What's More Important In A Band?

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sugarfucking
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April 23rd, 2006 at 08:04am
Without a drummer...there might as well not be a band.
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April 23rd, 2006 at 09:52am
i dont quite get this. but i think you need a capable bassist and drummer just to keep your beat so they are important. but the guitar is the tune. and the widdly diddly solos.
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April 23rd, 2006 at 10:39am
I don't like this question.

It's like asking if you could only have one thing what would it be: Air or water?
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April 23rd, 2006 at 10:40am
Tig:
I don't like this question.

It's like asking if you could only have one thing what would it be: Air or water?
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April 23rd, 2006 at 10:40am
its like asking if you either want sight or hearing?
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April 23rd, 2006 at 10:54am
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Tig:
I don't like this question.

It's like asking if you could only have one thing what would it be: Air or water?


Yea, to make a band you pretty much need all three...thats like part of the definition of bands. For an artist/singer/ though, I would say guitar.
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April 23rd, 2006 at 10:54am
Drums.
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April 23rd, 2006 at 11:13am
Depends on what kind of band we're discussing.
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April 23rd, 2006 at 11:19am
Well, take RHCP and remove the bass and it'll sound pretty empty.

But really, it depends Eh I'd rather have all of the above. Even though some bands can pull it off without drums, or guitar, or bass. But I mean, why not just have one of each --;
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February 2nd, 2007 at 08:08pm
Nothing. Everything is equally as important as the next thing.
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February 2nd, 2007 at 08:32pm
1. dueling guitars
2. singers who know when to back out of the spotlight [ie. when guitars are dueling]
3. drummers who only keep time and do nothing else
4. tapping bass lines o_O and/or bass solos
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February 3rd, 2007 at 01:42am
Drums. They keep the beat. And stuff.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 04:14am
I think you need more than just one instrument... which is basically the idea of 'band' rather than solo artist.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 04:28am
looks, duh.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 07:29am
Personality and energy.
I've seen some bands that are amazing on record, but when I see them live they're so boring.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 07:51am
Drums are the backbone of every band.

Without drums there's no structure.

But tbh, I think for a band to be good they need to be quality players not some little shits who've taught themselves a few power chords/grooves and now think they're the best thing since sliced bread. But also quality players are wasted if the songs aren't good, so you need good lyrics and music.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 12:36pm
It depends on

A. One's own instrument of preference
B. The type of music

Someone said in the beginning of the topic that Billie didn't need drums in Good Riddance, well think about the song. Drums would kill the mood of the song, wouldn't it?

Without guitar there is no melody. Without bass there is no balance. Without drums there is no rhythm.

I think it was Dave Grohl who once said, "A band is only as good as its drummer." Maybe it was Taylor Hawkins, not all that sure. I'm not saying that drums are more important, but I think that the statement is very true.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 12:44pm
Guitar, drums and bass.

Having only two would be a duo group.
Having only one would be a solo performer.
You need all three for a band.
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February 3rd, 2007 at 01:50pm
You need everything together, and you need a decent singer or nobody's going to listen, in my opinion.
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