John Moe recently interviewed John Roderick (The Long Winters), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), and Jim Anderson (sound engineer at the Crocodile) to find out what the encore is all about and if it, as a common practice, should be continued. Their points are well stated, as well as pretty darn funny.
Is it time for a Post Modern Encore Deconstructionalist Revolution?
Go listen to this recent episode of the public radio show "Weekend America" to find out… and let us know what you think.
Personally, I think all those guys are on to something. The encore should be a 1 in 10 occurrence that should reward the band, audience, and brilliance of the night… not just a way for the band to have 10 minutes to wear us down while they shotgun beers and power trip.