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Old 05-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #16
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Wow. I think this whole notion is absurd and quite unfair to tribute bands.
I completely disagree. They stand against the point of art. They need to not live as someone else. When you live as another artist you are going against everything that artist stands for.
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I completely disagree. They stand against the point of art. They need to not live as someone else. When you live as another artist you are going against everything that artist stands for.
I don't think they claim to be art.
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I completely disagree. They stand against the point of art. They need to not live as someone else. When you live as another artist you are going against everything that artist stands for.
The generalities you're using make the whole thing sounds so much worse than it is, and you're taking liberties with their thought processes. Jesus Christ, it's not like they were thinking, "ohhh, what's the best way I can rip off said artist and make a lot of money?" All they said to themselves was, "we're musicians and we like said band, why don't we get up there and play some songs for people who want to hear them?" Why is that a big deal? Why is that some attack on art?
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Sure, nothing like the real thing but... I see tribute band shows as a really fun night out, nothing more.
That's how I see them too. Good tribute bands are great entertainment. I'd do anything to see Aussie Floyd! A lot of time and effort goes into everything they do. And I mean, where else are you going to see Keep Talking (PULSE version) and Nobody Home (80/81 Wall Tour version) played at the same show?

YouTube - The Australian Pink Floyd - Live at The Royal Albert Hall
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Agreed. The entire thread is based on a rather absurd notion. Entirely reactionary.




Please explain.
The notion is not absurd. Bono use to say that people should play their songs but play their own. Every U2 tribute bands stands against what the band stands for. U2 is about having a voice. Even today Bono wants other bands to compete with U2. Tribute bands don't do any of that.

The nature cycle of art is this: Someone creates then someone is inspired by it and makes their own which in turn inspires another person until the original artist sees the full effect of their work. Tribute bands are inspired but don't make their own art.
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The nature cycle of art is this: Someone creates then someone is inspired by it and makes their own which in turn inspires another person until the original artist sees the full effect of their work. Tribute bands are inspired but don't make their own art.
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I don't think they claim to be art.
You can compare them to any kind of stage entertainment, but please don't consider them artists. You do, so your argument is inherently flawed from the start.
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The generalities you're using make the whole thing sounds so much worse than it is, and you're taking liberties with their thought processes. Jesus Christ, it's not like they were thinking, "ohhh, what's the best way I can rip off said artist and make a lot of money?" All they said to themselves was, "we're musicians and we like said band, why don't we get up there and play some songs for people who want to hear them?" Why is that a big deal? Why is that some attack on art?
It is an attack on art because it goes against the natural cycle of art that I talked about in my last post. When inspired people don't continue the cycle it means that are in definance of what art stands for and in turn what artists stand for.
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You can compare them to any kind of stage entertainment, but please don't consider them artists. You do, so your argument is inherently flawed from the start.
That's the problem they aren't becoming artists and breaking the cycle.
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That's how I see them too. Good tribute bands are great entertainment. I'd do anything to see Aussie Floyd! A lot of time and effort goes into everything they do. And I mean, where else are you going to see Keep Talking (PULSE version) and Nobody Home (80/81 Wall Tour version) played at the same show?

YouTube - The Australian Pink Floyd - Live at The Royal Albert Hall
I think The Australian Pink Floyd and The Musical Box but they should be putting their talents to continuing the cycle of art and inspiring others. You're an artist, wouldn't you rather see your work inspire others to make their own music or see people dress like you, sing like you and performance just like you?
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It is an attack on art because it goes against the natural cycle of art that I talked about in my last post. When inspired people don't continue the cycle it means that are in definance of what art stands for and in turn what artists stand for.
Defiance? Attacks? What utter bullshit. A guy plays some songs people want to hear and he's attacking art as a whole. Who knew.
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That's the problem they aren't becoming artists and breaking the cycle.
What cycle, exactly? Are you saying that the mere existence of tribute bands will cause others to not become inspired, thus breaking the natural cycle of art?
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I'm 95% sure you made up this cycle of art notion.

Plus, entertainment and art are two different things.
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What cycle, exactly? Are you saying that the mere existence of tribute bands will cause others to not become inspired, thus breaking the natural cycle of art?
The tribute bands are part of the inspired but instead of continuing the cycle by making their own music they break the cycle and pretend to be someone else.
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But the cycle is clearly not broken, because new bands are created everyday. If it was broken, the universe would eventually be filled with tribute bands only....and the Rolling Stones.
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Plus, entertainment and art are two different things.
Indeed.

Art is not always entertaining, and not all that is entertaining is art. =/=
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