Randomly Crap Out Your Opinions Thread

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  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    My name is Fez;1502879 said:
    I find people that find Tool fans to be pretentious to be teh n00bz.

    But I'm kidding, most of my kin are in fact *******s XD
    My brother and all his english-lit-major friends are Tool fans. They enjoy sipping red wine by a fire, while listening to Tchaikovsky and debating the state of the economy.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    back_blows;1502911 said:
    My brother and all his english-lit-major friends are Tool fans. They enjoy sipping red wine by a fire, while listening to Tchaikovsky and debating the state of the economy.
    ... I can see it now.

    Tool have their fair share of unadulterated anger songs, too. I can't see "Crawl Away" being a scholars choice.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1502899 said:
    Why is that?
    i find their music to be equally bad, but at least paramore doesn't ham it up.
    plus, i associate an annoying fanbase with paramore, but at least they're not an annoying AND cluelessly pretentious fanbase.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    afterstasis;1502918 said:
    i find their music to be equally bad, but at least paramore doesn't ham it up.
    plus, i associate an annoying fanbase with paramore, but at least they're not an annoying AND cluelessly pretentious fanbase.
    Hm, I don't think I've ever actually talked to a pretentious Coheed and Cambria fan... well, one.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2008
    I'm a casual Tool fan. Every time I say that, someone always says, "Dude, that's not possible!"

    I can't stand pretentious fans of any band, even bands I like and especially bands I don't like.

    I think that if most of the singers in popular music died, honestly, no one would care, because there would be a legion of talentless drones to follow them in their path of mediocrity.

    And I can't stand people who go "You don't like *insert pop-rock band here*?!? You should listen to them more, you'll like them!" Actually, I was really into pop-rock at one time, so yes, I've listened to them and yes, I don't like them. With pop-rock, you've heard all you're going to hear the first time you hear it. With other kinds of rock music, you hear this cool lyric here, or this guitar solo here, or how the bassline went, or other elements you missed before, and it gets better with every listen because of that. It just gets on my nerves.

    That's not to say that I think that all pop-rock is bad. I do have a few guilty pleasures... that I'm NOT going to say.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    Here's the Crawl Away lyrics I was talking about.

    Crawled away from me. slipped away from me.
    Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say.
    Slid away from me. crept away from me.
    Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say.

    What you try to say is you dont wanna play.
    What you want and what you need dont mean that much to me.

    I can see youre back is turning. if I could, Id stick a knife in.

    Crawled away from me. slipped away from me.
    Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say.
    Slid away from me. crept away from me.
    Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say.

    What you try to say is you dont wanna play.
    What you want and what you need dont mean that much to me.

    I can see youre back is turning. if I could, Id stick a knife in!

    This is love...
    This is my love for you...
    This is my love...
    This is my love for you...
    This is my love for you...
    This is my love for you...
    This is my love!

    Say you wont go.
    Wont go... wont go... say it.
    Get you in a strangle hold baby.
    Get it till you get it right.

    What you try to say is you dont wanna play.
    What you want and what you need dont mean a **** to me

    I can see youre back is turning. if I could, Id stick a knife in.


    It's very well written, of course, but like I said, it doesn't seem like something to listen to next to the fireplace.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1502956 said:
    Here's the Crawl Away lyrics I was talking about.

    It's very well written, of course, but like I said, it doesn't seem like something to listen to next to the fireplace.
    Fair enough. I haven't delved into Tool a whole lot, but I was merely stating that a lot of the Tool fans I have met will bring up how intelligent and cryptic the lyrics are.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1502956 said:
    Here's the Crawl Away lyrics I was talking about.

    *lyrics*

    It's very well written, of course, but like I said, it doesn't seem like something to listen to next to the fireplace.
    I could see a high-class scholar in a silk bathrobe sipping red wine next to the fireplace to that song, what are you talking about?
  • BubBub Generic Person
    edited October 2008
    I like some Pixies songs but some I find very very annoying. Black Francis' voice can annoy you after while.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1502931 said:
    Hm, I don't think I've ever actually talked to a pretentious Coheed and Cambria fan... well, one.
    i'd imagine it's the "bad apple syndrome", but i still can't help but make the association.

    i feel similarly about people who barely skim the more popular edges of any style of music and become obsessive about it (black metal obsessives who are only aware of dimmu borgir and cradle of filth, "diehard punx" who are aware of three punk bands, etc.).

    i'm perfectly fine with people only knowing the more popular bands of a genre, but when they act like they live and breathe the genre it really turns me off, though i can rest assured they'll either eventually get more into the music or just go away eventually due to lack of genuine interest.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    back_blows;1502992 said:
    Fair enough. I haven't delved into Tool a whole lot, but I was merely stating that a lot of the Tool fans I have met will bring up how intelligent and cryptic the lyrics are.
    I actually think they are usually well written, but very straight forward, and not the least bit difficult to figure out.

