long as he can keep it up.If he needs to slow down the output that's ok too.Look,his cds are at the tops of the charts as in current configuration of covers and oiginals,so give it a rest.He eems to be doing great with how he's writing and recording so I say if it aint broke ,don't fix it.
No one is asking him to abandon covers. The covers give him the time to do the other projects that you stated. It was nice that Beth and Joe did a cover album, but I would hope it wouldn't be a continuous output of just cover material.
Part of the excitement of BCC was that it was new material and not just cover songs. Most bands write new material. Seeing most people on this forum come from Rock more than Blues, I would think you would be use to seeing an album containing more new songs than covers?
It's not a big deal and you can carry on the same way. It was merely something that was pointed out.
But the number of albums don't compare to a band that writes an album of mostly original songs. That takes a more difficult thought process. And you are starting from a blank slate. As opposed to have something started for you and it is probably already a good song.