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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.50
I liked hair metal. Nothing wrong with a pop based, rocking song. No matter how stupid the lyrics are, if the song has a tight groove, or a nice guitar line, I can get into it. Sorry for being such a low brow thinking guy, who only wants to ENJOY music and not have to "get it".

And, the funny thing is, a lot of you make fun of the hair bands and thier image, yet since Elvis roamed the stage in the 50s, every single successfull movement in music has had thier "costumes" that were made fun of by the "intellegent" music consumers. When somebody says HAIR METAL, everybody thinks of Spandex and big hair, yet when people say GRUNGE they think flannel, chuck taylors and bands staring at thier feet while they play. Everything since 2000 with the boy bands have all seen thier own costumes too, flashy pants and nice haircuts. Its an endless cycle, and 10-15 years after EVERY movement in music, people will be making fun of it. Yes, in 10 years people will be making fun of your precious COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD too. Its inevitable.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.79
A fun take on "A Thing Called Love" by the Swedish group Edson (who are tha shiznit).

Edson cover (edson.nu)



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I liked hair metal. Nothing wrong with a pop based, rocking song. No matter how stupid the lyrics are, if the song has a tight groove, or a nice guitar line, I can get into it. Sorry for being such a low brow thinking guy, who only wants to ENJOY music and not have to "get it".

    And, the funny thing is, a lot of you make fun of the hair bands and thier image, yet since Elvis roamed the stage in the 50s, every single successfull movement in music has had thier "costumes" that were made fun of by the "intellegent" music consumers. When somebody says HAIR METAL, everybody thinks of Spandex and big hair, yet when people say GRUNGE they think flannel, chuck taylors and bands staring at thier feet while they play. Everything since 2000 with the boy bands have all seen thier own costumes too, flashy pants and nice haircuts. Its an endless cycle, and 10-15 years after EVERY movement in music, people will be making fun of it. Yes, in 10 years people will be making fun of your precious COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD too. Its inevitable.


Speaking of making fun of bands, the days of making fun of post 2000 boy bands such as N'Stink...er, N'Sync can't get here soon enough for me.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    Speaking of making fun of bands, the days of making fun of post 2000 boy bands such as N'Stink...er, N'Sync can't get here soon enough for me.


That day isn't here already? (Or, there are post-2000 boy bands?)







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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Speaking of making fun of bands, the days of making fun of post 2000 boy bands such as N'Stink...er, N'Sync can't get here soon enough for me.


    That day isn't here already? (Or, there are post-2000 boy bands?)




Since Timberlake still seems to have a career, those days haven't come yet.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
How can anyone forget the majesty of 2ge+her? Or Du Jour from Josie & the Pussycats? Ideas too far ahead of their times, apparently. (Or not.)



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.72
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    Originally posted by bitchfactor
    How can anyone forget the majesty of 2ge+her? Or Du Jour from Josie & the Pussycats? Ideas too far ahead of their times, apparently. (Or not.)


Easy. Watch While You Were Out. At least the new eps... watch Evan squirm whenever anyone brings up his past. (Okay, so it was really just one episode where the homeowner had someone FedEx him a 2ge+her doll for whoever Evan was, but STILL...)



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.45
    Originally posted by A-MOL
      Originally posted by kazhayashi81
      I guess I'm the only one on this board that thinks they're fucking terrible. Just what the world needs, a third rate Def Leppard 20 years after the original was last relevant.


    The point is that The Darkness are generally having good natured fun with the ridiculous nature of 80s hair metal that fans of that music can enjoy as well as letting the Radiohead/Coldplay fans of the world enjoy it in an 'ironic' way.


So can somebody explain how The Darkness is different than Spinal Tap? And not Spinal Tap the hilarious movie, but Spinal Tap, the unlistenable recording artists?



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#29 Posted on
Just wait till you see them live...

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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.61
    Originally posted by My Anti-Drug
      Originally posted by A-MOL
        Originally posted by kazhayashi81
        I guess I'm the only one on this board that thinks they're fucking terrible. Just what the world needs, a third rate Def Leppard 20 years after the original was last relevant.


      The point is that The Darkness are generally having good natured fun with the ridiculous nature of 80s hair metal that fans of that music can enjoy as well as letting the Radiohead/Coldplay fans of the world enjoy it in an 'ironic' way.


    So can somebody explain how The Darkness is different than Spinal Tap? And not Spinal Tap the hilarious movie, but Spinal Tap, the unlistenable recording artists?




Because the band Spinal Tap was played by actors Michael McKeon, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer. The band was intentionaly unlistenable.







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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
The album is great. Get it, and you'll never want to turn your cd-player off! (Unless you need to eat, maybe.)



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Call me crazy, but some of Spinal Tap's songs were actually kind of catchy. Not as good, however, as the Folksmen's "Eat at Joe's" from A Mighty Wind.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.14
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Originally posted by My Anti-Drug
        Originally posted by A-MOL
          Originally posted by kazhayashi81
          I guess I'm the only one on this board that thinks they're fucking terrible. Just what the world needs, a third rate Def Leppard 20 years after the original was last relevant.


