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By Julian Ridgway

Bandalism [ban-dəl-i-zəm] n .: the willful or malicious destruction of, or harm to, the material of a rock/pop/indie workforce caused by way of a number of of its members

Axl Rose's enormous meltdowns . . . Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The lengthy background of platinum-selling überband implosions is extra dramatic than a Russian novel. yet even neighborhood conceal bands can undergo the ailing results of the limelight.

Multi-rock-band veteran Julian Ridgway's Bandalism is a can't-miss advisor to rock 'n' roll survival, supplying sage recommendation on easy methods to keep away from the pitfalls that may doom your crew. this is how to:

  • Find nonpsycho band members
  • Craft the appropriate band image
  • Choose a reputation that does not suck

And even more, together with the convenient fit Band record, a fantastic MySpace profile generator, and the second one Album Venn Diagram.

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When it gets all serious and stressful, why bother doing it? It doesn’t matter that much. If you really are the Cool One you are of course very unlikely to be reading a book that examines and even celebrates the power rituals and mind games of bands. Though you might be skimming through bits if it’s sitting on the table. Just to look cool. What do you play? Anything easy—but then you’re never going to make anything look difficult. More likely on bass or even singing than grimacing your way through an absurdly complicated guitar solo you spent hours figuring out.

Or sit down? Or just stop moving? What’s wrong with you? If this is you, you’ll recognize it. Unless you’re actually just an Artist with a really inf lated sense of your own social skills. Which, come to think of it, the Artist would probably have. Assuming you are correctly self-diagnosed, you are usually the best thing that can happen to a band. But the combination of your restlessness and their frayed nerves means you can be a disaster if that band wants to stay together for a while. Especially if it’s a band with any other A or B personalities in it.

D) Not see her. Have no idea who she is. Not care anyway and drench her in a pint that you were trying to down while it balanced on the top of someone else’s head. 7. You are at another band’s gig. Do you? a) Stand a little back with a good view, taking mental notes about the best bits of their set, before getting hit on at the bar. b) Stand at the back with your arms folded criticizing absolutely everything. Even things that aren’t the band’s fault. Like how high the ceiling is. c) Stand in front of the bassist to get the best view.

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