History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / Music

28th Apr '16 5:31:50 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/StoneTemplePilots were one of the biggest pop rock acts of the 1990s, but their debut album ''Core'' has a HeavyMetal sound and marketed as such[[note]]all of their albums [[NewSoundAlbum sound different from the last]], but this one is the most out-of-place in the discography[[/note]]. Released in 1992, ''Core'' was initially lambasted by critics for being derivative of bands like Music/AliceInChains from the then-huge [[{{Grunge}} grunge metal]] scene. Fans of 1996's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_43MdYiuQ Lady Picture Show]]" may be surprised to hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhu-OyHqZM Sex Type Thing]], the band's debut single, for the first time.

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* Music/StoneTemplePilots were one of the biggest pop rock alternative acts of the 1990s, but their debut album ''Core'' has a HeavyMetal sound and marketed as such[[note]]all of their albums [[NewSoundAlbum sound different from the last]], but this one is the most out-of-place in the discography[[/note]]. Released in 1992, ''Core'' was initially lambasted by critics for being derivative of bands like Music/AliceInChains from the then-huge [[{{Grunge}} grunge metal]] scene. Fans of 1996's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_43MdYiuQ Lady Picture Show]]" may be surprised to hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhu-OyHqZM Sex Type Thing]], the band's debut single, for the first time.
26th Apr '16 4:30:01 AM aye_amber
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* The first three albums by the industrial group ZovietFrance were made up of the most aggressive and nauseating sounds recorded to tape. From animal growls and tortured screams to out of tune violins and pianos that sounded like they were played by mad men. They're now known for using homemade tape effects to create murky ambient/drone pieces, but they occasionally delve into their old style of Musique concrète.

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* The first three albums by the industrial group ZovietFrance Music/ZovietFrance were made up of the most aggressive and nauseating sounds recorded to tape. From animal growls and tortured screams to out of tune violins and pianos that sounded like they were played by mad men. They're now known for using homemade tape effects to create murky ambient/drone pieces, but they occasionally delve into their old style of Musique concrète.
23rd Apr '16 9:28:45 PM darkknight109
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* One of the defining traits of {{Music/Rammstein}} is their legendary ImpressivePyrotechnics, among the most elaborate and extravagant in the music world. Which makes it all the more jarring to see footage of their earliest shows and realise that said pyrotechnics are entirely absent.
22nd Apr '16 11:31:34 PM aye_amber
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* [[Music/{{Jesu}} Justin Broadrick]] and [[Music/{{Cathedral}} Lee Dorian]] are known for EpicRocking in their respective bands; ten minute songs are the norm for them. Both musicians first broke out into music by appearing on the first NapalmDeath album, ''Scum'', arguably best known for establishing world records in MinisculeRocking.

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* [[Music/{{Jesu}} Justin Broadrick]] and [[Music/{{Cathedral}} Lee Dorian]] are known for EpicRocking in their respective bands; ten minute songs are the norm for them. Both musicians first broke out into music by appearing on the first NapalmDeath Music/NapalmDeath album, ''Scum'', ''Scum,'' arguably best known for establishing world records in MinisculeRocking.
22nd Apr '16 12:38:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* Music/{{Skillet}}'s music used to sound very explicitly religious, like a lot of Christian rock groups; ''Ardent Worship'' and ''Hey You I Love Your Soul'' being the most obvious albums. "Collide" is when they started changing, and their songs began to sound more like mainstream Alternative Rock with various {{Alternate Character Interpretation}}s. A lot of people don't even notice they're a Christian Rock group nowadays.

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* Music/{{Skillet}}'s music used to sound very explicitly religious, like a lot of Christian rock groups; ''Ardent Worship'' and ''Hey You I Love Your Soul'' being the most obvious albums. "Collide" is when they started changing, and their songs began to sound more like mainstream Alternative Rock with various {{Alternate {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s. A lot of people don't even notice they're a Christian Rock group nowadays.
22nd Apr '16 12:36:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* Music/{{Skillet}}'s music used to sound very explicitly religious, like a lot of Christian rock groups; ''Ardent Worship'' and ''Hey You I Love Your Soul'' being the most obvious albums. "Collide" is when they started changing, and their songs began to sound more like mainstream Alternative Rock with various [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Character Interpretations]]. A lot of people don't even notice they're a Christian Rock group nowadays.

