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Democracy, Freedom and metal

Democracy, Freedom and metal
January 10, 2006, 03:44:03 PM
The way in which Freakcontrol has been conceived, is different from how KONG used to work, which was as democratically as possible. Mark: "First our drummer decided he wanted to quit the band. Then Marieke told us she wanted to have less to do with the process of songwriting. Which left Dirk and me with a lot of freedom." - KONG


Re: Democracy, Freedom and metal
January 11, 2006, 01:18:47 PM
It's no great secret that music composed by committee generally sucks.  It's usually a sign of onrushing creative obsolescence when a band that previously was a one or maybe two man show from a songwriting perspective suddenly becomes more "democratic" in its creative process.  The people who have ideas start to run out of them and the band begins to lean on input from people who just want to keep being in a band.  

Sort of a microcosm of the scene as a whole, no?