Questions tagged [alternative-rock]

For questions about the alternative rock genre. If applicable also include the appropriate band/artist.

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Rapture-themed music video from the '90s

I'm trying to identify a music video I saw once in the 1990's. I'm going to say it was VH1 in America. The song was fairly standard alternative rock --nothing about it is particularly memorable to me -...
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Why do radio stations only play hit songs?

Those hits never used to be hits. It took radio play to become a hit. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan and as much as I love Stairway, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, etc. I just sometimes get so sick of ...
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Four misattributed grunge songs

There are four songs that keep me puzzled since 2011. I encountered them on Last.fm, attributed to Guns N’ Roses. Clearly wrong. These guys don't even have an album called Luddite. Fair enough, the ...
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What is the instrument in the intro of They Might Be Giants' cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"?

What is the instrument playing the intro part in They Might Be Giants' cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"? And any ideas on where I can find more music which sounds similar? In an attempt to be ...
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Recent psychedelic alt-rock song with "wall of sound" type production

Over the course of a few months last year a song was getting a lot of playback in the local coffeehouse. It was emotionally intense and dramatic with a moderately aggressive sound. It had maybe a ...
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Recent alternative rock song with gambling theme

I'm trying to find a song I heard on alternative radio about two years ago. It was poppy alternative rock, and the singer had a distinctive voice that reminded me of Lightspeed Champion (Devonte ...
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Is "The Suburbs" the sequel to "Funeral", both by Arcade Fire?

The famous and successful The Suburbs by Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year by its eccentric alternative rock vibe. The album tells the story of a grown and metropolized person who thinks back of ...
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Whose​ faces are behind the Nimrod stickers on the cover of Green Day's "Nimrod"?

I googled a lot but couldn't find who's faces are behind the Nimrod stickers. Are they some popular faces?
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Was Pixies inspired by Rites of Spring?

I was listening to "Hey" by Pixies, and I noticed that the style was quite similar to that of Rites of Spring ("For Want Of" came to mind specifically). Both bands were active around the same time, ...
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Who is "Sid Viscosity"?

The lyrics of the song Gentle Spike Resort by Grandaddy refer to Sid Viscosity: With ex-school treasures for hire And whitesnake riffs dressed up like Sid Viscosity "Whitesnake" could refer to ...
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Music Video From Mid 2000s - alt rock band hunting a monster from Where The Wild Things Are

I was hoping someone else remembers a specific song/video that I remember seeing on MTV in the mornings. I loved the song, but I don't remember how it goes. It was an alt rock band for sure, white ...
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Music Video of Band playing at the beach

There is this song I don't remember the name or the band. But some parts of the video that I do remember are: There are these sort of tough guys, that throw away the grocery's of a women, but one of ...
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Cover art of Karma to Burn's Almost Heathen

Please have a look at the cover art of Karma to Burn's album Almost Heathen: There is a second version of it, with some subtle changes: In the background, you can see three men standing together, ...
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What is Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike about?

A woman and I were discussing what the song was about. I thought it was about the being poor and wealthy. She said it had more simply to do with being hungry. Having re-read the lyrics, I am now more ...
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Should we consider Audioslave a continuation of Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, or neither?

I've always felt that Audioslave is too clean, too accessible, too 'mainstream' to be considered a continuation of either RATM or Soundgarden. I enjoy it to an extent, but for me, it doesn't resemble ...
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Who is Niandra LaDes?

I've been listening to John Frusciante's 1994 album "Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt" which, by the way, is a truly great album. I've been wondering who the eponymous Niandra is/was....
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Band recommendation for someone that likes: Guns n' Roses, Bon Jovi, etc [closed]

Band recommendation for someone that likes: Guns n' Roses, Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Skid Row, Ramones, Sex Pistols and Foo Fighters.
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Alternative lyrics to Toad the Wet Sproket's "Something's Always Wrong"

The song is Toad the Wet Sprocket's Something's Always Wrong. The videos I can find in internet are all about the normal song lyrics (which is fine, you know, the song, at least to me, is a good one)....
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Dream by Imagine Dragons seems to have ripped off a song from the early 2000s to maybe 2010

music fans. I love the album Smoke + Mirrors (Apple Music). Today I was listening to the song "Dream" when I noticed this: A little after 2:53, the vocal melody sounds incredibly familiar. I have ...
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New EDM-Rock Bands (Not old bands, Not metal, Not Djs)

Can anyone suggest bands with this criteria? New bands (not bands with long careers like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, etc) Electronic (EDM) and Rock at the same time. Not Metal bands ...
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What genre is SoulJourn 44?

What genre is SoulJourn 44 (https://www.reverbnation.com/souljourn44)? I hear elements of power pop, alternative rock, punk, soul, folk and a lot of other stuff but I can't pin down the specific genre....
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What does Addie Brik's song "Wattsland" refer to?

There's this weirdly captivating song by Addie Brik, called "Wattsland" (see here). To provide a little bit of context, Addie Brik is a singer from Georgia, one-time girlfriend of RHCP's ...
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A music video from the 2000s and it’s from a band (alternative is the genre)

I’m trying to find this song I remember listening to as a child. I don’t know the lyrics but I vaguely remember the scene, there was the band (around 3 white 20ish year old guys) and they are playing/...
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Try to find a song with a guitar riff similar to "Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole"

I'm trying to find a specific song similar to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8hT3oDDf6c. I thought about this song from the opening guitar riff, but haven't been able to retrieve it from ...
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Identify alt-rock song from Gangstar Vegas game

Since a few months ago there is a song that I cannot find its name. Its from Gangstar Vegas, if there is someone playing this too. Im not an english native speaker so all I had understand is "Cuz ...
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I can't remember a song, whose video clip is weird

I can't remember a song, the clip of which had some mannequins without faces in place of people. Some of them, for example, represented a family at home (father, mother and son) sitting around a table....
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Alt rock band, "S____" 90s/00s, lead vocalist with long black hair

This band released an album sometime in the late 90s or early 2000s. All I can remember is the vocalist had long black hair and the band name started with an "S". The vocalist wasn't very good, but ...