Shallow lyrics that fail to evoke much thought can be detrimental to a listener's intellectual health. Many developed countries have seen declines in reading proficiency and the superficial
Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper formed the alternative rock group known as Weezer in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. The band went through several names before lead singer Rivers Cuomo christened the band as Weezer after his childhood nickname due to his asthma.
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is a song created by the band known as Guns N’ Roses or GNR. Guns N’ Roses is a metal, rock group. Their band consists of members, Axl Rose (vocals), Duff McKagan (bass guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm Guitar), and Steven Adler (Drummer). Guns N’ Roses performs classic Rock N’ Roll and Metal. In 1985, the band formed in Los Angeles, California and were not very popular the year that they formed. Axl dropped out of high school with a police record and then formed the band. Axl found the original rhythm guitarist, Izzy Stradlin, and together they formed a band. They became more popular around 1986 when they got signed to Geffen Records. The name comes from the lead singer Axl “Rose” and the band’s starting guitarist Tracii “Guns.” After approximately three months, Tracii Guns was replaced by Slash, who became the lead guitarist. This band has a conflicting name because guns usually represent violence and roses a sign of peace and love. Guns N’ Roses released six studio records that have sold over 100 million records
People and music have an extraordinary relationship; neither can truly exist beyond the conventional confines of life without the other. The unity which people and music share on various levels within life is obviously recognizable but is regularly overlooked. On the fundamental side of life, music and people can offer so much more when taken into careful consideration. Judging off appearance, whether that’s the name of a song or a person’s appearance, is never justifiable. The best qualities of music and people are objective.
Yesterday, Pearl Jam were (rightfully) nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year, in their first year of eligibility.
I have chosen to write about one of my favorite alternative rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers from Los Angeles, California. My decision was based upon two things; one being I like the band, while the other was to learn if some of their music is sending the wrong message to our young people. I personally would not consider myself music sappy; never have I really been given a chance to listen to music as I grew up, to find what I like. As of today, I don’t know who sings what song nor really know what the lyric’s mean. With today’s environment young people are given a chance to be inspired by different kinds of media; thus giving them the opportunity to actually find out what the artist is meaning behind the songs. After interviewing four participation;
Everyone, Americans and Europeans alike, have heard-of, if not grown off of, a generation and culture started by an ensemble of four shaggy-haired Liverpool musicians that the world went mad over; no one can deny that no greater event impacted today's pop culture than "Beatlemania". But not everyone has heard the story behind the Beatles, who were they? How did they become the band and how did they make it big? What's the story of their struggle?
Metallica is considered one of the first metal bands of the early eighties. They are a part of the big four, the other three include Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. The metal genre is proven to have the biggest fan base over any other genre. In this article I will only be talking about their early years and going up to their first four albums. Most diehard Metallica fans will argue that their first four albums are true Metallica and after that they went mainstream to try and branch out to other audiences.
Kurt Cobain; one of the most famous and influential musicians in the history of rock and roll - more specifically, Grunge. Being a member of Nirvana, the most prominent band in the history of the genre isn’t the only accomplishment of the late, great musician though as he also won many awards. Kurt Cobain had an interesting upbringing, successful musical career, and a life that ended with a sudden death.
Has it ever occurred to you that this generation tries to search for the next best thing? Is it like a business man try to look for the next best thing that everyone is buying? I mean if other people do it and there perfectly fine doing it we assume that we could do it and we think we will be just fine as well. Take those examples and try to use it with music. Do you think that what we listen to can affect us in any way or not? Maybe and maybe not, but some of us tend to get influenced by what they put into their heads. Not everything that we see or do can import negative thought or feelings, but listening is a part of that category as well. Therefore, what these artists are trying to do is trying to use a rhetorical device to tell us that
There are many phenomenal musicians in the world, but very few as diverse and cultured as Dave Matthews. Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Matthews and his family then moved two years later to Westchester County, New York, where his dad went to work for IBM. Then, in the early `70s, Matthews and his family moved to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York. It was in Cambridge where Matthews' dad died in 1977 from Hodgkin's disease. After his father's death, the family moved back to South Africa in 1980. It was here that Matthews went to a few different schools and learned more about the evils of government, there and in general.
Many people look at those who are successful and think it is so simple. An example, Slash from Guns N' Roses, he makes shredding on guitar look simple. The thing is though, no one looks at all the hard work that people put in to be successful. Drug addicts, they go through relapses but they still keep moving forward and kick the drugs. Another example would be body builders, it's not like one day they magically decide that they want to have intense muscles. It takes time to be successful. No one really knows how hard it is to be successful until they actually try.
From time to time when I was 8, I always heard the same words pop up in my head month after month, “I ain’t happy, I’m feeling glad I got sunshine, in a bag, and I’m useless, but not for long the future, is coming….” Strangely, I never commemorate hearing these words, nor knowing that my brother was the one who would listen to the band that would soon become my favorite many years later, but somewhere inside me, these memories stuck with me until now. At random times, I would be doing nothing and I could hear those same lyrics in my head. Fast forward 6 years later and I finally decided to searched up the band, somehow having knowledge of the name, “Gorillaz.” Born on March 23, 1968, Damon Albarn would go on to create on of the most successful
Stone Temple Pilots were able to turn alternative rock into stadium rock; naturally, they became the most critically despised band of their era. Accused by many critics of being nothing more than ripoff artists who pilfered from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, the bandmates nevertheless became major stars in 1993. And the influence of those bands was apparent in their music, although Stone Temple Pilots did manage to change things around a bit. STP were more concerned with tight song structure and riffs than punk rage. Their closest antecedents were not the Sex Pistols or Hüsker Dü; instead the band resembled arena rock acts from the '70s -- they made popular hard rock that sounded good on the radio and in concert. No matter what
Each song and each genre has meaning, and that meaning doesn’t necessarily have to be incredibly significant for the music to have value. At its core, music is a vehicle for the expression of culture. Each genre or style of music represents different beliefs and different communities. When I listen to a song, I feel as if I’m having a conversation with the artist, where they tell me all about their way of life. This is what makes music powerful. A song can take me to places and time periods I would never be able to see in real life. In music, I experience a separate side of the exchange of ideas that I’ve come to love through Youth in Government and