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    The "classic alt" band I tried to put together is officially dead and buried.
    First we lost our bass player who the other two (and I actually agreed) was irreplaceable. After several months hiatus, I tried a couple of other guys but time issues were always a problem since we all played in other bands.
    We were actually close to getting on stage by the end of 2011, but then the guitarist got his own "dream gig" of playing in a semi-touring gospel bluegrass band.
    So...my dream of having my own band with my choice of players and format is dead.
    At least I still have my regular band, but giving up on my own thing was tough.
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    My band: http://www.facebook.com/drfeelgoodband

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    Bummer. Wish it would have worked out for you.
    Dillybar 13 july 2008.
    "I do not expect you to lift one of your lazy fingers to find the proof that I am right."

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    • #3
      Bummer dude. But you never know what comes around the corner.

      My current band was FOR YEARS just this 5-piece bar band that I was constantly frustrated with because it was neither MY dream gig nor something I was that happy doing. I tried to put together my "dream band" on the side at least 3 different times, with it always falling apart for various reasons.

      Finally I just decided that "there's no place like home" and I decided to revamp my SOLID band into something better. It's not my "dream gig" but it's much more than it was and much closer than I ever thought it would be to what I really want to do.

      Not that that option exists for you....but just saying that...you never know what might come next.
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      • #4
        Sorry to hear that.

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        • #5
          What is a alt classic band? I can't keep up with all these different genre's so pardon me for asking.

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          • #6
            Classic alt pretty much envelopes 70s and 80s punk, new wave and alternative and lots of "MTV bands" from early in the network's history and into the early 90s. Everything from the Ramones to Flock of Seagulls to REM, to The Smithereens, to The Smiths, and so on. A lot of late 90s alt has found its way to classic status as well, like Green Day, Weezer, Cake, etc.
            That was the gist of the project,
            Music -

            My band: http://www.facebook.com/drfeelgoodband

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            • #7
              Bummer dude. But you never know what comes around the corner.

              My current band was FOR YEARS just this 5-piece bar band that I was constantly frustrated with because it was neither MY dream gig nor something I was that happy doing. I tried to put together my "dream band" on the side at least 3 different times, with it always falling apart for various reasons.

              Finally I just decided that "there's no place like home" and I decided to revamp my SOLID band into something better. It's not my "dream gig" but it's much more than it was and much closer than I ever thought it would be to what I really want to do.

              Not that that option exists for you....but just saying that...you never know what might come next.


              My regular band is still going strong, and I am thankful for that. Just wanted that side thing to fulfill that other side of my musical taste.
              Music -

              My band: http://www.facebook.com/drfeelgoodband

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              • #8
                Ahhhhhh Coot. Sorry to hear that. But I'm glad to see you poke your head in here. At least having a main gig usually pays better than the guilty pleasures.
                so over this signature BS!!!

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                • #9
                  Classic alt pretty much envelopes 70s and 80s punk, new wave and alternative and lots of "MTV bands" from early in the network's history and into the early 90s. Everything from the Ramones to Flock of Seagulls to REM, to The Smithereens, to The Smiths, and so on. A lot of late 90s alt has found its way to classic status as well, like Green Day, Weezer, Cake, etc.
                  That was the gist of the project,


                  I would have joined a band like that in a heartbeat. Sorry to hear it didn't work out.

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                  • #10
                    I am just now trying to put together "MY" band on the side, but struggling to find the right players. There is a lack of real talent in this area I think.
                    Epihpone LP and Dot.
                    Fender American Strat HSS
                    (Loaner) Viking Pillager 60w combo (best amp in the friggin world!)
                    Blackstar Stage-100 Head, 2x12 Blackstar Cab
                    Marshall 4x10 Cab
                    Pedals, pedals, and more pedals. Favs include Strymon Mobius, MXR Super Badass, Digitech Supernatural Reverb, Xotic BB, MXR Carbon Copy.-

