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felafelking 31 Jan 2005 16:07

Just wondering about the fashion police review from the Greyhound gig weds nite 27th feb.
Just wanted to know was the music good?
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sammm 31 Jan 2005 18:10

haha good call. yeha neil don't give a fuck if the bands backward and irrelevant if they look pretty.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


felafelking 31 Jan 2005 18:42

Well apparently they didn't look pretty.
But hey man it's summer who cares if you do the show in the nude.
Worry about image in winter.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Jetson 3 Feb 2005 11:26

i was actually impressed by the bands at the greyhound on Australia Day. They worked hard and performed well to a small audience, the first band battled with lighting difficulties and still delivered, and yeah they weren't 'dressed up', but they looked pretty good to me. PS. they sounded pretty good too... does that matter?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MasterB8 3 Feb 2005 13:35

One of the lamer reviews I have ever read.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Lebowski 4 Feb 2005 13:00

Neil does have a point you know! Sure, looking good is no substitute for sounding good and having good material, but when you walk on stage the first thing the audience notices is the way you look - it's a point of interest and is another way that your band will be remembered by that audience.

Virtually every successful band has an 'image' and that image should be suitable for the type of sound you convey. It also looks a hell of a lot more professional if your band does have a tangible look and a record/management company is also likely to take this into consideration as it would make you easier to promote. It also gives fans something else to latch onto - if you see a photo in the street press you are more likely to remember a band that looks cool (in whatever way that may be) than a miss-matched mish-mash!

Even an 'anti-image' is an image - a ramshackle looking bunch like My Morning Jacket or The Black Keys still have a 'look' about them. Surely part of the fun of being in a band is looking like you're in a band? Would The Strokes have been as big if they didn't look cool as fuck? I doubt it...

Mind you, there do seem to be a lot of acts trading on image more than musical originality. I am getting kinda tired of seeing bands where the influences (both musical and visual) are so damned obvious that they may as well be a tribute band!

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MasterB8 4 Feb 2005 14:18

I don't care how 'cool' a band looks. Too many 'cool' looking bands have spent far too much time co-ordinating clothes, make-up and hair, and not enough time writing material that could be considered even close to an original thought. Image is fucked. It is there to be created by the record companies, not to impress them. Let them worry about it. As an 'artist', I think you should be more concerned with writing something outside of the "A,D,E,A" progression. And whatever happened to good lyrics? So sick of "You got another thing coming honey..." bullshit! Please! And half of those singing it look as if they would have a hard time getting laid anyway. They can't afford to be giving people of the opposite sex ultimatums.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


paulraygun 4 Feb 2005 16:36

the pixies look like the biggest dorks in rock.

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MrLoud 15 Feb 2005 09:59

Bring back "tight" acid wash jeans, black leather vests and and white bootcut sneakers.

The whole rich private school boy wanna be hard ass rocker look but still wearing $300 diesel jeans and Shirt is a bit too much. IMHO.

MasterB8, I agree wid you man too. The ' I'd don't give fuck that I can't pay rent' lyrics too tend to be a little overdone.

I guess whatever ou wear will be seen by some as a statement. Why?
Coz you're on Stage performing perhaps.

Image is nothing
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Sanga 25 Feb 2005 16:26

Dresscodes are a load of crap. my band wore shorts to our first gig and where told post gig to never do it again cos it aint rock. anyway drummers should be excluded from this catergory</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Jemwitch 25 Feb 2005 16:30

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sam2can 25 Feb 2005 21:20

We should all take fashion tips from Neil.

His woolly jumpers are at the cutting edge of the latest rock n roll booking agent fashion.

There is no other booker who dresses as sharply as him!

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