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Good musicians in lame bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Taylor Livingston, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    My votes:

    Tony Rombola - guitar - Godsmack
    (the obvious ones)Ryan Martinie and ? - bass+drums - Mudvayne
    Joey Jordison - drums - Slipknot
    Wes Borland (formerly) and Sam Rivers - guitar+bass - Limp Bizkit

    I don't want any, "Hey, they rock" or, "Hey, that guy is crap and deserves to be in that crap band!" We'll get nowhere like that. Civil discussion, though, is encouraged.
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I think I'd replace your choice of Sam Rivers from Limp Bizkit with DJ Lethal. If DJing is real musicianship, that is. I liked House of Pain back in the day, so I may just be partial.
    I do agree with you on Mudvayne, though. I think the drummer from The Bloodhound Gang was much better than the rest of the band, too.
  3. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I agree with Wes and Sam from Limp Bizkit. The truth is, Limp is a very talented band. I always thought they would be great without Fred Durst.
  4. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Definitely. I was thinking about buying a karaoke machine and putting in a Limp cd, and calling it a de-Durstifier, then charging people $1000 each.
  5. lol @ conical.

    I'll agree with the LB without Fred Durst. bleh.

    Maybe Travis with Blink 182? He's a good drummer, but I can't say much for the other 2 ... :)
  6. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    I agree, Travis Baker is a awesome drummer, I like blink 182 cauz I dig that kind of music, but I know that Mark and Tom are not very good musician ...

    The guitarist from The Offspring is a very nice guitarist but, the others arent ...
  7. i loath blink 182 for that simple reason that they stole travis from one of my favorite bands, the aquabats, well, they didnt really steal him i guess, but travis went down a lot of levels by leaving the bats:(
  8. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I think he made a good desicion though. He could either be an obscure drummer making no money or be in one of the most recognizable bands and make millions.
  9. so you would sell out for money instead of challenging your playing ability and learning to be a better musician?
  10. Chace90

    Chace90 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Sometimes that one musician will make or break a band. I would disagree on a couple of those band being lame. They aren't selling the majority of their records because of those individuals.

    Also, I believe that they play with their particular band because they want to, not because there is no other band for their talents. All a matter of opinion of course!:D
  11. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I would. Money doesn't solve all problems, but it does solve some. And what's stopping you from challenging your playing ability? We all have dayjobs, Blink 182 just might be his dayjob that let's him come into contact with and play with lots of amazing musicians.

    You should know, though, that I love Blink 182-- not the most complex stuff, but then again the most emotionally gratifying stuff seldom is.
  12. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    I agree on Barker. He is in some other, less poppy bands (though none of them really fit my taste) - Box Car Racer (w/Tom Delonge) and the Transplants. So, I suppose he's doing the "day job" thing that deepestend is talking about.
  13. Mathias_TfG


    Apr 28, 2002
    New York
    I personally would not. Money isn't that big of an issue for me. In my experience, poorer people tend to be happier than relatively wealthy ones. Besides, I happen to enjoy eating hot dogs and spaghetti.
  14. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    Yes.Money does buy happiness,lots of it.Are rich people happier?Way happier!;) ;) ;)
  15. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Not just the money, although it would be a factor, but mostly the exposure, the respect. I mean be realistic he gets a hell of a lot more respect now than he did with the Aquabats, most people have never heard of them. He never made "Best Drummer of the Year" in the Aquabats.
  16. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Hell yes. As people would ridicule me and laugh at me for selling out, I would drag my sellout ass back to my huge house on the beach, get in my 5000 dollar robe, and watch tons of porn on my huge ass tv, then wonder which bedroom in my house I should sleep in.

    Ahem, once again. Hell yes.
  17. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK

    Do you reckon Jacko is happy?
  18. Hey, They rock. And hey, that guy is crap and deserves to be in that band.

  19. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
  20. ConU


    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    I almost soiled myself:p

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