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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
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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 but he actually was funny.)
Butt rock is 1980's lightweight pop metal strutting with hair spray.
by Skipgalv August 05, 2008
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Butt Rock is really irony. In simple terms it is any music that one does not like and/or lives in denial that they actually listened to that music during that time period but now want to pretend they did not. It has actually nothing to do with quality of said music just the arrogance, inflated ego, and heavy pride of the one labeling it butt rock so they can distance themselves and feel superior.

The sad truth is that those who label it butt rock may as well had been those that listened to it at the time and thus are calling themselves butt rockers. Hence the irony.
Butt Rock? Art #5 knows he listened to that music back in the 80s. He is not fooling anyone. He knows he was a butt rocker then.
by Devin MacGregor January 17, 2008
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Cheesy 1980's hard rock/heavy metal, that might have sounded good back in the day, but sounds totally gay to people today.

Buttrockers typically had long girly hair, wore assless chaps or ball hugging leather pants, and the band usually had 1 guitarist, instead of 2. Most videos featured at a girl with horribly big hair.
Poison, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Winger, Great White, Skid row, and their likes all played butt rock on the Sunset Strip back in the day.
by Dick Fitzentite July 07, 2009
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terrible music that dominated the late 90's by attempting to be "angsty". Common traits include downtuned guitars, southern influence and singing about being angry. Closely related to nu-metal.
nickleback, chevelle, cold, etc. are all butt rock
by blarg78 May 25, 2008
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Butt Rock is otherwise known as an "arena-ready anthem." The sounds are repetitious, the voices tend to be raspy and often loud, and the lyrics typically consist of either nonsense or kicking someone's ass.

The music is called "Butt Rock" due to the fact that the music sounds like an anal release passing through an oboe with electric guitar and vocals sprinkled in.

To make it easy on your self, just watch an episode of WWE and listen to the "Butt Rock" entrance music. You will know it when you hear it.
Dammit, that wrestler has another one of those Butt Rock entrances.
by farfellseed February 13, 2009
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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
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