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Rock Band: Meet the Ignorant Sluts

It's not long after picking up an instrument and learning how to play Smoke on the Water and Iron Man that you'll want to team up with your buddies and form the next crappy local band, banished forever to the pit of hell known as the bar cover band scene. In a similar vein, now that Harmonix has blown out the formula it created with Guitar Hero and has given us the ability to join forces on the guitar, bass, vocals and drums with Rock Band, we too have formed our own cover band.

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akaFullMetal3683d ago

that actually doesnt look that bad, but who do you know is going to do the vocals good??? and pay for the whole bundle??

DTClown3683d ago

I gotta tell ya, this whole Guitar Hero and now Rock Band thing is a HUGE JOKE to us REAL musicians. I mean hell, if the idiots that play these games were to invest the same amount of time learning an instrument, they would get pretty good, fast. Instead, you all look like a bunch of hilarious jackasses who can't play.

Let me tell you from experience. There is NOTHING like playing LIVE (with real instruments) in front of thousands of people screaming while you "rock out with your co*k out". It's an experience that you definately will NOT get from a video game and you won't get unless you invest the time to learn a REAL instrument.

Here's my suggestion to you all you want to be a Rock God, start taking music lessons and at the same time let your hair grow long. By the time you get good enough to play in a band with other REAL musicians, you will also look the part and be on your way to being the real thing and not a joke playing a video game. Be the real deal people, you CAN do it!. And yes, you WILL get laid often and plenty! ;)

Manany3683d ago

What an idiot.

@if the idiots that play these games were to invest the same amount of time learning an instrument, they would get pretty [email protected]

Well that was both stupid and ignorant. Obviously no one is gonna play 10 hours of Rock band for the next 5 years. If you were a real musicians (which I doubt) you would know that it take years to learn to play an instrument and be good ebough to perform in front of someone else then your grand mother. Any musicians will tell you the same : It suck to pratice everyday. Most of the time you prative in hope of getting good but you would rather go party, have fun instead. Rock band is just about having fun. You don t need years of training to have fun with it.

@Be the real deal people, you CAN do it!. And yes, you WILL get laid often and plenty! ;)@

Most people don t need to play the guitar to get laid but if you really nedd to compensate, I suggest buying a nicer car and save yourself the trouble of growing a mulet.

Mikey_Gee3683d ago

I have been doing Vocals for over 22 years and playing guitar for about 18 years now. The part I agree on is, YES, time and effort could be taken from these games (or anything else that eats time for pleasure) to learn how to play a REAL instrument (for my example I will say guitar) ... and it takes a great deal of TIME, EFFORT and most of all DEDICATION to get good at your art/instrument. It is fun, NO DOUBT, and the pay off is HUGE ... HOWEVER .... it is HARD LONG "" W O R K "" !!!

I remember doing my Woodshedding for years (if you don't know what that term means and play guitar ... then you are NOT up to par ... go back and re-adjust your outlook on the instrument and your dedication to it) and the effort it takes.

NOW ... the FLIP SIDE ... games like GUITAR HERO and ROCK BAND are for one reason only .......... FUN FUN FUN !!! Little work is required to have fun with these. I will have a blast playing rockband with a mix of my MUSICIAN friends as well as my buds that are lucky they can play an MP3.

IN close ... to point at either end and call the other LOSERS only shows your looking at the entire gig from only the stage. Look at it from another perspective. Folks that come to live gigs invest LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME AND MONEY into the band they love and in the end all those effort could have been put into learning how to play music themselves rather they collecting swag, listening to the band over and over and over and over again, etc, etc, etc ... HOWEVER, that does not make them LOSERS, but rather, all it does it means is they are getting their fun and enjoyment from another avenue .. (ala ROCKBAND or GH)

"END RANT"

DTClown3683d ago

I have been a musician since I was in the 1st grade. That's about the same amount of time I've spent being a hardcore gamer. I have done both for over 30 years now. As a real deal rock drummer ( and guitarist ), I just cannot bring myself to enjoy this crap. People like me can't get a rush or that enjoyment that we got from on stage from a video game. period. I'm not saying that these games are replacing that at all. But when I see this idiots now saying "we're in a band" or we "started a band" for playing RockBand the game, I cringe. You're not in a band, you're a couple of dorks pretending to be in a band playing a freakin video game! I see these little sh*ts in Best Buy playing like the wind while there fingers are fast and intricate wondering to myself, why? Why not just be the real thing with that kind of passion?! I know they would MUCH rather do it for real, let's face it, musicians have perks!

Whatever guys, enjoy it for what it is...a game I guess. But you're missing out on sooooo much more enjoyment from the real thing. And for you real musicians here looking for that "online music hookup", check out a kick ass device called the "Phone-Jam". Thank me later. (www.phone-jam.com and www.phonejammin.com )

And to Manany who questions my musical validity, check out our video at www.DowntownClown.net . This is what REAL musicians look like when they play REAL instruments. And before I hear about the way we look, this was when glam was huge with bands like Motley Crue, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Poison ect... were tearing up the stages. You know, when chicks looked like chicks and music was a blast to play. By the way, I'm the one in the F*CK shirt who was f*cking ALL of your girlfriends! ;)

Rock and Roll mother f*ckers...rock and roll!

wolfgang3682d ago

"we "started a band" for playing RockBand the game, I cringe. You're not in a band, you're a couple of dorks pretending to be in a band playing a freakin video game!"

Translation : I worked very hard to be in an band, I feel treatened by the fact that people can form fake bands and have fun while I had to work so hard for it

"But you're missing out on sooooo much more enjoyment from the real thing."

Yes Just like driving a race car is much more fun in real life then in a video game but again people would rather pay 50 $ to play a videogames then 50 000 $ for the car and take years of training to be good.

I'm tired of hearing all of those comments about how people should learn the guitar instead of having fun. Its like if you were telling Halo fan "why do you go fight in Irak instead of pretending to be a soldier". Just let people have fun with the simulation and go on with your life.

DTClown3682d ago

"Its like if you were telling Halo fan "why do you go fight in Irak instead of pretending to be a soldier".

YES!!! EXACTLY!!! Now go join and be the real deal! ;)