So are you against all pre-recorded vocal tracks? What about pre-recorded background music? Does 100% of the show have to be live in your view? If so a lot of musicians need to be yanked off tour
None of that has fuck-all to do with anything I have said, or comes close to representing how I feel about live music. I would explain but at this point I think it is pointless. You seem to want to get my viewpoint all wrong. Sorry I kicked your 3-d baby.
And the emoticon failed...but for a serious post, you came out against recorded vocals with crazy visuals but with a live band correct? Then made the point that if it has a live singer it is different (Dethklok being that example).
You also earlier said:
well, you see, tool is a live band that plays music in front of you. but if you want to pay to see canned music "performed" by canned images, go ahead.
And as I just stated the Japanese example is a fake singer but with a live band backing it up, and we have the opposite here in the west currently with live pop stars many times fully electronic tracks (not to mention computer editing of their vocals). I am trying to flesh out where the tipping point is in your opinion. This obviously was a show but that is not too common today, most large acts trend towards that with visuals, pyrotechnics, and lasers etc. instead of a simple concert experience.
The "replacement" of musicians is a long running issue and one of the controversies seeing this "hologram" set off for people because in many instances live bands to back up a singers have been replaced with recordings and or fully electronic sounds. This along with turntables for many rap and R&B musicians has taking them out of the concert experience in many cases.