Greyed out information on role/instrument on MusicBrainz omited by Picard?


#1

When looking at:

the first song (Bodhisattva), the roles of ''lead vocals" and “solo” are greyed out/have no hyperlink.

If you load that track into Picard, (not sure if it’s related to the above observation) it results in:

“lead vocals” not being populated at all
and where it says “solo guitar family: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Denny Dias”
Picard will omit the ‘guitar’ part and just say “solo: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Denny Dias”
So you’ll not know what instrument they were performing the solo on.

Is this just a flaw in how this release was entered, or is it intentional by design in some way?


Drums vs. drumset
#2

That is because there are no MB entities for vocals, but there is for instruments.

The rest looks like a Picard bug to me, but I’m not a frequent Picard user.


#3

Thanks.
That’s interesting. (and new to me)
So MusicBrainz doesn’t consider ‘vocals’ to be an instrument?
Shouldn’t it?


#4

I certainly think we should.


#5

Thanks, that seems like a good idea, and hopefully somebody with programming skills and authorization will pick it up, and implement it anytime soon.

So I can now prune my original question to:


#6

I can’t replicate your problem. Picard gets it right for me…


#7

Thank you for taking the effort to replicate it.
It triggered me to dive in a little deeper, and I found out it is related to the ‘Standardise Performers’ plugin’ I have activated.
Disabling it now indeed shows ‘the guitar’.

Either I will give it some more thought and tries tomorrow, or I will jump in my time machine to return to the pre-membranophone/guitar-family era.