Questions tagged [rock]

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

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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's “Crazy” videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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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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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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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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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 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? [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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History of the Guitar in Rock 'n' Roll music

Since when guitars were used in Rock 'n' Roll music? Not necessarily as lead instrument. The wiki page says In the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940s and early 1950s, either the piano ...
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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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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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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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About Jimi Hendrix

Why is Jimi Hendrix called the Father of Guitar? What are the unique playing-style of guitar about him. There are many best guitarist like G-3, Jimmy Pages, Eric Clapton, etc. What are the difference ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 CD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the nights in the Eric Clapton's 24 nights album?

My favorite Eric Clapton's album is the 24 nights. I wonder what specifically the 24 nights are? I know some of them, say blues nights or orchestra nights.
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

I just watched the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, a movie about Rodriguez. In this documentary they said that his music was a big influencer in fighting with music against the apartheid. But ...
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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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Is Kategorie C music not allowed in Germany?

I know some of the band members are radical right, perhaps neo nazis. But their music sounds really good and its about football, but as a none German they might be hiding some political/racist chants ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of music do people born in the late 80's listen to now? [closed]

I'm 30 years old. I fell out of touch with American music sometime in the late 2000s, because I got into European metal music. I started off listening to symphonic metal, but eventually ended up ...
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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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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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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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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....