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#1
It's been troubling me for some time, and no matter how much thought goes into it, I can't find the one definitive reason why a band achieves world class recognition instead of another.
Does anyone know what it takes to be a top band?
#3
It takes just the right blend of originality, catchiness, and marketing. The problem is the percentages of each change depending on which audience you're going for and/or appeal to.
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#4
Drugs.
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#7
Fame!
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#10
John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham
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#12
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John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham

pfft...

Not going to touch that with a fifty foot pole.

What separates good bands from great bands is a killer live show. Stage presence is key no matter how many people think it isn't that big of a deal, it is.
#13
I think your confusing "great band" with "famous or well-known band". I've seen some great bands that unfortunately have not achieved the recognition they deserve. It all comes down to artistic creativity.
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#15
Opinion
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#16
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This, twice. Record labels and genre labels.

True. I was referring to record labels, though.


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Ever wonder why some of the most bland bands/styles of popular music are huge? Marketing, marketing, marketing. Labels want to promote what will sell... its called "the music industry" for a reason, right? Labels don't want to waste their time and money on bands that the general public will not like/understand.

Personally, some of the most creative/original music I've ever heard is "underground."
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#17
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This.
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#24
Different tastes?
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#26
Good bands have a few good songs whereas great bands have a few great albums.
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#27


And talent, originality and ambition.

And a sock down the front of your pants never hurt...
#28
1 John Lennon
1 Paul McCartney
1 George Harrison
1 Ringo Starr

Great bands have those.
Might just be my opinion
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#29
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Great bands have those.
Might just be my opinion

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#30
I would simply say skilled musicians, an exceptional vocalist, great image (this is important no matter how much you say it's all about talent,) songwriting skill and a good live show are all required to make a great band.
#31
Good bands are ones I sorta like, and great bands are ones I really like.
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#33
To me, it's songwriting skill. A song can have amazing sweep picking and crazy drumming, but that doesn't really matter to me when combined with mediocre songwriting. Instrumental skill comes after years of practice, songwriting skill is a little more natural.

Also, catchiness has nothing to do with it for me. A song can be catchy which means that it will get stuck in my head. However, that doesn't make it a great song.
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#35
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Completely disagree.

Some of the best bands of all time lasted less than a few years.

Sex Pistols
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Nirvana
#36
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Completely disagree.

Some of the best bands of all time lasted less than a few years.

Sex Pistols
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Nirvana

I mean people still listen to them years later, like they do with those bands


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#37
What makes a good band? good musicians

What makes a great band? great musicians

What makes a band well known? promotion
#38
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#39
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To me, it's songwriting skill. A song can have amazing sweep picking and crazy drumming, but that doesn't really matter to me when combined with mediocre songwriting. Instrumental skill comes after years of practice, songwriting skill is a little more natural.

Also, catchiness has nothing to do with it for me. A song can be catchy which means that it will get stuck in my head. However, that doesn't make it a great song.

But what about improvisation? There are bands out there that can take a basic, boring structure and improvise the hell out of it and make an amazing song, and there's no songwriting there.
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