Re: "Tribute Band" - Where do people draw the line?
Posted by: nivjourney ()
Date: December 18, 2012 10:19PM

I totally agree with this... How many versions of The Drifters are there out there now? And all the original members are dead.
I think it is a business, and who's right to say that these guys shouldn't go out and continue their business? Just because someone died or quit the business?
However, my point is proven in the very first reply.
"Giant I would absolutely not accept, because it wasn't Giant, take away the main singer and songwriter and it's not the same".
Yet in the same post says it worked for Van Halen. Who lost their "singer", but also the main showman, and the guy that kind of embodied everything that Van Halen was back then. They managed to find success with a completely different singer and songwriter replacing him.
I think fans of this genre, take ownership of the little bands that are so uniquely belonging to this genre, and make them untouchable, but reside with the fact that the bigger bands are a big machine and have to go on regardless.
If Bon Jovi replaced anyone other than JBJ, people on here would be outraged for a few days, but in the end that big machine would keep on rolling, churning out hit singles and million selling albums and packed-out stadium tours, and the fuss would soon die down.
But if Harem Scarem reunited without Harry or Pete, this site would crash, and it would be unthinkable.
I was fine with the new Giant. I wouldn't have chosen Terry Brock to sing. He's a good fit for the album they recorded, but he's one of those guys that's on everything, and that took something away, and made it feel like a studio project rather than the return of a genre-classic band. John Roth was a very good choice. It's just a shame that no one was ever going to give it a chance, and Giant's potential last album is more of a Frontier's studio project that has little to do with the bands heritage.
Would it have been more acceptable for Dann Huff to hire a group Nashville session guys and call himself Giant... even though chances are the album would have been a slick country-pop album judging from Dann's output in the past 15 years or so...
Niv

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