I think Butt Rock was coined by older Gen-Xers with a definition like that given above by the writer "Reformed Butt Rocker": Butt Rock is plodding 1970s boogie rock, music of the sort that the characters in the movie "Dazed and Confused" might have listened to. For the people born a decade later, the term came to mean the working class rock of the 1980s--this being the heavy metal that was mainstream enough to get played on MTV in prime time. The common denominator is that the term derides the music that is associated with lower-class stoners, football hooligans and their American equivalents, and other uncouth types. The original definition may be antiquated, but it's still valuable knowledge, linguistically speaking.
Foghat's "Slow Ride" - the Platonic ideal of a Butt Rock song, released during the (original) Butt-Rock peak of 1975.
by Butt Rock Historian August 29, 2006
Butt rock is the any Heavy Metal music from the eighties that is so horrible that it is both hysterical and hella rad at the same time. These bands usually have amazingly ugly members who wear exceedinly tight pants big hair and make up. One good way to tell if a band is "Butt Rock" is if during their music video, the drummer blows a kiss to the screen while drumming
Quiet Riot and Twiztid Sister are the best examples of butt rock. If you really want to know about the radness of butt rock download the song "Cum on feel the noise!" by Quiet Riot
by rad kid December 11, 2003
let me start off by saying that "Butt Rock" is a misunderstood art form. Butt Rock as defined by the everyday world is "a song or songs that is/are horrible but EVERYONE reacts to."

I have seen many people who swear up and down that 80s rock is the worst ever, but when "cum on feel the noise" or "holy diver" or "separate ways" come on, they are rocking along with everyone else.

Bands who performed "Butt Rock" wre known as Hair Bands.
Quiet Riot, Dio, Journey. Also: Motley Crue, Supertramp, Scorpions, Whitesnake.

"I hate Butt Rock...but I LOVE this song, who sings it?"
by Rockin! June 13, 2007
1) A cranked up, stiff non-syncopated drum beat. The snare drum must be very loud. This is a result of a music industry in the 1980’s that wanted to distance itself from any of the “boring” improvisational aspects of hard rock music.
2) Squealing lead guitar that lacks any semblance of feeling
and may be dropped into any other song on recording by said band.
3) Angry lyrics about teachers, cops and parents who are
always f-ing with you. Sometimes even librarians may be a target in videos.
4) Lyrics about being high.
5) Band members must laugh incessantly at all of their own responses to interviewer's questions. (David Lee Roth started this trend be he actually was funny.)

Butt rock is 1980's lightweight pop metal strutting with hair spray.
by skipgalv July 17, 2008
Butt rock is a genre that is liked by many 30 year olds that still want to be cool and rocking. They will go to a local band's show at the bar and starting moshing and throw up a random "horns" sign while headbanging. The music can be described as chugging detuned guitar riffs with a singer/screamer that has a hint of a southern accent. You can expect the drummer of all butt rock bands to have a fan blowing his hair back. Some examples are Creed, Hinder, Shinedown, Seether, Crossfade, and any other band on the disc set of Buzz Ballads. Their lyrics are about their alcoholism or their insane mental sickness. Here are some generic butt rock titles
"Arms of a faceless angel"
"Im an alcoholic 30 year old going through a midlife crisis"
"Honey, Im going to beat you"
"Arms Wide Open"
"Wazzup dog are you goin to the Disturbed and Nickelback show at the ampitheater?"
"Hell no, butt rock is for 30 year olds!"
by Rexarthegreat February 07, 2008
I'd give "butt rock" a different definition. As opposed to late-'80s, early-'90s metal, butt rock is really exemplified by plodding, thudding, vaguely bluesy hard rock from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.
Nazareth, Foghat and Blackfoot are all perfect examples of Butt Rock.
by Reformed Butt Rocker April 21, 2006
Lame ass poser glam bands.

Gay romantic rock crap.

I cant believe Lisa is trying to get me to go to that butt rock show on friday.
by jet boy September 29, 2007

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