Questions tagged [rock]

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

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What is the best way to listen to a lot of new albums I just bought?

I bought a lot of CD of the 60 to 80 decades to enrich my music library. Which is the best way to listen to all without go crazy? Im currently listening one album per week, but I find it a little ...
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Lyrics to Jake Bugg song 'Swept Away"

I have seen several different transcriptions of the lyrics to this Jake Bugg song. And I was wondering if anybody had seen a physical copy of the lyrics like sometimes come in the case when you by a ...
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What is this song effect called?

I noticed some songs having this effect1, almost always rock/pop ones: A singer just finishes singing a verse, and meanwhile a (the same or another one) singer starts singing another one. This effect ...
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Weird piano chord on Police's Roxanne

On the intro of the song Police - Roxanne we can hear a weird piano chord (just before someone's laughing). The piano doesn't seem to feature elsewhere on the song. Did they ask for a pianist to come ...
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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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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

Can anyone recommend any good (present) rock bands of the like of Tame Impala, Muse, The Heavy, and the Rival Sons? These are the only 21st century bands that I listen to regularly. Other bands to ...
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Late 2000's rock song possibly called “On and on”

So I’m really distraught right now that I can’t find this song. The song is called “On and on”. (It could be “On and on and on”) It’s a song by a rock band that I think begins with ”L”. The song is a ...
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Song from The Naked Gun?

There is a music played in The Naked Gun by a band almost at the end. I know that its a rock n roll song and I think that Bruce Springsteen covers it. Can anyone tell me whats its name?
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Who was there before The Doors?

Who was there before The Doors in terms of inspiring them, or sounding similar? I saw on the rock timeline website, there was the inception of rock music, but what I see is a lot of artists making ...
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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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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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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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Secret message in “Secret messages”?

It is common knowledge, that Electric Light Orchestra managed to encode a lot of secret messages in their album "Secret Messages", usually by inverting them (you have to invert part of song to listen ...
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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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Cat Stevens Numbers Cartoon?

I was recently listening to Cat Steven's Numbers album, and remembered watching a cartoon special on US television based on this story when I was a kid. This was obviously quite a while ago in the 70'...
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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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Books Recommendation: 20th Century Music [closed]

I was looking for books that discuss the evolution of music in the 20th century, especially the second half. If it's a book about the history of Rock & Roll, that's fine too. Hopefully ...
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Identify the rock soundtrack on this Runscape video?

This Runscape video features a rock song as soundtrack. I have tried to ask the owner, and looking in the comment section but found no answers.
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What's the guitar Luke Pritchard uses in this video?

I recently came across this live version of a song called "How'd You Like That" and couldn't tell the guitar Luke's been using there. I really dig the sound of it and would totally love to get one ...
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Has the band Crossfade retired?

I have not seen Crossfade release a record since We All Bleed, and they have not updated their Facebook and Twitter pages at all. I also do not see any fan group updates or new merchandise or tour ...
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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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Meaning of BRMC's song's title (0.0770833333333333)

I've been wondering for a while about what could 0.0770833333333333 mean? It's a song by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, from Beat The Devil's Tattoo album. What I figured out so far is that 0....
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Punk rock song, lyrics: “mix between a wolf and a lamb”

I heard this song at a shopping mall the other day,I can hardly remember the lyrics, it was something like a punk rock song , that's all I remember : "I'm like a mix between a wolf and a lamb , I ...
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What genre is “The Uplifting News Channel” by Dredg?

Surfing on the internet I came across this song (Dredg - The Uplifting News Channel) which I really liked. I looked up the group on wikipedia and I was wondering what rock genre they correspond to, ...
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Identify music video of a guy watching VHS tapes

I remember this music video (I think from Kerrang!) and it's just some guy who locks up his doors and watches a bunch of old tapes all winter. I don't remember much, except the fact I liked it, and I ...
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Rock songs with intensity crescendos [closed]

The randomization of my playlist put Supertramp's "Hide In Your Shell" (from the album Crime of the Century) and Radiohead's "Let Down" (from the album Ok Computer) one after the other. Those two ...
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Anyone know why the riff at the start of 'Eye of the Tiger' has weird timing?

