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Old 05-11-2013, 05:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's the point, at least I think it is.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That's a pretty good cover, and I guess it counts something new, too.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not really into that kind of thing, but I will never dis anyone for liking them. They fill a need for some people to hear the songs in a live setting.

I came from the age where there was a Broadway show called Beatlemania, which had considerable success and even was turned into a film. The feature released in 1981 was a major failure, proving that this type of performance is something for those wanting to go out and hear something very familiar. The Broadway show itself did spark some small music careers for various members of it's history, two I can remember with Tom Teely who played George Harrison and one for Marshall Crenshaw who was John Lennon.

To those who like a Wiki, here it is...

Beatlemania (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At best, it can be a start for musicians today of they decided to go more original. That can be a rare thing, but as proven it happens from time to time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think the point is about access. As in geography, price, and (maybe this doesn't apply to any tribute bands) the ability to sort of see multiple big-name acts at once (when cover bands play a variety of artists' music). Personally I don't like live music much, and (somewhat contrary to that) I'm a big believer in being real; in other words, I dislike tribute bands.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I saw Beatlemania on my 18th birthday. It is the last time I have gone out of my way to see a tribute band.
My dad had to drive me and my friend because I had just totaled his other car and lost my license - but that's another story.

A friend of mine has a bar where one of the bands he has is a Beatles tribute band that prides itself on being note perfect ( I don't think they try to look like the beatles). This is one of the reasons I would not go see them. I would rather they do their own versions.
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