• LordAmplifier@pawb.social
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    14 days ago

    Three Iron Maiden songs? That’s easy! Am I Evil, Smoke on the Water, and Ace of Spades. And I’m sure they have a self-titled song, too.

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    Normalise responding with “Name 3 women who trust you that aren’t your mother” (I know she counts for 3)

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    13 days ago

    I have been listening to metal basically half my life (15+ years) but can barely name artists or song names let alone remember lyrics. my memory truly sucks (also does not help that most are not in my native language).

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      Haha same. I’ve been listening to metal, hardcore, thrash and punk for like 25+ years, i listen to music pretty much all day if i can. I hardly know song titles, i even have trouble remembering band names. When i was younger i went to like 2 or 3 concerts a week, but i never fucking knew what the bands even looked like, nor did i really care.

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      let alone remember lyrics

      The secret is we don’t actually understand what they are singing either.

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        Here’s a translation which is close…

        In our time I would have knocked you on your face set your hair on fire, hid your sandwiches Cause I can’t stand that you wear something by the Ramones and that you know nothing about them when I ask you about them And how about those fancy vans on your feet Were the k-swis on, you’re gonna pay for that shouldn’t you be jumping around with a red bull vodka instead of walking around with a Metallica t-shirt Look there’s a john-ny with a t-shirt of Me-tal-li-ca ok chill look, there used to be johnny’s Ugly marinas with buffaloes and ponies every day of the week at war with skaters with adidas, pumas or vans with no laces But I found that segregation very practical at the time for us it was nirvana and for them songs about barbies now it’s ruined, all gone to shit because there’s a Johnny with a Metallica t-shirt. Look there’s a Johnny with a Metallica T-shirt

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          Personally, I get where they’re coming from. I too was a metalhead and grunge fanatic who considered people who preferred pop and techno music a different species and a hostile one at that.

          I’d since grown up, though, and found that, while it’s good to belong to a community, “the others” wearing its trappings doesn’t detract from it or the good memories and gatekeeping is just a petty thing to do IMO 🤷

          Edit: fixed my spell check apparently thinking that gatekeeping is behavior typical of Tom Petty, since it capitalized the word 😄

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            Well, here’s a spoiler: their songs are basically satire. They also have songs on BMW drivers, indian/pakistani nightshop owners, vegans, …

            It is true, everybody should be allowed to wear what they like.

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    Never experienced something like that, especially with metal fans who - in my opinion - are some of the most welcoming bunch.

    Perhaps it’s different in the US, but here in Germany that scenario seems unlikely.

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      In the UK I’ve found the extremes to be on both sides, although this largely aligns with the punk movement here from decades ago.

      Some metal fans are the nicest people you could hope to meet. One guy I met in a bar a month or so ago got talking to me because I noticed his Hatebreed shirt, and we got to talking about music, our kids, and life in general. I remember talking about tummy time with him, and before I left he had called his wife to ask what his daughter really liked, and rushed to give me the link so that I could buy it.

      Some are also utter bells. One guy I met years ago gave me shit for liking The Used’s set at Taste Of Chaos years ago, despite it basically being an emo festival that he also attended. He apparently only went for Killswitch Engage…so spent a fuck-ton to see one band while he seethed about the rest. I met another guy in a bar a year or so ago that was a huge dick to some women because one of them wore a Sleep Token shirt. He kept asking them to say what their favourite songs were, gave them shit because they were the newer songs, and then went on a rant about how they’re not even a metal band because they “basically do pop now”.

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    2 Minutes to Midnight

    Aces High

    Wasted Years


    I’m gonna get a lot of shit for this, but I never really liked Iron Maiden and Slayer.

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      And The Trooper!

      Out of curiosity, why don’t you like either of these bands?

      I’ve always liked Iron Maiden. Good songs with great lyrics. Not a big fan of Slayer tho.

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    Pfft.

    Without even looking: Prowler, Remember Tomorrow, Phantom of the Opera, Running Free, Transylvania, Charlotte the Harlot, Iron Maiden’s gonna getcha no matter how far, Iron Maiden wants you for dead!

    Man, I love the first two albums. Paul couldn’t sing much but he screamed really well.

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    It’s been a minute since I listened to them, so I would probably get it wrong.

    If anyone needs me I’ll be over here listening to Van Canto

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      “Oh you’re a Van Canto fan? What are the lyrics to any of their instruments?”

      spoiler

      runana dunana dunana do do

      runa dunana rackata do

      runana dunana dunana do do

      rundun do wee dee

      On a serious note, thanks for reminding me about Van Canto. Such great tunes!