christopher_robin wrote: acereraser wrote:
christopher_robin wrote:Archipants is exactly right.
Most marching bands are so bad that they need many people to play each each part.
That way, it's harder to hear how out of tune and off-time each one of them is.
(This theory is also deployed effectively by many jam bands).
Cheap shot, you know it. I agree though, and many orchestras are the same way, and punk bands would be if they could afford enough instruments.
Uhhh no and no. Orchestra members are usually highly skilled and no punk band cares, by definition.
You are, however, right about the cheap shot, sir.
You're right too, I just threw the orch. & punk thing in there cuz your generalization was, well, too general, and at least slightly off-topic. Good bands are good, bad ones are bad, whatever the flavor.
You did get me thinking, and maybe this is a threadjack, but I still would like to get your opinion, because you are much more knowledgable about punk bands than I am. Do you consider Green Day to be a punk band? Where does the line stop on punk cred? Like I said, just wondering. Metallica has to be considered a metal band no matter what they do, and Pete Seeger is folk no matter how many times he played Carnegie Hall, but punk seems to be intrinsically tied to just scraping by. Since you appear to have a definition worked up already, I'd love to hear it.