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Every band, group, etc, is like someone else. What artist out there doesn’t sound like anyone else?
It’s not that, it’s just that if it was the other way around, well, no one would care. And that’s how “the slap” in this vid should be treated, apathetically.
I agree. It happens to the best of sub-genres. I’m liking it now while it’s still fun. And if Nu-Gaze is still authentic sounding 5yrs from now, I’ll still like it.
I love Yuck. I haven’t really listened to City Reign, or Whiskey Saints. I’ll check them out. Wilco seems iffy to me, but if they had 5 rock songs on the record, than that’s cool.
Couldn’t agree more. Too much elecro pop, synth-pop, chillwave, dominating the mainstream AND the Indie scene. It’s not so much that, that music is bad, it’s just that’s all I hear. I agree, there’s PLENTY of Great Post-Punk, Garage, hardcore-punk, guitar-driven music right now that just ins’t getting the recognition it deserves. Too many copycat rinse-repeat M83, Bon Iver, James Blake types.
I also don’t get how the Grunge bands going mainstream affected Indie music of that time. I never get how bands going mainstream can negatively effect Indie music. If you’re truly underground and out of the grasp of big labels then another bands mainstream success really has nothing to do with the Indie music you play and enjoy. It may have exposed a scene, but how does it destroy that scene?
I can see how PJ sounded like the throwback 70′s hard-rock bands, but Nirvana, Alice N Chains, and Soundgarden, don’t remind me of remotely anything from that era. You said you were in your early 20′s in the early 90′s or early 70′s?
I gotta agree here. Although I DO like PJ, they do seem more 70′s hard-rock(with angst) than the more punk Nirvana, and the more Metal sounding Alice and Chains and Soundgarden. Maybe it’s because the both of us aren’t apart of Generation X to be able to tell the difference, me being a member of “Gen-Y”.
Speaking of Alice and Chains, doesn’t anyone else realize how much heavier a Alice-N-Chains sounded than other bands? They were border line metal…I guess every Seattle band got pinned Grunge, heck, every Alt-band that came out in the early 90′s probably got pinned with Grunge. Smashing Pumpkins were from the CHI-TOWN.
And about Green Day, I have to agree with the others about how they influence all the crappy pop-punk bands in the late-90′s early 00′s. I was 10 in 1999 when Blink and all those bands started to become popular. Well, I guess all those pop-punk bands weren’t bad, I liked Blink, but Fall-Out Boy? YIKES!!!
And remember the Ska-Punk explosion of the mid to late-90′s? I remember being in 1st grade when No Doubt came out with Tragic Kingdom(which was actually beyond just Ska). Anyways, KUDOS to Pearl Jam’s 10 and Nirvanas Nevermind(I love that album). I was 2 in 91 so I wasn’t old enough to enjoy those times. It seems like Garage Rock, Post-Punk, and Shogaze in the underground seen today is becoming the grunge equivalent with our generation. We shall see…