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Old 11-23-2004, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is a band good if their CD's rock but they suck live?
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would say it depends.

the band could have been having an off day, or they could just plain suck at playing thier instruments, or a band member could be ill, etc.

i'd say if you can't execute live, then that doesn't make you a good band.
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what's the point in making the music if you can't play it?
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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some artists are naturally better live than in the studio. for example, i changed my opinions about such groups as GWAR, the Blood Brothers, and THe Box Cutters after i saw them live
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what's the point in making the music if you can't play it?
well, there is more to a live show than just sitting and playing your insturments.

a band can be near perfect but be incredibly boring.
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the question is: is a band good if their cd is cool (not great), but they sing it better live? i think so...; the other way around...i'm not too sure
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i say this b/c im a big tantric fan and when i saw them live it was just pathetic. they looked stoned and drunk and could barely play their instruments. im sure theyre not always like that but i paid $15 and wanted to see a good show. but this band named Ludo was there and they picked up the slack.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think it's disappointing when a band doesn't live up to expectations live, but I don't think I've ever gone off a band simply sue to them being awful live. It'd put me off spending money on seeing them again though, certainly.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of acoustic albums for this reason I suppose.
Acoustic albums sorta bottle all the energy and strength instead of the coals and the techno crap that masks up a singer's harsh voice or something.

At any rate, if a band is good on stage then I'll probably like them more. But in all honesty how they sound on satge doesn't matter tome too much so long as I can hear all the sweat and prespiration they're dishing out to please their fans.

And if a band sounds great on a CD toot hen big thmbs up to them. Because some people sound better on a CD than they do on a stage. And I'm ok with that.
Bands like The Foo Fighters sound great on and off the a stage, on and of a album.
It's all about the energy they put out there to show that they appreciate their fans.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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in my opinion, what ever you like, whatever inspires you, is good. I mean, yeah i'd say it means they suck, but if you listen to the CD and you like it, and it lets you create music like that and you can play it live then the music wasn't without merit.

My favorite artist, Tom Waits, doesn't tour really at all. So what good is it if he can play it live or not (which he can)
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