So we're at rehearsal last night and we end up having an argument. (what!? - an argument at rehearsal?? ) Anyway, one guitar player is getting furious because he thinks we're not playing the songs tight enough and as true to the original as he'd like. The point is, we're a cover band in an area where there are 10 or 15 other bands just like us playing the same songs to the same people and for relatively the same amount money. (Ask fastplant about the scene, he plays around here too and they're really good btw). My question is, how far do you go with this? I'm all for taking some pride, knowing the songs, and not embarrassing myself on stage but how polished do you need to get before it becomes rediculous? We all care about the music and want to get it right but when you get down to it, we're playing modern rock covers for 150 drunk people. Not dream theater tunes in a room full of musicians. Our argument was a scene right out of the movie "Rock Star". We're playing a VHalen tune and someone missed a vocal queue. Because of that, we therefore SUCK playing the tune and we should drop it entirely. But whenever we play the song live people are all over it. What do you guys think?