Questions tagged [rock]

For questions about the genre known as "Rock", which is characterized by a heavy guitar-driven sound. If applicable also include the appropriate band/artist.

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What does "Shahdaroba" mean?

Asking about the title of Roy Orbison's 1963 song "Shahdaroba." It seems to have some tenuous Middle Eastern derivation (the song begins "Where the Nile flows..."). You might be ...
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Popular songs with samba whistle (or similar) to signal transition?

I'm looking for examples from popular music of any era where a samba whistle (either a proper apito de samba, a common coach's/referee's whistle, or something with a similar sound) is used at a point ...
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Black metal - why the enthusiasm for genrefication among fans?

In the lead up to this year's Inferno Festival I immersed myself in the numerous interviews with the bands. After about 10 or so I noticed a common thread that interviewers and fan questions tend to ...
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Who inherited the rights to Otis Blackwell's extensive song library?

I've been reading about Otis Blackwell's life, and I noticed that no one mentioned an Otis Blackwell estate or inheritors. So I'm wondering - who, if anyone, inherited rights to / his share of ...
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Have any rock bands risked their lives or done anything extreme to achieve a tone?

Especially in today's music industry, achieving all the desired effects and elements that otherwise used to depend on the performance during recording can typically be achieved in post production. One ...
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Four misattributed grunge songs [closed]

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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My Beloved Monster - Who is it about?

My Beloved Monster is a song that has been recorded by the US rock band Eels. It's the sixth song from their album Beautiful freak which was released in 1996. It became a hit after being included in ...
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Who is the member of Squeeze on their Eastside Story album cover? [closed]

The one in the green circle. I'm trying to figure it out but it's hard. The picture was taken when they were still young and they all aged already.
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What prejudices could neighbors have when they see a Rammstein flag on the house?

I've been listening to Rammstein since I was a teenager, and I've listened to all their songs an infinite number of times. Also the new band "Lindemann", inspires me. What prejudices could ...
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2008 Emo video, students wearing uniforms and white ceramic doll heads

I would like to ask your help to identify an EMO/ROCK song from around 2008 whose title and band I don't remember any longer. What I remember is the official video of the song showing students in a ...
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What is the 70s/80s rock song that ends with this extended Mixolydian-based vamp?

I heard this on a Classic Rock radio station recently and haven't been able to track it down for the last few weeks. A single-voice rendition of the vamp is available here.
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Please help me to find this 80's-90's rock song

I don't remember the name of a song I heard some time ago, but I remember the video of this one. All starts in a wedding where the groom starts noticing strange things in the guests at some point they ...
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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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Which song is very similar to "Vallecito" by John Craigie?

I just listened to this very nice ballad by John Craigie: Vallecito, which he published in April 2020. You can listen to it here: It reminds me very clearly of another ...
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David Gilmour live at pompeii performance string gauge

In this performance David Gilmour seems using a very thick gauge set of strings but I could not be sure which gauge is this. Which gauge does he use?
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Symmetry in rock music scores

This webpage is an interesting article on symmetry in the scores of J.S. Bach. Are there any examples in jazz bands or in rock/pop music? If we exclude the prob rock bands of the late '60s and early '...
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Identify the English-language rock song with the same music as the Brazilian song Olhos Coloridos? [closed]

We recently heard this song by Seu Jorge and Sandra De Sa. I am pretty sure there is an English-language song, from the 1970s maybe, with the same melody, but I just can't identify it. The ...
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Can anyone help me to find this rock music?

Some years ago, maybe more than 10, when I was a kid, I used to listen to a very engaging rock music that i’m mad to try to find what that music was. I remember some part of the lyrics but they aren’t ...
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What car make/model was used for the engine roar in the studio recording of KISS's "Detroit Rock City"? [closed]

Given that it was in the '70s when 8 cylinders were abundant, there could be many. Has it ever been revealed — an interview, a book, someone with really good ears — what car that is? Here is a clip
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Can Anyone Identify This Japanese Rock Song in the Background of this Mika Nakashima Video?

Link to Mika Nakashima video here This is a personal video of Mika Nakajima (中島 美嘉) towards the beginning of her fabulous career (2002). The song in question starts here at 5:53. I'm pretty sure the ...
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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

Following the drum solo of KISS' God of Thunder from Alive II and before the "I'm the lord of the wastelands", could you identify what is being said?
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Can't find song by lyrics or title

I heard this song on twitch stream in ~2010-2015, it's a rock song, band name (I can be wrong here) contained letters "grim". All chorus parts started with words "all I want" (I'm ...
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Is Deuce an Atheist?

Deuce, from Nine Lives, wrote a song called America. It has the following lyrics: They wanna see blood, They wanna see hate, Like needle in your vain, Sickness with no name, In a world that's insane, ...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track "Working Class Hero"?

It's safe to say that the Beatles had a pretty good time in the Sixties. They were certainly at the forefront of the hippie movement, a central aspect of which was the Free Love ideology. However, in ...
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Is there a sizable audience for very long rock/metal songs?

