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Originally posted by TheSaddenedElf
I'm a die-hard 'tallica fan. They're they reason I took up playing music in the first place. I'm going to see them in April when they came 'round here...but they've been called sell-outs since Fade To Black, just because it was melodic. Along with Slayer and Anthrax, Metallica helped to create a new genre of music. I don't see them as going soft, they just re-invent themselves and their music takes a new form. Oh well, thats just my opinion...
Proven fact--MetallicA Rules! Bang the head that doesn't bang..
Originally posted by Amuk
I just got as far as beastie boys
[Edited on 29-2-2004 by Amuk]
Originally posted by CarrierAnomaly
I can't stand rap. I hate all of these kids trying to be gangsters. There are a bunch in my school, as rap music is very popular around here. They don't care about even trying in school or anything. I can't wait until they're pumping my gas so I can throw it in their face. So I can laugh at them for throwing their lives away.
"Oops! You got pregnant when you were 17 and married the guy because you "loved" him and he "loved" you! O what's that? He left you? Why am I not surprised?! What's that? You're 23, dirt poor, have a kid, you're single, you don't have a High School diploma and you live with your mother? "
OMG this sounds just like where I live....ha! I've got damn fools running around thinking they're cool and then a year or two later in a S-load of trouble with pregnancies, no job, and no money. Then they just whine that it's someone elses' fault or smoke/sell pot so they can escape for a few hours at night. I've got plenty of younger friends who followed this path and they have really screwed their lives up...but some of them still play hip-hop soldier with the ladies and the girls eat it up! These guys don't realize that 5 years down the road these same girls aren't going to be buying your BS anymore. It's F'd up and I want to just shove the hip-hop crap right up MTV's butt for all the damage they are doing to our country.
Some people can realize that music is just music...listen to it, don't try to live it...it's NOT REAL.
Originally posted by Carrion
Really don't like most of the popular music around here. Most of the stuff I listen to is Project Pitchfork, VNV Nation, Wumpscut, Front Line Assembly, and lot of others. You never hear anything like that around here and whenever I try and get friends and stuff to listen to it they think it's all weird and stuff.
Originally posted by intrepid
We have a band up here, don't know if they made it in the States or not, called The Tea Party. I'd describe them as The Doors on steriods.
Originally posted by Facefirst
I have been in the music biz for over a decade.
First thing, do not depend on MTV, VH1 or much else as your exposure to new music. You are going to get flavor of the month......talent is secondary, sales and entertainment are first. I have been a first hand participant and witness to this.
The general rule of the current state of the biz is now: Throw as much stuff up against the wall and see what sticks. Most record companies do not care about quality, just numbers. Companies are not really into developing bands or artists much anymore. If you sow Sh**, you reap Sh**. There are exceptions to every rule of course, but the majority just love the dollar. Trust me.
Finding good music has always been like panning for gold. You have to sift through the dirt to find the nuggets. There just seems to be less gold and more dirt nowadays, but the gold is there. The web has had a huge impact on that aspect. I spend a fair bit of my time surfin' and listening to new stuff. Every now and then, I am rewarded with something that really grabs me.
The music has not gone anywhere, you just have to look a bit harder, not necessarily through the old methods.