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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I really didn't expect this thread to be such fertile ground for more zorax rank stupidity, but here it is.
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    It's embarrassing. He's completely over-egged it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    This makes no sense. Recordings are where the actual smoke and mirrors of production come in and mask shortcomings.

    You dumb ****.
    This is true in some sense, however live performance often masks the details, the nature of live sound tends to blur things, however recordings should expose every minute detail.

    Of course nowadays we have production techniques that can fix poor performance but from a purely compositional perspective the studio is more revealing than live performance in that regard at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    My point is if the exact same song is played live and back on tape, and for some reason the tape version doesn't capture your attention but it does so live, then it's because you've fallen for the 'performance' over the actual music.
    On stage energy and the thrill of being part of a large crowd watching the band play live are things that can never be captured on a recording, that's why people still pay money to go to gigs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    On stage energy and the thrill of being part of a large crowd watching the band play live are things that can never be captured on a recording, that's why people still pay money to go to gigs
    Absolutely. But the band that does the live performances better isn't better at making music.

    I remember an anecdote from the early days of hip hop - wish I could remember the groups names - but basically two groups had a live rap battle on stage and the audience reaction was used to determine the winner. One group won, but when the tapes from the events started making the rounds, people who weren't at the event couldn't understand why they won. They weren't as clever with their lyrics, they didn't have the same rhythm and flow...the answer was that the winning group were just much better performers on stage and much better looking and better dressed than the losing group, who were actually the better rappers.

    Much like stand up comedians who use delivery and stage presence to mask weak jokes, or chef who use aesthetic appeal to mask weak flavors, a band who uses their performance ability to compensate for weak music deserves to be called out.

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    zorax with the somewhat novel idea that performing well isn't an important aspect of performance art.
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    Music as a performing art?

    JFC.

    Cooking is about aesthetics, Music is about performing, and next you'll be suggesting Dance is about acoustics*



    *inb4 Tap Dance

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Much like stand up comedians who use delivery and stage presence to mask weak jokes, or chef who use aesthetic appeal to mask weak flavors, a band who uses their performance ability to compensate for weak music deserves to be called out.

    I stand by this.
    An interesting way of looking at it, why not just accept that they're strength is in performing rather than composing? Having the opposite problem and being unable to engage an audience with great music isn't any more noble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    An interesting way of looking at it, why not just accept that they're strength is in performing rather than composing? Having the opposite problem and being unable to engage an audience with great music isn't any more noble
    No reason I'm just trying to be an annoying dick and taking a hard stance on a topic with no right or wrong answer in order to spark some fun flaming

    Kills the vibe when you're reasonable with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Music as a performing art?

    JFC.

    Cooking is about aesthetics, Music is about performing, and next you'll be suggesting Dance is about acoustics*



    *inb4 Tap Dance
    typically 60% of all music revenue worldwide is from live performance, and this would shift significantly higher for the less well known a person is.

    You’re effectively saying that it doesn’t matter how talented the chef is, what matters is who the more talented recipe maker is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    typically 60% of all music revenue worldwide is from live performance, and this would shift significantly higher for the less well known a person is.

    You’re effectively saying that it doesn’t matter how talented the chef is, what matters is who the more talented recipe maker is.
    Nope, I'm saying it doesn't matter how good a chef is at setting a plate. Recipe is composition, and playing the music in a way that sounds great is the skill of the musician, and akin to cooking a dish well and delivering the flavors. Being fun to watch live is BS.

    You know what they do in Bollywood? Great songs, fantastic music, but live performances always have actors and dancers on stage with the musician hidden out of sight, if they are even there at all. Often you'd just have the actor on stage lip syncing a song that he lip synced in a movie.

    Great music is great music independent of live performances, and if live performances influence your judgement on the quality of music, then you're just gullible.

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    Stop ruining the thread you ****.
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    Thread was ruined from the moment you put the words 'best Blondie song' all next to each other tbh

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    Understandable that zorax places little store in performance given his own well publicized detumescence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Thread was ruined from the moment you put the words 'best Blondie song' all next to each other tbh
    This is almost an honest bharani level of dire retort tbh. Not joking.
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