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* Music/{{Skillet}}'s music used to sound very explicitly religious, like a lot of Christian rock groups; ''Ardent Worship'' and ''Hey You I Love Your Soul'' being the most obvious albums. "Collide" is when they started changing, and their songs began to sound more like mainstream Alternative Rock with various [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate {{Alternate Character Interpretations]].Interpretation}}s. A lot of people don't even notice they're a Christian Rock group nowadays.



* Comparing In This Moment's older music videos and their most recent ones is especially jarring. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uakxkjYMDI The Promise]] from 2010 and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WwRb6flzHI Beautiful Tragedy]] from 2011 to 2014's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-qQ_brIsfY Big Bad Wolf]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03X0B6u-AxM Sick Like Me]]. Their sound and especially music videos make them seem like two different bands. Their older videos were far less theatric and their songs more subdued sounding. You wouldn't have [[FanNickname called]] Maria Brink "the Music/LadyGaga of metal" several years ago.

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* Comparing In This Moment's Music/InThisMoment's older music videos and their most recent future ones is especially jarring. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uakxkjYMDI The Promise]] from 2010 and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WwRb6flzHI Beautiful Tragedy]] from 2011 to 2014's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-qQ_brIsfY Big Bad Wolf]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03X0B6u-AxM Sick Like Me]]. Their sound and especially music videos make them seem like two different bands. Their older videos were far less theatric and their songs more subdued sounding. You wouldn't have [[FanNickname called]] Maria Brink "the Music/LadyGaga of metal" several years ago.


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* The first Music/AlyAndAJ album had more Christian elements than later material.
16th Apr '16 10:03:05 AM Jhonny
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* Music/DieArzte were marketed as a teeny boyband type of act in the early 1980s (something which they themselves never fully bought into and soon mercilessly lampshaded) and while their "bad boy" image dates to their very first days (their first ever LP angered the MoralGuardians so much it spent years being banned for under 18 years olds), their humor and stage antics only developed into a beloved part of their routines much later into their career. The predecessors of Rodrigo Gonzalez at the base also got in ''way'' less words edgewise (despite Sahnie's protestations that the band "needed his face" shortly before being kicked out)

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* Music/DieArzte were marketed as a teeny boyband type of act in the early 1980s (something which they themselves never fully bought into and soon mercilessly lampshaded) and while their "bad boy" image dates to their very first days (their first ever LP angered the MoralGuardians so much it spent years being banned for under 18 years olds), their humor and stage antics only developed into a beloved part of their routines much later into their career. The predecessors of Rodrigo Gonzalez at the base bass also got in ''way'' less words edgewise (despite Sahnie's protestations that the band "needed his face" shortly before being kicked out)
15th Apr '16 11:58:25 PM Twentington
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* Michigan-based group Music/DaYoopers, known mainly for their novelty songs about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and frequent use of guest musicians, are rife with weirdness on their 1986 debut ''Yoopanese''. It has two completely serious songs ("My Shoes" and "Critics Tune"), two songs with unusual science-fiction references ("Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow"), and a parody song ("Road to Gwinn", a parody of Music/WillieNelson's "On the Road Again"), all of which stand in contrast to their usual rural Michigan themes and near-exclusive use of original material (although two of their {{Signature Song}}s, "Rusty Chevrolet" and "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck", happen to be parodies). Also, the album did not feature any guest musicians or interstitial comedy sketches between songs, with 1992's ''Yoopy Do Wah'' being their only other album not to feature either. (That album was also the first since their debut to feature a serious song; namely, the ballad "When One Love Dies". Its followup, 1995's ''We're Still Rockin''', the first album after Jim Bellmore replaced original guitarist Joe Potila, had only ''one'' guest musician on one track.)
** While they had mostly found their style as early as their second album (1987's ''Culture Shock''), it still stands out slightly due to co-founder Lynn Anderson ([[NamesTheSame not the same woman who sang "Rose Garden"]]) playing an analog synthesizer as she had done on the first album, instead of the more traditional keyboards she would use on later albums. "Last Frontier", the first track on ''Culture Shock'', even has a drum machine, an element the band never revisited.

