altgrunge
UG's Recorder
Join date: Oct 2006
1,862 IQ
#1
Ok guys, I know there's a new thread that has someone with a band problem everyday so I'm sorry but I really do want some advice.

Ok, so I've been in this band for about a year and a half now, I'm the drummer, and there is a guitarist/singer and a bass player. Both of them are good friends of mine. The guitarist plays simple stuff which is basically a ripoff of Nirvana, and his singing is pretty bad. The bass player isn't much better, he's a guitarist who has converted over to bass and tries to write the guitar parts every song and doesn't really focus on his bass playing at all. I'm really not trying to sound arrogant but neither one of them really has any musical experience at all and I have the most out of us so I generally end up having to write everything. Both of them are always late to every practice and each time they have a different excuse. The guitarist never spends time writing songs but he won't let anybody else write songs because he takes it as an attack on his writing. Both of them are really emotional all the time and any slight critique of their work makes them get really angry and basically ruin a whole practice.

I can play guitar, bass and drums as well as sing and I'm thinking of quitting the band and kind of doing my own little thing. The problem is that when we do finally play someplace or have a good practice or recording session I have a lot of fun. It seems like I have three options:
1) Stay with the band and just deal with it
2) Stay with the band but also write my own songs for a "solo" project
3) Quit the band and write songs for my own "solo" project

If anybody has any advice on what to do in this situation or other ideas I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any replies.
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#2
Id stay with the band. I listened to the songs on your myspace and it sounded pretty good. If you can play everything then you can always write the songs your self and teach them the songs. If that doesnt work then i might leave and do my own thing, but id try with them for a while
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the_negro_puppy
Banned
Join date: Mar 2002
211 IQ
#3
Your song help me sounds vary nirvana esque, the singer is sorta ok for that style
lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#5
do my suggestion and write everything yourself. try it out with one of 2 songs and if that doesn't work then start writing song for a solo project and if you prefer that then quit the band
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

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lolmnt
Earth of the Butt
Join date: Sep 2006
4,159 IQ
#7
yeah that sucks. i guess since my idea wont work them you should start a side project. i wouldnt quit your band, the music is pretty good and once you start doing your own thing, you wont get pissed at them for not praticing
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Quote by Bob_Sacamano
i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
Telecaster_AGY
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2006
210 IQ
#8
4 out of the 6 members in my band
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