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AQua_ng at 12:15PM, June 6, 2006
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What's the sound of Bullet For My Vallentine on a speeding bus?

"eeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEMMMOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!

But seriously, do you think the term emo has suffered backlash? I for one don't actually know any really popular official emo bands. They are either trying to get rid of this tag or hiding it. So, what are true emo bands?

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Mimarin at 12:18PM, June 6, 2006
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Any band that makes more than one song about how a girl dumped them becuse they are a loser is Emo in my eyes, theres a bunch of other stuff too but i try to avoid thinking about things i hate.
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

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ccs1989 at 4:46PM, June 6, 2006
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PhatScurl at 10:40AM, June 7, 2006
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hmmm….

Something Corporate
Nirvana
AFI (emo/gothic whatever)

Something Corporate good music, and quite emo, Nirvana, if you can actually understand the lyrics its either really funny, or really emo. AFI, i've heard one song by them, and saw the video, they are emo!
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spambot at 1:43PM, June 7, 2006
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Death Cab is usually categorized under “Indie Rock”, which doesn’t really tell you anything about the style of music.

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
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Ian Jay at 4:48PM, June 7, 2006
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And Gorillaz. Well. I don't know how it would even be possible to label that.

Hey, did you hear they might be breaking up? No lie.

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Arson at 5:40PM, June 7, 2006
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Funny thing about emo is that emo-bashing is becoming more trendy that emo itself. What's the big deal? =/

And I know nothing about emo bands.
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ccs1989 at 6:36PM, June 7, 2006
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nighthawk41 at 7:25PM, June 7, 2006
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Emo sucks.
True emo bands are basically bands that
A. Whine about how life sucks
2. Whine about how their girlfriend dumped them
Green. Cuts their wrist.
Triangle. This only applies to certain bands, but their band name starts with a G and ends with reenday.
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nighthawk41 at 7:29PM, June 7, 2006
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“Wake me up when September ends.”
“I'm traveling down an empty road, down the boulevard of broken dreams.”

Nah, you're funnier.
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ozoneocean at 8:59PM, June 8, 2006
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Oh, Green day used to be just a rock band with a bit of an American punk voice. When did they become emo?
No, that's stupid, their songs have never been about sad sackiness! Quite a lot that I can remember are pretty high energy and fun.

And the Chemical Brothers? I haven't heard them for ages, but they used to be just a sort of techno rockband…

I'd say Emo would be more like those SHIT nu-metal bands that all the kiddies like. I've liked KORN in the past, but they write songs for that market now don't they?

Ah well, who knows?

Listen to what you want, dress how you like too, have your hair how you want it! As long as you CAN actually control your emotions and don't actually turn into an emo freak just because you like the image.
 
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AQua_ng at 11:36PM, June 8, 2006
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have your hair how you want it!

I can't. Even if I try to gel it down, it stills sticks up.

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Mazoo at 8:50AM, June 9, 2006
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I've been chewed out many times for mistaking what “emo really is.” I always thought it was when people were depressed or sad or whatever, but many people have told me it means “emotional” which also results in “angry music.” I suppose the mainstream thought is of depressed people, but it's really angry people too?

Does the anger surface as “screamo?”

Evanescence is pretty emo, or would they be labeled as “goth?” They certainly had enough drama within their band to be emo.

I just don't know anymore.

I've also heard the term “scenester” surface a couple of times to, but that more applies to the listeners rather then the music. I think.
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nighthawk41 at 9:48AM, June 9, 2006
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have your hair how you want it!

Yea, for instance- I'm going to grow my hair down to my knees and then spike it up. And then I'm going to dye it green and yellow and then light it on fire.
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I've been chewed out many times for mistaking what “emo really is.” I always thought it was when people were depressed or sad or whatever, but many people have told me it means “emotional” which also results in “angry music.” I suppose the mainstream thought is of depressed people, but it's really angry people too?