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* Michigan-based group Music/DaYoopers, known mainly for their novelty songs about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and frequent use of guest musicians, are rife with weirdness on their 1986 debut ''Yoopanese''. It has two completely serious songs ("My Shoes" and "Critics Tune"), two songs with unusual science-fiction references ("Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow"), and a parody song ("Road to Gwinn", a parody of Music/WillieNelson's "On the Road Again"), all of which stand in contrast to their usual rural Michigan themes and near-exclusive use of original material (although two of their {{Signature Song}}s, "Rusty Chevrolet" and "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck", happen to be parodies). Also, the album did not feature any guest musicians or interstitial comedy sketches between songs, with is their only one besides 1992's ''Yoopy Do Wah'' being their only other album not to feature either. (That album was also the first since their debut to feature a serious song; namely, the ballad "When One Love Dies". Its followup, 1995's ''We're Still Rockin''', the first album after Jim Bellmore replaced original guitarist Joe Potila, had only ''one'' guest musician on one track.)
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While they had mostly found their style as early as their second album (1987's ''Culture Shock''), it still stands out slightly due to co-founder Lynn Anderson ([[NamesTheSame not the same woman who sang "Rose Garden"]]) playing an analog synthesizer as she had done on the first album, instead of the more traditional keyboards she would use on later albums. "Last Frontier", the first track on ''Culture Shock'', even has a drum machine, an element the band never revisited. ''Culture Shock'' and ''Camp Fever'', the next album, also stand out as being the only albums in their catalog where they cover traditional Finnish folk songs with folksy instruments such as jug, gutbucket, and spoons, while the rest of each album more or less represents the sound that the band was known for ever since.
3rd Apr '16 4:56:10 PM Jhonny
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* Music/DieArzte were marketed as a teeny boyband type of act in the early 1980s (something which they themselves never fully bought into and soon mercilessly lampshaded) and while their "bad boy" image dates to their very first days (their first ever LP angered the MoralGuardians so much it spent years being banned for under 18 years olds), their humor and stage antics only developed into a beloved part of their routines much later into their career. The predecessors of Rodrigo Gonzalez at the base also got in ''way'' less words edgewise (despite Sahnie's protestations that the band "needed his face" shortly before being kicked out)
9th Mar '16 10:14:48 AM Hossmeister
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* The second Music/{{Kiss}} album, ''Hotter Than Hell'' (1974), never became a huge hit with anyone other than die-hard Kiss fans, even in the wake of their later mega-stardom, and it's not hard to understand why: the record hardly fits the Kiss stereotype at all. Although the band had their "kabuki/dungeon porn" look by this time (as opposed to their appearance in the original version, Wicked Lester, where they were simply in street clothes and plain whiteface), only about two or three of the songs were similar to "Rock and Roll All Nite" or other classic Kiss hits. "Parasite" was more of a "stoner metal" song (seriously, you can just picture [[BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butthead]] rocking out to it, especially the Music/{{Anthrax}} cover version), while "Goin' Blind" has a very low-key, almost '90s alternative sound to it. Quite a few of these songs were written by guitarist Ace Frehley, who had much less of a "pop" sensibility than the other band members.

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* The second Music/{{Kiss}} album, ''Hotter Than Hell'' (1974), never became a huge hit with anyone other than die-hard Kiss fans, even in the wake of their later mega-stardom, and it's not hard to understand why: the record hardly fits the Kiss stereotype at all. Although the band had their "kabuki/dungeon porn" look by this time (as opposed to their appearance in the original version, Wicked Lester, where they were simply in street clothes and plain whiteface), only about two or three of the songs were similar to "Rock and Roll All Nite" or other classic Kiss hits. "Parasite" was more of a "stoner metal" song (seriously, you can just picture [[BeavisAndButthead [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butthead]] rocking out to it, especially the Music/{{Anthrax}} cover version), while "Goin' Blind" has a very low-key, almost '90s alternative sound to it. Quite a few of these songs were written by guitarist Ace Frehley, who had much less of a "pop" sensibility than the other band members.
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