Originally Posted by Vault O)))
I wouldn't even feel ripped off if a band lip-synced everything and piped in tracks from behind the stage. People still get shit from kvlt fvns about using triggered drums and samples when they're live, but being in the presence of your dudes / dudettes and having fun kind of opens it up to being prerecorded... so it can be an awesome show without any hiccups
The only time it matters is when you can't own up to it, or when your acting skills still fail you:
Case in point: Top of the Pops (at least used to be) pre-recorded and mimed. There is actually quite a funny story about it in Moby's autobiography.
Interesting responses everyone. Wasn't really attempting to stir the pot, but I kind of expected to for there to be more negative responses to the idea of pre-recorded anything here on IDMf.
But when you really think about the way a lot of music is made today, like how do you even attempt to make it "live". People love live bands. Even an average cover band is good when its a bunch of drunk people having a blast at a bar. But we see the posts around here and other forums all the time from folks working mostly in DAWs (and it isn't even limited to electronic music) they want to start gigging but have no clue how to make their music "live" and worry endlessly about want counts as live music.
Then I also think about bands like Imagine Dragons (fucking can't stand them personally, but that isn't the point). Like...if you've heard a handful of their songs on the radio you might ask...why does this band even have a drummer. Maybe I'm totally off, but the beats are very simple and sound like they were "produced" to me. Like wtf does that guy even do on stage when they play live. A lot of modern electronic ish folk pop bands have this vibe for me.