Does the anger surface as “screamo?”
I wouldnt say that. Metallica has made plenty of songs angry at governmetn corruption and war and stuff (see the …And Justice For All album) but the closest they ever got to emo was Hero Of The Day and Unforgiven 2.
System of a down has a few emo songs. I wouldnt go so far as to call them emo, but they are kind of whiney and have horrible political views (why the hell does everyone like that god damn BYOB song?) but they arent emo. Their new stuff sucks, yes. They do have some screamo parts also (BYOB again!).
Oh, and just because you wear tight pants doesnt mean you're emo. Led Zeppelin wore tight pants, Pantera wore tight pants back in their hair metal era, hell, even Metallica (sorry about mentioning them twice) started with tight pants.
Then there are some bands that noone thinks are emo, but definitely are. Like Avenged Sevenfold. Everyone assumes they are pure metal just because they are heavy. While some of their songs are awesome, they are whiney. At least their new stuff is, I've never heard their old stuff.
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nighthawk41 at 11:42AM, June 9, 2006
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Okay, so greenday isnt officially emo, but they still suck.
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Mazoo at 11:44AM, June 9, 2006
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What about Fall Out Boy? They're pretty whiney… I've kinda grouped Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance together… except FOB isn't exactly as… messed up as MCR.
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nighthawk41 at 11:45AM, June 9, 2006
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Yea, fallout boy is emo.
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PhatScurl at 12:54PM, June 9, 2006
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green day- NO WHERE NEAR EMO! OOOOHH! They wear dark make up, ooohh! Boulevard of Broken Dreams! (That's seriously like there one emo song) Wake me up when September ends, is a song about 9/11. Its not emo!

Fall out boy- WTFH!!! There less emo than Green day! There less emo than Elvis! Geez! What is wrong with you people! They have one song, that could is just scratching the border of emo rock, and that's “A little less ‘sixteen candles.’” Most of the things they do are more funny than anything. Some of you people need a wake up call.


Now that that is cleared up (sorry im a big music person)….really the variety of emo music is quite vast in my opinion, and the line between Goth and Emo is very…very thin. So here's some great goth bands/ heavy.

Seether
System of the Down
some of the newer Black Crowes stuff
Rob Zombie
Black Sabbath
Creed (its a borderline band)
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AQua_ng at 1:35PM, June 9, 2006
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Fall out boy are not emo. One would think that people who make videos of a deer and a girl in love are definitely not emo.

Don't believe they're emo. they're punk pop/rock (I think. Correct me if I'm wrong). If you see the video of ‘A little less sixteen candles’, you would kind of think they were emos (with the vampires and all. Garr).

Are the Lost Prophets emo? Because in their video for ‘Rooftops’, they all looked really emo.


Also, check this out, an emo test I got forewarded at (at?). Just X the one's that you agree with. Every ‘X’ is two percent. I got 10%


You hate the world.
You hate society.
You think vampires are cool.
write poetry.
u have dyed your hair black.
You wear black eyeliner.
You write poetry that's not for school.
You are freakishly obsessed with darkness.
You think love is a waste of time.
You've given up on the world.


You've shopped at Hot Topic.
You've spent over $100 at Hot Topic.
You wear more bracelets than a Russian…
You own a dog collar, that's not for your dog
You're extremely pale.
You are a member of a poetry site.
Your screen name has been an oxymoron. (ex: cold fire)
You are an atheist or agnostic.
You worship Satan.
Your screen name has/had X's in it.>>



You have been referred to as scary.
You have been referred to as demented.
You have been referred to as weird.
You have been known to hate teachers.
You have been known to cause trouble.
Your hair has been dyed a color that was not natural.
You have at least one photoshopped picture on myspace.
You think pictures look better in greyscale or sepia tone.
You have been referred to as evil.
You are scared of yourself sometimes.



Suicide has crossed your mind- but you wouldn't do it.
you have screamed b4
You use big words that no one has ever heard before on occasion.
you've seen The Exorcist.
You liked The Exorcist.
You've seen Saw.
You liked Saw.
You've done voodoo.
You hate sports with the firiest passion posible.
You dress up as the most morbid thing posssible on Halloween.



Halloween is one of your favorite holidays.
You have an obsession with fire.
You have only a couple of friends.
You're not afraid of spiders
You have had a conversation about how you want to die.
You've painted your nails black
One or more of your myspace pics have writing on them.
You have had the word “……..” in your display name.
You love art.
You like art with negative meanings

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nighthawk41 at 2:15PM, June 9, 2006
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You hate the world.
You hate society.
You think vampires are cool.
write poetry. (I only put an X, because I'm in a band, and I have to write lyrics
u have dyed your hair black.
You wear black eyeliner.
You write poetry that's not for school. (Again, I'm in a band.)
You are freakishly obsessed with darkness.
You think love is a waste of time.
You've given up on the world.