    Here's an example.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/vicarious-lyrics-tool.html

    Like I said it's not a crack at the song... I love the way it's written.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1503009 said:
    I actually think they are usually well written, but very straight forward, and not the least bit difficult to figure out.

    Here's an example.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/vicarious-lyrics-tool.html

    Like I said it's not a crack at the song... I love the way it's written.
    Points to Schism and Parabola.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited October 2008
    About my avatar, it's a parody of Rubber Soul. Their heads are condoms, get it? RUBBER Soul!!!!:)
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    Afterstasis, I stand corrected on the pretentious Coheed fan. That 63rebham guy is great.

    I guess I shouldn't be judging on stereotypes... I haven't heard enough of their music. They have Chris Pennie in the band, so they can't be that bad.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1503455 said:
    Afterstasis, I stand corrected on the pretentious Coheed fan. That 63rebham guy is great.
    Were you fortunate enough to read his comment in the "What is your favourite kind of dog?" thread? Its deleted now, but it was disgusting.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    back_blows;1503473 said:
    Were you fortunate enough to read his comment in the "What is your favourite kind of dog?" thread? Its deleted now, but it was disgusting.
    do tell. i have him on ignore.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    afterstasis;1503477 said:
    do tell. i have him on ignore.
    "The dead kind"
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    afterstasis;1503477 said:
    do tell. i have him on ignore.
    His answer to the question "What is your favourite kind of dog?" is "a dead kind".

    EDIT: Ninja'd
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    disgusting, but not one bit surprising.
  • SputnikDXSputnikDX Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    Even after listening to many Zeppelin songs on the radio (My station loves Zep, even having Zep in the name, (KZEP) so they play it often and sometimes devote entire days to Zeppelin songs.) I still don't know what the big deal is about this band. I don't dislike them, but my attitude is always a nuclear sized MEH. I even find, as a drummer, Moby Dicks drum solo to be bland and boring. They've never WOW'd me, ever, simplistically or not.


    I believe Coheed and Cambria (sp?) would be a good band if they had a different singer. I don't mind high voices, but his breaks goes above and beyond annoying.


    Even as a die hard Rush fan, I can hardly stand Geddy singing some older tracks, like Temples of Syrinx (and other related 2112 sections), and Hemispheres in particular.


    If you're a bassist, and John Entwistle isn't one of your influences, stop playing bass.


    I never appreciated Tool's album covers, nor their music

    Those are my crappy opinions.
  • Xaris3514Xaris3514 Opening Act
    edited October 2008
    SputnikDX;1503562 said:
    If you're a bassist, and John Entwistle isn't one of your influences, stop playing bass.
    What if I've never found The Who as amazing as people seem to think?
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    Dream Theater is highly overrated, it's like listening to classical music, but much more boring and repetitive, It's like they totally ignore the last couple of centuries of musical progress, and I also hate it when they cut a song off just before the tension resolves like they think it's clever, but they do it in a way that implies resolution so heavily that it has the exact same effect.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    back_blows;1502992 said:
    Fair enough. I haven't delved into Tool a whole lot, but I was merely stating that a lot of the Tool fans I have met will bring up how intelligent and cryptic the lyrics are.
    LOL have you been hanging around Thelemites? My occult friends are absolutely OBSESSED with Tool. Then I say "You realize Danny Carey is yanking your chain, right?"
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    Xaris3514;1506502 said:
    What if I've never found The Who as amazing as people seem to think?
    Well, each member was very top of the chain when they first emerged, Pete Townshend is often hailed as one of the greatest lyric writers of all time, Keith Moon had a completely different style of drumming, etc...

    As for John Entwistle, many of his basslines were downplayed in the mixes. He really shines live.

    Of course, there are plenty of reasons to not like them, I'm sure. I just haven't found many :)
  • Shredder87Shredder87 Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    instantdeath999;1508012 said:
    Well, each member was very top of the chain when they first emerged, Pete Townshend is often hailed as one of the greatest lyric writers of all time, Keith Moon had a completely different style of drumming, etc...

    As for John Entwistle, many of his basslines were downplayed in the mixes. He really shines live.

    Of course, there are plenty of reasons to not like them, I'm sure. I just haven't found many :)
    .....but what if you never digged the band to begin with???


    I, on the other hand, live by the book of Clifford Lee Burton.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    Shredder87;1508026 said:
    .....but what if you never digged the band to begin with???


    I, on the other hand, live by the book of Clifford Lee Burton.
    Then you never liked the band, I was just saying why a lot of people find them so great. Perfectly fine to not like them, we just can't be best friends anymore :)

    Where can I buy Cliff's book?
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited October 2008
    This thread delivers.

    I like simplistic music like Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Bob Marley's acoustic stuff.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited October 2008
    The Beatles, while not my favorite band, are the best band ever.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    i'm not a fan, but my roommate's copy of the first counting crows album is awesome to sing along to in the shower.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited October 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;1508139 said:
    The Beatles, while not my favorite band, are the best band ever.
    I thought that was a fact. :rolleyes:
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