an acronymn meaning Totally Over Rated Sell Outs as coined by the band, TORSO (Totally Over Rated Sell Outs) in 2006 by it's founder and owner, S. Mayer.
Dude, did you hear the new song from TORSO (Totally Over Rated Sell Outs)?
The act of changing yourself, your intrests, or everything about you to fit the majority. This can be applied to alot of things. Such as a good friend leaving you out to dry for personnal gains, or a music group changing their own style to sell records.
To abandon what is really you just so you can be "cool" in the eyes of everyone else.
My friends (sell outs): Hey lets go dress up in pink Polos and short khaki shorts and sperries and spend all our money on crown royal and take Daddy's BMW and go hang out with all those real rich preppy kids from school so we can be awesome and just maybe get laid from a couple of town bikes
Me: Have fun
A band that betrays their original purpose for making music in order to make more money. MTV happens to be the cause of most sell outs, making bands worry about their music videos and wether or not they can get them on MTV. A sell out band has to have 3 things happened.
1.)Complete change in style of music
2.)Aired on MTV every day
3.)ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
What is a sell out band?
Green Day - went from punk rock to political "punk" in order to bring in the big money that their other albums failed to do
What is NOT a sell out?
Good Charlotte- A band that from the begining wanted to make maeninful music and continues to due so, despite the critisim they recieve every day from people who claim good charlotte to be "pop punk posers"
mostly small bands or skateboarders that sell theirselves to places like cough mtv just for fame or the money. they go from being low key to big name.
Greenday, Fall Out Boy, Bam Margera, are examples of a sell-out.
Someone or people (normally a band) that forget their morals or principles to sell records. They give off their values for money. Many people say Green Day are not sell outs because they never did anything that they said they wouldn't, but they said they were punk. Punks do not go on MTV. Punks do not go on Top of the Pops. Punks do not sign up to big record lables. Green Day, like other sell outs, rocked when they had souls.
Listen to EMI by The Sex Pistols, true punk who never sold out. Green Day probably think they are better than the Sex Pistols because they played a bigger gig, but what matters is what the true punks think.
Billie Joe: So do we play this Milton Keynes gig or not?
Tre: One moment while I do something wild and zany in an attempt to be amusing.
Mike: How much is it paying?
Billie Joe: Shit loads.
Mike: Hell yeah! Let's do it!
Billie Joe: Don't forget to never stop claiming that we're not sell outs.
compromising of integrity, morality, and principles. in exchange for money.
bands that no one knew about a year ago now having 12 year olds love them are now sell outs.
A sell out is someone who is in it for the money and possibly to get laid alot. Bands that are punbk usualy are sell outs like
Good chaoletter Blink 182. and the same goes with pop rock bands like the jonas brothers fall out boy and MCR. Some people think that the biggest thrash band in the world sold out but really they didnt
MetallicA never sold out, Cliff Burton and James Hetfeild said " We do what we want to do if people consider that selling out than what ever, 'cause alot of people think you sold out because your on a major label, or you don't play a thousand miles per hour, you know we'd be doing the same thing on a indapendent label." see they aren't sell outs R.I.P. Cliff Burton 1962-1986