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All of these bands are still active, so I implore you, OMSs: Give cheese a chance. And when the guy on your shoulder starts talking shit, just shove a rag in his mouth and say, “Shut up, ya old crab. I’m trying to hear this.

Ed Decker

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9 Responses to “CIPRO FOR SALE”

  1. Liz Grace says:

    I read this as quickly as possible….scrolling down the names of bands you mention…hoping against hope that you would mention TCJ….and you DID!!! Yay! As Sally would say, “You like me! You really really like me!”

    That being said, we are releasing an album of original music this fall. BUT, the only reason anyone gives a rip is because we built a fanbase over the last 4 years playing covers for the country dance crowd. We sneak in more & more originals, but hey, if you wanna play dance halls and casinos that actually pay, you can’t be an OMS right out of the gate. You’ll never get the job. Love ya Ed!

  2. Mark says:

    Edwin, I was also a big time music snob. Then someone reminded me that the high and mighty symphonys and orchestras of the world are just cover bands in tuxedos. That cured me forever. Now I just go and enjoy the tunes. Why miss out on something great because of a misguided perception?

  3. Jim Babwe says:

    In the mid-70′s (when I was a college student who already knew everything), I reviewed LA-area bands for a variety of small, local publications. I was not (never have been) a musician so I felt qualified because my punctuation and spelling were pretty damned solid. Add those two major pillars of wisdom to the “already knew everything” part plus an FCC license and a slot at my college radio station and the sum was . . . well, me–a self-absorbed smart ass with a 1940 Royal typewriter living less than a block from the post office. One of the bands I remember reviewing was a cover band. My commentary was scathing. About two weeks later, after the article had been published, at another venue (all the way across town) I crossed paths with the same band playing under a different name. One of the band members spotted me (before I recognized him) and at the next break, tapped me on the shoulder. He wanted me to follow him outside and I did so, fully expecting the worst. He didn’t talk much. He walked me over to a van in the parking lot and slid the side door open. Inside, two kids were sleeping under a pile of blankets. He pointed to the kids and said to me, “Now you know why we’re a cover band.” There are different ways of getting your ass kicked.

  4. Glen Dietrich says:

    I’ve been an Alice Cooper fan since grade school (literally) and am REALLY ashamed that I didn’t know that there was Cooper cover band right here in San Diego!! I’ll definitely check them out and hope to be be-headed.

  5. david says:

    sweet and tender hooligans is like a really queer smiths/morrissey reunion..

    ~ cheers..

  6. Edgar says:

    Maybe it’s something that comes with age but I’ve recently leaned to not be so uppity about music and, subsequently, have really opened up to the idea of seeing a cover band now and again. Strangely enough, it happened once I left SD. Now that I’m in the Bay Area, I’ve managed to catch tributes to Depeche Mode, New Order, David Bowie, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Love & Rockets, Erasure & The Smiths / Morrissey. There’s something to be said for being able to hear some of your favorites songs live & loud, even if the original band might never make it to your town anytime soon.

  7. Lawrence of Jersey City says:

    Just what IS new under the sun>? Aren’t many of our favorite original bands “covering” if not outright classic works, then rhythmic patterns and techniques that began somewhere else? It’s hard to find many exceptions to that, unless, as did I, you came of age in the sixties, and watched “The Movement” blossom from cosmic dust onto a blank canvass.

  8. If you like the Beat Farmers, you should come to this fund raiser for Candye Kane. She has cancer again and needs financial support! Her musical pals are getting together at the Belly Up. Join us!

  9. Alice and the Cooper Gang says:

    Thanks Edwin for the Mention and crazy words..Hope to get together soon. And Just to let you Know were playing with Dust and Bones @ the 710 club April 7th Bring Glen with you..Come Give us a shout soon…

    ALICE.. Alice and the Cooper Gang

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