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I think that videos that actually show the band members playing instruments are always preferable to clips of text.  I guess as a guitarist I just generally do not care about the lyrics to songs too much.  Besides, I find the computer generated text and repeating background images to be sort of irritating.

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6 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Playthroughs seem pointless to me. I don't want to hear someone try their hardest to play someone else's song by themselves, why would anyone care to see that? I get the point of lyric videos, but I prefer to just have the album art as the background and the lyrics in the notes.

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I agree, cover playthroughs are super lame. I think deathstorm is talking about videos where the actual band members are playing their parts, usually it's just one or two of them playing along with the recording. It usually strikes me as showy and pointless, but I'd rather see that than some floating 3D text bouncing along in time to the music. Talk about ruining the vibe.

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I agree, cover playthroughs are super lame. I think deathstorm is talking about videos where the actual band members are playing their parts, usually it's just one or two of them playing along with the recording. It usually strikes me as showy and pointless, but I'd rather see that than some floating 3D text bouncing along in time to the music. Talk about ruining the vibe.
That makes more sense, I don't think I've ever seen a video like you're describing.

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26 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That makes more sense, I don't think I've ever seen a video like you're describing.

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Here's an example - Augury's bassist playing along with an instrumental version of a great track off of "Fragmentary Evidence". This video kind of sucks, but Forest is a really good player. Apparently he wrote all the music for this tune, too.

 

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4 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I agree, cover playthroughs are super lame. I think deathstorm is talking about videos where the actual band members are playing their parts, usually it's just one or two of them playing along with the recording. It usually strikes me as showy and pointless, but I'd rather see that than some floating 3D text bouncing along in time to the music. Talk about ruining the vibe.

That’s the one I was talking about  with the actual band members 

Ban here is another play through one that alabaster and I talking about  

 

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Both are fairly interesting, but if I had to choose just one I'd go for lyrics videos, especially when it's the first time I will have heard the song. I get a good picture of what it's all about from the lyrics. 

Seeing someone sitting there slapping his bass for a while is ok but ultimately not all exciting. 

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