History Music / SystemOfADown

15th Feb '18 12:04:10 PM VAIAZ
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* FunWithAcronyms: "B.Y.O.B.", usually used to mean "Bring Your Own Beer", is used by System to mean "Bring Your Own Bombs". "A.D.D.", usually used to mean "[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit Disorder]]", is used to mean "American Dream Denial". Then there are things like "P.L.U.C.K.", which stands for "Politically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers", and "ATWA", which stands for "Air, Trees, Water, Animals".

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* FunWithAcronyms: "B.Y.O.B.", usually used to mean "Bring Your Own Beer", is used by System to mean "Bring Your Own Bombs". "A.D.D.", usually used to mean "[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit Disorder]]", is used to mean "American Dream Denial". Then there are things like "P.L.U.C.K.", which stands for "Politically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers", and "ATWA", which stands for "Air, Trees, Water, Animals".Animals" (in reference to Charles Manson's environmental group).
11th Jan '18 8:51:19 PM VenomousBlaze
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* AlternativeMetal: It's both an accurate and an [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly inadequate descriptor]] for them.

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* AlternativeMetal: It's both an accurate and an [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly inadequate inadequate]] [[AvantGardeMetal descriptor]] for them.
20th Nov '17 9:51:58 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** [[WordOfGod Daron admitted]] that "Suite Pee" was just a bunch of random lines strung together. Ditto "Sugar" and "Darts."

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** [[WordOfGod Daron admitted]] that "Suite Pee" was just a bunch of random lines strung together. Ditto "Sugar" and "Darts."" Serj, meanwhile, stated in an AMA that "Vicinity of Obscenity" was inspired by Dadaism, making it a more deliberate example.
15th Nov '17 3:57:08 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Repeated a few times in "Soil".

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Repeated a few times in "Soil". Also in "B.Y.O.B."'s bridge:
-->''WHERE! THE FUCK! ARE '''YOOOOU?!'''''
11th Jul '17 1:13:13 AM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* SelfDeprecation: This gem from a 2001 live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYo9RcL4Nlk

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* SelfDeprecation: This gem from a 2001 live performance: https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYo9RcL4Nlk This gem]] from a 2001 live performance:
29th Jun '17 8:25:50 AM TheDeadSkin
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* DownerEnding: "Lost in Hollywood"; "Soldier Side".
** On that note, all of their albums end depressingly. Their self titled debut closes with "P.L.U.C.K.", a song about young men forced to join the army in the wake of the Armenian genocide. ''Toxicity'' ends with "Aerials", a song about how selfish the human race is, and its hidden track is a tribal rendition of Armenian church hymn "Der Voghormya" (God Have Mercy). In addition, ''Steal This Album!'' ends with "Streamline", a song about a man not being there for someone when they were on their death bed,

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* DownerEnding: "Lost in Hollywood"; "Soldier Side".
** On that note, all
All of their albums end depressingly. Their self titled debut closes with albums. In release order:
**
"P.L.U.C.K.", a song about young men forced to join the army in the wake of the Armenian genocide. ''Toxicity'' ends with "Aerials", a song genocide.
** [[HumansAreBastards "Aerials"]] is all
about how selfish the human race is, and its humans are.
*** It's followed by a
hidden track is that's a tribal rendition of the Armenian church hymn "Der Voghormya" (God Have Mercy). In addition, ''Steal This Album!'' ends with "Streamline", Voghormia".[[note]]"Lord, have mercy"[[/note]]
** "Streamline" is
a song about a man not being GriefSong; specifically, the narrator couldn't be there for someone when they were on their death bed,bed.
** "Lost in Hollywood" refers to a celebrity that's fallen from grace.
** "Soldier Side", much like "P.L.U.C.K.", describes [[WarIsHell the impending doom of soldiers at war,]] but without explicit connections to the Armenian genocide.
26th Jun '17 5:07:42 PM Willbyr
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* TheBusCameBack: 'Blue' was abandoned by the band after its demo and live performances in 1997, but Serj adopted it as a solo track and produced several recordings of it.

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* TheBusCameBack: 'Blue' "Blue" was abandoned by the band after its demo and live performances in 1997, but Serj adopted it as a solo track and produced several recordings of it.
26th Jun '17 10:32:48 AM stuffedninja
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* TheBusCameBack: 'Blue' was abandoned by the band after its demo and live performances in 1997, but Serj adopted it as a solo track and produced several recordings of it.



* TheBusCameBack: 'Blue' was abandoned by the band after its demo and live performances in 1997, but Serj adopted it as a solo track and produced several recordings of it.

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* TheBusCameBack: 'Blue' was abandoned by TextlessAlbumCover: Their SelfTitledAlbum cover consists of nothing but a hand reaching towards the band after its demo and live performances in 1997, but Serj adopted it as a solo track and produced several recordings of it. viewer.
12th Jun '17 3:30:38 AM Willbyr
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* Humor: For as moody and intense at their music could get, they tinged it with a madcap sense of humor. Examples include:
** "Bounce", a song about pogo sticks.
** "Chic N' Stu", a song mocking advertising through pizza jingles.
** "Cigaro", which is about penis size.
** "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song" (title is self-demonstrating).
** "Old School Hollywood", Daron's synth song about a charity baseball game he participated in.
** "She's Like Heroin", which is about transvestism.
11th Jun '17 11:15:39 PM SPBurke
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* Humor: For as moody and intense at their music could get, they tinged it with a madcap sense of humor. Examples include:
** "Bounce", a song about pogo sticks.
** "Chic N' Stu", a song mocking advertising through pizza jingles.
** "Cigaro", which is about penis size.
** "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song" (title is self-demonstrating).
** "Old School Hollywood", Daron's synth song about a charity baseball game he participated in.
** "She's Like Heroin", which is about transvestism.


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** They were kings of this with the singles they released, especially the choruses. Using their standard hard rock as a baseline you had "Sugar" (which veered into nonsense comedy), "Chop Suey!" (which had a Middle-Eastern tinge), and "B.Y.O.B." (which veered into reggae).
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