Originally Posted by jimdandy
I play in a cover band -- and the reason I and my bandmates play in a cover band is because we have day jobs and are fathers and husbands. We don't have TIME to write original material. If we were in our 20s and had few responsibilities, it might be different.
What amazes me is the fact that people get irked about cover bands. I enjoy it all -- originals, covers, whatever.
+1. Agree totally. Good music is good music. People like what they recognize.
Musicians who look down on others because they don't create their own music are just like graphic designers who won't change their "vision of the art" to suit a client. Artsy, fartsy, uptight, and generally starving.