This is what emo really stands for, it is short for emotive hardcore. A subgenre of hardcore Punk that formed in Washington in 1985, which also has it's roots in indie rock. In 1984 a band called Minor Threats idea, a Minor Threat fan called Guy Picciotto formed a band called Rites of Spring. This turned out to be the first emo band ever, even though they decline the subgenre. Later on other bands like Embrace and Moss Icon joined in and formed a music subgenre called emotive hardcore.
Later on a second wave of emo hit Washington. Bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason were included. They also decline that they're emo.
Some other real emo bands are
- Indian Summer
- Gray Matter
- I Hate Myself
- The Pine
Emo 1: Did you go to Sunny Day Real Estate's concert last night?
Emo 2: Yeah, they were amazing. They are a perfect example of a real second wave emotive hardcore band.
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