You've shopped at Hot Topic.
You've spent over $100 at Hot Topic.
You wear more bracelets than a Russian…
You own a dog collar, that's not for your dog
You're extremely pale.
You are a member of a poetry site.
Your screen name has been an oxymoron. (ex: cold fire)
You are an atheist or agnostic.
You worship Satan.
Your screen name has/had X's in it.>>



You have been referred to as scary. (only when I look at little kids with the “I'm gunna kill you” face. It's fun, cuz the kids get scared out of their minds.)
You have been referred to as demented.
You have been referred to as weird.
You have been known to hate teachers.
You have been known to cause trouble.
Your hair has been dyed a color that was not natural.
You have at least one photoshopped picture on myspace.(I don't even have Myspace.)
You think pictures look better in greyscale or sepia tone.
You have been referred to as evil.
You are scared of yourself sometimes.



Suicide has crossed your mind- but you wouldn't do it.
you have screamed b4
You use big words that no one has ever heard before on occasion.
you've seen The Exorcist.
You liked The Exorcist.
You've seen Saw.
You liked Saw.
You've done voodoo.
You hate sports with the firiest passion posible.
You dress up as the most morbid thing posssible on Halloween.



Halloween is one of your favorite holidays.
You have an obsession with fire.
You have only a couple of friends.
You're not afraid of spiders (Depends on the spider)
You have had a conversation about how you want to die.
You've painted your nails black
One or more of your myspace pics have writing on them.
You have had the word “……..” in your display name.
You love art.
You like art with negative meanings

That's 10 total. 20 percent.
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Mazoo at 7:51PM, June 9, 2006
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Hm. I would've associated that survey more with goth than emo…

What exactly is emo? How do you define it?
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skoolmunkee at 11:50PM, June 9, 2006
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Any band that makes more than one song about how a girl dumped them becuse they are a loser is Emo in my eyes, theres a bunch of other stuff too but i try to avoid thinking about things i hate.

That would mean almost every band in the world is emo. Especially country-western. Even some rap! Even the Beatles!

Also, if people think “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” makes Green Day emo, doesn't that mean Frank Sinatra was emo too? :?
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AQua_ng at 12:49AM, June 10, 2006
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Frank Sinatra was definitely an emo. :-D

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ozoneocean at 3:41AM, June 10, 2006
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Hahahahaha! Well I was agreeing with Tater about Green day not being Emo, but I completely misread the Chemical Romance thing… Ah, I've nver heard them anyway.

You know, I don't even think it's wrong to be “emo” if that's what you like, as long as you don't get carried away and start to piss everyone off. Or start a crappy band.
The Dandy Warhols look emo, but their music is great fun. :D

Led Zeppelin never really wore tight pants… They wore flares most of the time. :lol: Well, the top part might have been quite tight to show off their “packages”, but not the rest.

There's been a few times when people have though I was a goth. I find that quite funny, I have almost no black clothes!
 
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AQua_ng at 5:27AM, June 10, 2006
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My inner child giggled while reading that.

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Thirdperiodlunch at 9:02AM, June 10, 2006
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In the words of the great thewinecone from Youtube, “There is no such thing as an emo person. Because everytime someone calls someone else an emo, they will always deny it… It's like pirates.”

Not that I really beleave that. :? It just proves an interesting point.
I'm actually rather confused about the whole emo thing. I can't really figure out who's really emo by what bands they listen to or how they dress. If they listen to bands that are considered emo and dress that way, but are always happy and perky, then they're not emo… I think.

I think you already covered most of the emo bands though. One of Head Automatica's songs are kinda emo… Panic at the Disco might be… I'm not really good at figuring these kinds of things out…
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ccs1989 at 9:15AM, June 10, 2006
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Who really cares anyway? Isn't this discussion just sapping away time from our pointless cycle of life? God, life is SOOO pointless. It's like…people just don't understand! Nobody understand me…


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skoolmunkee at 11:45AM, June 10, 2006
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Yeah, I'm not a Green Day fan, but I do like American Idiot.

Strangely, I also like the mashup album of American Idiot that whats-his-name guy did and there was a big thing where he got a cease and desist etc. And I don't like mash-ups at all. :?
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nighthawk41 at 9:40PM, June 11, 2006
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And writing poetry is emo? I'm in a band, and I have to write lyrics. Does that make me emo?
My sister likes art. I mean the kind of art that's “pretty,” or “cute.” That makes her emo?
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ozoneocean at 2:43AM, June 12, 2006
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Worrying about what makes you emo makes you emo. :shock:

EMO FREAKS! :P
 
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