11:54 AM on 01/12/12
That really irks me. I never imagined a member of a band like Thursday comprising integrity in exchange for a paycheck. I understand that playing music professionally is a job, but really? The song is catchy, but I don't honestly believe that this is what they want to be doing. The fact that they're doing it solely based on money really makes me uncomfortable
12:08 PM on 01/12/12
I don't know, playing music you don't like for money is just weird to me. Especially when you're a musician that is going from the amazing tracks on no devolucion to supporting an english boy band instrumentally.
12:11 PM on 01/12/12
who's even to say that they compromised their integrity in play for this boy band? do all of you know Tucker and Brian? was this decision something they struggled with? did they worry what people on the internet that don't know them or their intentions would think?
they are just playing in a backing band, it's a job, it's good for them.
I'm allowed to have my opinion too, and I just don't really get money driven desicions when it comes to art.
12:12 PM on 01/12/12
I have been lucky enough to have not, I'm also only 19 and I'm sure I will eventually. Bare in mind though, that none of my jobs have involved an art form. Music, however, is an art form. And compromising art for money really bothers me
12:13 PM on 01/12/12
To whoever thinks that Tucker was giving up on his integrity to do a gig like this... was Andrew from Thursday giving up on his integrity when he was only Thursday's touring/session keyboard player for many years before being an official band member?
I'm sure he was thrilled to be doing that!
12:16 PM on 01/12/12
who says they don't like this?
they are probably indifferent to it.
My point in that post is that everyone seems to be saying that they compromised and they sold out, but how do you guys know that they did? were they against playing music like this until they needed money? you guys seem to be assuming that just because they were in rock bands they would never play pop music and if they ever did it'd be "selling out"
I completely agree that I don't know them, they very well could have been yearning to back up a pop band all along, but I also have seen 2 members of bands reply saying they would play music they disliked too for money, and that just upsets me. But again, I have different thoughts than others. This is just a community and I'm voicing my opinion. I like that others feel differently because that makes it interesting, and I totally see where everyone's coming from
12:22 PM on 01/12/12
so just because two members of completely different bands say they wouldn't play pop music unless if was for money means every member of every band feels the same way?
and just because it's your opinion that they sold out doesn't mean that they did.
No it absolutely does not, it's the fact that some do that bothers me a great bit.
And you're absolutely right on that point, and I'd love to hear from them personally what motivated them to do this just out of pure interest. I don't even care if I'm right. If, however, it was only for money and not for a love of pop music--which It very well could be and I can respect that, as I love the work of Dr. Luke and various pop producers--then I will be dissapointed.
12:28 PM on 01/12/12
even if it was that why is that such a bad thing? a lot of people don't like their jobs, but people need to pay the bills so they do things they might not enjoy for money.
or is it different because it's music and people are concerned with image and integrity?
I can see how a lot of people would see that as a perfectly fine thing, especially when you compare it to an office job, because god knows not many people like going and sitting at a cubicle each day. However, music is something that I think is different than a job and when it simply becomes something you do for the sole purpose of money, it's time to stop. But I don't know, maybe that's pretentious but it's just the way I think, honestly.
06:53 PM on 01/12/12
You've never worked a less than ideal job because you needed the paycheck? I never knew it was a sign of lack of integrity to want to continue eating. I worked a night job at 7-11 for a whole year because it was the only way I could pay the bills. My integrity should not be questioned for that, neither should theirs.
Your view on this irks me. In a perfect world, artists could create their art, feed their families, and live a comfortable life simply off their music. That is NOT the world we live in for most artists. I'm happy they found a temporary job where they at least get to play their instruments!
It's an extremely tough world out there pursuing music, so you might want to consider what these artists actually live like before you question their integrity.
Btw -- don't want to come off as angry. It's just something I'm feeling passionate about
I totally understand your argument, and you make great points! Personally, it makes me uncomfortable that it has to be that way, but I totally get it. Perhaps they even enjoy playing pop music, which could be the case, we won't know unless we ask them personally. But I do get it, after spending the day thinking about it why a musician would want to continue a career playing music whether its what they like or not. It's still better than an office job.
06:54 PM on 01/12/12
Bar bands piss me off, playing other peoples music for money is wrong. Seriously it's a paying job, the music sucked and is really hard to see an amazing drummer like Tucker just sit there when they could have done more; but maybe this leads to being a studio musician.
that's really what I'm saying, I find it hard to believe a drummer so technically good could enjoy playing a pop dance beat for 3 minutes to a backing track. but as I've said, we'll never know unless he tells us if he does or not, so I guess I'm wrong to assume
11:44 PM on 01/12/12
classic label hype. thursday was so awesome though, those last few albums and the split with envy were awesome
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