I have to admit it. I am addicted to this show. So is Ms. Gigi, all I have to do is say "lets watch the Rock-n-Roll show" and I get instant cooperation. I have never been a INXS fan, but I just love the concept. I couldn't stand American Idol since they would never allow someone who would be a real ROCK singer survive on that show, it's all the same canned over processed crap. So this show intrigues me.
Being someone who has actually auditioned for rock bands, I definitely have some opinions on the performances and the songs they are required to sing. I also know what it's like to have to get up and sing in front of folks judging to see if you are good enough to be in their band. Although not on national television with a live audience!
Fortunately for my ego, I joined almost every band I ever auditioned for, or was at least offered the opportunity to join even if I didn't take the offer. You never know what to expect when you answer an ad looking for a singer, you have to go out and talk with the band and jam with them. I'll never forget the audition I went to where the guitar player's girlfriend was so put off by me that she had to pull him off in the middle of the audition to have sex with him. Note: They just disappeared for a while and left the rest of the band and me sitting around waiting. They came back about 30 minutes or so later all disheveled. You do the math. Needless to say they didn't hire me.
Anyway, I really like four of the singers competing and am curious to see who gets it and even more curious to see how the band does with this new singer. It will take a lot for them to reclaim and then maintain their success.
Here a few shots from back in the day...
5 on a Couch at Fort Reno
Detragiles at the old 9:30 club
BFK at the Asylum Club