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                    • #11
                      Sorry to hear that man.
                      Guitars:
                      94 U.S.A Peavey Predator
                      Epiphone 60's Les Paul Tribute Standard
                      Amps:
                      Vox Pathfinder 15r
                      Vox Valvetronix Ad100vt
                      Peavey 5150 II w/ Crate Blue Voodoo cab w/ Vintage 30's
                      Pedals: Skb Pedalboard
                      Fender PT-100
                      Crybaby Original Wah
                      Ibanez TS-9
                      Joyo Vintage Phase
                      Joyo Octave/Fuzz
                      MXR Micro Chorus
                      TC Electronic Flashback
                      MXR EVH-117 Flanger
                      Joyo 6-Band EQ
                      Member of the Squire Army + 5150 CREW

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                      • #12
                        (GOERGE LOPEZ POUT) "Man, I can't do NOTHING."

                        Hang in there Coot...you never know...the guy from Flock of Seagulls might move to your town to retire....
                        "Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work" - Gustave Flaubert

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                        • #13
                          I would have joined a band like that in a heartbeat. Sorry to hear it didn't work out.


                          Same here, and I'm a bass player, too. I've actually tried to get a similar styled band together as far back as the early to mid 90s when those classic alt. rock compilation series started coming out (Rock of the 80s, Sedated in the 80s, Living in Oblivion, and the premiere one, Rhino's Just Can't Enough).

                          Just joined a band that does some of the guitar based music from that time period (Pretenders, REM, Squeeze, Plimsouls, Nick Lowe, Translator, Smithereens, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Specials, etc...), along with some classic rock style stuff and newer material, but I would love to do a band that just focused on that era, but also included some of the more keyboard centric songs/bands.

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                          • #14
                            Classic alt pretty much envelopes 70s and 80s punk, new wave and alternative and lots of "MTV bands" from early in the network's history and into the early 90s. Everything from the Ramones to Flock of Seagulls to REM, to The Smithereens, to The Smiths, and so on.


                            Planning a move to Chicago by any chance?

                            Here's an actual list of who we'll be hitting next time out:
                            Billy Idol/Gen X, New Order, The La's, English Beat, The Clash, Romantics, Duran Duran, Cure, Echo/Bunnymen, Stone Roses, U2, Vapors, Icicle Works, INXS, Devo, Knack, Flock of Seagulls, Big Audio Dynamite, Charlatans UK, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Modern English, Tears for Fears, Blur, REM, Jesus Jones, Big Country, Peter Schilling, Gary Numan, Cult, Ramones

                            Our frontman is going to start playing occasional keys (along with vox and guitar duties) so we can start incorporating more synth-dependent material, but I think real consideration would be given to adding a fifth member if you were able to juggle keys with maybe some rhythm guitar, tambourine/shakers, backup vox, the occasional sax lead....and oh yeah, if you were a hot chick.



                            If relocation isn't in the cards for you, just keep in mind that this kind of project CAN be made to work, at least for the next couple years or so. Don't feel like you have to totally abaondon the concept.
                            For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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                            • #15
                              Planning a move to Chicago by any chance?

                              Here's an actual list of who we'll be hitting next time out:
                              Billy Idol/Gen X, New Order, The La's, English Beat, The Clash, Romantics, Duran Duran, Cure, Echo/Bunnymen, Stone Roses, U2, Vapors, Icicle Works, INXS, Devo, Knack, Flock of Seagulls, Big Audio Dynamite, Charlatans UK, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Modern English, Tears for Fears, Blur, REM, Jesus Jones, Big Country, Peter Schilling, Gary Numan, Cult, Ramones

                              Our frontman is going to start playing occasional keys (along with vox and guitar duties) so we can start incorporating more synth-dependent material, but I think real consideration would be given to adding a fifth member if you were able to juggle keys with maybe some rhythm guitar, tambourine/shakers, backup vox, the occasional sax lead....and oh yeah, if you were a hot chick.



                              If relocation isn't in the cards for you, just keep in mind that this kind of project CAN be made to work, at least for the next couple years or so. Don't feel like you have to totally abaondon the concept.


                              That's an awesome list that would keep me there all night.
                              http://www.patcoast.com"The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio."-Christhee68" the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep."- FitchFY

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