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Old 02-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by oddcam View Post
Because writing a song makes you an artist, and covering a song makes you a performer. Its the difference between playing Bach and being Bach. Band members who don't write the music are also only performers.
At a gig, however, performance is key, so 'original' bands and cover bands do the same thing.
I guess the main difference is that one creates, the other imitates. One plays to an audience, the other plays to a muse.

The haughy-taughty resentment probably comes from the fact that most original songs aren't that great, and so the creator is not "appreciated" while the cover performers are, because they are playing music already established as being great.
Perfectly articulated.
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