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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Clouz, Jun 3, 2014.
2012 Gibson Explorer using .125's tuned to C# and going direct into a heritage svt with no effects. this was recorded on a phone so be easy on the crappy audio comments.
There was a band in the early 70's named Rat Salad that did Sabbath tunes. They later changed their name to Van Halen.
Tubby's is my band's hometown stage. Great room, but I have to ask; did the club try to weasel it's way out of paying you? They have a reputation for that.
You guys have the sound down! Great Cover of a great tune.
If I may, I'd like to offer a couple suggestions.
When I see this vid I think "good band playing Sabbath well".
I don't think Tribute Band. Why?
The look. You guys have the song nailed but not the look.
Half the fun of a true Tribute Band is their look. If they look like the band their portraying, the illusion becomes complete. When I walk into a tribute show I want to see what I'm hearing. If I'm standing at a distance, I want to think I'm seeing the real deal.
The guitarist looks a lot like Tony (will forgive the right-handedness) and plays an SG like him, but needs to dress more like him. You don't look much like Geezer. You could if you wore a wig of long brown hair and dressed like he did during that period.
You need to play Basses like he did back in the day. A Precision, Acrylic Dan Armstrong (like in the Vol 4 pics) or a Ric like in the later '70's. Or each for specific tunes. The singer doesn't look much like Ozzy. Again, a wig (or grow out his hair) would help. He's got the fringed shirt, which helps, but needs to develop the look. The drummer looks enough like Bill.
Another aspect of a good tribute band is the mannerisms. Act like the guy your portraying. This would be especially true for your "Ozzy". I didn't see any peace signs or jumping about out of him on the vid. Those are Ozzy trademark mannerisms. He needs to "be" Ozzy.
Tribute bands are quite popular, and can be in demand and make some good bread if they have the entire show down.
I have some friends in a Beatles tribute band called Rain. They really nail the look and mannerisms as well as the music.
That's what a tribute band should do.
I love Sabbath. If I came to your show to see a Sabbath tribute, this is what I would expect. Anything less (to me) would just be a good band doing some awesome Sabbath tunes.
Beyond the semantics of whether they are a "true" tribute band, I think cover-wise it's spectacular. I like Sabbath (actually I have tickets to see them Friday 20th here in Zürich), but I'm no big fan. If it wasn't for the singer's voice pitch (not identical to Ozzy's), I would have trouble saying if it's Sabbath playing it live or not.
we are working on the look and mannerisms as time allows. i plan on getting a wig and we fired the singer after this gig and hired a younger more enthusiastic young man. also i do have a precision bass in 3 tone sunburst with geezer EMG pick ups but i use it for the standard tuned stuff. i plan on getting another for the C# stuff. we'll get it very soon and thank you for the comments people.
So don't change your name to Van Halen--they might sue you.
sounds great! One of my fave Sabbath songs, and currently the ringtone on my phone
PS- crappy phone recording or not ... sounds like you're hitting all the right notes & it sounds f'ing amazing!!!
Then your tribute band will be even more awesome and a cool visual experience too.
Stupid criticism: You guys need a bigger/better banner. One that isn't white.
That would've been my recommendation.
Not very Ozzy-like.
so, they find an excuse not to pay you?
The lack of response leads me to believe they did.
we did it for free if you must know. i could care less about getting paid to do something i love doing. money is the icing on the cake. we played with two other bands.
also, that is an oil painting our singer did on the spur of the moment. we have a large vinyl banner.