Friend of Leo's
- Jan 27, 2007
You're a certifiable nut. Not take off those glasses and let's see what you really look like.
I still quote seeing Cheap Trick in the early 80s for $8. That is probably, what, $24, $32 in today's dollars? Yes, that was when tours were cheap and album sales earned the band's money, but still.
I am starting not to care if I never see original artists again. I think "the monopoly" is starting to price themselves out of the market. The boomers and older Gen-X crowd won't be paying those prices for that much longer.
They were promoting records, which people still bought.Tickets in the late 70's at the Milwaukee Arena for headliners with a backup band were $6.50, $7.50, and $8.50. Saw Rush, ZZ Top, Journey, Genesis, and others I can't remember.
I am starting not to care if I never see original artists again.
They were promoting records, which people still bought.
Now the records are free, and tickets are the revenue.
No, not yet.No doubt. Have you seen the Kim Dotcom movie on Amazon?
Ha! CT played at college dance in the mid 70s. Didn’t cost me anything.
I have no interest in tribute bands. The ability and the desire to recreate the sound of another band is impressive, though.I think tribute bands are a waste of talent.....
Most people, I think, like to her songs covered "properly."I have seen a couple or four tribute acts, and I was extremely torn.
The best was dang good.
The worst was pretty ok.
Each time I felt kinda like I had won a game through cheating.
Yeah, I got to hear a bunch of songs I liked, played “properly”, but on the other hand, I could have listened to the records and been just as entertained.
I’d rather see an original band or a cover band that doesn’t worry about replicating a note-for-note recreation of the original.
I haven't seen them live but their videos are great. They aren't a tribute band because they don't try to recreate the look of the acts that they cover.I have no desire to see a tribute band with the noted exception of Leonid and Friends..........
Does McCartney sing "When I WAS 64" now?I saw Rain sometime around 1980 at Harrah’s in Reno.
I imagine the members must change from time to time. Unless they are performing a “what if” show of the Beatles all aged over 65 or so.
Still, I suppose they could do a convincing version of “When I’m 64.”.....
Acts like The Platters, The Four Tops, The Drifters, and others, have been performing with no original members for years. And aren't some bands from the big band era still working?...I have long wondered what the plans are when fans still want to the hear the music but aren't as fussed about lineups. I admit I can't relate to such a viewpoint but Foreigner, for example, are doing gigs without any original members with or without advertising that fact. So are the people calling themselves The Ventures (although Leon Taylor, son of Mel, is still involved). It would seem that franchising, for lack of a better term, might be the way forward for Rush, for example, if they gave their blessing and a contract to a particular trio.............