I had been doing some weekly jams with 3-4 other guys (drummer, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, keys). Recently, the lead guitar and keys decided to walk as it wasn't much fun for them anymore. That left drums, rhythm guitar, and me on bass. And I'll say right up front that I am fairly novice on bass, having only switched over from guitar six months ago. The guitarist has been actively recruiting another guitar player and a vocalist, as the rest of us don't sing (well, he tries, but it's not so good). The problem is that the three of us just aren't tight, musically. We have a short "set list" of about a dozen songs, and there isn't a single one of them that I would want to perform in front of an audience. We typically don't even know how/when to end a song, as the drummer just bashes away and doesn't make eye contact with anyone else half the time. We play a song once per night, and no matter how many mistakes, the drummer does not want to play it again to tighten it up. There really is zero work ethic with these guys, and it seems like their real goal is to get out of the house for a night, drink some beer, smoke some weed, and make some noise. I've been going because it's a chance to play with other musicians, but it's becoming less fun as the weeks pass by. I think it's premature to try and recruit new players until we get our poopie together. If it were me coming into this situation, I wouldn't be impressed and wouldn't stick around as it's clear we are not even close to "gig ready" and on our trajectory, never will be. The guitarist feels like we can't work on our songs without another guitar and vocalist, so we're in a "chicken and egg" situation: improve and add new members, or add new members and improve. I suggested we plug an iPod in and play along with the original tracks until we have our parts down, and then we look for new people to fill the other parts. But again, that sounds like too much work to them. Any other suggestions about how the three of us can practice together to get better? Or does this sound like a hopeless situation and I should either go along or go away?