Questions tagged [rock]

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

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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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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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Identify the English-language rock song with the same music as the Brazilian song Olhos Coloridos?

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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Music video with monster chasing firefly

The video of this song shows a monster chasing a firefly at first. Eventually, the monster catches the firefly, he puts her in a cage. He realizes then that the firefly is sad, is losing her shine. He ...
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Identify a pop Thai song

There was a Thai hit album released 1988. The name of the Album was a Thai fruit. It had some great songs on it. One other song was called Rock n' Roll. I had it as a tape. The album cover was notable....
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Survivor - Eye of the Tiger song [closed]

Is there a remix of the song "Survivor - Eye of the Tiger"? What are the different musical instruments in this song? The music is awesome.
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How would you Find music if what you listen to isn't all the same genre but it has the same appeal? [closed]

Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce is a song that can very easily hype a situation to that of epic proportions and it can be "Felt" or other wise envisioned by those who are moved ...
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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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Which car engine sound is used in the studio recording of KISS' Detroit Rock City?

Given that it was in the '70s when 8 cylinders were abundant, there could be many. Those who have better ears and car knowledge than I may pinpoint hopefully. Here is a clip
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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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Rock band with name and theme associated with circus or freak show

I'm looking for a rock band's record. I heard them several years ago (more than 5). The only things I remember: Their vocalist (male) had very high voice tone Their theme was circus or a freak show ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rock video from '00s featuring topless male artists in studio

There was a rock song that I had on my computer when I was very little. I have no idea of the band name or when they were popular. I remember little snippets of the video, none of the music. It was ...
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Photograph of two (possibly) glam rock artists, one holding a guitar - can anyone please identify these musicians?

I have a box of band and concert photos from a storage locker I bought, some possibly from Woodstock. Some things that I've found in the box indicate that the owner was in the music business in some ...
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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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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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NOFX's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

What's the meaning of NOFX's song Linoleum? What's the reference to linoleum?
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Who composed and performed the soundtrack to the game Lords of Thunder

In the early 90s a game was created for the Sega CD system called Lords of Thunder. It took advantage of the new system's ability to reproduce CD quality sound and included an instrument-only hard ...
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Why have so many Grunge artists died of suicide and drug related deaths? [closed]

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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What is “The Seattle Sound”?

You often hear of early 90's Seattle music as having "Th Seattle Sound". What, exactly, are they talking about? Seattle has birthed Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and ...
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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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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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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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“Summertime”, late 60s, early 70s, who sang it?

Who sang the version of "Summertime" that received a lot of airplay on American pop radio in the late 60s or early 70s? I've been wracking my brain, searching youtube, and I can't find it. It wasn't ...
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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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Where did the “rock on” hand sign come from?

A lot of rock musicians use a hand sign to symbolize the concept of "rock on" typically during a performance. The hand symbol is shown below. Where did this hand symbol come from and who created it?
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Artists similar to Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace [closed]

I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. The reason I'm asking is that I'd like to explore other artists of the same ...
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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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Punk rock music video with exploding mailboxes

I think the genre is punk Very heavy bass The lead singer is a black haired girl. In the video she is walking down a street and as she passes mailboxes, they explode. I think "bracelet" and "sitting/...
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What defines rock music as a genre?

Which patterns, instruments, characteristics (or whatever) does a song need to have to be considered rock? Can this be objectively analyzed? If not, which subjective dynamics are involved?
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1980s video with hot spanish rocker girl playing guitar

Had a crazy flashback to this video. It's an upbeat rock song with a 20-something guitar girl. Lyrics all in Spanish. In one scene she is playing on railroad tracks. Can't recall much else. Was ...
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Music video of a band being buried alive while they play

I remember watching it maybe early 2000s on MTV Latin America and for some reason I always thought it was 3 Doors Down (but apparently it's not). Basically, the band plays the song while people with ...
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What is “25 or 6 to 4”?

One of - and this is debatable, but it's what I think - the best rock songs ever is by a band called Chicago. But the name has always confused me. The song is called "25 Or 6 To 4". What does this ...
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Oasis' song “Waiting For The Rapture” as a tribute to The Doors?

In Oasis’ last album, Dig Out Your Soul, there’s a song called Waiting For The Rapture. That song has a guitar riff that is identical to the guitar riff of the The Doors song Five To One, and it ...
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Are theses images logos from some bands?

I just found these in a pack of bands stickers, but I'm not sure where are they from.
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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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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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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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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

This question is a little bit about history and culture, but it has been a question since I've watched a live show. Well, I've "Googled it" before, and I've got some answers but none of them were ...
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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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Steve Vai logo meaning

Is there any significance in the Steve Vai logo below? To me it looks like the artist's name but I was always wondering if there is more in it since Steve always likes to put hidden meanings ...
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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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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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First rock band ever?

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the ...
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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 ...