Topic: What do you wear on Stage?  (Read 9199 times)

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BAnimalG

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2002, 01:26 PM »
Time to have some real fun with this one.  lol!  I can't believe nobody has said something brilliant like "PLAY NAKED!!"  LOL!!  Just don't use the wrong stick!  ouch!   :o  My sports drink comes in a longneck bottle and usually has "Bud Light" written on the outside of it.  When I dry out, I order a pitcher of ice water, drink half of it and dump the rest over my head.   ;D

Azrael63

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2002, 03:13 AM »
Just an additional note on combat boots... when broken in, they're like extremely high-topped sneakers, and still provide extra ankle support for someone who might have blown his ankle out jumping out of helicopters!

Misenko

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2002, 03:56 AM »
Yeah, I jump out of helicopters all the time! Totaly screws my ankles though.....

 ;D

Misenko.

sidereal

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2002, 03:20 PM »
My band just had a wonderful little fight about this very subject last night actually. One of the major clubs we play at regularly just changed ownership and the new owners are putting together a list of the regular bands they want to keep in rotation. Apparently we're on the bubble.

The scene is intensely competitive with band members wearing outrageous clothes and putting a high priority on image and looking flashy. I suggested we put more attention toward dressing up or else we could be out of rotation. Most of the band agreed, but the bass player went on a total rant, saying that being flashy wasn't his thing. He then surprised everyone by saying "and if you guys can't deal with that, maybe I'm not the bass player for this band." Then it just turned into a big row and he walked away. Then we had to hit the stage and play. How awkward. No eye contact, no smiles. Bad show. But last night was just a lame little club we play. Tonight's the big night.

Thing is, if your competition is dressing up and getting attention, and the clubs like that, you'd better be doing the same thing or you'll be out of the rotation in no time. Image matters if you're a party band. So I'm a bit pissed off at the bass player right now. :) The gig is tonight. We'll see what happens.

BAnimalG

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2002, 06:51 AM »
Jim,

Good luck man!  I hope everything worked out okay!  I've been in that same sort of tense situation with a formaer band of mine, and I do stress the word "FORMER!"  


Misenko

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2002, 10:33 AM »
I think I'm heading for a similar falling out with our bassist, he is strting to get on my nerves...and also he seems to be very de-motivated recently, and he's just getting on everyones nerves...its worriying cause he is a great bassist.... :-\

Misenko.

sidereal

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2002, 10:48 AM »
I've had the pleasure of working with some of the top bassists in the scene. Trouble is, so many of them are so goddamned moody. I don't know what's up with that. But I have a theory: I think bassists think of themselves as part of a team with the drummer, and that together, the bassist and drummer should represent themselves as outsiders and isolate themselves a bit from the rest of the band. So there's this tribalist, passive mentality that emerges. But the thing is, I'm a very proactive person and I'm outspoken, not passive, so I don't think bassists like that since it goes against the profile I just mentioned. Maybe they think that because of that, I'm not the mellow dude they wanted me to be.

Or maybe I'm talking out of my ass. Either way, sorry to take over the thread with my problems. :)

(incidentally, the gig pretty much sucked. so I'm not in the best of spirits right now.)


BAnimalG

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2002, 10:52 AM »
Yeah, what is it with bassists like that?!  You finally find a good one, and he's got the moodiness of a pregnant woman in her third trimester!  >:(

Misenko

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2002, 03:47 PM »
Have you guys met Jake (our bassist)???? It sounds like you know him!  ;)

He is moody, and bitchy, and I think what you said about how bassists see themselves is absolutly right. I hope we can sort things out though and just get on with the job in hand ie. making good music!

Although...I do see problems with that when i have to tell him he is not gonna be sharing a flat with me next year..... :-\

Misenko.

BAnimalG

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2002, 06:38 AM »
<ignorant Yank comment> "A flat what?"   ;)

Misenko

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2002, 12:00 PM »
<learned Scot comment> A flat is an apartment. Sorry for any confusion. ;)

Misenko.

BAnimalG

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2002, 12:37 PM »
LOL!!   ;D  ;D I was just kidding ya a little there Misenko!  But thanks!

Dark Drummer

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2002, 08:27 PM »
lil late i know


but i were a tight fiting black shirt and kahki pants and a pair of vans..light weight and extremely comfortable.....but ive also play witha  pair of baggy shorts shagged halfway down my butt shoes and no shirt

toddnuss

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2002, 11:21 PM »
2 cut off Tshirt (I sweat)- gym shorts- and an interesting hat that might help you score with some backstage betty ;)

bambambuddha

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2002, 10:55 PM »
Well, i work in the dance clubs, so when I play I am the only live musician and playing along the DJ, so I am the center of attention while playing, so usually I have to dress kinda funky.  usually wear a cut off shirt of some sort, a bandana and usually either jeans or black club pants.

Shocker

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2002, 11:24 PM »
When the temperature isn't  boiling, I wear my black leather pants with a chain belt.  Usually with a black or white cutoff shirt,  or a tight shirt with the sleeves cuffed.  I also put a 6" blonde streak into my black hair, so I'll color it green or blue before a show.  
I had combat boots, but I've recently worn out my 4th pair.  
Also, my newest edition to my stage attire is a pair of Schwinn bicycle gloves.  They don't restrict and they're cut off at the fingers.  They don't really help, but they look so @$%# smooth!

But don't get me wrong...even though I like to go all out, playing good drums is still priority #1.

paul

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2002, 03:04 PM »
Given a choice, I prefer loose jeans, a Hawaiian shirt, and a pair of mocassins or other lightweight, thin-soled shoes.  I like Hawaiian shirts for the extra bit of color, and will occasionally try to match up with my drums (either turquoise or pink sparkle).

I'll also wear a suit or tuxedo at times, with thin-soled dress shoes, if the gig calls for it.  Doesn't bother me either way.

I do believe in dressing up at least a little to go on stage.  I feel that the band's appearance is part of the entertainment, and dressing up helps to separate us from the audience.  

8 different plain black t-shirts?  Not for me, but whatever floats your boat, I guess.

littledrummergirl

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2002, 10:50 PM »
i've seen Shocker and his band..... They have alot of talent and great stage presence. They always look great!

Spikedrumeister

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2002, 09:58 AM »
 :D i play in xxxxxxxxl shorts, smallishtr-0shirt, have sweat bands round both wrists, boxers, easier to play ion, nice high white sox if i want. spike my hair, famous t-shirtrs are good, converse trainers, not the sneaker lookin things but theones with the staRS on both sides

johno
spike

Andrew

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Re:What do you wear on Stage?
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2002, 04:39 PM »
I've been wearing tight black tank tops a lot lately, but we've also been playing a lot of outdoor shows. Under that, khaki shorts or jeans, and sneakers, usually Skechers. Nothing on my wrists or hands, but I do get to wear my enormous Koss headphones on stage.

 

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