History Headscratchers / Music

25th May '16 8:14:35 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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*** Download the foreign versions (and if I ever meet him, slap MarilynManson for all the exclusive tracks all over the world, then give him a bearhug).

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*** Download the foreign versions (and if I ever meet him, slap MarilynManson Music/MarilynManson for all the exclusive tracks all over the world, then give him a bearhug).
5th May '16 4:30:40 PM nombretomado
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** 1) They may well prefer just to earn a good buck making the music rather than risk going solo 2) Being a solid musician is not necessarily enough to make it in the pop music world. There is a reason why {{David Bowie}} made it as a a solo artist and Mick Ronson (despite his talent as a producer/instrumentalist/arranger) didn't.

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** 1) They may well prefer just to earn a good buck making the music rather than risk going solo 2) Being a solid musician is not necessarily enough to make it in the pop music world. There is a reason why {{David Bowie}} Music/DavidBowie made it as a a solo artist and Mick Ronson (despite his talent as a producer/instrumentalist/arranger) didn't.
14th Feb '16 4:40:36 PM AgProv
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** Jimmy Page was a renowned sessions guitarist and contributed to a surprising number of hits in TheSixties, but it still took him six or seven years to work up the confidence to try to make it on his own account. And even then his first try, in the last incarnation of Music/TheYardbirds, collapsed in acrimony, poverty and public indifference. If they hadn't rebranded with the ironic name of Music/LedZeppelin, he'd have remained obscure. Music/10CC was also born out of songwriters and sessions men who'd spent most of the 1960's playing for other people. And they wondered if it would work out, too.
4th Feb '16 9:16:16 AM michngu
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* Headscratchers/{{BTS}}
7th Jan '16 7:29:46 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's just a shorthand. Most stuff that typically gets sorted into "world music" is likely to have niche appeal at best in other countries, since it's generally traditional / folk music that doesn't necessarily translate well or have much of an audience outside of its original cultural contexts (and the stuff that ''does'' translate might more easily get sorted into "Pop", "Rock", "Electro" or whatever). Most stores almost certainly won't carry enough of it to really make it worth setting aside entire sections specifically to cater for, say, Burundian men's folk music or Vietnamese ''nhã nhạc'', so the examples that do make it through get sorted into "world music" so that the people who are looking for that kind of music can find it all in one place. As for people scoffing at this, they probably would -- but then, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if a lot of western music generally has limited appeal in non-western cultures and so has something similar happen to it as well. It's a cultural thing.
18th Nov '15 11:48:46 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* Headscratchers/OneDirection
31st Oct '15 8:38:46 AM NateTheGreat
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31st Oct '15 8:32:23 AM NateTheGreat
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* Headscratchers/TomLehrer
12th Sep '15 10:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* As an actual FridgeLogic example, if AlternativeRock is for all intents and purposes mainstream in terms of popularity amongst the various rock genres, what is it an alternative to? I can understand what TheSexPistols were an alternative to (ProgressiveRock) and what the like of {{Nirvana}} were an alternative to (HairMetal), but if alt rock is the most mainstream type of rock music at the moment, why does it still bear this name?

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* As an actual FridgeLogic example, if AlternativeRock is for all intents and purposes mainstream in terms of popularity amongst the various rock genres, what is it an alternative to? I can understand what TheSexPistols were an alternative to (ProgressiveRock) and what the like of {{Nirvana}} {{Music/Nirvana}} were an alternative to (HairMetal), but if alt rock is the most mainstream type of rock music at the moment, why does it still bear this name?
27th Jul '15 10:41:29 PM DoctorNemesis
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** I dunno about exclusionary; if anything it's actually quite a broad and expansive term, really, perhaps even overly so. "World" suggests an international scope, music which can come from anywhere, a huge range of musical traditions from all over the globe.
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