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Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 12:43:29
Brian May is to open the Jubilee celebrations by playing the National anthem from the roof of Buckingham Palace.

Now despite the fact it's the Jubilee and the national anthem that still rocks. Playing on the roof of a building is rock, playing on the roof of Buck 'ouse is Rock.

Snapcase
23-05-2002, 13:37:02
No, playing on the roof is Operatic nonsense for people who can't really get in contact with the audience, playing on the roof of Bucpal is that but royalist as well. Brian May is about as rock as Charlotte Church.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 13:39:34
We've already established that you don't understand what Rock is.

The national anthem isn't rock, Buckingham Palace isn't Rock, the Jubilee isn't Rock but Brian May playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace is definitely Rock. It's the hair, ask Drekkus.

Snapcase
23-05-2002, 13:45:56
You're the one who doesn't understand what rock is. Rock isn't a 30 000-man arena, rock is a dingy, ill-smelling basement. Rock isn't a custom Les Paul, it's a shitty supermarket guitar with a worthless amp. Rock isn't old men in big hair, it's young men with hungry looks in their eyes. Rock isn't for slow, meandering poseurs, it's for manic low-down entertainers with real audience contact.

Snapcase
23-05-2002, 13:47:45
Your so-called "rock" is only an invention of the oh-so-blah "classic rock" 70s. Give me Elvis over Status Quo any day.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 14:04:01
I think you are mistaking "being shit and having bad equipment" with Rock.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 14:08:15
Every single one of those guys with a shitty supermarket guitar and a crappy amp playing in some scummy pub wants a shiny custom Gibson, a Marshall stack or ten and to be running around on the Wembley Arena stage.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 14:08:46
If they don't then they are a punk band.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 14:09:11
And they're probably lying to sound cool.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 14:14:05
Just as gay no longer means joyful, the term Rock has evolved over the last 50 years. You're so last century.

Drekkus
23-05-2002, 14:21:15
Originally posted by MikeH
We've already established that you don't understand what Rock is.

The national anthem isn't rock, Buckingham Palace isn't Rock, the Jubilee isn't Rock but Brian May playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace is definitely Rock. It's the hair, ask Drekkus.

Hey man, I ROCK!


Now where's my ELO album...

Noisy
23-05-2002, 14:34:13
BRIAAAAAAAAN!!!!

Snapcase
23-05-2002, 15:40:15
And you're so mid-eighties. Stadium Rock dies with U2 and the Guns and Roses.

Punk is Rock. Metal is not Rock.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 15:56:10
U2 and Guns and Roses aren't dead! Punk is dead.

Snapcase
23-05-2002, 16:17:16
For all intents and purposes, the eighties-style "greatest band in the world" appeal has been dead since about 1992. Punk and The Underground thrive and have done so since the mid-sixties.

Sean
23-05-2002, 16:44:54
Goddamn it, just because it is Brian fucking May out of Que-fucking-een doesn’t make it fucking well rock, especially if Cliff is within twenty miles.

Guns and Roses and U2 get played on Radio 2. Rock! :rolleyes:.

Now, what would really be rock is My Father My King, on the top of Buckingham Palace, in the middle of the night before the Jubilee, to wake everyone up.

MattHiggs
23-05-2002, 16:51:54
Originally posted by Snapcase
Your so-called "rock" is only an invention of the oh-so-blah "classic rock" 70s. Give me Elvis over Status Quo any day.

Jesus Christ! :eek:

I thought your taste couldn't get any worse :lol:

Sean
23-05-2002, 16:57:26
Higgsy, you know that Nike advert, in the cage? Do you think that’s cool?

MattHiggs
23-05-2002, 17:07:24
I love football, so of course I'm gonna love that advert. Is it cool? Dunno but the skills are amazing.

Sean
23-05-2002, 17:07:59
Yeah, great advert. Love the song, too.

MattHiggs
23-05-2002, 17:08:35
That Elvis song is shit.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 17:53:09
Good advert, I didn't mind the song at first but now it really annoys me.

It's not the fact that it's Brian May that makes it rock it's just playing on top of the palace. :D Of course it could be way MORE rock if he played the Sex Pistols version.

Guns and Roses rocked, especially Appettite. U2 never did.

Sean
23-05-2002, 17:57:54
Originally posted by MikeH
The national anthem isn't rock, Buckingham Palace isn't Rock, the Jubilee isn't Rock but Brian May playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace is definitely Rock.
So Brian May is the only rock element? :hmm:.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 18:04:12
No, it's the combination of things together. You can't explain these things, you just know that they are rock.

Anyway I'm going to wait for Laz to come and tell me what a tosser I am and how it isn't really rock, he'll do it better than you guys. ;)

Noisy
23-05-2002, 18:30:18
It'll probably end up being a four foot tall Buck Palace made of polystyrene.

Funkodrom
23-05-2002, 19:12:20
With dancing midgets?

Anything becomes rock if you add midgets.

Vincent Fandango
24-05-2002, 06:15:00
Originally posted by Snapcase
You're the one who doesn't understand what rock is. Rock isn't a 30 000-man arena, rock is a dingy, ill-smelling basement. Rock isn't a custom Les Paul, it's a shitty supermarket guitar with a worthless amp. Rock isn't old men in big hair, it's young men with hungry looks in their eyes. Rock isn't for slow, meandering poseurs, it's for manic low-down entertainers with real audience contact. Man, I was part of a real good rock moment in the 70s then.

Tizzy
24-05-2002, 08:25:34
I had a hard time believing this was actually going to happen when I first read about it, but I did think it was a pretty cool idea, a very ROCK idea :)

Tizzy
24-05-2002, 08:26:23
Originally posted by Snapcase
You're the one who doesn't understand what rock is. Rock isn't a 30 000-man arena, rock is a dingy, ill-smelling basement. Rock isn't a custom Les Paul, it's a shitty supermarket guitar with a worthless amp. Rock isn't old men in big hair, it's young men with hungry looks in their eyes. Rock isn't for slow, meandering poseurs, it's for manic low-down entertainers with real audience contact.

Rock is a homemade guitar that still sounds cracking nearly 30 years later

The Mingettes
24-05-2002, 08:43:17
Yeah!

Funkodrom
24-05-2002, 08:45:01
Seems my IE cookies were set to the Mingettes. :D

Tizzy
24-05-2002, 08:49:46
:lol:

Vincent Fandango
24-05-2002, 08:53:41
rock is made by angry teenagers with shite equipment in place that are most uncomfortable.

Personally I thnk Rock is what counts as Rock. It's the old genre problem. Post a lot stereotyps to a band.
I think we're going to face a new 80s. Everything in music seems to be said and done. Time for posers

Funkodrom
24-05-2002, 09:47:15
Yep. Then we'll get another punky backlash and something new happening in 2009

PosterBoy
24-05-2002, 12:03:08
Rock isn't made by part time trout farmers and the like

Funkodrom
24-05-2002, 12:14:06
Part Time Trout Farmers released one of the most rock albums of the eighties.

Snapcase
24-05-2002, 12:19:50
I can't find The Part Time Trout Farmers on allmusic.

Funkodrom
24-05-2002, 12:23:35
Own Goal!

jsorense
25-05-2002, 17:53:22
Yeah, you tell the kids today about the old times and they just don't believe you.

The Shaker
25-05-2002, 21:32:56
i don't believe you.