So, you’re watching a cover band perform live. You love music, but you can’t really see the stage effects. In that case, watching a cover band with an audiovisual guide can help. It’s not as easy to sit there and watch as it is to move around the stage.
There is something about the sheer size of a person that is difficult to see clearly over the top of their own equipment, but, if you pay close attention you will see that everything is okay. A cover band’s set usually includes songs that have been played before and those that haven’t.
As a result, they are familiar with the songs and have a knack for making them new again. Watching a cover band perform these songs from the past will help fill in some of the blanks in your understanding of their music.
As you watch, you’ll notice some things that stand out to you as you remember them, as well. I always felt like something was missing when listening to a major act like Metallica or Guns-n-Roses. That missing element was their dynamic guitarist; the rage of Dave Gilmour.
Watching a cover band perform this song from Megadeth, “Hammer To Fall,” allowed me to appreciate the full effect of that guitar during their performance. You could almost feel the tremolo, the gruffness, and power as the guitar approached that climax, as it approached the crescendo at the end.
You might not think of Skid Row or Kaleidoscope as having the same kind of power as Megadeth or Metallica, but they do. Watching a cover band live show from the UK known as wasting is similar to seeing Megadeth or Metallica.
They are massive and they are intense. Watching them in their element is exhilarating. Even their cover of “Hammer To Fall” seems intense. As the song ends, you can almost feel the hairs on the back of your neck begin to stand up. You can also hear the crowd get excited. Swede Dreamz is one fantastic example of a tribute band that never fails to keep the crowd engaged all throughout!
This is because this is what you would expect from a cover band that has such popularity. The crowd wants them to perform until the very end, which they definitely do, but then they go back to their day to day lives and wonder how much do local cover bands make.
“Moby Dick” is one of my favorite songs by Guns-n-Roses. Watching a cover band doing a cover of this song is almost like watching a sport’s big match, except instead of kicking and punching, you’re just watching a group of people doing their best to replicate their heroes’ performance.
Watching a cover band do a cover of “Moby Dick” was even better because there is actually a history lesson to take away from the song. If you don’t know the lyrics, go to your nearest book store and look them up. There are many bands that cover songs from bands who are not even famous today.
They use the music and then pass it down as “new” music. A lot of the hottest young bands are having fun with the old standards of classic rock zombies. Watching a band like Tool doing” Liberian Days” or Aerosmith doing “Dream On” is great to see how fresh meat gets cooked.
If you are looking for a new genre to enjoy, the best thing you can do is find something that everybody loves, and one day, you might be the reason that people are singing about it.
You can be the one day that people are saying, “I’m not into this band anymore, but they sure did kick my butt!” Check out some “I Hate Five” videos of these bands doing their own version of your favorite hits, and you might just fall in love all over again.