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Your most annoying quality as a bandmate

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by pklima, Jul 24, 2011.


  1. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Fess up to what your worst, most annoying quality is. And don't say "I work too hard" or "my standards are really high". Those are copouts.

    Mine's always trying to get singers to sing in languages they don't speak. Spanish, Portuguese, Yoruba, Luganda... the worst case is after talking a singer who doesn't speak Spanish into doing "Moliendo cafe" I discovered that it was also a big hit in Japan and Indonesia with translated lyrics (as "Coffee Rumba" and "Kopi Dangdut", respectively), so since the song is kinda short I couldn't resist asking her if she wants to do those versions as well, instead of singing the whole thing in Spanish twice.

    She said no. So yesterday I asked another singer from another band who speaks a little Spanish if she wants to do all three versions. Of course. Oh, and also asked her about a Sonor song which is in Mongolian, but at least I was joking about that one.
     
  2. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Midwest
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    I think you should ask our bandmates, not us!

    X8
     
  3. I CANT SING AT ALL!!!!
     
  4. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    I am a setlist analyzer... I play in a cover band..i only think we should play popular songs, makes the badguy when any of the other members wants to add the favorite off the wall song. I am not sure I am really a fan of most of the music I play, doesn't mean I don't enjoy playing it if it gets the crowd going and gets us paid.
     
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  6. JavierFarias

    JavierFarias

    Feb 9, 2011
    Chile
  7. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    all of them, i think!
     
  8. makkE

    makkE

    Jan 19, 2010
    Normandie, France
    My worst quality is my nicotine addiction, calling for unneccesary breaks.
     
  9. This is more a bad quality on their behalf but w/e they always have the guitars too loud, and my 150w amp can't go as loud as it should. So you cant hear the bass unless you are standing in direct line of the amp. which means our metallica covers etc come out bad because the epic Cliff Burton parts can't be heard. sucks man.
     
  10. Bo_H

    Bo_H

    Jul 2, 2004
    My problem is that I'm very far from a note-for-note player. I think a band should be able to put its own stamp on the tunes as long as the song remains recognizable.

    This led to a couple of disagreements with my old guitarist but we'd always laugh it off after a few beers.
     
  11. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I’m the volume nazi, only annoying to the guitarist.
     
  12. I'm very critical of things. This has been both a good thing and a very bad thing depending on the band in question.
     
  13. EddiePlaysBass

    EddiePlaysBass

    Feb 26, 2009
    Belgium
    Duh, play songs from "...And Justice For All" :bassist:
     
  14. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I only shower once a year.

    Usually for christmas.
     
  15. My worst quality is being anti social sometimes.
    On breaks I sometimes slip out to my car and enjoy silence
    rather than working the room. My ears need a break.
     
  16. None of you have this sort of time...... : )
     
  17. allexcosta

    allexcosta Banned

    Apr 7, 2004
    Boca Raton - FL
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    I usually ask the female dancers out. Unless they're married, of course...
     
  18. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    is that one or two qualities?

    EDIT actually, or 3??
     
  19. klokker

    klokker

    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    I hate it when our guitar player plays crap cords with random rhythm when our cover songs have great guitar parts. Its like at times a cowboy C is used just because its a C cord. 7 cords are ignored.

    I bitch about it and sometimes it stresses the system. He solos really well at times but really lets the rhythm stuff go.
     
  20. I tend to be a bit of a slave driver at practices and shows. I have a family and responsibilities, I want to get in there, do what we need to do, and go home. I enjoy practice and playing gigs, but I don't have time to stand around and BS. I've been out of town for the last few weeks, and I think practice has been mostly goofing around with only a little actual music.