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MOTHERSHIP
Started by: admin (398) Report abuse
Anyone going to watch this Led Zeppelin tribute group at the Old Courts on Saturday. If you see an old guy that will be meMy daughter has just sent me a ticket for my birthday present.

Posted by: ianp. (433)  Report abuse
Personally speaking - and I am quite sure that I am going to be verbally mobbed for saying the following - but I really see no reason in paying a lot of money to watch a band trying to be like another band. If the entrance price would be a few pounds, then I suppose it would be more acceptable. But, some of these tribute bands are charging around twenty pounds entrance fee: tonight's tribute band is charging fourteen pounds.
Most good musicians can play other people's music, especially as many famous songs aren't too difficult to play; with the addition of today's technology, sounds can be greatly enhanced and with some sounds even being added.
For me, this relatively new trend of being a tribute band and doing the circuit is just a way of trying to make a 'quick buck'.
There are many excellent musicians playing cover versions at 'The Unity Club' in Standish, with some of the musicians being original members of the band which released the record back in the 1960s/70s/80s - and! the entrance price is 'ONE POUND'.
It can be clearly noticed, that many people today are looking back on their youth with feelings of great positiveness and when it comes down to music, hearing that certain song again may fill that person with nostalgia. But, do we really want our music scene filled with tribute bands and cover versions?
Of course, we have had bands playing cover versions for decades; once upon a time, you could visit any one of the many social clubs in the vicinity of Wigan and watch a band playing cover versions, with many of these bands being excellent at what they did, such as: Winston, Rainbow Cottage, Copper Kettle... But, they were there to partly entertain an audience and that audience had not paid a costly sum to enter the club.
Our music industry is in a mess and some of our music scene only adds to this mess. There is a staleness and blandness in what we are being fed. Much of our music scene has not moved in fifteen years and can we honestly put our finger on the style of music of today.
There are many decent bands (with very good musicians) doing original music and trying to break into the music industry. For me, these are the bands to watch and they certainly need our support!

Posted by: admin (398) Report abuse
Taken from the bands web site.
MOTHERSHIP is a Led Zeppelin covers band - actually more homage than tribute - that exists to celebrate the music of the best rock band the world has ever seen.

Unlike other tribute 'acts', MOTHERSHIP don't mimic the look and gestures of Led Zeppelin - rather the band is a celebration of the music - the music is the message... so... no costumes, no wigs, no nonsense... just great music, well played.
I've recently seen on a couple of occasions the ELO tribute group and close your eyes and you wont tell the difference in Fact some people who have heard ELO recently in Hyde Park say the Tribute group sound better... Anyway it's the music not the people that I'm going to listen to For £14.00 I'm not complaining, a lot cheaper than the original band when tbey last played a few years ago.

Posted by: ianp. (433)  Report abuse
Why not sit in a comfortable armchair at home and listen to the original recording?

'The music is the message'(?) Not sure what kind of message a covers band is trying to send out other than, we can play someone else's music.

There is no 'Best Rock Band in the World', because it all comes down to personal opinion. Ask any Rolling Stones fan and they will tell you that the title (Best Rock Band in the World) belongs to 'The Rolling Stones. This can also be applied to: Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, U2, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith etc.


'Taken from the bands web site.
MOTHERSHIP is a Led Zeppelin covers band - actually more homage than tribute - that exists to celebrate the music of the best rock band the world has ever seen.'

The band's website would say that! After all, it isn't going to say, 'We can't write songs so we try to copy Led Zeppelin instead of The Bay City Rollers because we have a better chance of making a few bob this way...

If they are paying homage to Led Zeppelin and not doing it for the money, then they must be donating all the money to a good cause.

Tribute bands may sometimes sound better than the original artist. Most singers sound better than Bob Dylan, because Bob has not got a good singing voice. But! I would prefer to see and hear Bob Dylan performing 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' than any person paying homage to him. The same goes for 'The Beatles': these four Liverpool lads were amateur musicians with very average singing voices at the beginning.

Some years ago (about eight years ago, I think), I watched Simply Red and the band was great. Also, Mick Hucknall's voice was fantastic. That same summer, I watched Simple Minds (with Jim Kerr) and the band was fantastic. Simple Minds did around four encores - played for over two hours. I paid around twenty-eight pounds for each ticket.

For me, fourteen pounds is a bit steep. Five pounds would be more like it!

Anyway, I hope you had a good night and left the venue feeling happy and content with everything. I genuinely mean it.

