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I am itchy, dreamy, and antisocial. I am confident, alert, and outgoing. I am the cat that snuggles your leg and runs when you reach for it. The news depresses me. What is hip? Who is dead? I don't care. I cannot be what I am not. I can't get no satisfaction. I love cheese. Technology will kill or save me one day. Quotes from a horror movie: "Dog will hunt." & "Music is my life!" I am a registered voter. I am invincible. I don't know who I am. I know who I am not and I am not done.
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I know a lot of bands have a couple of songs and people like Patti Smith and Neil Young are still doing their thing but where is today's Phil Ochs or Jello Biafra?
I don't believe that music can change anything, I'm just surprised at the lack of politically based anger in music considering the current state of the world.
Why do you think that is?
The only young and consistently political musicians I'm aware of are rappers. Immortal Technique is the most outspoken that I'm aware of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOINSUWOqyo
W. Do you know any modern political rock/metal/punk/etc bands or artists? Songs?
A. Favorite protest song of all time?
R. What's so funny about peace. love, and understanding?
WAR: What is it good for?28 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
I was pulling into a grocery store yesterday blasting 'Rock N Roll N****r' by Patti Smith, of course a lovely black family just happened to be walking by. Understandably, the father looked at me as if I was total scum. I thought nothing of it until Patti started screaming "N****R, N****R, N****R, N****R!!!" Right before that she sings, "Jimi Hendrix was a n****r. Jesus Christ was a n****r. Jackson Pollock..."
I tried to catch up to them so I could explain but I wasn't quick enough. I don't know what I would have said; "I'm not a racist, you have to believe me," or "You see she's using the word as a compliment and the song isn't racist at all, I promise."
I felt like such a jerk.
J. Song about jerks?
R. Are you like me and so clueless that you've never heard of jerkin' until just now?
K. Have you ever jerked? Feel free to take this question any way you like.20 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
They all made use of the military term 'megadeath' which means one million deaths.
One of Pink Floyd's early names was The Meggadeaths. Both Floyd and Megadeth probably got their name Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Q1: Know any other odd connections between otherwise unrelated bands or artists?
Q2: Pink Floyd song of the day?
Q3: Megadeth song of the day?
Q4: Favorite quote from Dr. Strangelove?8 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
What do you think of these mashups? (Smashing Pumpkins, Beatles, Metallica, Nirvana, Zeppelin, NIN, & more!)?
I don't know about you, but I love a good mashup. In case you don't know, a mashup is a combination of 2 or more songs created by a DJ or through editing software. Most of the time they are awful but slightly amusing, sometimes they are hilarious, and every now and then they are brilliant.
Nirvana vs Dead Or Alive - Spins Like Teen Spirit
Smashing Pumpkins Vs. Linda Scott (60s pop singer) - Disarm Every Little Star
Nine Inch Nails Vs. Beatles - Come Closer Together
Guns & Roses Vs. Jackson 5 - Illiterate City (not a huge fan of either Paradise City or ABC, but together they are priceless)
Led Zeppelin Vs. Black Zeppelin - War Lotta Pigs
Bryan Adams Vs. Metallica - Enter You
Bob Dylan Vs. Elvis Costello - Pump Up The Homesick Blues
The Who Vs. The Beatles - Who The Helter Are You?
Iron Maiden vs. Public Enemy - Hallowed Be Thy Enemy
Hank Williams Vs Slayer - Angel Of Death (awful but funny)
Q2: Know any good and/or funny mashups? If not, do a Youtube search for a band/artist with the word mashup or vs and post your favorite result. (for example, "rush mashup" or "pixies vs")
R2: Song of the day by an artist listed above?
D2: Cover song of the day?
U2: Hated because they are so popular or because they suck?5 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
Recently, a neighbor of mine started blasting the 9 minute extended version of Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' over and over. He played it five times before I high-tailed it in order to avoid getting the electric chair for his murder. And I though my love was tainted before.16 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
Or first heard the Gary Jules song 'Mad World'?
For those of you who do not know what I'm talking about, a guy named Gary Jules covered a Tears For Fears song called Mad World for the film Donnie Darko. It was a huge hit from what I understand.
It is a great cover but I have to pretend it's Neil to enjoy it. I listened to a few other songs and he alternates between Neil Young and Cat Stevens impressions. Frankly, I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of odd. Get your own voice Gary!
!Q: Last time you were wrong about a song?
@Q: Song about being wrong?
#Q: Other bands/artists that do impressions of others?
$Q: Favorite song parody?
%Q: Favorite Tears For Fears song?
^Q: Favorite Neil Young Song?
&Q: Is it better to burn out or fade away?
*Q: Have you sewn the seeds of love lately?
(Q: Patrick Swayze: Good Riddance or RIP?
)Q: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?9 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
Someone has to be anti-Tarantino, so I will... He is talented, and I enjoy all of his films but this legendary status he has is not deserved. There is no question that Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction had a positive impact on the mainstream film industry but all he really did was take a bunch of old concepts, mash them up, and recycle them in a modern setting. He has said as much in interviews. I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing but I do think he gets way too much credit.
