#1
I'm just a little confused. Trying to find out which forum Lemmy and co. Belong in & couldn't find it, so I've decided to ask you classic rockers for the way. Just so that this mighty band do have a voice on UG.
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#2
Rage Against The Machine are in Modern rock when they should be in the Alternative forum, so i don`t see why Moterhead shouldn`t be in here.Thet might be in the hardcore forum or maybe metal forum.Check in the search engine up top.
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#3
i'd have to say Motorhead is Metal... and i'm 90% sure there's a Motorhead thread in the metal forum

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#4
They seem like they could go either way (Metal or here), so I'll keep this open for discussion.
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#6
I always thought they were classic rock because they ...Ok, they probably were part of the NWOBHM (new wave of british heavy metal)... Sorry, that's a sudden realisation that's suddenly made me feel rather stupid. Thanks everyone
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#8
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They seem like they could go either way (Metal or here), so I'll keep this open for discussion.


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#10
Although lemme think...They never planned to be a metal band it was always just Rock to them, they just kinda got there by been at least 20Decibels louder than anybody else. And also, been that loud they just managed to pretty much create so much metal as an indirect result of them been motorhead, you'd wonder if Lemmy didn't **** raw Iron in the early days. Now, maybe they're more metal, but no, I still consider them classic rock.
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#11
don`t know what forum they belong to nor do I care, all I care about is that I am going to see them again on friday and that is a great thing
#12
GOod man - I was wanting to see them at Birmingham NEC, but can't apre the change ... Ah wells, NWOBHM seems to be a good one to go for - checked the recommendations & they're in. Thanks guy/ettes, and apologies for the fuss, t'is appreciated
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#16
To be fair, They're not really that modern - their first album came out in 1976(I think), and they started getting pretty big in '79, before they hit big in 1980. Modern rock I think is for Nirvana-Onwards. Still, I think they've got a thread in here now as well as the metal one, so - Fave songs, anyone?
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#17
I would call it classic rock for the same reason bands like Steppenwolf are. A great rock band that formed during the 70s.
#18
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I would call it classic rock for the same reason bands like Steppenwolf are. A great rock band that formed during the 70s.

Your reason for justifying Steppenwolf as classic rock is that they're a great rock band that formed in the 70's?
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Your reason for justifying Steppenwolf as classic rock is that they're a great rock band that formed in the 70's?



Yea I would.

Steppenwolf is also mistakenly classified as "heavy metal".

Anything else?
#20
I'd call them Classic Rock. They're heavy but they're not full on metal enough for me. Black Sabbath were a metal band, Motorhead just played kickass rock and roll with a sense of thrill.
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Yea I would.

Steppenwolf is also mistakenly classified as "heavy metal".

Anything else?

The problem is Steppenwolf has been around since the mid 60's.
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#22
Only reason steppenwolf are (rightly mistakenly) classed as that is because of the words 'Heavy Metal Thunder' in Born To Be Wild, IMHO.
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#23
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The problem is Steppenwolf has been around since the mid 60's.


Yea fair enough, my bad on the wrong dates, but the main Point was that Steppenwolf are often classified Heavy Metal when they aren't- similarily to Motorhead.
#25
One of my favorite bands.

I think Classic Rock is as good a forum to talk about them as any other. As far as I can see, "Classic Rock" is just the label for the mid-60's to early-80's radio format that includes anything from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to KISS. There's no uniform sound or style, so really, the only common thread is time period, and they fit into it.