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Then youve never seen a good one. "
As a lifelong music fan - who was brought up on my dads music choices - and then finding my own in Neil Young, The Byrds, The Monkees, James Brown, Otis redding, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, The Who, The Beatles, James Gang, Status Quo, Alice Cooper, The Eagles, Mott The Hoople, Free, Bad Company, The Stones, Queen, Hawkwind, Santana, Cream, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zep, George Harrison, The Clash, Squeeze, The Jam................
I love live music - in any venue - playing most anything......and.......I totally agree with the sentiments about what we want to listen to is music we know and love.
There is a bit of a trend at the minute for bands playing 'covers' but putting their own slant on the music......we sat and watched a local band a couple of weeks ago in our local pub - who were all good musicians who knew what they were doing - but some of the tunes they were playing were half way through before you even recognised what they were!
It came across as terribly self indulgent and dare I say it........even crap!
We would sit and screw our faces up saying to each other....WTF! is it they are playing??
And no-one knew until they played a specific riff exactly as it was supposed to be played.
Your ears are tuned to listen for something recognisable and something that 'resonates' with your tastes.
When bombarded with what in effect was a form of 'white noise' your brain just switches off, and off you go outside for that fag (if you smoke).
I could sit and watch any good covers band for ever - or equally anyone playing their own original music as long as it resonates with my tastes.
RF......if you played anything from any of the people mentioned above - and do it half decent - most punters will leave at the end of the gig feeling they've had a good night and come back for more.
(by the way....a drummer in a past life )