#1
What are your thoughts on it?
do you use it for shows?
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#2
im in an alternative/hard rock/rap/ everything else band

sometimes i put on makeup
im completly not emo at all, but sumtimes its fun to put on eyeliner. for sum reason chicks think eyeliners hot? so yea eyeliners cool. dont overdo it tho
#3
Well you need to wear outfits thats for sure, whether it be matching theme of jeans and band shirts or outrageous character uniforms. Some makeup is great, some is terrible. I personally don't use makeup for shows, but say you were to have bad acne and the lights really accentuated it, then yeah get some makeup. Or if your band is like black metal, you probably would need some. If used well, it is good, that's my thoughts on the matter.


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#5
well its not really necessary. Glam rock came and went man!

I think this whole Emo fad of it is stupid personally.

I just wear jeans and a t-shirt on stage, maybe some headbands etc. etc.
#6
Depends on the style of music. If you want your audience to perceive you as legit, you need to do what the audience expects of you. Given your style of music, will your audience expect it? Tolerate it? Think it's ridiculous?

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#7
I want to paint my face like Heath Ledger's Joker when my band opens for a big band next month.
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#8
Only if you play black metal and you are going to sacrifice a goat or sheep on stage.
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#9
^What about a small child?^
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#10
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^What about a small child?^


Even better, go for it.

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#11
well ive only played 2, but i put on eyeliner for the 2nd, but thats it.
Chicks dig it, and you cant really tell.
hell, Hammett did it on the cover of guitarworld
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#12
Ozzy has done it forever.

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I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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#13
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Ozzy has done it forever.

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Which in turn means that I, as an Ozzy impersonator, must do likewise.
It's not something that I particularly enjoy doing, but as Chris said, it suits the style of what we do so I put up with it.

Really outrageous makeup can be very effective for getting you noticed though, look at Kiss or Peter Gabriel or Marillion or Marilyn Manson or The Crazy World of Arthur Brown or Alice Cooper or Merciful Fate or Slipknot or any of them.
It has to be said that outrageous makeup helped to put them all where they are today, and there's nothing particularly wrong with a bit of fantasy, after all, most of the songs we write are pure fantasy.
This is just fantasy that you can see rather than hear.