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#41
Anything that anybody has ever done with the song "I Kissed A Girl".

Also when the fashion is almost more important than the music, such as Insane Clown Posse.
#44
Gimmicks are what make bands interesting and every band has one or another flashy or not. Its just when people try to say the gimmicks are what make that band better.
#45
Quote by JacobTheMe
Anything that anybody has ever done with the song "I Kissed A Girl".

Also when the fashion is almost more important than the music, such as Insane Clown Posse.

That reminds me.

Add ICP to my previous post.
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#48
excessive American Idol melisma.
exaggerated country accents
semitone/whole tone key change in final chorus
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#49
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Theres no right or wrong with music


Sure there is. Just look at jazz musicians. They play everything wrong, but in the just the right way.

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exaggerated country accents


This, especially when the band is not from America.
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#52
Breakdowns.

Weird time signatures for the sake of having weird time signatures gets annoying, but when used tastefully, you shouldn't really notice until you go to learn it. I bet no one would ever notice the two 5/4 riffs in the song Buried at Sea in my sig. They're there because they work with the song, not because its the new hip thing to do.
#53
Flashy lights/pyrotechnics. Hot female singer/guitarist to get attention. Bad covers. Bad 4 chord progression songs that are "extremely deep"
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#54
the constant avante garde questioning of "what is music?"

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#55
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exaggerated country accents


Ugh, good one
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#56
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You've obviously never seen The Chariot live then.


Nah, Dillinger's better.

That bassist is going to ****ing kill someone, though. That's pretty rad.
#57
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This reminds me of some fun radio hijinks that ensued one Friday night when I was cohosting the evening shift, that involved playing this on the air right after our jazz DJ had just gotten off slightly earlier, and when played this, and as soon as it ends, he gives us a very angry phone call. It was pretty hilarious.
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#58
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#59
Further proof. Notice how this jazz musician uses many things in the wrong way, but it ends up sound alright anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1s3OFJE4Cg

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Banjos are always relevant.


This guy gets it.
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#60
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Breakdowns.

Weird time signatures for the sake of having weird time signatures gets annoying, but when used tastefully, you shouldn't really notice until you go to learn it. I bet no one would ever notice the two 5/4 riffs in the song Buried at Sea in my sig. They're there because they work with the song, not because its the new hip thing to do.


View/play-hunting much?
#61
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inb4 people with pitch perception dissing the Chariot

FTFY


Also, this:
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#62
Nothing wrong with odd time signatures. Sure, they can be used as a gimmick, but if a riff calls for something that isn't 3/4 or 4/4, why discard it? When I come up with riffs in odd time signatures, I don't sit down and think "right, I'mma come up with this riff which switches between 5/4 and 13/8 every 3 bars, it's gonna sound sick", I just play a riff and sometimes it ends up not being a "standard" time signature.

And to contribute to the thread- forced "American" accents in -core bands and the occasional indie band.

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I'm also sick of these "folk" and "bluegrass" types infiltrating indie rock who refuse to use any electric instruments or proper percussion because "tradition" or something. BANJO IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE CRESCENDO INSTRUMENT; here's an electric guitar plugged into a Marshall, try that instead, FFS. Also get a drummer! I know they're usually window-licking mad, but that's part of the fun! >

Yeah, God forbid someone try and bring some variety into indie rock
#63
I think the half talking/half singing thing that artists like Kesha do is annoying. Its really not even attractive. Also when a person's accent is too prominent in their singing, like the band Los Campesinos. Really cool music, but the vocals...

I really wouldnt consider time signatures a 'gimmick' though. They are a fundamental part of music. There are bands that probably overuse the switching between them, but its usually pretty cool if its done well.
#65
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Nah, Dillinger's better.

That bassist is going to ****ing kill someone, though. That's pretty rad.

And that was just a small show in a record store where I'm assuming they were trying to be pretty careful. I saw them at a festival inside an old high school where they played in what I assume used to be the cafeteria. They were going insane there. One of the guitar players climbed onto a stack of speakers and the bass player threw his bass out into the crowd. I think he then crowd surfed to the guy who caught it and then continued playing as he was carried back to the stage, I'm not 100% sure though because the show was so crazy that I'm having trouble remembering specific details.
#67
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0:50-2:05 eloquently encapsulates the essence of classical music, wouldn't you agree?
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#68
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They put on the best live show of anyone ever. Your opinion is wrong.


It was just bad. Plain ol' bad. Guitars swinging around, jumping off amps and posing mid-air. If they spent half the time focusing on their instruments rather than trying to look hardcore, they might not sound so bad.

