A while back a guy posted a thread about intentionally skipping a show because his band sucked. Which led me to think about this: Have you ever lent your skills to a band that either didn't suit your style or was just plain bad? Around 5 years or so ago, I was playing with a bunch of guys who were friends, a bunch of young guys with a penchance for drinking and drawing a big crowd who liked to do the same! Problem is we sucked. The reasons I played with them to begin with is because they were great, fun guys and genuinely enjoyed playing music. No one in the band was an exceptional songwriter (including myself!). For some reason people loved that band. We were bad, and not in a Bruce Lee Bad sort of way. For some reason we got decent writeups in local press though... Maybe I just don't know bad. Between stints in that band I also played with a nu-metal band. We weren't exactly bad, but I'm not a 'nu-metal sort of guy' and I owed a favor to a friend, and most of the guys were really great and easy to get along with, but one of the guys had serious mental issues (Hence no incarnation of the band lasted anymore than a year). I kind of looked at it as having Tom Petersson in Drowning Pool. A few more years earlier I played in an 'old school' punk rock band. We were bad, but we drew really really well. I love the drummer, but he sucked. Bad, and not in a Jackie Chan sort of way. Anyone else?