Music Confessions Posted On: Oct 10, 2021 12:34:16 GMT via mobile
Post by tucker on Oct 10, 2021 12:34:16 GMT
We did a lot of Queen covers, we did Europe's The Final Countdown and a few originals written by the keyboard player. One of our tunes was called Bad Weather. After gigs we would get compliments because that song sounded "like a real song!". Incidentally, the guy who got me in was sacked two days after I arrived when he told the band "I've written a blues that goes 'doo-dah-dah-doos'". "I don't think so", said the keyboard player, and I've never seen that guy again, not even at school.
We played with this line-up (vox, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums) until late 2000, at which point the keyboard player and the singer left to make their Elton John duo, and we had to reinvent the band. We changed name, we got a girl as a singer and another guitarist (the previous was forced into leaving). By this time, we 4 members of the band didn't have one thing in common, musically. The guitarist was crazy about Dream Theater, the drummer thought Tico Torres was the bee's knees and I had just started listening to The Stone Roses! Our overall sound was really awful, we sounded like one of these nu-metal bands from the arse end middle of nowhere, like Missouri. We started gigging a lot though, and I was always afraid of inviting people to our shows because we sounded so bad. Musically we were very tight, but our choice of material was just shite. One time our singer's dad showed up at one of the gigs completely plastered and started singing along to our covers really loudly, it was possibly the lowest point in my puberty.
We recorded two demo CDs, one of which the drummer gave to Noel Gallagher when Oasis played in Rome in 2002. I was really ashamed of it.
A few months later I received a message telling me to practice You Give Love a Bad Name, to which I just replied "Fuck off". I left the band the following week. I still have one rehearsal tape at home and video footage from our first demo recording session
There is so much I love about this post. Had me in tears reading through last night. Bravo. HoF. 10/10.