what is this?
I SAID IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU'RE STILL IN THE BARS
They've done it enough for themselves
but the meaning changed in the 90s/2000s to mean shit dad bands or some lads playing Oasis or Libertines covers.
Can anyone find an instance of a band saying 'yes we're definitely a Goth band'?
I'm sure he mentioned it in a few interviews that they were a Goth band.
So many emo bands who refuse to acknowledge that they're emo
Loads of guitar bands in 1989-91 denying they were indie & claiming "There's always been a dance element to our music..."
exactly the same thing circa 2009
post-solipsistic neofolk. That's quite embarrassing.
Absolutely loathed being called emo.
...except Atari Teenage Riot. They invented the term.
even stonerrock.com has/had various aliases you could choose (desert rock etc) in case people didn't like the name.
though desert rock (to me) has always evoked a particular scene - the Californian thing with the Mario and Larry Lalli, Kyuss, Desert Sessions, the Rancho de la Luna lot etc
even if they are ridiculously emo or the embodiment of emo. Same goes for grunge.
Melodic Post-Emo Indie.
Shoegaze for the Contemporary Christian Radio crowd.
perhaps new bands might admit it, but they didn't at the time.
Bands are only bothered by a label when they're coined. (see: shoegaze)
(serious suggestion by the way)
Bon Jovi, Counting Crows, Train, etc.
Beyond some 15 year olds wearing Osiris trainers