It just oozed 'gimmick'.
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#69
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It was just bad. Plain ol' bad. Guitars swinging around, jumping off amps and posing mid-air. If they spent half the time focusing on their instruments rather than trying to look hardcore, they might not sound so bad.

It just oozed 'gimmick'.

Gimmicks aren't inherently bad. Also doing what they do is only gimmicky if your frame of reference is lamestream radio rock bands, it's actually pretty common.
#70
I think all the Warped Tour type bands are pretty gimmicky. There are a few who've played Warped Tour who have some originality, but mostly they all sound the same. Well, they could be put into two categories, pop rock bands (that sound like Relient K) and metal bands who are trying way to hard. I get a "People like this so we have to play like this so people will like us," impression from almost all of them.

And odd time signatures are only bad if they sound bad. Really you shouldn't be able to tell without thinking about it. Though 4/4 is reeeeeeaaaaaaaallllly overused in modern music. Its nice to change it up every now and again.

Oh, and I hate how with some screamo type bands, the whole song is really just one open D or C chord with some random notes over it every once in a while. One chord is not a chord progression.
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#71
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Gimmicks aren't inherently bad. Also doing what they do is only gimmicky if your frame of reference is lamestream radio rock bands, it's actually pretty common.


I've been to many live shows and festivals, I've just never seen a band carry on that way. I get the appeal, don't get me wrong, it just doesn't appeal to me. Its like they don't give a fuck about the music and just wanna jump around and be idiots. Cool, but not what I came to hear/see. Not my scene.

But I must listen to lamestream bands because I don't get it, right?
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#72
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It was just bad. Plain ol' bad. Guitars swinging around, jumping off amps and posing mid-air. If they spent half the time focusing on their instruments rather than trying to look hardcore, they might not sound so bad.

It just oozed 'gimmick'.


...you realize they're playing pretty complex shit WHILE swinging guitars around, jumping off amps and generally going insane, right?

The only let down of any Dillinger show is Greg's vocals aren't really great live.
#73
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Oh, and I hate how with some screamo type bands, the whole song is really just one open D or C chord with some random notes over it every once in a while. One chord is not a chord progression.

I once opened for a band which had a song with 2 riffs. The intro/verse riff was chugging the same chord over and over. The chorus riff was chugging a chord one fret up, over and over. Oh, and they had a breakdown...chugging the root over and over. Not even kidding.

inb4 "dude, you opened for slipknot?"
#74
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I've been to many live shows and festivals, I've just never seen a band carry on that way. I get the appeal, don't get me wrong, it just doesn't appeal to me. Its like they don't give a fuck about the music and just wanna jump around and be idiots. Cool, but not what I came to hear/see. Not my scene.

But I must listen to lamestream bands because I don't get it, right?

ya

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#75
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I once opened for a band which had a song with 2 riffs. The intro/verse riff was chugging the same chord over and over. The chorus riff was chugging a chord one fret up, over and over. Oh, and they had a breakdown...chugging the root over and over. Not even kidding.

inb4 "dude, you opened for slipknot?"


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#76
Actually, got another one. When I went to see Tool on their 10,000 Days tour, although it was an awesome show it was kind of obnoxious how Maynard faced away from the crowd towards a blank wall the whole time. I can understand if it's for nerves or something, but I don't know if it's for that reason or if it's a gimmick thing.
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#77
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Further proof. Notice how this jazz musician uses many things in the wrong way, but it ends up sound alright anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1s3OFJE4Cg


This guy gets it.


I'm going to sig this video, and then maybe we can bring peace to Ultimate Guitar.
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#78
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...you realize they're playing pretty complex shit WHILE swinging guitars around, jumping off amps and generally going insane, right?

The only let down of any Dillinger show is Greg's vocals aren't really great live.


I'll give you that, plus the fact they were an opener so the mix was terrible. But I don't share your enthusiasm for their stage presence. Give me a shy Layne Staley hiding behind his shades anyday.

To me, it just seemed a hardcore gimmick. But, it may just be because I don't 'get' hardcore.
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#79
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I'll give you that, plus the fact they were an opener so the mix was terrible. But I don't share your enthusiasm for their stage presence. Give me a shy Layne Staley hiding behind his shades anyday.

To me, it just seemed a hardcore gimmick. But, it may just be because I don't 'get' hardcore.


Their mix is always terrible because they never get a sound guy who knows what's about to happen.
#80
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...you realize they're playing pretty complex shit WHILE swinging guitars around, jumping off amps and generally going insane, right?

Either they make a lot of mistakes, or they're tone deaf 'playing with passion'.
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