What did you guys think about the answers Suzie and Marty gave about which direction they would take the band in and how the band might have interpreted it?
Suzie: wants them to remain the same, the same style that everyone knows and loves, no changes.
Marty: wants to take them in a new direction that may not be popular with the old fans.
But.... does the band want to stay exactly the same? Do they want to change a bit but not as radically as Marty would propose?
I think that all long lasting successful performers have changed their styles from the beginning. Either that or they fall out of style. The stones songs from the early 60's were nothing like the Tattoo You album in 1980.
Same for the Beatles. By the end, they were as far from their beginnings as you get.
Even Madonna has evolved and changed from the "boy toy" she was in the early 80's.
However, these artists may have changed, the essential sound is still the same.
So I think some change is appropriate or you just stagnate. But too much change can be a death knell.
Hmm, we'll have to wait and see how the band decides.