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Underground teenage metal scene

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Garrett Mireles, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. Last night..well 1 o'clock this morning, I was watching tv, and I came across the local hawaiian "ol-ou" channels, or something. One of them had live footage of local teenage metal bands.

    Some things I noticed:

    1) Didn't see a single guitarist singing, it was always some punk kid without a shirt screaming unrecognizable phrases into a microphone

    2) Bass players sucked ass

    3) Guitar players sucked ass (solos at least..I could do better on bass)

    4) Drummers were most often the most talented of the bunch

    And here I am, been practicing for 2 years before I dare to hit the scene, because I want to show up and make people say, "holy sh*tcave batman whered he come from? he rules"

    Anybody else having this problem? I'm gonna be feeling that "wasted talent" crap soon if I can't find a good band to join.
     
  2. Last night..well 1 o'clock this morning, I was watching tv, and I came across the local hawaiian "ol-ou" channels, or something. One of them had live footage of local teenage metal bands.

    Some things I noticed:

    1) Didn't see a single guitarist singing, it was always some punk kid without a shirt screaming unrecognizable phrases into a microphone

    2) Bass players sucked ass

    3) Guitar players sucked ass (solos at least..I could do better on bass)

    4) Drummers were most often the most talented of the bunch

    And here I am, been practicing for 2 years before I dare to hit the scene, because I want to show up and make people say, "holy sh*tcave batman whered he come from? he rules"

    Anybody else having this problem? I'm gonna be feeling that "wasted talent" crap soon if I can't find a good band to join.
     
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    This is my personal philosophy. Don't wait to join a band until you think you are so good that you will greatly impress an audience and don't wait until you can join a really good band. Join practically any band that will take you at your present level.

    Why? Because you will advance much faster in a band than by plugging away at home alone. Plus, you will begin to establish your reputation as a bass player. And the experience is priceless. In fact, some of the good bands you'd like to join might not even consioder a bass player with no prior band experience.

    So find yourself a "starter" band, learn what you can,then move on and up to better and better bands as you progress in experience and skills. But don't wait...that is what is important. Get started in a band as soon as you can.
     
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Yeah, alot of those bands are groups of freinds that all started playing together at the same age, purley because they wanted to start the band. They only learn what they have to learn, nothing more, nothing less.

    It really amazes me how they got as far as they did. But for every 10 bands with a bad bass player, there is an even worse band with a really good young bass player.