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|08-19-2002, 01:36 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Bands Carrying the "Emo" Label
This these are some descriptions that I found concerning this apparently growing trend in the music business:
Emo is any band that sings about being unpopular
in school or being treated badly in a relationship.
The singers sound ultra-dramatic and girly. All the
band members are pasty white and ugly (not the
conventional Black Crowes style ugly either, more like the members of Placebo).
Emo is the new "wuss rock" or "rock for house wives."
It's akin to Blink-182 covering Matchbox 20 songs.
Bands are known to include Jimmy Eat World, Good
Charlotte, The Get Up Kids, Dashboard Confessional
or any band that plays at the local bingo hall that
formed in the last six months.
Emo is short for "emotional". In other words, it is an umbrella term referring
to any sort of recorded music whose primary purpose is to express emotion above
all other ideas. Generally, this excludes the traditional "love song."
I would actually call Husker Du the progenitor of the emo concept, although the
term wasn't born until the group had faded into the annals of history.
The Promise Ring is probably the most popular emo band around these days.
Other well-known emo bands include Braid, Mineral, Burning Airlines, Vitreous
Humor (who broke up and became The Regrets), Prozac Memory, and others.
Weezer is NOT emo, although many fans of Weezer are also fans of emo. Weezer
is probably better classified as nerd rock, along with groups such as They
Might Be Giants.
Two of the big emo labels, Jade Tree and Crank!, offer Real Audio samples. Here
are their sites:
|08-19-2002, 10:26 AM||#2|
The Blood Brothers
Join Date: May 20, 2002
im really glad that u posted this article...a lot of my favorite bands have the label "emo" but are really different in style...i think its stupid that everything gets so labeled but IMO emo rox!
|08-19-2002, 02:40 PM||#4|
asleep at the wheel
Join Date: Sep 30, 2000
Location: Helensburgh, Scotland
I read a quote in a music magazine about the Emo genre - "emo only exists so bands can deny that they belong to it".
I am pretty confused about the whole Emo thing. I know which bands are classed as emo but all of them deny that they are emo.
Jimmy Eat World are my favourite emo band but even they deny that they have anything to do with the genre.
"Heavy metal has been my life since I was 10 years old. It's the only thing I know, it's the only thing I care about."
Dimebag Darrell, 1966 - 2004
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