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The grand Nirvana song on the album "In Utero" which contains tons of feedback and guitar muscle. There are many live videos of them performing the song (usually opening the concert with it).
"Radio Friendly" in music terms refers to a song being aired on a radio station that appeals to mainstream audiences.
"Unit Shifter" refers to a song that can sell copies of an album. Ironically it's the most aggressive song in the whole radio un-friendly album.
Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
Use just once and destroy
Invasion of our piracy
Afterbirth of a nation
Starve without your skeleton key
I love you for what I am not
I do not want what I have got
A blanket acne'ed with cigarette burns
Speak at once while taking turns
(of a song) good enough to be played on the radio; radio-friendly; commercial enough
- Dude, we're gonna record this song and get it on the radio.
- No man, sorry to say that but this song is not airworthy.
The word xial is the exact opposite of what is popular or cool. Xial is used in the case of music where "pop" music is cool, hip, popular while Xial music is music that isn't crowd friendly. This term is also used in the way of music or musicians being kicked off, or not allowed on the radio. Most people who make Xial music are usally very talented. Great music comes form Xial bands!
Guy1:"Dude I was listening to this band and they are amazing!"
Guy2:" Before I listen to them are they a Xial style band?"
Guy 1:" Yes, but they sound so incredible you should like them anyway."
Guy2:" I'm sorry but I don't listen to Xial bands!"
Ian:" Damian, you should check out this band they are so incredible!!!"
Damian:" Really? Are they a Xial band?"
Ian:" YES thats why they are so good!"
Damian:" Fine I'll listen to them."
Ian:" So what do you think?"
Damian:" These guys are amazing! I think they're my new favourite band!!!"
Ian: Thought you would like them!"
Post-grunge emerged in the mid-90s, and is basically a watered-down, radio-friendly verion of grunge music.
The other definition is wrong. Soundgarden are NOT post-grunge.
post-grunge: Bush, Candlebox, Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Live, Staind, Creed, Fuel, Godsmack, Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Seether etc.
1. a brand of music that takes the roots of gothic rock and waters it down into plastic, manufactured, mainstream, radio-friendly swill. Much like pop punk, but with goth music instead.
2. bands that the mainstream often perceives as goth, but, in actuality, are as far as any band can get from being so.
Notable bands within this genre include:
the 69 Eyes
Cradle of Filth
My Chemical Romance
Panic! at the Disco
I'm so sick of these magazines referring to MCR as "goth". Why don't they call it what it really is --"pop goth"?
I told my little brother to turn down the HIM. I'm not in the mood for pop goth.
A genre of rock music that has had different meanings over time, but which generally describes bands who meet the following criteria:more...
1. The music is driven primarily by power chords, and focuses less on complexity and musical talent and more on radio-friendliness and the emotional impact it has on listeners. As such, butt rock has never been a hit with critics, but it has always enjoyed mainstream popularity.
2. The songs fit into one of two molds -- hard-rocking tracks designed to get the crowd pumped and "rocking out," or slower power ballads that are meant to attract female fans. Both types of songs are best played in an arena, which is why they are popular at pro wrestling events.
3. The subject matter of the lyrics tends to be about kicking ass, getting laid, auto racing, hedonism, and other "manly" subjects. Rebellion is also a common theme, with authority figures like cops, teachers, and parents all being portrayed as not understanding their needs. The exception is the aforementioned power ballads, which are often about loss, love, drug abuse, and other, "heavier" subjects. The lyrics in both types of songs are often misogynistic, with women portrayed as either sex objects, harpies, or home-wreckers.
4. The fanbase tends to be frat boys and working-class men between the ages of 16 and 40.
In the '80s, butt ...
A term used to describe a sub-genre of rock music that has been inspired by original grunge music.
Sadly, many fans of original grunge dislike post grunge music since they feel that post grunge bands have "watered down" their music and made it "radio friendly" or basically in a way sold out to mainstream music. Unfortunately this is somewhat true. Just as with any genre of music, there are bands that are willing to give up their unique musical style and creativity that gives their music it's power just to make it in the music industry. However, this does not apply to all post grunge bands.
A lot of the post grunge sound is simply an evolution in music. Just as grunge was inspired from rock music such as punk and metal, post grunge is an inspiration of grunge music and another genre such as metal, heavy metal, soft rock, blues, etc.......which ever the band would like to use to express themselves.
As long as the band is putting their heart & soul into their music, there is nothing wrong with a post grunge style. Post grunge bands deserve equal respect. Not every person will have the same taste in music.
Grunger 1: Uhhh......I don't like post grunge music. It sounds watered down and mainstream.....like they sold out to the music industry. It's kinda insulting to grunge music.
Grunger 2: Yeah a lot of bands have.....but not all. Some are just incorporating another style of music with good old grunge. Doesn't mean they're compromising the creativity and emotion they put in their music. They're just playing their music in a way that they feel expresses them best. Candlebox, Bush, and Seether are a few of my favorite post grunge bands.
Grunger 1: Hmmm......yeah I think you've got a point there. I'm just not really fond of that particular sound I guess.