Aly & AJ - a touch of the beat...

Status
Not open for further replies.
I went to their Portland show last night. Wow, they've really come into their own since their Ten Years tour in 2019. I loved the stage styling - it was simple and effective. I was tapping my feet and swaying the whole night.

The meet and greet was pretty cool, they sound checked 'No One' and 'Paradise' and did about a 15 minute Q&A. I was kind of starstruck so I didn't ask a question, but they were so kind and genuine. I wore my 'Be Every Color That You Are' rainbow shirt from their last gig and they commented on how I was an original. Still bummed we couldn't hug or stand closer to each other - but I won't let it tarnish the experience. Chalk it up to 'the Covid years'...

Blue Dress is very pretty, I like the whining steel guitar. It definitely leans more into the Slow Dancing sound.
 
First of two re-records is out at midnight local time.


The other one is probably Chemicals React. The original is missing from streaming in some places & my album bundle disposable had photos of them in the studio with the chords written down.


Well this sounds fantastic!
 
I still remember recording Rush on my tape recorder when it would come on the Disney Channel in middle school. If that gets rereleased that will be a full circle moment for sure.

Thrilled about Like Whoa, too. That was one of my played tracks on my iPod when I bought it.
 
First of two re-records is out at midnight local time.


The other one is probably Chemicals React. The original is missing from streaming in some places & my album bundle disposable had photos of them in the studio with the chords written down.

I'll stick with the original. It doesn't hit me like thr new version of Potential Breakup Song.

They mentioned a while back how they were told to release every 3 months for streaming, so I think these are just for that while we wait for the next album. And if they do end up doing Chemicals React too (and maybe Rush down the line?) they'll have their own masters of all their big hits.
Uhm. I need their 78violet-stuff more desperately.
 
They obviously don't have the rights to put it up on streaming or don't want to fund the upload.
They have the rights to the Hothouse album, they just feel funny about putting it out when it’s old and they no longer really feel it. And yeah I think they worry (probably unnecessarily) that people will think it’s their new sound. I think they will come around one day but for now it’s a no.

The Hollywood Records album on the other hand they don’t own, and I think they’d be embarrassed by how juvenile it is. They also said they would never release Bullet as they dislike the gun metaphor now.
 
You're thinking too much like a stan. It doesn't make business sense to not have something on streaming because 'you don't feel it' when even megastars are uploading old remixes and b-sides because it's easy money.
I’m not straying too far from things they’ve actually said. They’ve been asked point blank and they just seem uninterested in old music when they’re so excited about newer stuff.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top