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posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:18 PM
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In my quest to learn every song ever made on guitar, I came across the song E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). It has some pretty weird lyrics that talk about discs and men in black suits, but it has awesome guitar riffs. Has anyone else heard this song, and if so, what did you think?




posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:21 PM
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Record and Upload!!!



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:38 PM
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BOC was the shiznit in the day. Listen to Godzilla too for sound effects. Or Monsters. Art rock.

But you know the hits too, like Reaper right?

BOC was all crazy stuff on purpose. Best lyrics were Black Blade...kind of like a D&D song.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:39 PM
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Used to be one of my favourite bands years ago. Great stuff, they are into the occult and a lot of paranormal stuff. Also good musicians. You should explore a lot of the music for the 70s, and 80s. It is much better than the crap from the 90s and since 2000. Back then people were true musicians and they had a brain in their heads.

I don't know how many people that went on stage at the grammys last night and thanked other people for writing songs for them for example.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:58 PM
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Yeah,,I still listen to BOC.
My guess is they took stories and made them into songs. As mentioned above,the song Black Blade was more than likely talking about the sword in the Elric sagas. The song matches the books perfectly.
I don't believe they put a whole lot of thought into thier songs,just wrote about what they liked.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Never heard that song, but BOC rules



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 04:11 PM
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Ever hear of the 'Moody Blues,' different stuff but also very mystical etc.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 05:19 PM
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oh man I love them.
Don't Fear the Reaper is one of my all time favorite songs.. I don't recall ETI though... going to have to check that out now.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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ah yes ive been learning dont fear the reaper on my guitar. boc are a very good band. dont have any of their cds yet though.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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Never heard of them so many praises so I'll take a look for them.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by nyeff
Yeah,,I still listen to BOC.
My guess is they took stories and made them into songs. As mentioned above,the song Black Blade was more than likely talking about the sword in the Elric sagas. The song matches the books perfectly.


So he just wants to be a lover, not a red eyed screaming ghoul and he wished it'd picked another to be it's killing tool?



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by kurtcobainuk
ah yes ive been learning dont fear the reaper on my guitar. boc are a very good band. dont have any of their cds yet though.


Don't forget the muted cow bell!!! It's the most important element! (See the SNL skit on BOC... Will Ferrel plays MUTED COW BELL!)



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 06:11 PM
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Yep, don't fear th reaper and godzilla are definitely awsome.



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 08:57 PM
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OOOOOOOH NO!!!

THERE GOES TOKYO!!!

GO GO GODZILLZA!!!

i believe this song uses the godzilla legend to metaphorically describe the atomic bomb. it is sung in a tone of praise, which makes the song even more sinister. here's another verse:

history shows again and again
how nature points up the folly of man.

(or something like that).





[Edited on 9-2-2004 by The General]

[Edited on 9-2-2004 by The General]



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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The strangest BOC lyrics had to be "Dominance and Submission"





"In times square now, the people do the polka
Dominance....Submission...radios appear
New Year's eve, it was the final barrier
Dominance....Submission...radios appear
We took you up and put you in the back seat
Dominance....Submission...radios appear
Form year to year we looked out for the venture
Dominance....Submission...radios appear
Dominance....Submission (repeat ad nauseam)"

[Edited on 9-2-2004 by HowardRoark]



posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 09:34 PM
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Mikomi


You never heard of BOC? you poor poor person



posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by THENEO
Ever hear of the 'Moody Blues,' different stuff but also very mystical etc.


yes, they are very cool as well. if you hear a song or two you like, buy the anthology album. its definately worth it





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