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Rock on SPPf!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mevejuma, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Mevejuma

    Mevejuma Well-Known Member

    We have a metal thread, we have a pop thread, time for a rock thread if you ask me - which is basically for bands that don't fit the "metal" genre. So, to start things off, did anyone here in the UK go to/watch this years Reading festival? It was the last time Muse are going to play most of Origins of Symmetry!
  2. RobertStyx

    RobertStyx Well-Known Member

    I don't listen to much rock. Older, classic and hard rock is pretty good, but not so much newer stuff. Love me some Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf and Guns 'n' Roses lol. Some people also include punk under rock, I like that as well!

    As such, no, I didn't go to or watch this years Reading. Not so keen on the majority of festivals. They don't usually have enough bands I like playing to make it worth the price of the tickets. That said though, I wanted to either go to Sonisphere or Download this year, but couldn't get the money =[
  3. Dear Insanity

    Dear Insanity above average

    I was going to go to Download but I couldn't get tickets in the end. I was looking forward to seeing Avenged Sevenfold as I haven't before, and Pendulum and Bullet For My Valentine are extremely good live, so it's a shame. I'll probably go next year, though.
  4. Mevejuma

    Mevejuma Well-Known Member

    I listen to a lot of the stuff, and I'll agree with you that Led Zeppelin and Guns 'n' Roses are great listens.

    That's fair enough, the new stuff isn't everybody's cup of tea, and I only would have gone to Reading for Muse and Enter Shikari, maybe The Streets and Elbow as well, but that's about it. I have friends who went to Sonisphere, they said it was pretty immense this year.
  5. Phoopes

    Phoopes There it is.

    Personally, 99% of music after 1990 doesn't really interest me. Therefore, I'm a huge fan of older bands like The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who (etc.). I could go on and on with the amount of bands that I listen to, but my personal favorite is Queen. So many good songs, it's ridiculous. Many people only know them for "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" but my two favorites by them are "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Another One Bites the Dust." Honorable mention goes to "Flash."
  6. Mevejuma

    Mevejuma Well-Known Member

    Don't forget 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'! I only mention it because I can nearly play the acoustic part ;) I personally like 'Under Pressure' as well, such a good song.

    While I like quite a few bands that came about more recently, my favourite is Bon Jovi, though most people seem to be against them for some reason.
  7. Zweihander Nemesis

    Zweihander Nemesis Not too old for Poke

    Rock is pretty much makes up a good 85% of all of the music I like. the other 10% being shared amongst Jpop, Blues, jazz and Video Game music. I'm into allot of the Alternative Rock Oasis, Nirvana, Radiohead, Weezer, Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind, The Killers, Coldplay, The Strokes, Phoenix. .etc. But I am still a fan of classic rock in almost all forms except most metal (I like some but not all). Journey, Boston, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (Both Early and Late), Queen, Pink Floyd and a bunch more that I can't remember at this time.

    Also listen to ALLOT of J-Rock, Asian Kung Fu Generation, The Pillows, Flumpool, Bump of Chicken, Sambomaster, Beat Crusaders, Mr. Children, The Brilliant Green, Gackt, Boowy, The Yellow Monkey, Shonen Knife (Heavily inspired by Nirvana), Glay, B'z, FLOW.
  8. RubberChicken

    RubberChicken Well-Known Member

    1)Garage Rock Revival
    4)Cow Punk
    5)Psychadelic Rock

    That is how it goes, roll with it.
  9. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Son of Wōden

  10. emogirl

    emogirl Panda-chan.

    HELLOOO rock thread. My taste was apparently too alternative for the metal thread, because they only count extreme metals as metal.

    So! I went to Warped Tour (US and Canada) this year, and saw some fan-freakin-tastic bands. It was like jizz in my pants (i say that pretty often, get used to it)

    I like pretty much all rock, except this 'country-rock' thing I heard of, I can't stand that. I don't really like 'pop-rock' at all. If you can't tell, I don't like country, or pop...

    Anywho, alternative rock, heavy rock, a little techno rock stuff, punk rock, grunge, etc, thats where its at. :p
  11. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Son of Wōden

    No, I just seem to recall you just listed bands that aren't metal. It's not that were insulting your taste or saying it's in any way bad. Just not really metal for the most part.
  12. emogirl

    emogirl Panda-chan.

