Things I learned from Rock Band! (and other appreciations)

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited September 2008 in History of Rock
Yea, our time is coming to an end. With Rock Band 2 on the horizon for the 360ers, we will more than likely not be on the forums as much for about a month, so let us rejoice in what we have learned from the History of Rock forum, other places in the Rock Band forum, or the game itself.

This includes:
information
new songs/bands you appreciate
cool ideas
good friends you've made


well, I'll get this ball rolling with:
I've learned so much from this game and its forums. Specifically from this forums, with the cool concert stories, information on bands I had never heard before, and even finding out about some cool bands (mostly via the AWESOME blog).

So I would like to thank these people (and yes, i will more than likely add to this later b/c I KNOW I will forget lots of people):
xfindax (my gf, of course)
OldFogey
HMXDungHeaver
Shredder87
JukeBoxHero
afterstasis
AxlVanHagar
Julio_Strikes_Back
Hungryfreak
WhiffleBallTony
Sayburr
WingsofSteel
BhindBluEyes430
NextJimmyPage
Der_Lex
instantdeath999


thanks everyone!! glad to have met all of you, can't wait to see what others have learned due to these forums and such!

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  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    a21schizoidman;1186287 said:
    Yea, our time is coming to an end. With Rock Band 2 on the horizon for the 360ers, we will more than likely not be on the forums as much for about a month, so let us rejoice in what we have learned from the History of Rock forum, other places in the Rock Band forum, or the game itself.

    This includes:
    information
    new songs/bands you appreciate
    cool ideas
    good friends you've made


    well, I'll get this ball rolling with:
    I've learned so much from this game and its forums. Specifically from this forums, with the cool concert stories, information on bands I had never heard before, and even finding out about some cool bands (mostly via the AWESOME blog).

    So I would like to thank these people (and yes, i will more than likely add to this later b/c I KNOW I will forget lots of people):
    xfindax (my gf, of course)
    OldFogey
    HMXDungHeaver
    Shredder87
    JukeBoxHero
    afterstasis
    AxlVanHagar
    Julio_Strikes_Back
    Hungryfreak
    WhiffleBallTony
    Sayburr
    WingsofSteel
    BhindBluEyes430
    NextJimmyPage
    Der_Lex
    instantdeath999


    thanks everyone!! glad to have met all of you, can't wait to see what others have learned due to these forums and such!
    Right back atcha, Schiz. I've had tons of fun here - picked up a lot. Got some great music referrals from multiple folks, but esp. Axl. It's been a blast, even when I had to explain why Hendrix is not overrated, or why it matters when you are talking about who's a great singer whether or not they destroyed their voices with oversinging..... :D

    Great list, too, but i'll give props to Julio and RockBandFan for their enthusiasm and work.

    The big miss on your list that comes right to my mind is Orange_Black.

    Wonder what ever happened to MisterSchulz -- he was really good, too.
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited September 2008
    I really owe it to this site for my appreciation for all music. I came here with the usual "Dragonforce? More like DraGAYnforce lulz" attitude and really just straight-up insulted people's music tastes if I disliked them. Anyone who saw my initial posts would know that, hehe. Thanks to being around here long enough, though, I've learned to appreciate every band and, if I don't like them, it's my own opinion which only applies to me.

    I've also been learning a lot of new bands, some from the blogs, some from random chatter and talk of music here has not only revitalized my interest in it, but also in all aspects of it. I've been looking further into genres and subgenres I may normally not have.

    I can't think of who to thank in particular, but everyone's been helpful, especially everyone who's been contributing to the blog. Afterstasis in particular has been great with updating is more frequently tan any of us with many great and diverse compilations. I guess if there was a list, though, Schizoid's with OldFogey's additions about sums it up. Everyone's been great whether contributing to the blog or contributing awesome stories or even their great musical opinions and insights.

    Edit: I'll also add Ultimatum to the list, even though he doesn't post here as often.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    a21schizoidman;1186287 said:

    So I would like to thank these people (and yes, i will more than likely add to this later b/c I KNOW I will forget lots of people):

    instantdeath999


    thanks everyone!! glad to have met all of you, can't wait to see what others have learned due to these forums and such!
    Say what :eek:

    For the record, your part of the reason I started getting into a lot of Progressive bands.

    Really, this forum has inspired me to attempt to branch out musically. It went from being simple background music to being a hobby that takes up almost all of my time.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    well, i'm new to this particular forum... i hadn't strayed past the main forum and ultimate setlist until recently, but i see that the history of rock is the place to be.

    kudos to all of you guys 'n girls!
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    a21schizoidman;1186287 said:
    Yea, our time is coming to an end. With Rock Band 2 on the horizon for the 360ers, we will more than likely not be on the forums as much for about a month, so let us rejoice in what we have learned from the History of Rock forum, other places in the Rock Band forum, or the game itself.
    !
    Well I for one still plan on posting quite regularly. Too much of my daily routine at this point. I think I check it at least 4-5 times a day.

    The game itself has got me into a few bands I didn't know at all or well.

