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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TG, Oct 18, 2020.
Does anybody else cringe and shudder when they hear someone say that onstage...or is it just me?
Except for one. They can really sell it though.
One of many cliches that make me cringe.
When you go to see La Boheme or Rigoletto, I don't think anyone walks out on stage and yell "ARE YOU READY TO OPERA??!!!"
For that matter, nobody goes to the Symphony, stand up mid performance, throw their hands up in "devil horns" and scream "CLASSICAL!!". Though, I will admit, I'd love to see people in evening dresses and tuxedos moshing and stage diving to the finale of "The 1812 Overture"
Reminds me of an episode of King Of The Hill.
Chuck Mangione (in a calm, mellow voice): Are you guys ready to soft rock?
I cringe at anything a band says. I came for music not a dumb story about why you wrote a song, or your opinion, or to be asked questions.
The worst one was a band that came onstage late and said "We are band-name and we are NOT a cover band!" and then played all cover songs all night.
Yes, but these guys get a pass.
'Hello < city, country or venue name > '
Chuck Mangione? Isn't that something that happens in Italian restaurants when their football team loses? (Bad Ronnie Scott joke -- sorry, I like Italians).
Yeah, almost the same feeling I get when I hear the voice over at a football game yelling "Make some noise"..
it's usually said when there is no action on the field...
why? just why would you cheer then?.....
Yes. I cringe.
I saw the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger does one very clever thing. The band walks on, just as you're thinking " Where's Mick?" on he comes, a miniscule behind the band, dramatic and works effectively. No BS, just get on and do the job.
If you are good and do the job the crowd will rock. No BS needed.
Are you ready to rock?
I can't hear you!! What'd you say??
It's just another way to say hello to a crowd and get some response. I'd be pathetic if you seriously expected anything deep at that first moment. I got no problem with anything the like but I admit 'are you ready' seems a bit worn out.
It’s not Symphonic, Operatic, or something that is absorbed in a quiet environment. Whereas, be it the Stones or any other “Rocker” the event is designed to be a rowdy event
Yes, it is boring, outdated, old hat but it is a way to get everybody going at once. I have more disgust when, at a golf match, clowns holler, “Get in the hole”
Of course I do this. Except, it's not devil horns, its all four fingers up, packed tight, with the thumb folded in. Looks like a wine glass, dontcha know.
I dunno, if you're playing at the nursing home, it seems appropriate. I also like to say "hello Cleveland!" no matter where I'm playing...
Almost as bad as "Let's get ready to rumble" at a boxing match. Redundant to say the least.
No, not yet
Ask me later.
That's exactly what I thought from just the thread title. For 99% of shows, that's the prelude to contrived, overly formulaic music. It's nearly guaranteed that the band will play a song that describes how hard it is to be a rock musician.
There was a band in northeast Ohio in the '90s that had a song called "Are You Ready To Rock?" that they had brilliantly written in such a way that they could insert the name of the town they were in when the song was played live. For example:
"Are you ready to rock? AKRON!!!!!!
Are you ready to rock?"
"Are you ready to rock? MORGANTOWN!!!!!!
Are you ready to rock?"
It was the cheesiest schtick I had ever seen, and the rest of their songs were equally lowest common denominator. Like, if The Darkness had written these songs they'd have rejected them for being too cheesy. The first time I had them at a gig, my buddy said "holy crap, it's Spinal Tap!"