Posted by Glen on June 13, 2000 at 09:09:03:
In Reply to: Re: what to do when accused of overplaying? posted by Greg Jeanfreau on June 10, 2000 at 20:19:29:
Some of the folks you find playing in cover bands write some of the most 'origional' (sic) music you'll ever hear - but there's no MARKET for what they write. I'll take your opinion to its logical conclusion and say "Then nobody should ever play anythting but what they write themselves". Just imagine how exciting an entire 90 minute concert of an unaccompanied bassist on stage, playing his own stuff, would be :)
Even the Stanley Clarkes of the world spend much time 'covering' other people's tunes. Of course jazz allows more room for interpretation - but then again a stint in a local jazz band pays nowhere near as much as a good cover band, or wedding/club date band. Most of the pros I've known have paying gigs that satisfy the audience, AND their original projects to satisfy their own creative urges. Just remember, Geddy Lee plays in what started as a LedZep cover band!
: These are people who cant even come up with origional songs, so there is no way they will come up with origional sounds!!!!To each each is his own and you sound like my playing style and it can't work in a cover band.
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