Does anyone know why eye of the tiger has a weird timing in the intro riff but doesn't have this in the outro? Basically the repeat(bars 9-12 with timing change at bar 10) is delayed by an 8th ...
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Name of song with lyrics “let it shine”

I heard a song in yoga class that I enjoyed very much but never had a chance to ask what is was. It's in f minor and has a strong beat. The tempo, key, and feel is quite reminiscent of "Staying Alive"...
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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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Identify female vocal country/rock song when search for lyrics yielded no exact matches - “you say I won't forget you”?

I'm trying to identify a song which the lyrics say something like "you say I won't forget you" // "you say that I don't love you" (something like that, I was at the gym and couldn't write it down or ...
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A song from my memories - industrial rock

There was a nice tune from late '80s or (more likely) early '90s. I can remember the melody but not the artist name nor title nor any part of lyrics. I remember there was a music video in industrial ...
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Why does rap music belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This morning N.W.A. was announced as a 2016 inductee (coverage by Rolling Stone) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In case you are not familiar, N.W.A. (the name stands for "Niggaz Wit Attitudes")...
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Did any members of Katrina and the Waves have pet anteaters?

This certainly seems like an incredibly unnecessary question, but I need it answered to prove a point to a buddy of mine. Have any of the members of Katrina and the Waves ever have, legally or ...
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Amateur's History of Rock and Roll

I'm looking to learn more about the history of rock and roll music, and I'm interested in all of it, from Fats Domino to today. I'm mostly familiar with classic rock (Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ...
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What is the actual meaning of the the song Astronomy Domine by Pink Floyd?

This song sounds to me like they are romanticizing fear and panic, but i am not able to understand the actual meaning behind it. Or is it just about an acid trip?
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Rock song with lyric “walking in your shoes”, gruff voice singer like Linkin Park

There's a rock (or metal) popular song, not recent probably. It has these phrases (sort of). "walking in your shoes" "something i am not gonna say to you" "i love you" "and every second i" Can ...
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Heavy metal song including the “Gayatri” mantra in the lyrics

Heavy Metal and lyrics has Gayatri mantra "Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ" Searching for 3 years now !!
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Correctness of my attempt on writing down the lyrics of Trapeze's “Midnight Flyer” song

As a Trapeze fan, finding lyrics to most of their songs on the internet is quite difficult (if not impossible), and trying to make a transcription of the song's vocals has proven to be sometimes ...
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What is the name of the drum type that sounds like a tin can?

It sounds like drumming with a stick over a simple tin can turned upside down. I have noticed it many times, but in particularly in a couple of songs featuring Slash: Night Train from 0:07 to 0:28 ...
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Does Blur's song MyTerracotta Heart signal another Blur breakdown?

In Blur's latest album The Magic Whip there's a song called "My Terracotta Heart" that makes me wonder about the future of the band. The Magic Whip is the new album recorded by Blur after 12 years of ...
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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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“Love Beach” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: considered as serious release?

The album Love Beach by Emerson, Lake & Palmer was made with the intention of fulfilling a contract obligation. So, they could have released an experimental or an absolutely demotivated album, but ...
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Best of Rockabilly [closed]

I'd like to know some of the best or better known artist of the Rockabilly scene. Not current artist. The classic from the 50s-60s. Thank you!
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What is Meaning of “Aerials” by System of Down song and music video?

This is one of my favorite songs. I listened to this thousand times, watched video several times but still cannot get the connection. What is the background story of this song? How the Music Video ...
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What's a head banging rock song?

What makes a rock song "head banging"? When is a rock called head banging? Could you also list a few popular head banging rock songs?
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What are popular genre of music in U.S

I am trying to find out popularity of music genres. This page provides the popularity of music genre, but its little old, can anyone share the ranking of genres based on popularity?
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I am looking for a list of Tool pieces with piano/keyboards

I may join a friend's music band so she told me to practice something from Tool. Now I am looking for a list of songs from Tool with a piano or keyboard part.
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Why does Axl Rose wear Jesus Christ tshirts?

Does anyone of you know why Axl Rose wears that famous Jesus Christ tshirt with "KILL YOUR IDOLS" sign on the bottom?
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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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Mods vs Rockers - who won?

I've heard a lot about Mods vs Rockers in the '60s. But can either side reasonably claim to have 'won', either overall or in any of the significant individual 'battles', e.g. the 'Battle of Brighton'?