Monday, June 8, 2009
It's Weird that I'm Not in a Cover Band
I used to think cover bands were the lowest form of art. Now I consider them a reasonable substitute for bands that are too cool to play their old hits or carry on even though several of the original band members have died. It's also much cheaper to see cover bands and there are usually drink specials. The lowered drink prices are crucial since it's important to use alcohol to aid in the suspension of reality while you watch four skinny guys in argyle sweaters belt out the Blue Album start to finish. I only like the cover bands that play songs from one band. When you get into a situation where there are seven or eight people on the stage covering 80's hits or Top 40 from the disco years, then you're just setting yourself up for disaster. It's like admitting that you haven't even been trying to listen to new music for the last 30 years.