I should add that I have profoundly mixed feelings about that movie. I realize that the filmakers were making fun of the metal fans, and that's how a lot of veiwers saw it as well, but it still comes off at least somewhat, as a celebration of adolescent hormonal craziness, and some of the kids come off as more perceptive than the filmmakers. Some of the little wiseass asides from the filmakers made me want to deck them, though.
Also, you could probably got to the parking lots of shows of any musical genre and find some similar behavior, or different varieties of lameness and inanity.
At first I thought jonmc was refering to Airheads...
*tears up for an entirely different reason*
~Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon
What have you got to lose? Tuesday mornin', please be gone I'm tired of you.
What have you got to lose?
Can I tell it like it is? Help me I'm sufferin'
Listen to me baby-Help me I'm dyin'
It's my heart that's a sufferin', it's a dyin'
That's what I have to lose
I've got an answer
I'm going to fly away
What have I got to lose?
Will you come see me
Thursdays and Saturdays?
What have you got to lose?~
jonmc: yeah, usually i can't stand that song because along with James Taylor, CSNY got WAY too much playtime on long road trips in my childhood...but right now, those stupid words make me feel through the numb...
Led Zep were hard rock, like Humble Pie, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Cheer, Van Halen and Aerosmith.
Metal began with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Then came Preist and Maiden. Then Raven and Saxon. Then Metallica and Slayer....
The Crue were a (mostly clueless, even if they cranked out a few gems)Americanizaton of the British Glam of Slade, Sweet, T-Rex. Other bands (Faster Pussycat, Ratt) did the same thing better. Then there's Shock Rock pioneered by Alice Cooper and Kiss and carried on by Twisted Sister and Marilyn Manson.
These genres are connected but not the same.
On preview, ArchEnemy kicks ass. They were on my first MeFi swap mix.
jonmc: your reputation as a music aficionado (or whatever)
you forget that I dont give a flying fuck at a rolling donut about the sham that is "cred." And the songs I linked to for schuyler are angry, just not political, cause politics always changes but bitches is bitches man.
jon: Of the three songs you linked to, I liked the Nashville Pussy song the best...i like the balls to the wall tempo, and the (somewhat) predictable rockabilly vocalist, with just enough snarl AND twang. I have to admit that I'm not ready to be mad though, that comes when I'm on the train heading east...