    Okay, metal is an extremely large and vague genre of music, and it DOES include alternative metal. I realize most of the people there listen to doom and death and whatever else, and I did list lighter bands, but that doesn't mean that bands like As Blood Runs Black aren't metal, because they are. Hell, Evanescence is metal. I don't really like them, but they are officially a metal band. Bands like Slipknot and Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are heavy rock to alternative metal. People there are just too narrow-minded in their taste to think that only bands like Entombed and whatever the hell else are the only thing that counts as metal.
  13. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Son of Wōden

    Im on my phone, so ill reply properly when im next on my pc. But i just thought id say that what makes something metal or not isnt mearly about heaviness. Also how is a band 'officially' metal?
  14. emogirl

    emogirl Panda-chan.

    Well, you know when you use things like Windows Media Player, or you look at the genres of music on your iPod? Their songs are under metal. That's how.
    And, well, what DOES make it metal then?
  15. RobertStyx

    RobertStyx Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but this post is just painful.
    Blood Runs Black aren't metal, they're metalcore. Metalcore is a sick love child genre between metal and hardcore rock, that should never have existed.
    Evanescence aren't metal either, they're closer to emo, a genre completely unrelated to metal.
    Slipknot, Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, while metal, aren't of the sub-genre you described them as. They're Nu-metal, and is very much a love or hate genre. For a very good reason. It is very much inferior in every way when compared to proper, British heavy metal and NWOBHM.
  16. emogirl

    emogirl Panda-chan.

    ...Cool story bro. Did all of you annoying metal guys come here just to argue with me? This isn't a debate thread about metal versus rock versus sub genres. So, I, for the second time, will ignore you all, because you are not worth my time.

    SO ANYWAY, let's talk about this rock music whatever. Favorite bands?
  17. RobertStyx

    RobertStyx Well-Known Member

    No, I came here to talk about rock music, but then being a musical nerd and musician, I felt the need to try and educate you and try to rectify some of your ignorance.

    But, I agree, we should be talking about favourite ROCK bands! Mine being:
    Guns 'n' Roses
    Led Zeppelin
    Dire Straits
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Thin Lizzy
    Alice Cooper

    EDIT: Oh poopie. I forgot The Kinks. The Kinks are bloody fantastic.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  18. Evilyn

    Evilyn _

    i don't really see how this thread is going to work, seeing how rock is more or less an over arching term for anything with guitar, bass, and drums by now, but whatever.

    i have a growing interest in post punk bands like The Smiths, The Sisters of Mercy, some of the darker albums by The Cure, etc. i have some old school hardcore/crossover albums (Circle Jerks, early DRI, Discharge, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, etc) but i don't spin them much these days. might go through them.

    Discharge still rules, though.

    i'm also pretty fond of King Crimson though i've never enjoyed most prog- some stuff i don't mind but none of it really engages me like the early Crimson albums. In the Court... and Red being my favorites.

    come back in like 3 years when you stop trusting a computer program for "technically sorting" genres and i'll get back to you.
  19. emogirl

    emogirl Panda-chan.

    Cool, so when I say something is a certan genre, even if I'm not using a program, it's wrong, but you can correct me? So where did the almighty learn of genre categories, and that no band can be in more than one? I'd love to be able to kneel at your pedestal, and learn your knowledge.

    Lemme see, rock bands...I like quite a few of the older 'classic rock' bands like Metallica, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, I don't really feel like making a giant list, and newer ones like Three Days Grace, August Burns Red, Breaking Benjamin...and a majority of the bands who played at WT this year..
  20. RobertStyx

    RobertStyx Well-Known Member

    Its some thing you pick up and learn when you learn music, and spend time around musicians, as I have for the past 8-9 years. It's some thing you grow very anal over (FYI: Musicians are anal about EVERY thing, some thing you have to learn to tolerate...), like this!

    Ozzy and Sabbath are definitely heavy metal. Metallica are primarily thrash metal (clues in the name there ;) :p ), but their more recent stuff is very country, blues and rock influenced, so I can let that one slide. :p
    August Burns are metalcore rather than rock, and Breaking Benjamin is considered more Nu-Metal, though I can see where they would considered rock (see, at least I'm trying to lighten up *puppy dog eyes* ).

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