I am a huge fan of rock and metal, in particular all things experimental/progressive. It is fairly common for prog albums to feature extended track lengths, and or the last year or so, the longest ...
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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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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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Why is a lot of Rock music focused on stuff like demons and Satan?

I have a friend who's really into Rock and Metal music. A lot of the music I see him post online, has names that seem to worship demons or Satanic beings. So, I wanted to know if the idea behind Rock ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of "Two is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls [closed]

The song is called "Two is better than One" and the live performance is very nice and different from the original record, been trying to learn it so I can use it during a wedding. However I can't ...
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Why was Ian Hunter ashamed in Oreole?

I'm referring to All the Way from Memphis (1973) by Mott the Hoople. The lyrics are here. I think we can all feel a bit unhappy about the unfortunate use of the word "Spade" but I don't see any ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd [closed]

Currently, at work, I've got into a debate with someone who isn't very well versed in the nuances of music. They detest Pink Floyd and argue with my claim that I have eclectic music tastes because I ...
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Similar artists to rising crimson?

So, as a composer I usually have musical influences which I'm unaware of but realise years later. I was hoping someone could resonate with the musical inspiration seized me and lasted an album. Who ...
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How well-known are the Manic Street Preachers in the US?

I'm an expat Brit living in the US and I've always been a big fan of the Manic Street Preachers, who are a Welsh band that are generally considered one of the best British rock bands of the 90s. Their ...
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Why did David Bowie never play any songs from Labyrinth live?

I'm a fan of David Bowie and I thought he was excellent in the 1980s movie, Labyrinth. I also liked a lot of the music from that movie, which Bowie wrote the soundtrack to. However, apparently he ...
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Has Joe Satriani ever played "Speed of Light" live?

I could never find a Live performance of this track (possibly my fav among Satriani's works). Was it ever played live? If not - is there a reason for that?
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What is this song? A catchy riff

https://youtu.be/GiQmKsjrZdg What is this song? A catchy riff as background music of a video I watched. I tried humming it to a detector website to no help. I have heard this riff but don't know the ...
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Is there any relation between Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" and Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah "Lake Shore Drive"?

Is there any relation between Pixies' Where Is My Mind? and Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah's Lake Shore Drive? I ask because the piano riff is pretty similar among the songs. And I can't shake the feeling ...
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Can Rush continue without Neil Peart?

Must Rush be done because Peart is done? Was there some problem with Ron Wood becoming a Rolling Stone? ... or Jason Bonham playing with The Who? There are numerous drummers, studio, touring, ...
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Neil Young's inscrutable liner notes for "Cinnamon Girl"

I was reading the comments of Neil Young on his song “Cinnamon Girl” and I was wondering what’s the meaning of this: Wrote this for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me thru Phil Ochs eyes ...
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Song from the 60s-80s-ish?

My school faculty members put on a band that played oldies and one of them was really catchy and I wanted to find it. It has the lyrics "my my my my" and "I'm movin' on" occasionally! Please help! ...
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How did Bon Scott die?

The title says it all. How did Bon Scott die? On the Wikipedia, all it says is he died. But how did it happen?
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What did the Kinks make to get banned on the US?

On their first tour on the US, the Kinks where banned for 6 years. I have looked up on the internet but the reasons are quite unclear. Does anyone know them?
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What genre would Fiction by Sumika (a japanese band) be categorized as?

The song, for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHGAuNaGuA I hesitate to call the genre "J-rock" or "J-pop".
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Mr. Blue Sky: does the opera tune heard at the end come from another song?

In the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra, we can hear a tune towards the end that sounds like an opera song (starting at 3:32). Was this tune invented for the song or does it come from ...
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"Mein Herz Brennt" - Rammstein, what's the point?

I have been listening to this song for quite a while, and I always have the same question in my head: What is happening in the video ? Where are they, what's the story, who's that weird monster, what'...
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Was there any official info as to why Always Somewhere sounds like Simple Man?

As the title says, were there any reasons as to why Scorpions decided to use a similar rhythm to Lynyrd Skynyrd? When I first heard Simple Man, I thought at first it borrowed from Always Somewhere, ...
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Rock subgenre of "Darkness" by SPF1000

Listen to this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3WV3Fu-kw&t= Its called Darkness by SPF 1000. It was in an episode titled "Battle of the Bands" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & ...
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Which genre is this song reminiscent of?

Here is the link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgZbKq_bxJ4 Now, I know it's an electronic song but I believe Avicii in this album was trying to fuse various genres with electronic ...
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A song using the same melody as part of the chorus of "Still Breathing" by "Mayday Parade"

The chorus for Still Breathing by Mayday Parade has the following lines: 'Cause I'm standing here alone Trying to make this life my own Link: YouTube Listen to that part and pay attention to ...
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Iron Maiden's Eddie and Tolkien's Gollum

Rigg's first offical Eddie was used on Maiden's 1980 'Running Free'. In Wall's autobiography, it is said that this was from a design given to Dave Beasley. Ralph Bakshi released his 'Lord of the ...
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