Did not get the new gig - prob. a good thing.....

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I don’t know if I ever found an audition particularly satisfying. Most of the work I got resulted from someone knowing what I did, perhaps second hand, and getting in contact. Being able to read live was highly beneficial.

    The most annoying audition was an hour drive to a bar. Sitting listening to the band and only after the show being told the guy they were replacing had decided to stay. I played with them for an hour, but it was kind of pointless. And a waste of 8 hours of my life. I never considered another job based on an ad and stuck to the network of contacts.
     
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  2. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    The background singers!

    What will the horn section be called??? (Can I tee this up any easier for you all???)
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Chicksie Dicks!
    We had a female drummer and bassist at one point, but they didn't like the name.
     
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  4. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    covering prince should have died with prince, but janelle monet does it worse every year.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Blo.......
     
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    They don’t blow they su.....!!
     
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  7. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Mel said it best...

     
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  8. eliju

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    If they had a list of songs and they weren’t ready with all of them that’s a big red flag. Did they misrepresent themselves and act like they were songs they already had down? I played with a guy who did that when we were looking for new members a few times. What I figured out he had told the prospective new memo was totally different from reality. Eventually we kicked him out. He got all mad and said we can’t kick him out it’s his band and he put it together. We said ok then we all quit. We don’t wanna be in YOUR band. You might have saved yourself a big headache by not getting the gig.
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Limelight and Purple Rain are doable. Most people don’t have a chance of nailing Cult. Vernon was getting “second coming of Hendrix” comments after that solo, but I saw 4 different live versions and none of them had the jaw dropping magic of the one on record. The first live version I heard was on SNL, and I was VERY disappointed, by how it was not even close. The others were better, but not mind bending, like the record. Vernon is such a monster player, that I took him as more of a feel guy. More Hendrix than Yngwie. More “never play it the same way twice” because of just feel. And not just riffs and speed, but flurries of riffs that are feel riffs even when fast, rather than fast scale patterns like Yngwie, or fast riffs like Marino.

    Nailing a solo is almost impossible when they guy who played it can’t even nail his own solo.

    Edit: perhaps better worded as "when the guy can't even replicate his own solo.
     
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  10. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    shouldn’t be an issue since no one wants to hear vernon reid from an 80s act. this thread makes me madder every day.

     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Great song. Great band. Great guitar player. Phenomenal guitar solo! And this angers you? o_Oo_O

    Also, Living Colour is not some 80s metal act that went out of style when the Cobains and Vedders of the world took over the rock scene. I just threw up a little just typing that. Anyway, Living Colour was a very eclectic mix of music styles that was so good, they made people buy their albums and listen to some music that was a style they would never listen too otherwise.

    Unfortunately, the fickle music market which rewards generic sameness and whatever is popular today, regardless of substance, over a truly innovative band that crosses more styles of music. That band was groundbreaking in many ways, yet only had a brief moment of stardom. Another sad example of being TOO good for a fickle least common denominator drivin market.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Only by kooks who’d never heard of Bad Brains. ;)
     
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  13. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i want to agree, but he’s so jazzy it’s like he’s missing notes, then they put out ‘glamour boy’ and the singer went to work at vh1. guess i’m not a fan.

    certainly remember seeing bad brains in a dirt floor juke joint around the same time (1990), so my perspective of what is 80s is warped. i just wonder who has ‘great memories’ of listening to living color in the 1980s and wants to relive it?
     
  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Rollerbladers? :p
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    guilty as charged

    I listened to them in the musical dark ages of the 90s more than I did in the 80s. Stain didn't come out til 92. I also heard two songs by them last week on the radio (one local, on Sirius XM) and one from my current alphabetical "play all" mode on my MP3 player in one of the cars. But I have no problem admitting that I listen to music from the 80s on a regular bases. 70s also. Late 60s too. ;)
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    That’s understandable, and it’s easy to miss stuff. The 80’s was such a broad time period with so many diverse acts and genres, and Bad Brains were far from being a mainstream band.

    But,
    Cult of Personality is 100% a Bad Brains “inspired” song.
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Man, were those a thing in the 80s?? I don't remember them until into the 90s. Maybe Members Only Jacket Wearers would be more appropriate. :p
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Kinda like Living Color... but the dates don’t lie.

    Members Only jackets were out of “fashion” by then, Vivid was released in the tail end of the wrestling shoe era.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I saw them in the late 80s opening for the Stones. They were good. Saw them a year, or two, later in an old ballroom with Urban Dance Squad and Suicidal Tendencies. Awesome show!

    I kind of gravitated away from them after Time's Up. I will say Shade, from 2017, was a good listen.
     
  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ahhh.....wrestling shoes....the good old days! Haven't sported those since '87!
     
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