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What If Rock Bands Were Run Like Sports team? It Is Time For The Menudo Code

The Menudo Code

The Menudo Code

Now that the Mick Jaggers of the world are hitting their 70s, they should retire. They should have retired decades ago but there is too much money in it, and maybe too much art, however, that didn’t stop Derek Jeter from retiring or Mariano Rivera. Jeter was the face of the Yankees for 20 years but when he stopped, the management  didn’t say, oh, ok, let’s close the team down, now did they?

I was speaking with Helen Bach and she brought up Menudo and the Menudo Code, once a member hit their 20s they were kicked out. It seems to me that if you add the Menudo Code to the pride of the yankees you have a new paradigm for rock bands.

Say for instance… the Beatles. Lennon wanted to run off with Yoko and Paulie beat him to it and the band exploded. But they should have let Lennon leave and hired a 17 year old replacement and groomed him and then when McCartney wanted to go solo, they could have added another new Beatle to replace him, so on and so forth, the Beatles could be around today easily.

Or the Stones? Screw the septuagenarians, we could have a 25 year old Mick Jagger who learnt at the wiggly butt of Mick for years. I could imagine a world where Rhett Miller quit the Old 97’s to become the leader of the Stones. Think of that if you will.

Like the Red Sox and the Yanks, great rock bands won’t die, they will go on forever. Sure, they’ll have their ups and downs, like the SNL players, it can’t all be John Belushi, sometimes it’ Bobby Monihan, but it will even out, the format can remain constant, the greatest rock bands will never ever leave us.

This is as idea whose time has come.

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