What do you think about a celebrity like, say, Bruce Springsteen, having surgery to look younger? http://thatsbonkers.com/bruce-springsteen-plastic-surgery-before-after-faceliftI think something has seriously gone wrong in your life if you get surgery to look like some celebrity.
That doesn't speak "mental illness" to me.What do you think about a celebrity like, say, Bruce Springsteen, having surgery to look younger? http://thatsbonkers.com/bruce-springsteen-plastic-surgery-before-after-facelift
Oh, covers are way harder than originals. I was in an originals band, never played a wrong note!One of my pet peeves that seems to be present of many drum discussion groups is this snobbery toward cover and tribute bands. Often other musicians feel that they are illegitimate and that only engaging in original projects is a legitimate place to work.
Let's face it: the vast majority of us are amateurs and will never attain any mainstream success. Other than some local following and maybe a modest number of followers on youtube that is going to be it, so I don't get the attitude unless most of the bashers are young and still have their egos turned up to 11.
I have been involved with a strictly original project and another project that did covers and some originals. The first project recorded and played out several times only to be cut short by the singer songwriter moving back home. While I still think that many of the songs were very good I knew that after a while our friends would stop coming and it would have been a very uphill slog and would have probably stopped being fun really quick. We did two cover songs which went over really well. People seemed more excited by the covers because they knew the songs. The second band got much better response from the cover songs. The originals in that band weren't that great.
The rest of what I have done has been covers. I enjoy that much more because people know the songs and there is less stress because of that.
I don't want to bring anyone here into this so I won't name them but there is one member who is in a tribute band and also was in another one. I haven't seen either one live but both have videos online. Both are excellent. The singers sound the part and the musicianship is top notch. The drumming is very accurate and played well. It appears that they play some pretty big events as well as smaller ones. I just don't get how what they do is somehow less than some some local band doing originals that will never go anywhere.
Doing covers and tribute work is equally challenging, perhaps more so because of the need to learn songs and play them as accurately as possible. When they are your own songs, assuming you even attempt to play them the same, it is easier because you came up with the parts.
Well, if everyone else is pretty much a mirror image of the person they are portraying up on stage, then the drummer needs to get with the program and mount that tom on the base drum. I can't find a single picture of Bonham with his small tom mounted on it's own stand. I could be seeing things wrong in this pic. And maybe not.A friend of mine is crazy for ZOSO and dragged me to a show. They’re note-for-note perfect. I don’t know what combination of wigs, makeup and Hollywood special effects are used, but it’s pretty impressive when it’s all being blasted at you at intense volume. View attachment 428717
Just listened to the Leonid and Friends cover of "Spinning Wheel," and it's a hoot. Very talented musicians, middle age paunch, and the drummer nails Bobby Columby's drum parts. I'll be watching some more of these, so thanks for posting about them.I've read every post here and, like many, am tired of the bashing that many give to tribute bands. Dan did say it best!
Some months ago, I posted a You Tube link to a Russian-Ukranian group of musicians that perform as a "Chicago" tribute band. They are called "Leonid and Friends". Look them up on You Tube. They also do some Earth, Wind and Fire and Blood, Sweat and Tears tunes. The majority of them are probably studio musicians, but are having a great time giving new life to songs that many of us grew up with.
Myself? I love hearing these bands duplicate the recording session songs I remember. The majority of these original bands just don't seem to sound as good today as when in their heyday. Just my two cents!
Leonid and Friends is a simply incredible sounding tribute band! Their drummer is fantastic and pretty much nails all the songs as they were recorded in the studio versions. If you watch multiple videos, he uses different Spaun kits. I wonder how much it cost to import Spaun Drums into Russia!! As you watch all the videos, I'm sure you'll notice their incredibly talented, and beautiful, back-up singer, Ksenia Buzina. There are also songs with a complete string section, too! I really enjoy this tribute band!Just listened to the Leonid and Friends cover of "Spinning Wheel," and it's a hoot. Very talented musicians, middle age paunch, and the drummer nails Bobby Columby's drum parts. I'll be watching some more of these, so thanks for posting about them.
By the way, it's cool how the Russian accents come thru: "Park all your troubles by the reever side. . . " I love it.
Oh, my. . . Oh, my! She looks like a cross between Shannon Tweed, Shania Twain, and Rachel Welch. That kind of beauty is . . . distracting.As you watch all the videos, I'm sure you'll notice their incredibly talented, and beautiful, back-up singer, Ksenia Buzina.