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The best bands never actually exist

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There is really nothing more enjoyable than chilling in a bar, sipping on beers with your mate from Groove Foundation and just imagining the killer basslines you’re going to play, even when Groove Foundation doesn’t really exist.


11 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
The best bands never actually exist

Picture for illustration purposes. Artists are marching to the Union Buildings today in light of an industry collapse. Picture: iStock

I have played in bands almost all of my adult life, perhaps five or six of them have got to the stage of actually performing live in front of people. It’s been great fun, but I would like to point out that the very best bands are those that exist only in the minds of their creators. The best bands are entirely theoretical. These magnificent combos are conceived over drinks between prospective bandmates, discussing which of their acquaintances can play which instruments, who looks attractive enough to be a singer, and of course what kind of music they are going...

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