Re: What's with tribute bands?

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Posted by dbadude on January 11, 2000 at 11:08:14:

In Reply to: What's with tribute bands? posted by Brock on January 07, 2000 at 09:45:14:

I personally think tribute bands are a good thing. I play bass in a covers band,
and enjoy it thoroughly. The main reason I got into music was to be able to play
songs by my favorite bands (Led Zep being one of them). Back in my teens I played
in a rock band that did all covers. We eventually wrote some originals, however
they just don't go over that big at gigs like the covers. Sure if you plan to
pursue the dream of becoming a multi-million dollar rock star, do all originals.
However, if you're playing in a band mostly to ENJOY yourself, then you should
play anything you want! Another good thing about tribute bands is that you get
to see some monster music for damn cheap. I'd rather pay a $5 cover charge at a
bar and see Animotion than pay $50 to see Rush live (Well, alright I've seen Rush
live already.....11 times....LOL). The reason tribute bans are so popular is that
people actually "LIKE" to see them. Besides, do you berate the New York Philharmonic
for doing a Mozart tribute? They seem to be making some REALLY big cash off of
tributes to classical composers! What's the difference?

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