I have been playing (rehearsing) with my current band like 4times. These are people I met on craigslist. The drummer and guitar played before a couple of times already. And the singer play with them once before I came into the picture. The 1st time, we played 3 covers which I am not that proud to play, for the fact that these are songs that play on the radio a thousand times since forever. The 2nd time I guess it was decided we were going to play covers, and each of use has to come up with 2 songs. This time the guitar told me to turn it down. Cause I was too loud? When I did I could not hear myself anymore. So I turned it up without him noticing. Then I guess he turned it up again too, etc. This sure gave me a headache when I got home. The 3rd time I started to get bored, caused like that singer said "it dont mean a thing if you aint got the swing". I realized the guitar plays so mechanical, exactly like the tab. The drummer plays off tempo. And I think the singer is going to have a panic attack as I see she is too shy to critic the sound. I suggested the guitar to just put his own stuff into the covers, that he doesn't need to play it exactly how it sounds on the radio. He says "mmm.... I don't want to" The 4th time (after reading the forums and becoming less ignorant) I learn how to use better the equipment and tweak the EQ, tilting the speaker, ear plugs, etc. Even so the guitar keeps on playing loud, like a robot. The drummer always say, "i dont know, I play what you tell me". Still off-tempo. The singer still is like "i think that...no forget it" It make it seems like everybody is just playing on their own and there is no team effort. Should I take over and lead the band? Or should I just find some other people who to play with.