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An alternative rock band formed by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLounge. The other three members are Ryan Sinn from The Distillers, David Kennedy from Box Car Racer and Atom Willard from The Offspring.

In my opinion, they are a great band with great potential that many people do not see. The pathetic assholes who call this band emo need to take another look. It's as if they think any song about love is considered emo. Angels And Airwaves is NOT an emo band. They simply tell stories that relate to love. But apparently in this fucked up world, you can't do that without being "emo".

One of these definitions say how their name looks like they took it from Coheed And Cambria. C&C and A&A are just two similar band abbreviations. It doesn't mean it was stolen. A&A just happened to have a similar abbreviation to Coheed And Cambria. A coincidence. No more than that.

Another definition said "shitty emo band that plays soft emo fag music." - What the hell kind of definition is that? Soft music can be the best kind sometimes. Just because you don't like their music doesn't mean you have to post your meaningless opinions about how they suck so much. You people need to get a life. Not everyone has the same taste in music, and you all have to grow up and deal with that.
Angels And Airwaves is a remarkably talented band.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct June 26, 2006

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Emo MUSIC in it's purest and original form. True emo. It used to be a musical genre in the '80s until the world killed it in the 2000s by turning it into an insult and a label. Started by what is the first emo band to produce an album, Rites Of Spring, it was a combination of punk rock mixed with raw emotion, often related to love. Rites Of Spring was introduced and categorized as the very first band to play the Emotional Hardcore genre. Later, a shorter term was coined in place of Emotional Hardcore. This new word was Emocore. Then, after Emocore got around, people shortened it even more to Emo. Modern day people now use this word with completely different meaning. When they think of emo, they think of a lonely kid wearing girl pants and eyliner cutting himself. They don't know the true meaning of emo, and it is indeed a very sad thing. The world would be a completely different place if people knew what emo really meant, and what a wonder it used to be, and how much they have corrupted it.
Rites of Spring is a truely talented emotional hardcore band. The real definition of emo, unlike many mainstream "emo" bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Get Up kids and Hawthorne Heights.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 02, 2006

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A truely talented punk rock band formed in 1984 in Washington DC. They are credited with defining "emo".

By this I mean the true and original emo. Not the emo we all know of now days as Hawthorne Heights and Dashboard Confessional, where cutting wrists and wearing eyeliner is the main theme.

When Rites Of Spring banded, the main music at the time was punk rock. But Rites Of Spring took punk music a step further by integrating love into their lyrics. They wrote love songs that still had the punk flare if the '80s in them. Along with highly emotional performances that were more emotional than most bands at the time. And that is what emo really is. A musical genre. Not wearing girl pants and thinking you're life is so miserable.

The word emo supposedly came from the word emocore, which was short for the genre that the Rites Of Spring fit into: Emotional Hardcore. Throughout the '80s and early '90s, that is all the word emo was. But then came the 2000s, and the word emo was slowly becoming a new word with a completely different definition. Modern mainstream bands were inspired by the past emo musical genre. They played it in their own way while changing it. Then came the emo kids. The emo kids usually followed and listened to the newer bands that took after and raped the old emo. A general emo kid consisted of the following things, give or take a few:

- Converse shoes
- (On guys) Girl pants
- Hair covering the eyes
- Band T-Shirts
- Dyed hair, usually black and sometimes mixed with red, brown, blonde, etc
- Often lonely and misunderstood
- Sweaters/hoodys
- Lip, eyebrow, ear, labret and sometimes tongue piercings

For whatever reason, people began using the term emo to describe people who listened to or followed modern emo bands: the emo kids. The original meaning of emo was forgotten and replaced by the definitions you now see on this website. A band being the modern definition of emo is now a bad thing and is often frowned upon or recoiled at. Examples for "emo" bands are as follow:

"Taking Back Sunday? Pfft. They suck. Fucking emo bands."
"hawthorne heightso is so emo, omagahzz cut mai rists n blak me eyes </3"
"Thursday is so emo! I love them!!!"

And examples of negative thoughts towards so called emo kids:

"Cheer up, emo kids."
"Dude, see that kid over there with the Taking Back Sunday shirt, dyed red & black hair, eyeliner, converse and girl pants sitting in the corner alone over there? What a fucking stupid emo fag."
"Emo kid: I'm so different. Nobody understands me. Nobody gets me. I HATE MY LIFE. *Slits wrist with a razor blade*"

I gag whenever I hear someone describe a modern band from the 2000s and late '90s as emo. The modern society of teenagers have no idea what the true definition of emo is, where it came from and what it really meant. I just wish the world could know about all of this so that this so called emo plague that has spread over the globe can finally cease.

I just don't understand how the world could turn a musical genre into an insult. What a damn shame.

I'm sure I didn't do a very good job or pay much attention to detail. If you really feel like learning more about the origin of emo, refer to http://www.Wikipedia.org and look up "emo"
TRUE: Rites Of Spring, Embrace, Dag Nasty.

FALSE: Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Dashboard Confessional, Thrice, Fall Out Boy, The Used, My Chemical Romance, Matchbook Romance, Bright Eyes, Angels & Airwaves, The Get Up Kids, Hawthorne Heights, Coheed And Cambria, Saosin, Saves The Day, Silverstein, The Starting Line, The Used, The Early November, and much much more that I simply cannot think of at this moment.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 01, 2006

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Emo in it's purest and original form. True emo. It used to be a musical genre in the '80s until the world killed it in the 2000s by turning it into an insult and a label. Started by what is the first emo band to produce an album, Rites Of Spring, it was a combination of punk rock mixed with raw emotion, often related to love. Rites Of Spring was introduced and categorized as the very first band to play the Emotional Hardcore genre. Later, a shorter term was coined in place of Emotional Hardcore. This new word was Emocore. Then, after Emocore got around, people shortened it even more to Emo. Modern day people now use this word with completely different meaning. When they think of emo, they think of a kid with eyeliner crying in the corner, slitting his wrists while listening to Dashboard Confessional. They don't know the true meaning of emo, and it is indeed a very sad thing.
Rites of Spring is a truely talented emotional hardcore band. The real definition of emo, unlike many mainstream "emo" bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Get Up kids and Hawthorne Heights.
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A pop singer from Canada whose songs are most of the time accompanied by the sound of a piano and other beats and sound loops.

Still kind of new to the music scene considering he released his debut self-titled album in 2005, he is more than likely to be flamed by people who don't like the sound of pop music.

But everyone has different taste in music. I hate pop music myself, yet his played out song titled "Bad Day" is appealing to me. If you hate Daniel Powter and know someone who listens to him, keep your mouth shut and deal with the fact that there is still a thing in the world called individuality, and that not everyone can be a clone of you.

And I'm sure ignorance of this artist may soon rise in this web site, and someone will more than likely post a definition saying something like "A fucking queer ass pop singer from Canada who never takes his fucking beanie off and even wears it with a dress suit. Wtf is up with that?"

Well to prevent that from happening, the truth is that he wears that beanie to hide a scar that he got from a car accident as a child. You really can't blame him for something like that, can you?
Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around

- "Bad Day", by Daniel Powter
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 23, 2006

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Rites of Spring is an emotionally-charged punk rock band.
by (l0ser) DefectiveProduct July 03, 2006

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An increadible music genre started by a punk rock band from the 1980s called Rites of Spring. It was punk rock mixed with emotional lyrics. It is no longer around because it has been replaced with "emo" shit that we now see on MTV and MySpace.
Rites of Spring created emocore.
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