Wigs & spandex for hire ...

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  1. Dogs of Doom

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    sort of...

    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?
     
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    Steel Panther is doing pretty well. Three of the four members wear wigs onstage. And they-and their audiences-have a lot of fun.
     
  3. Dogs of Doom

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    I have quite a few friends, who are doing tribute bands & raking in the money. They dress the part & that's part of it...
     
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    Everybody is wearing a wig. Every. single. time. I watch any music documentary, half the interviewees are wearing wigs. It's totally obvious. No one is manly enough to say fuck it and shave their head. Or it's in their contract that they have to maintain their trademark image or some such bs because they won't look like they do in the merch items. Either way, an obvious veal cutlet on your head does NOT look cool.
     
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    Is Lene Lovich hiring?
     
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    What kind of money do they actually pocket, per person, per show? And how many shows per year?
     
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    I would love doing this. I cut my teeth on Hair Metal.........best genre ever! :band:
     
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    I had quit just before they had a name for it we just called it heavy metal.
    1983 September is when I quit playing the first time.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    For you guys that don't think it's profitable: check out what some big name (current and former) stars are doing in Asia playing anime music. The gimmick is real guys and they are making a fortune.
     
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    Does anyone have a Cod Piece i can borrow ?
     
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    I haven't even asked them, but, they get flown all over the world & get shown on AXS TV, etc...
     
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    I wouldn't have a problem doing this at all. You can wear the wigs and clothes and not have to look like the cheesy Halloween costume everyone thinks about. I don't have enough hair anymore to look the part, so if it paid well (and I've been saying this for a while- tribute bands are where the money is nowadays)- yeah, I'm in.
     
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    No wig needed but how about jogging pants or jeans instead of spandex? :D
     
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    Here's a video w/ a couple guys I know, doing an Elton John tribute:

     
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    Oh you mean Chris Impelliteri. Wasnt he doing that Malice Mizer thing?
     
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    You mean a "merkin"
     
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    here's another buddy's band doing Stones covers...

     

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