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The band i'm in (trio) has been together the past couple of months, and we have 3 covers down, and 1 original. When it comes to choosing covers, all the bass and drum player want to play is metal and alternative stuff. They aren't very open about learning alot of my originals, just because some of them are blues, but like a Hendrix/Cream blues where it's not just maily focusted on the guitar. This hurts, because those 2 never contribute anything to the band except myself. Then when it comes to our influences, these gain up on me and make fun of my heroes who include Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray. By saying Johnny Winter is such an albino that you can see right through him, and saying the name "Stevie Gay Vaughan" in front of me. I was thinking of just quitting, and starting another band, that plays my type of music. What would you do if you were me?
#3
Can you take the other two in a fight? It seems like a good option.

Leave and form a new band. I don't have to elaborate.
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#5
Quit the band and set fire to your bandmates.
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#7
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#8
you should leave the band and then you become famous and you ignore your old band'mates'
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By saying Johnny Winter is such an albino that you can see right through him, and saying the name "Stevie Gay Vaughan" in front of me.

That offends you?


But seriously, quit that band and start another one, since you clearly don't play the same music.
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#11
Send them anonymous death threats.

It won't help (as they're anonymous), but it'll be fun to scare them.


On a serious note, it sounds like leaving the band is the best option, if they don't value your input.
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#12
Quit and find people that are open-minded about music and try and get a band together with them.

The ones you're with at the minute sound like they aren't worth the very air that they breathe.
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#14
become a one man band or something.
although if you get big it will be much harder to tour unless you hire session musicians that cost money
#15
quitt get famous, and at a random huge show say their specific names and be like "See, i did get somewhere. f*ck you asshole." that'll teach 'em.
P.S what bands do they listen to that are so metal?
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#16
Well if your in the band as a career as in to "make it" then leave because you'll only fight and eventually break up. And if your in it for fun, leave, because your obviously not having fun. So theres one common denominator, leave.
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#17
A band isn't a band if you have to force your opinion. Or for that matter, not even be able to voice your opinion at all. Find a band that has similar taste, otherwise you're going to run to the point where problems like this occur and you can't make progress.

"**** 'em" is all you can really say in this situation.
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Quit the band and set fire to your bandmates.


No, I think he should set fire to the band and quit the teammates.

...and by band I mean his bandmate's instruments...and by quit I mean murder.
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#20
Murder

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#21
u have to make ur own band i mean you going out and getting people who u dont know but are open to ur stuff
#22
shove the drummers drumsticks up each of the other 2 guys assholes, that should show them
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#23
So... You're annoyed because you're in a metal/alt band and they don't want to play blues?

K. Quit and join a more fitting band, or suck it up and play metal.
#24
Well I wouldn't want to be in a band that played music I didn't like, seems obvious really...
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#25
but seriously, who are you gonna find that wants to play the blues
I love the blues, but theres no reason to just play old stuff
you should be moving forward not backwards
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but seriously, who are you gonna find that wants to play the blues
I love the blues, but theres no reason to just play old stuff
you should be moving forward not backwards


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#27
1) They should grow up and maybe try some new things, they might like it
2) You should also realise they might not have the same tastes as you (well that much is obvious but still)

But thats the thing, if you're the only main contributor your bands demise is creeping up slowly but surely. I had the exact same issues except it was the drummer only wanting to learn drumming to songs he liked and nothing else and the singer was trying desperatley to be Kurt Cobain. I mean the singer actually had a voice when he started and seemed like a worthy candidate but after awhile all he would do is sing and play Nirvana so he started going away from his own sound to chase something like that, so I kicked his ass out.

You might try many times to make things work but it won't. Try to find or make your own band on the side and just jam with these guys for a bit until you have a fallback plan. It sucks not having a band, I should know. I would have liked a backup plan but I was with the only so-called "musicians" in my area.


EDIT: Plus what ezoph said, move forward.
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#28
i'd like to refer you to the thread: "Crying while singing", sir.
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#30
Why the hell would you start a band with two guys that want to play alternative and metal and then try and impose blues upon them. It's obviously not gonna work, and if you need the Pit to tell you to quit then it's no wonder your bandmates dont respect your opinion as it would seem youre incapable of making your own decisions.

Just leave and start a new band... because nobody wants to see a band play a set of covers from metallica, iron maiden, slayer, decapitated and Stevie Ray Vaughan do they?


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#32
How about you buy a dean razorback (to prove u'll try metal and hardcore etc)... Then slit their throats with it. Afterwards, burn the razorback and buy a vintage fender hot rod strat...
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#34
Well..you could go to the Bandleading forum..

Other than that, tell them that you need to play something you enjoy, and there's no point if you always play their songs. If they refuse to learn other songs, leave the band
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