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questions about the genre known as "Rock", which is characterized by a heavy guitar-driven sound

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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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Where can I find a lyrical analysis and interpretation of “(Don't Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult?

[You might find the existential themes disturbing.] The Song on YouTube Here are two versions of the studio version of the song:- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg) [Studio] (https://www....
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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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From where is this version of Status Quo's “Rockin' all over the World”?

When you look for Status Quo's "Rockin' all over the World" on YouTube, the first result that pops up is this, which isn't actually the version that released on the 1977 album with the same name. The ...
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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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Who is the real artist behind this rock instrumental YouTube no copyright music?

Earlier when I was watching some random clips on YouTube, I heard a hard rock guitar instrumental section,which reminds me of Joe Satriani's playing style. In order to find this sound, I used 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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Does anyone know what artist this signature is from?

Does anyone know what artist this signature is from? I found this a few days ago probably from the late 80s. If you recognize this please comment!
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Looking for 1960s song that sounds like the beggining of “Jerk it Out by The Ceasers”. It was played America in Color documentary, 1960s Episode 33:15

Looking for 1960s song that sounds like the beggining of "Jerk it Out by The Ceasers". It was played America in Color documentary, 1960s Episode 33:15 Link to the episode. https://www.youtube.com/...
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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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What Vocaloid song is this (from an anime)?

My question isn't really anime related, but most people that do watch anime will have heard of Vocaloid. I have in mind a Vocaloid song but I can't identify it. I can only describe the music video it ...
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If 'Hey Joe' had been 'Hey John', would it have been as good a song? [closed]

Given the existence of the well-known song "Hey Joe", by Jimi Hendrix, one called 'Hey John' would likely bring to mind some kind of parody. How crucial, however, though might the choice of the ...
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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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What is the true concept behind the band ghost?

I came across the band “Ghost” recently. Their melodies and riffs are amazing. I am trying to learn more about them. I have seen many interviews for them and in many of those ones they emphasize that ...
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Why were so many classic rock musicians born between 1945 and 1950?

There are numerous classic rock musicians, such as Don Henley, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty, who were born between 1945 and 1950, with an occasional odd bird like Roger Waters or Paul McCartney born ...
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Why have so many Grunge artists died of suicide and drug related deaths?

The Grunge genre seems plagued by tragedy, with a large number of the top performers having taken their own lives. Is there some sort of connection to explain why all of these artists of the same ...
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Genre of “Band Take [X]” songs from the “Scythian Lamb” soundtrack

I discovered these songs on the Scythian Lamb soundtrack and am pretty curious about them. See the above link --the songs I'm interested in are all named "Band Take #" What genre do these songs fall ...
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Identify music video that have blue colored men on DTS demonstration disc?

What is the music video that has blue colored men on a DTS demonstration disc?
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What is the meaning of “special option in your car?”

The song Don't Turn Your Back, off of Blue Oyster Cult's album Fire of Unknown Origin, includes the line "You'll use that special option in your car." What does this mean?
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Rock covers of Wagner's music

I am looking for rock/prog rock/jazz covers or interpretations of music written by Richard Wagner (except the ride of the valkyries). There are a lot of musicians that have made very interesting ...
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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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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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What happened to Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes regarding Eric Clapton?

If you are also a fan of Eric Clapton, you've probably noticed like me that in the recent past (probably ten years) Eric almost has a new backup band for him apart from the great bassist Nathan East. ...
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Records of ballads of Jerry Garcia

I am trying to get into the Grateful Dead for a while now, but their jammy style does not excite me too much (I prefer Jazz for that). Their ballads on the other hand seem exceptional too me. They are ...
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's “Operation: Mindcrime”?

Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed....
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“Roses never grow…” (rock song)

I am not able search song which I remember is rock song and starts something like this "If you wanna be my best friend then show it, If you wanna be my lover then prove it...." .. "I don't wanna be ...
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Looking for examples of irregular time signatures being used in post rock

Post rock and prog rock are very different, however they both share an experimental nature. Having gotten used to irregular time signatures through prog rock, I was disappointed to find that the ...
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What song is played in the background in “Intro - Live” on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (Super Deluxe)

You can hear the song in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmm-_tW3sBo
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Old (Rock?) song sung by a guy. Instrumental sounds similar to Jerk It Out By Caesars but slower. Lyrics contain Woah oh oh oh oh

The instrumental part sounds similar to a slower version of Jerk It Out By Caeser's Palace. It is sung by a guy. It constantly repeats: "Whoa oh oh oh oh" then lyrics that sound something like "And ...
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Genre of music favored on “Lucifer” tv show

Note: This was moved from another question by @JasmineMcShea to avoid having two separate questions in the same post. [Trying to find a better genre description for] what I THINK is Rock'n'Roll, ...
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Is there a streaming music service that plays music by year or decade (esp 60s to 80s) based on what was actually popular in the decade?

I find that most “decade channels” (eg 80s Music) play music based on a retrospective notion of the decade. In that, some songs are overplayed and some songs are forgotten. I want to (re-) hear the ...
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Had Mark Knopfler written some more rock songs after Dire Straits?

I love Mark Knopfler's guitar playing such that I would not turn off his playing but neither deliberately listen to him. So I do not really follow his career path. Just out of curiosity: had he ever ...
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Why “un, dos, tres, catorce” instead of “un, dos, tres, cuatro” in U2's “Vertigo”?

U2's song Vertigo from their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb begins like this: Un, dos, tres, catorce!! In Spanish that's "one, two, three, fourteen". Why "fourteen"? I've read a number of ...
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What genre or other singer matches the chorus of “Dream State…” by Lucy Dacus?

In the chorus of her song Dream State... Lucy Dacus sings in a deep, monotone drone over guitar, peaking with a chorus of her own voice layered over itself several times... I know there is at least ...
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What musical effects is Jimi Hendrix using in “Machine Gun”? [closed]

Now I am listening to Jimi Hendrix' Machine Gun, one thing I do not understand is which additional musical effects Jimi Hendrix is using.
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Why would the final part of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older?

Why would the final part (03:26+) of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older? It reminds of some composition from progressive rock of 70-ies... Could anyone name what the composition ...
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Intro to popular rock music

I was raised in a home whose music appreciation mostly centered around church music. I don't mean Christian rock, gospel, or anything like that—more like large chamber choir music. As a teenager I ...
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Anyone have lyrics to “Ich schenk dir mein Herz” by Peter Reusch?

As part of my German education, I'm taping old 1970s and 1980s hits to the bathroom wall -- along with translations -- and singing them in the shower. I'm sure my neighbors love me. The compilation ...