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    Saving country music article on FUN

    The guy, trigger, has a habit of being critical of Garth, but his articles are always interesting.

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/g...-still-no-fun/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Dale View Post
    The guy, trigger, has a habit of being critical of Garth, but his articles are always interesting.

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/g...-still-no-fun/
    It's a meh article, the typical bit@@ing and moaning article of a garth hater, IMO. (that's what it sounds like at least)
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    Never seen any of his articles but he is pretty spot on here. Garth told us to pre order the album 2 years ago. We all flopped down $10 and expect the album to be out in fall. It never happened. Then spring and fall, now here we are again 2 years later now hoping for fall again. Garth deserves to be hammered over this.

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    hmm- decided to go through it again / make a more complete 'review' of the article- hindsight may change my thoughts about it- or maybe not... here we go..

    Quote Originally Posted by saving country music blog

    "Garth Brooks Releases Two New Songs, But Still No “Fun” "

    Granted, there are many music fans with hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars tied up in concert tickets for events that have been cancelled or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 to where a $10 pre-order on a record is the least of their troubles. But the ongoing saga of Garth Brooks and his latest album entitled Fun continues to elongate, despite the country superstar releasing two new songs last week to satiate the groans of increasingly anxious fans.
    don't know if 'satiate the groans of increasingly anxious fans' is accurate. I for one am not ANXIOUS about FUN's release/delay.. I had to wait on Garth for 14 years to come out of retirement, so heck.. this is still not much of a delay for new music.

    The WRITING of this blog? Eh- maybe it's just me but it kinda is just under what I'd call the level of 'journalistic'


    At this point, it’s just as much about the principal as it is the money. Garth’s latest studio album was put up for pre-order as part of his exclusive distribution deal with Amazon nearly two years ago now, on June 19th, 2018 to be exact. When the album was posted for pre-order, a lead single was also released called “All Day Long,” as well as a B-side called “The Road I’m On.” Aside from these two tracks, fans received no further details on the album, not even the name, a cover, or a track list. And if you wanted to receive both of the new Garth songs, you had no choice but to pre-order the record through Amazon.
    yep.. as part of society run by capitalism this makes sense. No one was forced to pre-order it. I wouldn't say 'the road I'm on' was a "B side", it was designed originally for the opener of the new tour (quickly abandoned, to the betterment of the tour)

    And so many people did, expecting to get the new record in the coming months. After all, this was Garth, and Amazon—not some fly-by-night with a crowdfunding campaign. But it wasn’t even until January 21st, 2019—over six months later—that Garth finally revealed the title of the new record as Fun, and said the new record would be released in the spring … the spring of 2019 that is. And still here we sit in the spring of 2020 with no Fun record, and not even a proper release date announced.
    yep.. as with the first time I read this, THIS paragraph is where the 'meh' and 'bit@@ing and moaning' started..

    However Garth has been releasing new songs from the record intermittently, including the two latest ones, “Pardi Gras (The Mardi Gras Song)” and “That’s What Cowboys Do.” The first song comes with unfortunate timing, seeing how Mardi Gras just passed us up, and helped spread the filthy COVID throughout New Orleans where it became one of the hot spots in the pandemic. The song is a pretty standard run through of the Louisiana cliches that was pretty cool when Hank cut “Jambalaya” nearly 70 years ago, but now feels quite tired.
    lol "intermittently"? ehh- I guess you could say that... technically...

    I do agree, Mardi Gras passing people by does seem a weirder time to release Party Gras. Commentary about New Orleans and Covid aside, it's just an opinion laden 'whine' here in comparing PG to Jambalaya, etc.. how does Garth put it in song? "Listen not to the critics, who put their own dreams on the shelf". . Cliches in the song? Eh- maybe.. but it sounds still a bit like "Adalida" from George Strait to me .. the song is frighteningly catchy..


    The second song “That’s What Cowboys Do” also works from familiar country music themes, but is also a fair deal better written and performed, and is real deal country with steal guitar and twang, underscoring that despite Garth’s mixed reception among traditional country fans, he’s still definitely country, and a fair bit better than many of his contemporaries.
    "trigger" (hopefully not the same 'trigger' that infected PG about oh going on about 15-17 years ago I think but possibly) is def. a fan of traditional sounding music- thats ok. I agree that this song though, is better written and performed than PG, but both songs are good IMO

    But it’s things like this continued weird situation surrounding Fun that has put Garth on the outs with so many. Some hypothesized that when his latest single “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton peaked on the charts (which it did at #5), Garth would finally let loose of Fun. But that happened back in mid February.
    "hypothesized" or "really wished"? I'd be willing to wager that "trigger" was one of these "hypothesizers" and is a bit salty that he/she was proven wrong

    At this point, fans already have what’s basically the lion’s share of a full album with the seven songs. It’s just weird how Garth broke promises
    what SPECIFIC PROMISES were broken?

    , and continues to delay. Of course, COVID-19 makes for the latest convenient excuse. But just release the dang album as opposed to continuing to game the public to attempt to drive pre-orders for a big debut, or whatever scheme Garth has cooked up that won’t allow him to fulfill his commitment to fans.
    and the blog post ends with more whining and moaning..


    Hmm- not QUITe the garth hating article that I saw on first reading, but still a def. opinion laden 'attempt' at journalism IMO
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