#1
so, my band is currently made of a half decent bass player, a awsome (i mean expert) keyboardist, and me on guitar and singing.

we all met in high school, and now that im in collage i met up with a old friend whos a awsome singer, and a bass player whos supposed to be ten times better then my current bass player, and a drummer whos willing to join in if i get the bassist and singer.

the bass player thats playin in my band is only temperary, so we really only have a fill in bass player.

this is what my band sounds like currently, (with the original three members i mentioned. the cover starts after a few seconds in the video.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O616d0ypv6A

so to get to the point if i decide to bring the singer and bassist into the band, we'll probably do mostly punk and alternative, seeing how im not the greatest guitarist yet, and most of my songs are made through power chords.

what are some good punk and alternative bands that i could listen to and start learning? most of our songs will be original but i wanna be able to do covers too.

i already know rise against (my favorite band)
and rancid. but i dont know many other bands.
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#4
ew....rise against......*cough*....not punk.....*hack* but i guess i'll give them alternative.

Hey, you should definitly check out Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and the Misfits to get some singing ideas.

And if you wanna get your roots down, check out 2 of the original Punk acts: The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

For good alternative acts? I would say definitly check out Local H.
Yeah, uh-huh...that's what they all say.
Last edited by BassFishin at Aug 28, 2009,
#5
None of the bands mentioned so far sound much like punk-alternative stuff.

Try Fugazi, Sleater-Kinney, and Minutemen.
#6
Quote by charliezard!
None of the bands mentioned so far sound much like punk-alternative stuff.

Try Fugazi, Sleater-Kinney, and Minutemen.

Best suggestion ever.

You should also check out the Pixies. And give Devo's first album a listen.
Last edited by neidnarb11890 at Aug 28, 2009,
#7
Ramones (I mean the album, their 1st album is great (well all of them are pretty good), The Clash, Sex Pistols, and for some more modern bands, try Rancid's first 3 albums.
#8
Trick question! There are no good alternative bands.
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#9
Quote by BassFishin
ew....rise against......*cough*....not punk.....*hack* but i guess i'll give them alternative.

Hey, you should definitly check out Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and the Misfits to get some singing ideas.

Look out guys... punk authority rolling through

And if you wanna get your roots down, check out 2 of the original Punk acts: The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

Post full of fail

Thanks for trying.
#10
Quote by whyvern
Trick question! There are no good alternative bands.

But there are no good punk bands either.

I never really understood what "alternative" was supposed to mean, so I just assume it means Surfer Rosa.
I'm probably wrong.
#11
Alternative was a terrible terrible time in the mid to late 90's and early 2000's where people listened to bull**** ranging from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91WgM6dNLTE

to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU6KhFWvKPM

to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY4FvpmmbiU

and yes, even the beginnings of this bull****:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrx9Ywlev1Y

Anyone who listened to "alternative radio" from 1996-2001 without knowledge of the underground punk scene (the true alternative to this bull**** corporate rock) can tell you it was a terrible time. They played P.O.D on the radio dude.... fukkin' P.O.D.
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#13
Quote by whyvern
Alternative was a terrible terrible time in the mid to late 90's and early 2000's where people listened to bull**** ranging from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91WgM6dNLTE

to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU6KhFWvKPM

to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY4FvpmmbiU

and yes, even the beginnings of this bull****:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrx9Ywlev1Y

Anyone who listened to "alternative radio" from 1996-2001 without knowledge of the underground punk scene (the true alternative to this bull**** corporate rock) can tell you it was a terrible time. They played P.O.D on the radio dude.... fukkin' P.O.D.

I extremely hate everything you talked about and might hate you now for bringing them up.
#14
I'm sorry. It was worse than 9/11. We should make t-shirts with VERITCAL HORIZON on them that say "never forget".
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#15
Alternative is by far the worst genre label ever and it was attached to some of the worst music ever. It was also attached to some good music, which makes the label even worse.
#16
the link in the first post is fixed.

keep the band names coming guys.

and the bands dont have to be punk and alternative im just looking for bands that are more punk and alternative type bands like the music i write and play.
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#17
When I think of alternative, I think Pixies, REM, Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric's Trip, etc.
The bands Whyvern mentioned, I always considered post-grunge, which I also considered to be the worst genre ever created.
#18
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When I think of alternative, I think Pixies, REM, Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric's Trip, etc.
The bands Whyvern mentioned, I always considered post-grunge, which I also considered to be the worst genre ever created.



I think post-grunge is a recent name. When I started listening to the radio in like '98 that bull**** was what they called alternative.

edit:

It was 107.7 'the X' from Birmingham and 102.9 "the Buzz" from Nashville. Huntsville was never cool enough to have it's own 'alternative' station, you had to get in the right wind to hear one crappy line of EVE 6 song.
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#19
to add to the thread: i dont know exactly what makes alternative considered alternative, but i think of it as music that doesnt fit into a genre. if im wrong can someone correct me on it, cause i know i probably am.

so bands that really dont fit into genre are good to mention too.
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#20
Quote by charliezard!
When I think of alternative, I think Pixies, REM, Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric's Trip, etc.
The bands Whyvern mentioned, I always considered post-grunge, which I also considered to be the worst genre ever created.

Yes, but "Alternative" is also what radio stations and MTV called post-grunge.

Even if there wasn't so much awful music associated with it, it would still be a bad genre name because it's so vague. Pixies, REM, and JMC really didn't have anything in common.
#21
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so bands that really dont fit into genre are good to mention too.



This is the only band in my iTunes that forced me to label it "other."
I downloaded it in middle school, and kept it, hoping that one day, I would 'get it.' I haven't. I don't know why I still have this.
#23
That's it, I'm makin' a Shaggs cover band.

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This is the only band in my iTunes that forced me to label it "other."
I downloaded it in middle school, and kept it, hoping that one day, I would 'get it.' I haven't. I don't know why I still have this.

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