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Edited Oct 03, 2008, 18:28
Re: Bands You Just Don't Get ...
Oct 03, 2008, 18:14
keith a wrote:

As we get thread after thread after thread hailing naff rock bands who were old hat by the time they came about, I can only come to the conclusion that a lot of folk here are scared of the artists who brought a new slant on things. Better to rip off old Stones or Sabbath riffs!


Too either or.

And how is the whole post-punk hegemony a 'new slant' on things? New?!!! That stuff is all flippin' older than Maiden now ;^)

Seriously, a substantial divide betwixt, for want of a better phrase, the metal brigade and the long overcoats, is that the metal brigade will happily acknowledge, even embrace the silliness and ridiculousness of our first love - metal fans still love Bad News/Spinal Tap et al more than most - but there is a post-punk po facedness to someone for whom Joy Division* are the mutz nutz. There will never be a Spinal Tap equivalent of the 'new slant' artists cos they're not funny and the fans can't laugh at em anyway. It's like 'entertainment' is a dirty word, unless it falls from Paul Weller's gob preceded by the word "That's" ;^)
And metal fans have had to, by simple survival, grow thicker skins. That's why we're so metal you see heee!

Anyhoo, it's all bollix, either you like the sounds you like or you don't. Everything else is just add ons.

* I like 'em by the way before the hunting party is out.
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