~~~ Moderator ~~~
- Aug 2, 2012
- Reaction score
- Los Angeles
sort of...In most areas I would say that it’s more of an audience problem than a band problem. People just don’t go out to see local live music like they used to, so there isn’t a lot of demand for bands.
Back, in the '70s, bands dressed up, think Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath.
In the '80s, there was the spandex/hair thing.
But, the clothes in the '70s was considered feminine by many, along w/ the long hair.
Back then, no matter what you thought of the dress, it separated the bands from the ordinary folk you'd be at work w/.
In the '90s, bands stopped looking like bands & looked like the unemployed teenager you left home sleeping on the couch.
That kind of made it not so transcendent. They no longer resembled rock stars, just ordinary Joes.
Then ticket prices go through the roof... to see ordinary Joes...
That's why tribute bands are so successful. They play the part of rock stars, whereas contemporary artists play the unemployed teenager sleeping on the couch... who wants to pay to see that?