By Julian Ridgway

ISBN-10: 0061645591

ISBN-13: 9780061645594

ISBN-10: 006172114X

ISBN-13: 9780061721144

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

Axl Rose's huge meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The lengthy heritage of platinum-selling überband implosions is extra dramatic than a Russian novel. yet even neighborhood conceal bands can endure the unwell 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 suggestion on easy methods to keep away from the pitfalls which may doom your team. here is how to:

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

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

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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? Meritocracy is all fine and dandy in theory but in a world where everyone pursues their goals efficiently, in the right field, and to the best of their ability, very few funny things would happen. People wouldn’t get things disastrously wrong.

Do you? a) Buddy up with the producer, agreeing with all his ideas while secretly telling your management that he’s really unprofessional and that you could be doing this in a much cheaper studio. b) Blame the producer for ruining the vibe you had on the demos and sulk while proposing increasingly elaborate ideas to solve the problems—like hiring loads more gear or recording in a forest in France at midnight. c) Put down your crossword every so often with a look of supportive concern. 24 d) Have no idea of the drama because you’re playing pool with the roadies and, if you are around, suggest a burping contest.

There always seem to be some people who are facing life with the properly updated instruction manual. They are our A’s here. The Cool One is this but good-looking and carefree too. Damn them. This is the person who everyone else in the band secretly wants to be. Not the most talented, not even especially bothered about being there, just the band’s internal totem of cool. They are usually the best looking (not that all-male bands are rampant hothouses of homoeroticism, of course. Actually Status Quo probably isn’t.

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