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Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:00 pm
by Marti Owen
I spent a grey day in the grounds of a stately home yesterday listening to a variety of performers (the review is in the appropriate part of the forum).

By the end of the day I was getting irritated by bands who thought I wasn't shouting loud enough when they wanted me to say "yeh".... and went on and on and on... and then the next band.....

I appreciate that "call and response music" is important part of some culturescited in Wikipedia as
"In Sub-Saharan African cultures, call and response is a pervasive pattern of democratic participation—in public gatherings in the discussion of civic affairs, in religious rituals, as well as in vocal and instrumental musical expression."

And so it is found in a number of forms in Celtic music, sea-shanties.......

However some bands seem to devote inordinate parts of their sets to cajoling me to say "yeh" for no apparent reason other than the fact the guy had the mike. Heritage Survival were the worst exponents. Subsequent events (like the fact that Kanda Bongo Man only had 15 minutes of stage time, and there was no set at all from Frankie Francis) increased my ire of this ego-chasing inanity.

Why do they do it?

Re: Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:30 pm
by kas
That makes me also think about a good number of local/struggling reggae bands that desperately want to make me say "woyoh woyoyoyoh"... Just because a certain well known reggae singer used to do so.

Re: Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:33 pm
by Adam Blake
kas wrote:That makes me also think about a good number of local/struggling reggae bands that desperately want to make me say "woyoh woyoyoyoh"... Just because a certain well known reggae singer used to do so.


Ah! You mean Sting!

(I was amazed that no-one called Sting on his blatant Bob Marley rip-off's.)

Re: Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:35 pm
by Ronald
During the 1980's I did attend a Toots and The Maytals concert here in Rotterdam, the show was good until Toots started to urge the public to yell something ( I forgot what), not satisfied with the public's response he kept going on and on. I think it lasted about 10 minutes and it spoiled the whole concert for me. Dear oh dear, why do they do it?

I think sometimes during a concert an artist shouts or yells something and the public reacts spontaneously, this is probably what others think they can do as well.

Re: Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:08 pm
by Willy
Let's hear what Marvin Gaye had to say on this..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzYjTsg1k7c

Re: Bands that make you say "yeh"

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:31 pm
by will vine
At the jazz club..............A whoop ! perhaps?
But affirming your excitement or delight, perhaps of a telling solo, is most often done by a little yelp of "Yeh." Occasionally, someone will append the soloists name, " Yeh, John,Yeh." A certain acquaintance, a dyed-in-the-wool prick, sometimes shouts out "Yes indeedy."