    Bang Camaro, Vagiant, Black Tide, Flyleaf are just a few.

    The forums have also intorduced me to some other bands such as the White Stripes and made me remember how much I love bands i havne't listened to in years like The Yardbirds, Cream, Hendrix, The Sweet, T-Rex etc. My CD collection has grown quite a bit in the last year. I have bought quite a few CD's either from the forum or the game itself.

    The game has also got me screwing around on my guitar again. First time I've touched it other than to dust it in well over 6 years. Yesterday i went back to the music store I used to shop at all the time, probably been about 12 years since I've set foot in there. Bought myself a Squire Affinity Jazz Bass Guitar with a little prcatice amp. I see a drum set in the not too distant future as well.

    Most of all the forums have introduced me to a lot of really cool people. schiz's list with add ons from Fogey and a couple of others pretty much sums it up. I think Ozzy said it best when he said..


    I LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited September 2008
    Yeah this forum has been great, I've never thought I was wasting my time viewing this forum like I do.

    Things I now appreciate:
    Bands such as Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper(group), Atheist Spiral Architect, Camel, and other great bands. All introduce with excellent song choices(Halo of Flies, Burn in Hell, ect).

    Information on various things that you guys know, l learned a lot in this forum since February.

    Cool time posting and discussing with everyone here for the most part.

    The game DLC also introduce some interesting bands I haven't heard of before like Locksley, The Mother Hips, The New Pornographers. I also got a nice insight on groups like The Grateful Dead and Evile by playing their songs.
  • polishdog90polishdog90 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    I've learned a lot about music in general from this forum. The 1HW thread got me into some older music. I went through and downloaded every song that was in the 1HW threads and then put it in a playlist on my zune. I actually liked Rhythm of the Rain so much that I learned it on guitar so that I could play/sing along to it. I also found some good post-rock bands from a suggestion from a guy a while ago (I forgot his sn, but many thanks to you if you remember me). And then Rock Band itself has gotten me into some really great bands (Black Tide, Bang Camaro, and a bunch more + the ones I have forgotten). And Harmonix got me more interested in some bands. For example, I used to have 1 Grateful Dead cd before rockband, and now I have 6.

    Whether it be trivia, new bands, concert stories, or information about styles of music, I have learned a lot from the history of rock forum. Even though I don't post as much as I used to, I usually creep around here several times a day to see if anything sparks my interest.
  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Hungryfreak, Fogey, and AVH definitely deserve to be on there. I learned a lot of stuff from them reading their posts here and got into many bands, same with A21.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited September 2008
    I'd like to thank everyone who posts in the HoR forum for lowering my blood pressure after a depressing day of school. :D

    Thank you OldFogey, a21, Hungryfreak, Axl, polishdog and afterstasis for opening up my musical tastes wider than Paris Hilton's vag (very big). Thank you to Rockbandfan and everyone who voted in the BotBs for giving me something to do on a boring summer day.

    And most of all, thank you to the awesome staff members of this board! Thank you for making an awesome game and community to discuss it.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Rock band has actually changed my life, and i know it's sad. I started making music again (not just playing the game, but playing guitar and learning drums), I'm in better shape, and perhaps the biggest impact is that while I still have tattoo envy for my rocker, I'm working on sleeving out my arm, which I hope to have completed before rock band 3 comes out! I'm about half way done now!
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    What a great game. I remember having it pre-ordered and having to wait the 3 weeks or so to finally get it and be able to play. Starting on medium and then wondering how I'd ever get to any of the higher difficulties. Playing online and having some great times and meeting some pretty decent people.

    Axl said in one of his posts a while back that the forums were just a bonus to an awesome game and I feel the same way. I enjoy reading posts and picking up info. and have had some interesting conversations and met some really great people on here.

    The game's got me missing the drums and I'm curious to see how people like the ion kit.
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited September 2008
    All I have to say is... I own a PS3, I'm still gonna be here... :rolleyes:
  • BhindBluEyes430BhindBluEyes430 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Julio_Strikes_Back;1202195 said:
    opening up my musical tastes wider than Paris Hilton's vag (very big).
    ahh thats what your avatar is a picture of

    Anyway Ill post my thoughts later just finished up a 5 page paper on how some guy discusses the different opinions on Harry Potter
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited September 2008
    Mystlyfe77;1203671 said:
    All I have to say is... I own a PS3, I'm still gonna be here... :rolleyes:
    I will still be here too. I've been on these forums way too long to stop dropping in activity level.(Also I'm assuming the bundle for 360 doesn't come out until October).
  • Gargoyle2500Gargoyle2500 Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Songs I liked after playing in Rock Band:

    Most of the songs.

    ;)
  • QuinarvyQuinarvy Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    I gotta mainly thank Axl, Fogey, Julio, and a21. Great guys for opening up musical tastes.
  • TheMeatballTheMeatball Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    I started playing guitar, and a little drums. I recorded some goofy songs with my friends.

    I got into Bang Camaro, Boston, and surprisingly, Oasis, because of the game.

    I mostly just come here to cause grief so it hasn't influenced me much.
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