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Stereotypes?!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Tom_Hamilton_fan, Oct 11, 2001.


  1. It's been done and asked before (by me i think), but i once saw an outline of all the stereotypes for band members. but if no one can remember, how bout we start fresh?

    so what are the stereotpes of band members? oh, make it rock bands, so ot narrows it down a bit, ok. so are all drummers stupid? are all singers up themselves; guitarists brooding?
     
  2. by the way my email is dream_on_1973@yahoo.com

    i just checked when i last tried this thread and it kinda got lost in this whole Who 'who are you' thing. hopefully not this time.:eek:
     
  3. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm gonna put this thread in BASS HUMOR.
     
  4. well, if i may quote Sir McCartney...

    "the bassist is normally the fat one in the back"...:D
     
  5. Singers are the ones with tight leather pants.

    Guitarists are egomaniacs.

    Bassists are (fat) potheads in the back

    Drummers are insane freaks with hair that covers their entire face while they relentlessly pummel the drums.
     
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    most drummers i have seen are fat...

    bassist are more relaxed-laid back type (Well most of them... including me) of course Flea and some other bassists are the exception of the rule
     
  7. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    It seems to me that in a rock band the drummer will never say anything.........ever.

    In every interview I see the only people who talk are the guitarist and the singer then the bassist will add one comment in and the drummer will hide his face from view in the back.

    Crazy drummers :D
     
  8. i think everyone in my band is opposite of those stereotypes

    me-bass player/lead singer- i am really crazy onstage and people tell me that i have a wonderful ability to piss people off

    lead guitar/backup vocals- he's my best friend, hes really shy though, and doesnt have much self esteem

    2nd guitar- he is a natural born talent but he wont admit it cause hes really humble and kinda shy

    drummer- he is the most conservative nerdy guy i know, he has a 4.0 gpa, and hes always dressed to kill
     
  9. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    I think I saw THEE most funnist thing ever @ Gig On The Green.
    They had been doing interviews, and I managed to get one of this little passes to get me there, I was looking through the windows, and to me SHOCK I saw my heros. Billie Joe, Mike and Tre;)

    It was hirlarious!!! :D

    "So, how would you compare yourselves to other punk/rock bands? Such as Blink 182"

    "bahahaha MUCH better." - BJ
    "We're too smart for people such as them.. " - Mike
    "Blink..18..Who?" - Tre :D

    Later on..

    "What will you be doing now? For the next view weeks or so?"
    "Well, I'm feeling kinda hungy.." - Tre.
    "AHH FRESH MEET!" OMG. Tre jumped the camera guy and start to bite his leg!
    So everyone tries not to laugh and continue. At the end of the interview, Tre gets up, "Mm tastes like chicken!!" :D
     
  10. i guess you're wondering why i called you here...

    i'm doing research for an assignment on "how to make your own rock band" (a kind of D.I.Y)

    so i need some great, solid stereotypes for band members

    i guess there's the standard, singer, bassist, guitarist (maybe a second rhythm one too), drummer and perhaps a keyboard player (i really don't know if they're easy to categorise?)

    much appreciation to those who can bring in the good stuff :D
     
  11. nikofthehill

    nikofthehill

    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    this is the way i've heard it:

    guitarist: egomaniac, thinks he's better than everyone else, loud and obnoxious.

    singer (who doesnt play instrument): more egotistical than the guitarist, does everything with his head up his ass. stereotypical "rock star" personality.

    drummer: womanizer, quiet and reserved normally, but crazy during performances.

    bassist: laid back, usually fat and stoned

    keyboard: shy, less talented (i hear so many jokes about bad keyboard players. it seems every other person thinks they can play the piano.)


    dont take my word for it though
    -nik
     
  12. i hear that the egotistic lead singers or lead guitarist refer to the band as "my band" like when a pimp refers to his hookers even if he didn't start the band.
     
  13. ahpook

    ahpook

    Jul 13, 2001
    drummers are always late.......
     
  14. IT'S TRUE!
     
  15. Drummers always scrounge money off you because they're permanently skint.
     
  16. Thats because they are always spending their dole money on booze drugs and prostitutes. That and the fact the Zoo doesn't pay them much to swing from ropes, scratch themselves and eat bananas..

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  17. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    ROFL Merls!!!

    HAs anyone seen the video to "Hit or Miss"

    I'd say thats pretty cool. They all wake up late for a gig. The singer spends the whole time in the bathrroom fixing his hiar etc. The rythme guitarist is fixing a flat tyre oon their van. The Bassist is trying to get some candy from a vending machine, the drummer gets pulled into a Prostitudes room :D
    And te lead guitarist is telling the rythme how it should be done :D
     
  18. IMO
    Most bands...
    Lead Vocals- Most attention from fans... thinks he/she is the most important part of the band, Popular, Good Looking

    Guitar- Energertic... gets girls/ guys... Feels his/her part is necessary in the band, very good looking, Popular

    Bass- Laid back, shy, not very known, sometimes stoned for long periods of a time... not much attention

    Drums- Hyper active, Usually late always (especially when drumming), Gets girls/guys easily, Long hair.. Good looking.. but gets girls/guys because he/shes in a band.


    Thats my sterotype of band members.. but heres how my band is..
    My Band...

    Lead Vocals/2nd Guitar- Good Looking, Wants to be the leader and everything must go her way.. Cant really have fun.. everything must be perfect..

    Lead Guitar- Stuck up and thinks hes the best guitarist that ever lived... OK looking..

    Bassist (THATS ME!)- Must have a say in everything, Very energetic and makes it fun.. dosnt care for perfection.. jus wants to have fun..

    Drummer- Shy, Not much say in anything, depressed, nice... Not that bad looking


    Ummm yea!
     
  19. My guitarists both lack serious motivational skills

    Time I invested in one of those elctric cattle prods
     
  20. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Everyone is stereotyping bassists as fat, is that why I seem to gain weight the more gigs I get despite no obvious change in lifestyle or habits?
    -Dan