Of course it's impossible for dog module to play their music live, it takes musicians to play music.
It's always been my opinion that if a musical act wants their show to be more show and less music, they shouldn't pretend to actually be playing it...
I guess you have both ends of the spectrum... people flying around on cables... and acts where they'll play unplugged.
Meanwhile, I find it cute that they took the approach of being a colossal bunch of asses when you presented criticism...
Right!I don't know anybody that's every gone to a Gwar show and complained about how taped the music was.
There's lots of bands that don't play when they do a show. But they at least put on a show.
( /me contemplates Severed Heads in the DNA)
It's pretending that's the problem.
I've been asking TomE to do a show in SF for like 5 years now. I haven't really pushed the issue, though. I was thinking I might ask him again to play here, and I'd be very likely to want to do it at the DNA.
I assuming TomE is the Severed Heads guy, based on context clues... in which case, please allow me to say:
OMG, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SEVERED HEADS!
Do it! Do it!
TomE = Lard Motel = Tom Ellard, the Severed Heads guy. :)
schmucks. I've taken to asking "Are they really going to use it?" any time someone asks if I can score a keyboard for a rider. I shouldn't have to.
Hello jwz. This is Callie from Tess7 (among other bands). Tada: I found your lj.
Primroseport is my primary journal (fiction projects) while <lj user=grayslayer> has some heads-up info for my friends.
I'm still very much confused as to how god module's music is impossible to play live. How do pysclone9 do it? That would be a great question for the godmod boys and gals.
p9 uses a backing track, but the instruments that are on stage are actually making noise.
the other band that pineapplehead (the keyboardist on the right) was in, see colin slash, went so far as to have no backing tracks, and every thing that was sequenced, was triggered and tweaked live. granted some of the keyboard parts were played using arpeggiators, but short of the phillip glass approach, it's very difficult to play fast 16th nots on keys.
P9 were definitely making noise onstage, because they fucked up and triggered the wrong sound in one of the songs on Thurs night. :)
yeah, and MArshal lost his composure and did the "whut da hell?" stare.
I hate it when people equate "being professional" to being nice to everyone all the time. Its not possible, damn it!
The rule I go by, the first person to accuse someone of being "unprofessional" loses. It hasn't failed yet.
How about if they can't perform their music live, then they shouldnt perform live. Its not a performance than, is it? its theater, and not very interesting theater imho.
The comment about people in this scene expecting bands to fake live shows because the sound can't be recreated in a live environment was weird.
Call me crazy, but if the audience fully understood and had no problem with the fact that the music can not be played live, what reason would they have to get up there with a prop keyboard and pretend?