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« on: 25/09/2007 19:56:25 »
I'm listening to loadsa Yes at the moment. They have to be 1 of the greatest bands of all time (Chris will agree). It got me to thinking about tribute bands.

I've seen quite a few & some of them have been damned good. 1 in particular springs to mind. It was a Bon Jovi tribute band called By Jovi. They looked & sounded like the real thing.

My question, though, is this. Why have some of the greatest ever bands not got any tribute bands going? I'm thinking Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Wishbone Ash, The Who, Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Surely it can't be that there are no musicians around these days who are talented enough to play their music? No, that can't be true. There must be plenty of Rick Wakemans, Steve Howes, Chris Squires, Keith Emersons, Carl Palmers, Alan Whites, Robert Fripps, Doctor Beavers (OK, maybe not that last 1  [:(] ). I'm sure Sim could whack out a few Steve Howe licks if he tried (& had 20 fingers).  [:P]

So let's have your views on tribute bands and your thoughts as to why the sort of bands I mentioned don't have any tribute bands going around.
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« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2007 23:17:19 »
YES!! OMG I CAN PLAY ONE OF THEIR SONGS!! OWNER OF A LONELY HEART! Heck yeah go Doc!

Bon Jovi!!

The Who!!

:) Yeah i just told you I can play one of their songs. I haven't looked up no Bon Jovi, but I"m sure I could play that. The who..I know them, but I don't remember what songs they play. Probably could play some of that too.

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« Reply #2 on: 27/09/2007 07:41:26 »
DOn't make fun of me. I luff my 20 fingers. LoL.

Hillbilly!  [:D]
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« Reply #3 on: 27/09/2007 11:22:13 »
1. I'm Ryan not Billy

2. I live on the flatest land on the country, not a hill. :P

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« Reply #4 on: 27/09/2007 11:22:39 »
That's my best attemp to making a joke in the morning. Lol

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« Reply #5 on: 27/09/2007 12:12:42 »
It's obviously very early in the morning  [:P]
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« Reply #6 on: 27/09/2007 14:37:28 »
YES are the best !

saw them on their 35th Anniversary tour....also saw Keith Emerson last year doing a load of ELP and The Nice stuff !!

I can think of one possible reason why there aren't many tribute bands...because the realms or Prog rock's purview is not far and wide enough to warrant it commercially !.....you're not gonna get a pub full of punters listening to a twenty minute version of  Close to the edge !..(incidentally...my fave Yes song is the first part of I've seen All Good People...best version is the live version on the  Keys to Ascension album.....and Starship Trooper on that is awesome too !!)

However, if you seek....ye shall find that there are tribute Cds to ELP, YES, Pink Floyd etc etc..I have a few !!..I even have a pretty cool Modern remix of a load of ELP stuff but you have to like modern dance stuff to appreciate it !!...Lots of drum 'n' bass !!..and trancey stuff !!..which I luff !

I just think the prog rock bands of old are not mainstream enough to warrant a tribute band to make a living !!.......Of course, having said that...a whole plethora of tribute bands will now make themselves known !!..I'd go see them !!....and I hope I am wrong and there a few out there !!

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« Reply #7 on: 27/09/2007 14:47:00 »
I do not even know what is meant by a tribute band???

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« Reply #8 on: 27/09/2007 15:06:58 »
saw a great ac/dc tribby band a few months ago in a pub "whole lotta dc" - prefer it though when they cover a few artists and just do their major hits

seeing the real deal next month when the FOO-FIGHTERS hit town - tickets were sold out in 20 minutes - i had the desktop and a laptop logged into ticketmaster and also my mobile on repeat ring - got through 7 minutes after they came online and got 4 really good seats (cant wait)

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« Reply #9 on: 27/09/2007 15:29:40 »
I do not even know what is meant by a tribute band???

Whoops Yes I do know what a tribute band is and well.... uh.....well I make no excuses I am nuts right now.. and have lost all my marbles...LOL....Sorry!

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« Reply #10 on: 27/09/2007 22:16:40 »
Sheepy - what you said may well be true for the likes of Yes & ELP; but what about The Who?
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« Reply #11 on: 27/09/2007 22:31:50 »
There does seem to be a remarkable lack of Who band tributes...the only ones I could find are these http://www.thewhoshow.com/
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« Reply #12 on: 27/09/2007 22:38:19 »
nice old tunes!

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« Reply #13 on: 28/09/2007 11:35:51 »
Pink Floyd! I just heard "Another Brick in the wall Part 2" on the radio this mornnig.

Ac/Dc! I really wanna learn some of their songs. I can lay the easy version of "Whole Lotta Rosey" intro and "Thunderstuck" into.

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« Reply #14 on: 28/09/2007 11:36:42 »
You pick things up quickly I admire that!

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« Reply #15 on: 28/09/2007 11:45:39 »
Yeah I do. I'm just a little more then average in everything.

