Extremely popular post-rock band from Montreal, Canada with such popular songs like "Moya", "The Dead Flag Blues" and "Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls". The band is known for creating very long, slow paced songs with complex song structures utilizing instruments such as guitars, drums, violins, keyboards and and array of pre-recorded sounds as well as speeches. Their longest song is "Providence" from their album entitled "F#A# Infinity" clocking in at 29:04. In the beginning of their career, they were known as "Godspeed You Black Emperor!", but the name was later changed to have the exclamation point after the word "You". The band got the name from a 1976 black and white Japanese documentary film about a Japanese biker gang known as "The Black Emperors". Their song "Moya" shares the same name of a former member of the band Mike Moya, who along with Efrim Menuck and Mauro Pezzente formed Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Moya left the band to pursue his own band called "Hrsta"; another post rock band residing in Montreal, Canada.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is amazing. Buy all their albums. No seriously, buy all their albums right now!
by Jeremy19 March 07, 2008
In all fairness, whether GYBE! is the best band ever or the worst bad ever in your opinion depends on how you feel about completely pure, drawn out music. The shortest song of theirs I know is almost 11 minutes long, and as far as I know, none of their music has been touched by synth pads or anything that's not an actual intsrument.
I want to listen to "Providence" by GYBE!, but I have to leave in half an hour.
by Lars Atomica July 15, 2003
it's "godspeed you! black emperor"
Godspeed you! black emperor
by s January 06, 2004
it is actually "Godspeed you black emperor!", it has been changed to that formally
all the flags are dead at the top of their poles
by Jizz master Jaz November 17, 2004