Do You Care Who Is In The Band Anymore?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I do care.

    I saw Three Dog Night in 1976, without Chuck Negron.
    It bothered me.

    If Foghat came to my local arena, I wouldn't be interested in seeing them live.
    No disrespect to Roger Earl, but I don't believe that the magic is there without Lonesome Dave Peverett and Rod Price on the stage (or on this earth for that matter).

    I was a big KISS fan, and saw them live in 1975 and on the reunion tour in 1996. Loved it.
    I don't care to see them now.
    Eric Singer is an awesome human being, but there was only one Catman.
    And Tommy Thayer wearing Ace Frehley's costume and face paint just doesn't do it for me.

    I don't wish to see Journey without Steve Perry.
    Foreigner, Lou Gramm.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
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  2. An analogy - when a major league baseball team comes to town, there's usually one 'star' player (or more) that I really respect and admire even though they're on the opposite side. Albert Pujols or Aaron Judge these days. If they're not playing, it's a little disappointing.
    I saw Fleetwood Mac when Christine and Stevie weren't in the band (90's) and it just wasn't the same.
    I would see The Eagles with the current lineup because I know the music would be solid. Saw Floyd without Roger and that was still fantastic. Those are about the only examples of a different lineup of players that I'd go for. Otherwise, I'll pass.
  3. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Extending your analogy, eventually you favorite team will have completely different players than when you first became a fan. I know people who have been Yankees fans for 40 years, the Yankees of 2018 bear no resemblance to the Yankees of 40 years ago, yet people are still fans and go to the games. So, why shouldn't a band be able to rejuvenate itself with new blood and evolve into a completely new lineup over time and keep the legacy going? No one wants to see a 70 year old Reggie Jackson standing at the plate, but they would prefer a 70 year old "guitar god" standing on stage, it's an interesting situation.
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  4. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I love tribute/homage bands

    - Mini Kiss
    - Lez Zeppelin or Zoso
    - Don't Look Back
    - Hollywood nights
    - Desire
    - Straight on
    - Thunderstruck
    - Fortunate son
  5. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    In high school, I worked in a music store where one guy was just coming to terms with the fact that the Inkspots hadn't been the Inkspots for decades. I remember seeing ads for the Glenn Miller Orchestra (conducted by Peanuts Hucko).
  6. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    I don't... Zero interest in seeing any of them.
  7. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    a. Tribute bands are cheaper
    b. Most original bands are disbanded or no longer with ut
    c. Tribute bands have none of the whacky greater than thou head games
    d. Tribute bands work harder to achieve the perfect (recorded value)
    e. (ps. I have heard orig bands sux on a given day)..
    f. I love the music I guess more than the creator.
    g. If i hear Itchy coo park or a Mitch Ryder tune in the woods, I am running to go hear it, not who is playing it!
  8. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    b. I don't even care to see the original; why would I want to see a copy?
    c. OK
    d. Good for them-- Bravo!
    e. I'd rather watch an original band suck than a tribute band kill it
    f. I love the music, but if I wanna hear someone else do it, there are a million cover bands out there
    g. I've never heard Itchy coo park or Mitch Ryder in the woods... that might be cool.
  9. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
  10. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Holic

    I saw the Glen Miller Orchestra when they performed for the Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York back in the '90s. They were excellent! It is a little known fact that the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" is a trademark owned by the U.S. Air Force's Eighth Air Force. They are, and have been from their inception, the Eighth Air Force's official band. They are staffed by Air Force musicians.

    I care about who is in the band, especially when there have been the inevitable clashes of ego. I think of Pink Floyd, for instance, where one member became a bully and decided he was most important and some of the others were useful idiots and the rest were useless. Eventually he quit the band, thinking he would ascend and it would crash and burn. Unfortunately for him, neither happened.

    Events like that tend to influence me.

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  11. smartsoul72

    smartsoul72 Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2017
    I care, but there are levels.
    For example:
    I would see the Kinks if Ray & Dave are there.
    I won't see the Doors if John Densmore is the only original member.
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  12. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    The Furs seemed to be in New Orleans every six months, in the 2001-2005 era. Saw them maybe 4 times in that era.

    Good to hear the band still works without John Ashton - I wondered about that.

    We saw a lot of Gene Loves Jezebel shows in that same period, but only once with both Michael and Jay. But none of these shows had the big impact of those first USA shows in the 1980s.
  13. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    i cared when i saw christian death and they were awful and no one from my favorite album was on stage.
  14. dallasblues

    dallasblues Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Nope. Not interested in seeing/hearing a fascimile of a once-great band. As mentioned by others, there are plenty of good cover bands you can see for less cash. And let's face it... that's all these acts are anyway... just a cover band, using one or two old members and their name to sell tickets at your local zoo amphitheater or Indian casino.

    Thank God for ZZ Top. Hang in there guys!
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  15. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    You're a kid!
    7.95, 8.95 and 9.95 at The Palladium in NYC in my day!
  16. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 1, 2018
    Timbuktu, Earth
    We recently went and saw U2, and while they were great musically, I couldn't take the political crap. They should stick to Irish politics, and keep their hate to themselves.
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  17. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 21, 2017
    They are certainly interesting now aren’t they?
  18. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Aces High (KISS tribute w/all Ace Frehly’s)

    I have a friend who saw the ‘66 Beatles tour , is still a huge fan but hates any Beatles tribute band. I make fun of the Beatles “cult” but love a great Beatles tribute band. Backbeat plays around here and are fantastic.

    Lots of people around the world wish our crap didn’t affect/infect them so...o_O

    Make sense ?
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  19. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 17, 2013
    Essex UK
    I’ve seen at least three claiming to be The Drifters, all under different names presumably ‘cos no one had actually won the law suit entitling them to use the name.
  20. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 17, 2013
    Essex UK
    Still can, in the right places!
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