Sitting down tonight working out parts for a cover band I'm working with. It gets kinda annoying.For covers I'm the kinda guy who during solos learns the signature/key licks then finds my own licks that fit in/mimic kinda what's happening on the record for the rest. Most cover bands I've done we look for material that will both "go over" and suits the band and don't waste time beating to death a song that's "not coming together"....shit can it and learn something else. Make it sound tight together and close but a little your own.Been in several popular local cover bands this way. I'm kinda thinking this project is expecting note for note....i neither get enjoyment from doing so or playing so....with a handful of exceptions.....its tedious and plain out difficult to remember 40 songs worth of other people's licks note for note....to play clubs for drunks.....a tribute band yes....learning an act's own songs yes....hell when I write I'll spend hrs trying chord voicings and working out leads(on some songs)......ive spent long hours rehearsing to do shows for concert openers and small tours,but to play covers for a few bucks on weekends??? Maybe just ranting here but I don't get it. Now I have vented....back to practicing.