Originally Posted by zambizzi
I dunno...I guess I'm indifferent to how the band *looks* and would rather hear a killer show. Sure it seems obvious but I do think it's the most important thing. I went to a Clutch show in town a couple of months ago and they were dressed like any average shmuck in the crowd...but they tore the freakin' roof off...and the energy in the room was palpable.
But see, that is their image.
Every band has an image. It might be simple, or complex, but it's still there.
You can say a band looked like the audience, they they attracted that audience that has the same look as the band does.
A country band may look like their audience too, but it's not the same look as a modern rock band that looks just like everyone in their respective audience.
You wouldn't wear a tux to your underground rock show, and you wouldn't wear an old pair of jeans to a wedding casual, but in each case, a decision about the bands look was taken in account.
The Beatles were considered outrageous looking when they 1st became big, and they wore suits like everyone else!