Posted by: admin (398) Report abuse
Just got in from the gig. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, Superb vocalist and the musicians!!!!! well, I've seen guitarists before but the two in the group where something else. I would gladly pay £100 a ticket to see them again ( my daughter has recently paid that to watch Liam Gallagher) To feel the sound vibrating against your body, takes me back to my youth. Stairway to Heaven, Marakesh, Whole Lotta love,etc. I'll be playing them all day tomorrow, FULL BLAST.. Apologies to the neighbours<g>

Posted by: broady (13699)   Report abuse
What a bore Ian Pri** is.

Posted by: roylew (2916) Report abuse
Admin..enjoy your evening...that’s all that matters...we all have our “heroes in music”...if this takes you back then it’s fantastic for you

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Glad you enjoyed it, Ron.

Live music always delivers.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (534)  Report abuse
Jeez you must have fun when/if you go out,IanP! Firstly,what’s wrong with a band “making a few bob”? whether a tribute/homage band or not? Secondly, do you / have you ever played an instrument or been in a band? Your comment about “many famous songs aren’t too difficult to play” tells me not. The point of going to see a band is to have a good time, recall memories of stuff you like, have a bit of fun. Maybe that’s why he didn’t “sit in a comfortable armchair at home and listen to the original recording”. As Jarvo says live music delivers and, for me, any band, good or bad, who gets up and has a go, deserves support. Just my opinion.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Steve:

Posted by: ianp. (433)  Report abuse
It was not difficult to assess the behavioural conduct of certain people. As I said at the beginning:
- 'Personally speaking - and I am quite sure that I am going to be verbally mobbed for saying the following - ...'

Not only do I find it distasteful but also very disappointing that on this site there is a percentage of human beings lacking in the ability to read and understand the chosen language of simple communication and to deal with a chosen topic in an intellectual and adult way. It can easily be seen that some members are so apathetic and immature by the way they show a mixture of petulance and arrogance. Resorting to name-calling has always been considered to be an unattractive personality trait of infants and adding to this negativeness by using symbols instead of letters to avoid the inappropriate word in its true form only heightens such infantile behaviour.
Unfortunately, it seems to be common practice for some members of this site to lean towards unlawful actions and to use a language which is regarded as unacceptable without being deterred by the governing bodies of this site.
With some of the above posts, it comes as no surprise why many members rarely contribute or no longer contribute to this site.
It would be more interesting for certain members to read each word more carefully and for them to fully understand what is being said. For instance, I never stated anything about all live music being uninteresting nor did I dismiss live music. On the 13th October, I stated the following:
- 'There are many decent bands (with very good musicians) doing original music and trying to break into the music industry. For me, these are the bands to watch and they certainly need our support!'
Additionally, there is a strong need to be aware of a question and why words have been placed in question form and not in the form of a statement.I also believe, professorship is a position of the utmost importance and not one which is easily earned nor easily given, so displaying a need to gain attention by evaluating a person's character in a human psychological way from a small handful of words surely provokes amazement and a profound concern.
How we are in a state of bewilderment to cast the first stone and inadvertently keep casting stones without truly acknowledging the identity of our behaviour and what is clearly assessed by others.
You are what you are and your words create the image.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Ian: Take it on the chin. There are those on here who will always try to ridicule or belittle. One in particular who currently goes under the guise of a female, haunts the boards and is easy to pick out. I have him well sussed and always have had; and he's easy to trap.

Chin up and keep posting.

King Crimson for me, in London, in 13 days time...

Frippertronics.

Posted by: admin (398) Report abuse
Went to see another TRIBUTE band on Thursday at Southport. The ELO EXPERIENCE, this was the third time Ive seen them, absolutely superb. Close you eyes and you wouldn't know the difference from the real thing I see Jeff Lynne is touring again with ELO but there are only two original members left Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy so how they can call themselves ELO is a con. It's like Ringo Starr performing and calling himself the BEATLES

Posted by: mindar (824) Report abuse
"One in particular who currently goes under the guise of a female, haunts the boards and is easy to pick out. I have him well sussed and always have had; and he's easy to trap"

Jarvo Still thinking I'm joseph I see. You're not so clever as you like to think you are.

Posted by: ianp. (433)  Report abuse
Wow! I was not expecting such words from you. It is only right, that I say, thanks!

'Chin up and keep posting.'

Unfortunately, I really feel there is no need and very little interest in posting.

If time and the right attitude is at hand with a consideration of the time 06:08 and 11:01, I will take some of the words of certain people and express my feelings most succinctly and type sagaciously to enlighten the raffishness which is shown by others.

I really hope you enjoy the King Crimson concert and most of the early members are on stage, including Robert Fripp.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Two, actually. And it's at the splendid London Palladium.

Thanks, Ian.

Posted by: chatty (6113)  Report abuse
Here's why Jeff Lynne can call his group what he likes.
Writers and producers of ELO songs

 
 
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