Or, how much do you compromise in favor of being able to play in a band at all? The last time I wrote the majority of the songs for bands was probably 15 years ago. Since then I played in a couple bands where I was more the co-writer for bit parts or wrote a few songs that were embellished upon, or I’ve played in church bands which is a glorified cover band gig. In any case, either I or other band members clearly weren’t always super excited about the music being played at times. Sometimes you just suck it up for the overall experience.