Watch an interview of Tarantino, then watch any of his films up till Death Proof. Almost every character talks in exactly the same manner, exactly like Tarantino himself. Watching Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction is like watching Tarantino possess every character and talk to himself a lot. He never wrote a real character, they were all just Tarantino: as a hitman. as a boxer, et frakkin cetera. he was the only character in any of his moves. I can't be the only one who sees this, sure they look different:; black, white, male female... But they all talk just like him! With the same cadence even! Am I the only one who finds this annoying?
Inglourious Basterds is the first truly great film he has made in my opinion. It actually has characters in it, what a concept?!9 AnswersMovies10 years ago
(Not the death metal band)
Bad Brains? Think again. Death was formed in 1971 and released just one single in 1975. For whatever reason, the album they made was never released until 2009. They were really ahead of their time and are definitely the 'punkiest' proto-punk band I've ever heard.
Rock N Roll Victim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN9pFRCWnxY
Freakin Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsBePhOL82g
Keep On Knockin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAZ9R2t5Jd0
(The singer sounds like Jimi Hendrix on this one)
You're A Prisoner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgHxJqXxOJQ
(This one too)
What do you think?
BQ: Favorite proto-punk bands? Know any obscure ones?
BQ2: Favorite song by the death metal band of the same name?5 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
For instance, sometimes when someone asks me what I'm doing I'll say,
"Working on my night moves."13 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
Pick one, some, or another.
Rose Tattoo (band)
Guns N Roses (band)
Stone Roses (band)
Rose And The Thorn - 13th Floor Elevators
Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores - Bauhaus
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts - Bob Dylan
New Rose - The Damned
Mighty Like A Rose (album) - Elvis Costello
Poisoned Rose - Elvis Costello
Rosemary's Baby - Fantomas
Rosemary - Grateful Dead
English Rose - The Jam
Mowin' Down The Roses - Jamey Johnson
Come Alive (The War Of The Roses) - Janelle Monae
Give My Love To Rose - Johnny Cash
Last Rose Of Summer - Judas Priest
Rosemary Rose - The Kinks
La Vie En Rose - Louis Prima
Roseblood - Mazzy Star
Clipping Roses - Melvins
Rose Colored Eyes - Moby Grape
Roses - Outkast
San Antonio Rose - Patsy Cline
Red Roses For Me - The Pogues
English Roses - The Pretenders
Apache Rose Peacock - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Trampled Rose - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Rosemary - Suzanne Vega
A Black Rose - Therion
Rosie - Tom Waits
Black Rose - Waylon Jennings
Roses Are Free - Ween
Summer Of Roses - Willie Nelson
Only The Black Rose - Yardbirds7 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
They were actually a decent band, made up of members of Tortoise, Stereolab, & Yo La Tengo.
Here's one of their songs if you're interested, it reminds me of the Twin Peaks theme.
Everywhere Down Here http://listen.grooveshark.com/s/Everywhere+Down+He...
BQ: Songs about or that remind you of TV shows?17 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
One of mine is 'Impeckable' by Budgie, the cover combined with the title is such a terrible pun that it makes me smile.9 AnswersRock and Pop10 years ago
Like Beck's Nitemare Hippy Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTnEGk2HSLc
She took me off my guard,
I got sucked inside
of her apartment.
She's got dried up flowers,
and flaky skin,
a beaded necklace,
and a bottle of gin.
She's a nightmare hippy girl,
with her skinny fingers fondling my world.
She's a whimsical, tragical beauty,
self-conscious and a little bit...
It's new-aged let down,
in my face.
She's so spaced out,
that there ain't no space.
She got marijuana
on the bathroom tile.
I'm caught in a vortex,
she's changing my style.
She's a nightmare hippy girl,
with her skinny fingers fondlin' my world.
She's a whimsical, tragical beauty,
uptight and a little bit...
She's a magical, sparklin' tease.
She's a rainbow chokin' the breeze.
Yo, she's busting out onto the scene,
with nightmare bogus poetry.
She's a melted avocado on the self.
She's a science of herself.
She's spazzing out on a cosmic level,
and she's meditating with the devil.
She's cooking salad for breakfast.
She's got tofu the size of Texas.
She's a witness to her own glory.
She's a never ending story.
She's a frolicking depression.
She's a self inflicted obsession.
She's got a thousand lonely husbands.
She's playin' footsy in another dimension.
She's a goddess for milkin' the time,
for all that it's worth.4 AnswersRock and Pop1 decade ago
I just realized that I've never even heard about any.
BQ: What was the last band you listened to just because they were from a specific country/continent? I went to see Hypernova recently because they were from Iran and had to overcome all kinds of oppression to achieve the moderate success they've had....
I wish I had watched this first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_sxsKBVJDE
I wasn't impressed. I kept wishing I went to the free Grand Funk Railroad show that lacked their lead singer. At least I could have sung along.4 AnswersRock and Pop1 decade ago