LINDA RONSTADT'S EX-BOYFRIENDS Nov 21, 2012 15:37:23 GMT -5
Post by sliderocker on Nov 21, 2012 15:37:23 GMT -5
In another way, however, it is a bit depressing, because I don't think she really realizes what it has meant for us as fans, or her peers at large.
There's nothing wrong with an artist being self-critical about their work, as long as it's on a song by song basis and not a blanket condemnation of your whole catalogue. Linda has tended to be way too critical of herself, especially the recordings from her younger days. Linda's Stone Poneys recordings and her early solo recordings are part of my youth and have remained with me since thse days. If she did such a terrible job singing or the arrangements were bad, she would've lost me early on. But, she didn't lose me and I still prefer her early work over some of her later stuff - even though I love her later stuff too. If she were as bad as she believed, her sales wouldn't be in excess of 100 million worldwide and very likely, she wouldn't have been as wealthy as she became from her recordings.
But, I do wish she would stop constantly putting her music down because I think the part of the public that only knows her from the far too few hits that are played on oldies radio could be scared off from searching out the rest of her material. If I were her manager, I would be cautioning her not to be making such blanketing damnations about her entire catalog.