        The point is that The Darkness are generally having good natured fun with the ridiculous nature of 80s hair metal that fans of that music can enjoy as well as letting the Radiohead/Coldplay fans of the world enjoy it in an 'ironic' way.


      So can somebody explain how The Darkness is different than Spinal Tap? And not Spinal Tap the hilarious movie, but Spinal Tap, the unlistenable recording artists?




    Because the band Spinal Tap was played by actors Michael McKeon, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer. The band was intentionaly unlistenable.



As opposed to most metal bands who are unintentionally unlistenable?

The Darkness...I love their attitude. I saw an interview with Justin Hawkins and he said they wanted to be the biggest band in the world with the biggest tour. Someone told him Metallica had 36 semis on their last tour and he said the Darkness would definitely have 37 then, even if 34 of them were completely empty. ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE>
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
The Darkness have kinda been ruined over here by everyone and their mother jumping on the bandwagon, even if most of 'em think Def Leppard is a hard-of-hearing cat. Everyone is like "YEAH DARKNESS THEY ROOL", and they just don't seem to get that the band is essentially a piss-take of itself. It's like when you were younger and going to Disneyworld, and your parents wouldn't shut up about how much you were going to love it, til you reached the point that you were going to hate it even if it was the greatest thing on Earth.

Also, I can't see them having a career past this one-admittedly killer-album. The gimmick will wear thing with the public-at-large, meaning it'll be back to obscurity.





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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57
I finally had a chance to listen to "Permission to Land" and I wasn't too enthused with any track that wasn't "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". It may grow on me though. And I do like the IDEA of the band.

The thing is, I have to listen in secret since the wife flat out HATES them.

To tie it into wrestling, I think the perfect ending to the Jericho/Trish storyline at WM20 would be a huge passionate kiss in the center of the ring while "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" blared through MSG.




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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.39
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    The Darkness have kinda been ruined over here by everyone and their mother jumping on the bandwagon, even if most of 'em think Def Leppard is a hard-of-hearing cat. Everyone is like "YEAH DARKNESS THEY ROOL", and they just don't seem to get that the band is essentially a piss-take of itself. It's like when you were younger and going to Disneyworld, and your parents wouldn't shut up about how much you were going to love it, til you reached the point that you were going to hate it even if it was the greatest thing on Earth.

    Also, I can't see them having a career past this one-admittedly killer-album. The gimmick will wear thing with the public-at-large, meaning it'll be back to obscurity.




You know what they remind me of a little bit? They're Urge Overkill on a larger scale. Remember 1993 when Saturation came out and they acted like the biggest, most important band in the universe even though they weren't? And coincidentally, both band have tapped into the book of America's Greatest Songwriter [re Saving Silverman].

Unfortunately, Urge faded into oblivion like most bands do. And while Darkness' album is awesome and it's currently residing in my car stereo as I type this, Saturation I thought 10 years ago rocked ass and was in my car stereo more often than not then. It's too early to tell, but there's a possible correlation.

Also, though, that gimmick may have worked better in the early 90s in the face of the Lollapalooza Era with its BIG BIG BIG MORE MORE MORE attitude. At a time where everything is BIG BIG BIG MORE MORE MORE, they don't stand out quite as much.

That all said, I'm sure the slew of HAIR METAL IS BACK magazine covers are forthcoming if they haven't forthcome already.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.01
Well as of now I see a lot of retro type rock. Jet, The Darkness, The Strokes, and some others that may escape my notice.

Is it bad?
NO!

But do you feel cheated when people jump on the bandwagon? Yes. Yes. And yes!

Yanno what, I don't care if they're popular, or if they end up being the biggest thing in the world, and then fade quickly. What's important is that the song is great, the album is great.

Now shaddup, stick your fists, and lighters into the air and rock out like tomorrow you will die from an explosive Gastrointestinal tract!



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.72
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    I finally had a chance to listen to "Permission to Land" and I wasn't too enthused with any track that wasn't "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". It may grow on me though. And I do like the IDEA of the band.

    The thing is, I have to listen in secret since the wife flat out HATES them.

    To tie it into wrestling, I think the perfect ending to the Jericho/Trish storyline at WM20 would be a huge passionate kiss in the center of the ring while "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" blared through MSG.


See, I would use "Love is Only a Feeling", much more emotional, and serious.

Picked up the album for $12.44 at Wal-Mart, BEST DEAL EVAR~! This stuff is seriously rocking, can't stop listening to it.



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    >You know what they remind me of a little bit? They're Urge Overkill on a larger scale. Remember 1993 when Saturation came out and they acted like the biggest, most important band in the universe even though they weren't? And coincidentally, both band have tapped into the book of America's Greatest Songwriter [re Saving Silverman].


Darkness covered the Jewish Elvis?

I MUST HAVE.




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