I recently realized that I've been posting some grumpy old man comments... Sorry about that, but here's one more. This is a companion to the "repetitious parts are a drag" thread. Have you run into situations where your bandmates asked to dumb down a song? One example: A few years ago, a band I was in wanted to try "She Said She Said" by the Beatles. The bridge has time changes (listening in my head right now): three bars of 4/4, one bar of 2/4, seven bars of 3/4. The guys were tripping over it, so for the next rehearsal, I wrote out lead sheets and sort of tried to conduct. No good. Of course, no one but me had actually played along with the recording; they just thought "cool song" and went for an internet lyric sheet, which naturally had nothing about timing. The guys suggested that we simply make it all 4/4. I think one look at my face made them decide to jettison the tune, instead.