Raspberries.net in Go All The Way Posted April 16, 2006 Trindy said: Of course, every artist wants to be appreciated for what he or she does rather than having to pander to market tastes. But when that happens...why is it that so often the original fans then get tired of that artist?! If that pandering CHANGES the soul & essence of their music & what made them special in the first place, then the fans feel betrayed, and rightfully so. The most egregious cases took in place in the '80s when the record companies became more corporate and less artistically driven. Think Rod Stewart. On the other side: In many cases (like in the UK) the "fans" and media are totally guilty of not sticking by the artists they helped break & totally jump to the next train and it's just as heinous an act as selling out.