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Would you Rather Play in a cover band or original band
Cover Band
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 44%  [ 30 ]
Original Band
55%
 55%  [ 37 ]
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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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From what I'm begining to understand :

Original Band=fewer shows less money

Cover Band =more shows more money

So for all intensive purposes, what works best for you?
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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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Uh oh.
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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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For all intents and purposes, who cares. Youre in a band, Im in a band...lets play some damn music and stop with all this nonsense of covers vs. originals.

I do both. I enjoy both for different reasons.





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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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i'm kind of jazzed about organizing my own stuff right now and concentrating on writeing material. but i like playing other peoples stuff as well. thats kind of the direction i'm headed in. we'll see what happens! Its kind of a new adventure for me. now.................................




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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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Sure I play in a cover band.. and I play in an original band..

A cover band is all just rehash.. an original band is your art
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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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Do what makes YOU happy. Playing guitar makes me happy-period.
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 Post Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2009 
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Hi my name is Dave and I play covers or, uh, originals, uh or both, uh or maybe sometimes.....

WTF let's talk about sex with dwarfs instead, this is just boring!

How about a hijack for lesbian dwarfs with snakes!


And by the way, I now have a favorite cover band.... Bad Daze! Without a doubt, anyone who lets me on stage and shake it with my wife is my kind of guys. Now maybe next time........


And man those guys play.......
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 Post Posted: Wednesday May 27, 2009 
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BadDazeGuitar wrote:
Do what makes YOU happy. Playing guitar makes me happy-period.


Oh, I always do what make ME happy Razz
After reading the HF1 Fight thread I was intrigued to see what a poll of cover vs/original would yeild.I didnt realize it would start another fight thread...with people saying how boring a thread...blah, blah,, but then taking the time post anyways Razz Wink
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 Post Posted: Thursday May 28, 2009 
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I like to play in original bands that only play covers. I'm about to unleash two projects upon the world. They'll always share the same bill. The first band will cover all of the original material of the second band, and the second band will cover the original material of the first band. Both bands will have all of the same players, but each will release its own recordings. It's just that the only way you'll hear the material live is if it's being covered.

The first band will be known as A Band Called Rock And Roll Maximus that Rocks Most Righteously with Electric Git-Fiddles and a Bodacious Drum Set. You actually say the "A Band Called..." part as a section of the band name. It's kind of like A Pimp Named Slickback. I just know that they're going to cut off the beginning when they put the name on the marquee, so I'll have to emphasize that part.

The name of the second band is simply going to be sKrote.
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 Post Posted: Wednesday Jun 03, 2009 
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cucuplex96 wrote:
Sure I play in a cover band.. and I play in an original band..

A cover band is all just rehash.. an original band is your art


Tell that to Horowitz, who only plays covers. Laughing




If you don't know him, he was a very famous, perhaps the best ever, concert pianist. And he was an artist.
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I've never actually been in a band that could write as well as the composers we covered. So it was covers.
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 Post Posted: Wednesday Jun 03, 2009 
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Hawk wrote:
I've never actually in a band that could write as well as the composers we covered. So it was covers.


Hey you bastard, you just havent heard it yet!

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Colton wrote:
Hawk wrote:
I've never actually in a band that could write as well as the composers we covered. So it was covers.


Hey you bastard, you just havent heard it yet!

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COOOOOLLLLL !

Write away man !
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you will sink faster than a fat woman at Lake Raystown


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 Post Posted: Monday Jun 08, 2009 
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I like playing both, but I have to really want to play the covers. I have tried to join cover bands a few times now and if I'm not feeling the material, it shows.
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 Post Posted: Tuesday Aug 18, 2009 
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I'd rather be in an original band, but if all I could find was a group of guys to do covers, I'd play ball.
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 Post Posted: Friday Sep 04, 2009 
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It takes more work to create an awesome, and much more satisfying than learning covers, but can you create a masterpiece. I vote original
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Covers seem like slavery to me. Living some one else's experience instead of your own. Organelle is you playing you with the freedom to explore all of the options. If your stuck playing covers what does it lead too? If you are playing covers at leas you know there is the possibility that your one of a kind and can create rather than mimic. But from what I can see here there a mostly people that would rather play in covers just to be in a band. Well I say fuck the band if you have no freedom to create. Make your own noise feel the freedom. Quit selling your self short of it for a gig.
But I say this not being in a band. It would be nice to find talent to play along with and jam. But I will tell you this. I am more content playing alone then playing phone tag with band mates and getting discouraged over the munotany that goes with bing in a band.
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Covers seem like slavery to me. Living some one else's experience instead of your own. Organelle is you playing you with the freedom to explore all of the options. If your stuck playing covers what does it lead too? If you are playing covers at leas you know there is the possibility that your one of a kind and can create rather than mimic. But from what I can see here there a mostly people that would rather play in covers just to be in a band. Well I say fuck the band if you have no freedom to create. Make your own noise feel the freedom. Quit selling your self short of it for a gig.
But I say this not being in a band. It would be nice to find talent to play along with and jam. But I will tell you this. I am more content playing alone then playing phone tag with band mates and getting discouraged over the munotany that goes with bing in a band.


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bassist_25 wrote:
the second band will cover the original material of the first band.


Sounds like something Kiss would do...in reverse order.
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 Post Posted: Sunday Oct 04, 2009 
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rickster wrote:
From what I'm begining to understand :

Original Band=fewer shows less money

Cover Band =more shows more money

So for all intensive purposes, what works best for you?


i have to disagree with the cover band =more shows more money b/c theres plenty of original bands out there that play more shows then cover bands. yes the more money thing is true but not always the case with more shows.
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rickster wrote:
From what I'm begining to understand :

Original Band=fewer shows less money

Cover Band =more shows more money

So for all intensive purposes, what works best for you?


i have to disagree with the cover band =more shows more money b/c theres plenty of original bands out there that play more shows then cover bands. yes the more money thing is true but not always the case with more shows.


Hahahahahaha

Once you look at the overall balance sheet, most original bands end up paying people to listen to them.

But then...I voted original.
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thebattle wrote:
rickster wrote:
From what I'm begining to understand :

Original Band=fewer shows less money

Cover Band =more shows more money

So for all intensive purposes, what works best for you?


i have to disagree with the cover band =more shows more money b/c theres plenty of original bands out there that play more shows then cover bands. yes the more money thing is true but not always the case with more shows.


Hahahahahaha

Once you look at the overall balance sheet, most original bands end up paying people to listen to them.

But then...I voted original.


isn't any diff than the bar seen they have to get drunk before there active and actually pay attention at least at original venues the people are there for the music and dont need alch too jump around and be active.
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 Post Posted: Sunday Oct 04, 2009 
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jaggededge wrote:
The general rule of thumb is start out as a cover band and when the band becomes tight enough then start working on original stuff. If you do a gig with nothing but originals and no one knows who the hell you are, you will sink faster than a fat woman at Lake Raystown



Nailed it. I like to write, but i also like seeing girls shake their asses, so I enjoy the cover band experience. Ganister writes and does covers, so i get the best of both worlds with this band.
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cucuplex96 wrote:
Sure I play in a cover band.. and I play in an original band..

A cover band is all just rehash.. an original band is your art


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