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« Reply #16 on: 28/09/2007 11:46:51 »
Good, Its nice to be a little more then average! LOL!

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« Reply #17 on: 28/09/2007 11:47:21 »
I started you a new topic, did you find it yet?

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« Reply #18 on: 28/09/2007 11:51:39 »
Yup! Defienly the science thingy right? Yeah I"m good at everything, there are just people that are better then me at one thing, but yet they cna't do nothing else.

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« Reply #19 on: 28/09/2007 12:30:03 »
Yep me too! LOL.. You can help me in this department! It is not my strong suit.

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« Reply #20 on: 28/09/2007 22:41:24 »
Oh I see. Wow ice is cold when you eat it.

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« Reply #21 on: 29/09/2007 02:58:35 »
Yes  it is!

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« Reply #22 on: 29/09/2007 02:59:25 »
Queen!

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« Reply #23 on: 29/09/2007 03:19:02 »
YES.....you called?

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« Reply #24 on: 29/09/2007 03:19:10 »
LOL LOL!

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« Reply #25 on: 29/09/2007 13:13:18 »
haha nah the band queen

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« Reply #26 on: 29/09/2007 18:34:23 »
Yes I know.. LOL I couldn't help it.. I like Queen at least a lot of it!

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« Reply #27 on: 29/09/2007 19:12:08 »
Freddie Mercury is an amazing singer/piano player

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« Reply #28 on: 29/09/2007 19:21:32 »
yep

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« Reply #29 on: 30/09/2007 16:36:42 »
Freddie Mercury is an amazing singer/piano player

Was.

He was 1 of the greatest front-men ever but his piano playing was pretty mediocre.
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« Reply #30 on: 30/09/2007 18:05:00 »
I saw Queen three times !!..freddie WAS the best front man ever....a 'prancing megalomaniac' I once read one critics view...and he was right !!....but that was freddie !!....the ultimate showman....with a talent for composition and a voice to match !!.....he was just a natural !
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« Reply #31 on: 30/09/2007 18:13:46 »
He was and still is definately one of my all time favorites!
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« Reply #32 on: 30/09/2007 23:50:05 »
OK IS STILL

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« Reply #33 on: 01/10/2007 03:45:55 »
Queen is great they have some great tunes. I know nothing about them personally only recognize their songs!

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« Reply #34 on: 01/10/2007 14:29:12 »
Yeah I know that he was gay :P no i don't know if that's true or not

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« Reply #35 on: 01/10/2007 15:49:23 »
It doesn't matter anyways he was a great, is a great talent! I loved a lot of the music he made.

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« Reply #36 on: 01/10/2007 17:04:42 »
Yeah I know that he was gay :P no i don't know if that's true or not

Yes, he was. But maybe that's what made him such a great performer.
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« Reply #37 on: 02/10/2007 22:50:57 »
Yeah that might be why. We don't have to get into all the gay song writers do we? Cuz yeah I can just say "80's music haha"

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« Reply #38 on: 03/10/2007 00:13:08 »
MAybe he was a great performer because he loved his music... I doubt very seriously it had anything to do with his sexual orientation..LOL.. My sexual orientation does not make me more skilled at anything else outside of sex then the man in the moon! LOL!

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« Reply #39 on: 03/10/2007 00:32:45 »
haha..

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« Reply #40 on: 03/10/2007 00:52:25 »
Sorry Ryan!

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« Reply #41 on: 03/10/2007 17:12:29 »
So let's have your views on tribute bands and your thoughts as to why the sort of bands I mentioned don't have any tribute bands going around.

The names of "tribute" bands can be occasionally be amusing, such as ..

"Nudist Priest" (Juadas Priest)
"Pink Fraud" (Pink Floyd)
"Led Zeplica" (Led Zeppelin)
"Robbing Williams" (Robbie Willaims)
"Fake That" (Take That)
"Antarctic Monkeys" (Artic Monkeys)
"Oashish" (Oasis)

Any more ?
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« Reply #42 on: 03/10/2007 18:23:59 »
RD - you forgot "5 Mingers With No Talent" - Spice Girls

Oh no, that's the original, not a tribute.  [:D]
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« Reply #43 on: 05/10/2007 17:02:49 »
RD - you forgot "5 Mingers With No Talent" - Spice Girls

Oh no, that's the original, not a tribute.  [:D]

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By the looks of the promo pictures, a couple have been reupholstered [:)].
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« Reply #44 on: 05/10/2007 17:33:42 »
I luff the Spice Girls..

i'd do em !
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« Reply #45 on: 05/10/2007 18:19:06 »
I luff the Spice Girls..

i'd do em !

You sick perv
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« Reply #46 on: 06/10/2007 00:25:00 »
Sure

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« Reply #47 on: 06/10/2007 02:26:01 »
Sure what??? *smiles*

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« Reply #48 on: 06/10/2007 13:55:55 »
Asia!

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« Reply #49 on: 06/10/2007 23:41:59 »
Asia????

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