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(Telegraph)   Yeah, but can they tell the difference between Metallica and Megadeth?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 97
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2013-08-30 08:21:45 PM
Nobody can tell the difference.
 
2013-08-30 08:22:57 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Nobody can tell the difference.


Yep. Now AC/DC and Black Sabbath/Ozzie, that's simple.
 
2013-08-30 08:24:41 PM
They're both shiatty white trash bands, can anyone tell the difference?
 
2013-08-30 08:25:02 PM
Of course they can.  They're animals, not republican.
 
2013-08-30 08:25:04 PM
Mustaine sings like Beavis.
 
2013-08-30 08:26:06 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Nobody can tell the difference.


Just play one in public. If you are sued for copyright infringement, you are listening to Metallica.
 
2013-08-30 08:31:32 PM
Metallica
Megadeth

Seems pretty clear to me.
 
2013-08-30 08:33:41 PM
I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.
 
2013-08-30 08:36:04 PM

mooseyfate: I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.


I love Jethro Tull, AC/DC and Ozzie. Don't know the other two from a hole in the wall.
 
2013-08-30 08:36:59 PM
I'm gonna get heavy here.  This is why I have a hard time believing in God.  Why would he make us vicious hunters of lesser creatures such as fish and still give them higher consciousness like this.  I have a hard time justifying munching on a creature that can share my appreciation for Late '70s/ Early '80s no-wave, Mid-Century Modern architecture, and Modernist literature.  Truth be known, I have a suspicion that a lot of our animal brethren do, but they're also delicious.
 
2013-08-30 08:38:35 PM
Most goldfish think the Lumineers suck.
 
2013-08-30 08:40:52 PM
I've heard Metallica before they tossed Mustaine out on his ass. They did sound different.

Bringing Kirk in from Exodus was the best thing they could do.

Then, Cliff died. Jason is great, but he couldn't take that place. Plus, Cliff was what kept Lars' massive, throbbing egogina in check.

Once he was gone and James drowned hisself in the bottle...well, we all see where that ended up leading.
 
2013-08-30 08:44:41 PM
Geesh, that's easy.  One is a has been band that was briefly popular but had an egomanical douche in charge who couldn't shut up about the glory days and their popularity faded after a couple good albums.

The other is Megadeth
 
2013-08-30 08:44:45 PM
"I'm trapped above ice!"
/Fintaillica
 
2013-08-30 08:45:59 PM
Megadeth would never put out shiat like "Saint Anger"
 
2013-08-30 08:46:12 PM
I'm glad some guy caught a paycheck for training goldfish.
 
2013-08-30 08:50:29 PM
My goldfish aren't too fond of any music, from what I can tell. But they LOVE that Blue Collar Comedy sh*t. Ugh.

Should never have fashioned a remote for them. Stupid fish.
 
2013-08-30 08:51:23 PM
Researchers found they were able to train the goldfish to indicate whether they could hear compositions by either Johann Sebastian Bach or Igor Stravinsky.

Probably the scales.
 
2013-08-30 08:51:54 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: They're both shiatty white trash bands, can anyone tell the difference?


So you sound like a beta male.
 
2013-08-30 08:52:02 PM

skinink: Most goldfish think the Lumineers suck.


And that's why goldfish are considered stupid.
 
2013-08-30 08:54:53 PM

biyaaatci: I'm gonna get heavy here.  This is why I have a hard time believing in God.  Why would he make us vicious hunters of lesser creatures such as fish and still give them higher consciousness like this.  I have a hard time justifying munching on a creature that can share my appreciation for Late '70s/ Early '80s no-wave, Mid-Century Modern architecture, and Modernist literature.  Truth be known, I have a suspicion that a lot of our animal brethren do, but they're also delicious.


They were trained to tell the difference between two songs. That doesn't mean the fish can now relax with cocktails, appreciate the music and then critique it.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-08-30 08:55:01 PM

phlegmmo: Probably the scales.


Even Goldfish Brains Do Fine
 
2013-08-30 08:55:56 PM

skinink: Most goldfish think the Lumineers suck.


Yeah, but they can't remember when they last eat.  They may be smarter than republicans but they're still pretty stupid.
 
2013-08-30 08:56:32 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: Megadeth would never put out shiat like "Saint Anger"


Or Load, or Reload, or whatever the fark Metallica put out since.
 
2013-08-30 08:57:01 PM
Presumably, if the goldfish are elderly and masochist, then yes, there's a chance they can discern the difference between the two.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-08-30 08:59:49 PM

phlegmmo: Researchers found they were able to train the goldfish to indicate whether they could hear compositions by either Johann Sebastian Bach or Igor Stravinsky.

Probably the scales.


No, it's a matter of classical conditioning.
 
2013-08-30 09:00:17 PM

biyaaatci: I'm gonna get heavy here.  This is why I have a hard time believing in God.  Why would he make us vicious hunters of lesser creatures such as fish and still give them higher consciousness like this.  I have a hard time justifying munching on a creature that can share my appreciation for Late '70s/ Early '80s no-wave, Mid-Century Modern architecture, and Modernist literature.  Truth be known, I have a suspicion that a lot of our animal brethren do, but they're also delicious.


