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there's so many different ways people use the word... what bands would you call emo?
somebody forgot to chill their beans this morning!
"what does it mean to YOU"
no need to get so bloody self righteous about it.
i didn't say "what is emo?" did i? DID I????
but either way, they're awesome
and I know emo generally = poppy rock, but 30STM isn't music to slit yr wrists to.
that this thread shouldn't exist.
this thread is about emos.
fall forward just to even the score,
just a thought to you.
where my heart breaks and spills
left to the sight of the sky, in your arms i'm defined
thrown to the wolves in the minds of your enemies
if you don't want to "discuss" music, like ThingsThatFly says below, why on earth do you bother spending time on a discussion forum? if you don't want to know other people's opinion on music, why do you even bother posting here? surely you can go and read your "documented description" without even bothering to come on DiS?
you must be the most narrow minded person in the world. i wanted to know what people think "emo" music is. NOW GET OUT OF MY THREAD you pedantic bore.
THANK YOU for making me
WORTHLESS in your eyes
and it is a subject of discussion, why post anything on here when it is well covered on the internet
- split LPs with sappy inlays
- floor shows
of people ripping on little kids that are a bit different.
people on DiS seem to do it all the time. we should be the ones sticking up for them, not knocking them for being alternative.
you'd expect them to get some abuse from all the pikeys they have to put up with, not people from DiS
i don't understand?
but people in this thread
"little self harming, mid-puberty, spotty mess" etc
it really gets to me whenever i see it on DiS you know what i mean?
ignore him, he's an idiot.
a few years ago, so i reckon they'd let me in
which is ironic as indie is supposed to mean independent.
and they get persecuted a huge amount by the majority of people. they're just kids, like the average age couldn't be above 16. so what if they all dress the same? they dress and act like they do because they're passionate about a certain type of music.
and i thought the people on DiS would be more open minded than some chav insulting little kids?
i'm just pointing out the obvious irony.
and its nme's fault
and you're just making fun of little kids. on the internet. and you're 27
you're acting like a self important and self righteous brat. grow up and start listening to people's views for a change.
guntrip listens to.
Emo used to be a genre, now its a fashion style.
A fairly wide sonic array of awesome American indie rock action from my youth tagged with a term that can never be used again due to the fact that a shower of know nothing fuck wits have hijacked it to use as an erroneous genre name for their third rate diet goth complaint rock.
See also: Shoegazing and Hardcore which is rapidly going the same way.
am i on drugs? are you richard littlejohn?
that i'm laughing at you for continually making a holy show of yourself on drowned in sound?
I'd defo become emo.
Any excuse to wear guyliner.
i usually mean the 90s indie-punk style stuff
i dont understand why people are getting wound up by this thread either
I remember Jamie Summers posting once along the lines of 'It would be like if Hepburn or an equivalent horrendous female pop act who play their own instruments *gasps* entered the charts and everyone started saying it was Riot Grrrl'.
It's not even revisionism, these people have absolutely no idea about what was going on ten years ago, let alone twenty.
It's sappy slowed down pop punk with failed attempts at hardcore breakdowns before every yelped chorus. It's nothing new, there has always been derivative music about, but they should call it something else.
I imagine fans of Delta blues feel the same way each time they hear some fat cunt in a New Era cap (label still attached, naturally) leaning against a Benz and claiming to be R&B.
hepburn were awesome
i just wanted to know what the general consensus was.
the small steps add up until you cant recognise how it got there
Indie nerds getting defensive over bands about 50 people listen to. It's just a genre name, who cares?
By your logic, surely you could say "I imagine fans of The Smiths feel the same way each time they hear Arcade Fire claiming to be 'indie'".
It's silly. Why does the genre have to have such tight restrictions on its music? It's evolved, it's popular now, if anything it will get the kidz rooting out emo's history and the bands that first appropriated its name.
The Smiths were massively popular in their heyday, far more so than The Arcade Fire are now.
Besides which, in the mid/late 80s 'indie'
was more than just a haircut.
an anagram clue for: 'Simpsons Bartender' (3). And that's it.
in the Notting Hill Tape Xchange:
Cry Baby Hardcore.
Thats what I think of when I hear the word.
and no-one has 'lol'ed at it.
This means that either:
a) people who click on emo threads are po-faced little self harmers with no sense of humour
b) it wasn't actually funny in any way.
Yeah, it wasn't that funny.
actually that's not funny either. At all. Gnnnnnuhhhh. Let's all talk about something else.
Isthisinteresting's posts are ironically very dull not to mention immature, are they really 27?
To me emo is one of two things:
1) "emo kids" - a group of people who follow emo music, or what is percieved as emo music (I know it's debateable what it actually is)
2) "emo music" - to me is simply music that's outwardly emotional, this can meen different music depending on your personality but to me it includes; Biffy Clyro (Infinity Land era), Reuben, Bright Eyes, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Eat World, Arcade Fire.
with floppy died black hair in their eyes, topshop chic who come on here and bitch about DiS slagging off My Chemical Romance. And Rubbish plastic manufactured guitar music designed for MTV.
i'm off to read heartattack and listen to the witching hour back catalogue.