Posted by Glen on June 06, 2001 at 10:08:05:
In Reply to: ugly band situations posted by greg on June 06, 2001 at 06:52:26:
Plenty. I was the drummer in a clubdate band where the guitarist & bassist somehow thought we'd make more money if we invested $10K in PA equip. Meanwhile they wouldn't learn new material. In fact I had to show the guitarist how to do the lead part in "When Will I Be loved" and he still couldn't play it right. I left pretty quickly.
Another band featured a lead singer who was too shy to chat up the crowd during tuning breaks etc. Then she wondered why the audience lost interest...
In wedding/clubdate bands it's a simple formula: we are entertainers! We damn well better know current material, and be entertaining.
In original bands we can do whatever we want, as long as the promoter makes his money. But in either case it helps when we're professional enough to put our egos aside and keep our audience interested. PEACE
: ok, here we go...lets share some ugly band situation stories, (Hopefully there are not many of them).. I just left the band I was playing in for over a year after the guitar player and I had one more argument, over a chord progression.
: drummer: let's listen to the tape...(I play with the tape, bass part matches note for note)
: guitar player: (yelling and redfaced) look da@nit, i know the difference between an E and a B, and your gonna play it that way...
: At this point I grab my stuff and leave...I thought music was supposed to be fun? :(
: sorry guys but i just had to vent, anyone have similar stories?
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