How do you stay original?

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RossBagley

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« on: August 04, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »
We all have our own influences when it comes to music, but how do you keep those influences without sounding too much like them? Personally I'm very much into early Arctic Monkeys sounding music and every time I try write a fast paced song it sounds too much like them...can somebody help?

pompeyjazz

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 09:37:00 PM »
Nothing wrong with the Arctics.They have knocked out some fabulous original stuff.  Of course we all have influences. Try digging out some stuff from other artists from the 50s, 60s, 70,s et all and immerse yourself in that for a few weeks. Maybe a delve into Frank Zappa might help broaden your horizon. Whatever you produce it's you , not the Arctic's though  :)

RossBagley

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 05:07:50 PM »
Yeah I've thought about doing this before I'll give it ago, thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 12:56:27 PM »
The Artics are OK. But today represent the bland, insipid, dying embers of rock and roll compared to their forebears.

 As Pompey suggests check out Frank Zappa. Or Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges, Or MCS, Or Sonic Youth, Or The Fall, or The Flaming Lips (1990s) or Neutral Milk Hotel, or The Clash, or These Animal Men, or the Pixies, or Dead Kennedys or The Ramones, or Wedding Present, or Wire

Theres loads more but that might keep you going. All the above inspire me 1000% more than the Artics (who admittedly had a pretty good debut album)