Bandalism: The Rock Group Survival Guide by Julian Ridgway

By Julian Ridgway

Bandalism [ban-dəl-i-zəm] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or harm to, the cloth of a rock/pop/indie team led to via a number of of its members

Axl Rose's huge meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The lengthy historical past of platinum-selling überband implosions is extra dramatic than a Russian novel. yet even neighborhood disguise bands can undergo the sick results of the limelight.

Multi-rock-band veteran Julian Ridgway's Bandalism is a can't-miss consultant to rock 'n' roll survival, supplying sage recommendation on tips on how to stay away from the pitfalls which could doom your workforce. this is how to:

  • Find nonpsycho band members
  • Craft the proper band image
  • Choose a reputation that does not suck

And even more, together with the convenient fit Band record, an awesome MySpace profile generator, and the second one Album Venn Diagram.

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D) Turn around, laugh, and make a start on the rider. 27 Your Answers--The Personality Types Okay, you completed the test, so check your answers and let’s see what you should be playing. Mainly A's—The Natural Leader Key features: Some people are born with natural authority. When they tell a story, people hang on every word and explode with mirth at the punchline. They somehow never get interrupted at the crucial moment by someone dropping something, or forget to tell the important part. They are life’s designated leaders.

A) Come up with a witty or caustic alternative lyric. b) Point out that it’s not even the best song off the album and anyway you don’t rate them. c) Zone out and listen to the interesting drum break before the bridge. ” 3. You’re playing a gig, but the audience is talking, laughing, and shouting abusive comments. Do you? a) Throw your entire soul into the songs and ignore it, performing like this is the greatest show you have ever played, winning everyone over, then later make a sober analysis to see if there’s anything you can learn from the experience.

If you’ve got a Backseat Driver in the band they’ll probably be more than happy to do that for you anyway. Until you try to push them out of the door of an airliner and have to be restrained by cabin crew. Alternatively they might just decide it’s safest to fire you now. What do you play? It depends whether you’re more B or D. More D and you’re probably just a drummer having a nervous breakdown. More B and you are almost certainly singer and guitarist or maybe singer and bassist. 41 C's and D's—The Enthusiastic Amateur Key features: What kind of a boring world would it be if everyone was really good at stuff?

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