I'm just watching The Cult's DVD "Music Without Fear", and looking at the back cover pisses me off. Apparently the original rhythm guitarist and the bassist left at some point of their career, and since they've been using different people for touring, and now they're treating their long-term members quite poorly. It seems to me these current "subs" have been on dozens of gigs and quite a time in the lineup but they are still treated as one night's stand: the members in the cover are listed as the three original members in large font, and underneath them with tiny font on one line are these two cats. And on the gig the bassist (Billy Morrison) gets some video time, mainly because he's singing backing vocs and active on the stage, but the second guitarist is playing in the far corner and only seen on wide angle shots. Thank god I'm not a pro, since I probably wouldn't be looking at that kind of system for very long. I could understand if it was the Rolling Stones or something with a backing band of dozen members changing on every tour, but in a five-piece long-term rock band? Oh, and I mean that if a live record is cut then I think if you play in a rock band at that moment, you should get full member status, even if just for the back cover. I've never understood the concept of hiring players for a small rock group anyways - either you are part of the band, or not.