just as it was ending/downward turn... Nirvana came and killed it. Can it happen again? will we have a band that will pull us out? in the age of internet and such a 15 second fame and even for bands... will it? i hope it will. emo was fun. emo meant something. now its a genre where mexican kids beat the shit out of a girl that has highlights and wears fall out boy shirts.
gameshow idea! name the emo band! i can name that in 4 notes alex.
lets look at the comparisons closer....
bands all sounded the same
hair metal: warrant, poison, ratt, slaughter, winger, whitesnake, etc.
emo: panic at the disco, fall out boy, hawthorne heights, red jumpsuit.., the almost, etc.
using a different term which means its just pop but they can't admit it so they tried to sound harder
hair metal: metal (you are not venom)
emo: calling it post-hardcore (you are not quicksand)
hair metal: nuff said
emo: girls hair in the face, doods hair in the face, doods hair better than girls hair.
stores to shop at
hair metal: leather store
emo: not one but two stores for clothes! hot topic and torrid!
hair metal: spandex and leather
emo: girls jeans
a scene/area that a&r pillaged bands...
hair metal: sunset strip, LA
emo: new jersey and long island
same moves on stage
hair metal: rotating drum set, stupid moves with the bass (nikki sixx), microphone tricks (bret michaels)
emo: EVERYONE FUCKING COPIES REFUSED! STOP IT! WE GET IT! YOU SAW "NEW NOISE" ON MTV AND SHIT YOUR PANTS. STOP.
big douche bag of the scene
hair metal: take your pick.
emo: pete wentz
their own tv show
hair metal: headbanger's ball (they actually played these videos) it was called metal?!
emo: Steven's Untitled Rock Show (its not an emo show by name, but it is)
rivalries among the scene
hair metal: pick any of the douche bands lead singers and throw a dart
emo: craig from chiodos vs. anthony green of circa survive
hair metal: well now state fairs, but before those were the bands that rocked all the fests in europe, etc.
emo: bamboozle left and right (christ almighty.. how about bamboozle my back yard)
so as i am sitting here i sit patiently for the scene to die. its time for a new rising, a new genre. its out there. i might even be listening to it and not telling you. hair metal is the new emo. look out. even mexico knows that now.