Well, the results are in, and we received an overwhelming and unanimous “no” from our fans and readers on the topic of whether or not we should market ourselves as “country”. Also, everyone that responded was kind enough to also supply reasons to support their decisions, which we very much appreciate.
So now we’re left with the dilemma “Well what the hell are we then?” On the radio this morning, I heard a clip of an interview with Stewart Copeland (drummer for The Police) saying how much he hates the term “Rock and Roll”. He says that the music everyone refers to as Rock n Roll hasn’t been Rock n Roll for decades, but everyone uses that as a blanket term to describe the general genre, much to his annoyance. The funny thing is that even HE didn’t have a better alternative as to what to call it, and he’s been doing it a lot longer than we have. But it’s not really up to him anymore. People know The Police without having to place them in any genre, but they still fall under the “Rock” umbrella.
So, in lieu of a genre that exists (at one time, even Rock and Roll didn’t exist as a genre), some of our fans have made up names for genres that they feel more accurately describe us. We’d like to share some of our favorites:
and our favorite: Music That Doesn’t Suck
Who knows? We may be at the forefront of one of the above genres. Now it just needs to catch on.
Feel free to add to the list. We always love hearing what you have to say. Thanks again to everyone that chimed in on the Country thing. You all really helped us out more than you know.