The only justification I need regarding the consumption of animals is that they didn't eat me first.
 
2013-08-30 09:01:14 PM
I don't know about goldfish, but cats can sing like Dave Mustaine!
 
2013-08-30 09:04:09 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: Megadeth would never put out shiat like "Saint Anger"


I grew up a huge Metallifan.  "Discovered" them shortly after the release of "Master of Puppets", and eventually came within 2 import singles of owning literally everything they'd ever released, anywhere.  This was obviously before the internet, so that was a pretty significant accomplishment for a 16 year-old kid.  Saw them live 3 times, including 10th row dead-center seats to one show (Lars threw beer on me).  I was as pissed as anyone when they released a ballad on the Black album, but I mostly forgave them on the basis that there were still a few good tracks on that cd.

Fast forward to the mid-90s.  I'm in a car on my way from Ft. Irwin (middle of nowhere, California) to Vegas with 2 buddies who were also metalheads.  As we cross the mountains and the Las Vegas rock station slowly comes into range, we hear the DJ promising the premiere of Metallica's new single within the hour.  We are stoked!  The conversation steers away from women, drinking, and gambling and onto Metallica & our hopes that the new album will go back to their early sound, vs. what they did for "Black".  Finally, just as we're entering Vegas proper, the song begins.  It was, of course, "Until It Sleeps."

We listen to the intro and we're like, "WTF?"  But no, it will pick up and start rocking, it has to.  The song slowly winds through the first verse, still sucking, until it finally starts to build up into the bridge.  Our heads are starting to move, we're smiling, we know what's coming....and then the chorus, and then it sucks again.  We listen to the rest of the song in silence, and not another word is spoken about it afterward.

With the advantage of hindsight, I can now unequivocally state that this was the moment my childhood truly died.
 
2013-08-30 09:06:10 PM

simplicimus: mooseyfate: I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.

I love Jethro Tull, AC/DC and Ozzie. Don't know the other two from a hole in the wall.


I also love AC/DC and Ozzie.  And Sabbath.  And Santana.  And Rolling Stones.  And Rush.  I love a lot of music.  My dad is a hippy and used to be a rock DJ, so his tape collection was my introduction to music.  It was quite a collection, too.  I'm forever thankful for it.

/hell, in a few minutes we'll be heading down to Frenchman Street to catch some smokin' rock, reggae, and blues.
 
2013-08-30 09:07:51 PM
I don't get this thread at all.  Show me a better, comparable current band.  And "THERE AREN't ANY!" doesn't count.  "I hate purple!  And black and silver an red and..."

\St Anger blows, and everyone knows it.
 
2013-08-30 09:09:50 PM

dirkfunk: Just play one in public. If you are sued for copyright infringement, you are listening to Metallica.


I came here for this.  I'd add, Metallica probably sounds ripped off.

http://myfivebest.com/metallica-a-cover-band-five-songs-ripped-off-b y- metallica/
 
2013-08-30 09:10:00 PM

mooseyfate: simplicimus: mooseyfate: I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.

I love Jethro Tull, AC/DC and Ozzie. Don't know the other two from a hole in the wall.

I also love AC/DC and Ozzie.  And Sabbath.  And Santana.  And Rolling Stones.  And Rush.  I love a lot of music.  My dad is a hippy and used to be a rock DJ, so his tape collection was my introduction to music.  It was quite a collection, too.  I'm forever thankful for it.

/hell, in a few minutes we'll be heading down to Frenchman Street to catch some smokin' rock, reggae, and blues.


I love the Stones, mostly because the band now is so loose it's awesome. And I'm old enough to have bought the first Stones album when it came out.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-08-30 09:10:50 PM

Harv72b: With the advantage of hindsight, I can now unequivocally state that this was the moment my childhood truly died.


They were sporting their new haircuts on the cover of Guitar World.  I wanted to reject the magazine, but I also wanted the tablature in the back.  I was torn.
 
2013-08-30 09:11:49 PM

mrswood: biyaaatci: I'm gonna get heavy here.  This is why I have a hard time believing in God.  Why would he make us vicious hunters of lesser creatures such as fish and still give them higher consciousness like this.  I have a hard time justifying munching on a creature that can share my appreciation for Late '70s/ Early '80s no-wave, Mid-Century Modern architecture, and Modernist literature.  Truth be known, I have a suspicion that a lot of our animal brethren do, but they're also delicious.

They were trained to tell the difference between two songs. That doesn't mean the fish can now relax with cocktails, appreciate the music and then critique it.


Thank you.
 
2013-08-30 09:12:58 PM

Harv72b: The_Original_Roxtar: Megadeth would never put out shiat like "Saint Anger"

I grew up a huge Metallifan.  "Discovered" them shortly after the release of "Master of Puppets", and eventually came within 2 import singles of owning literally everything they'd ever released, anywhere.  This was obviously before the internet, so that was a pretty significant accomplishment for a 16 year-old kid.  Saw them live 3 times, including 10th row dead-center seats to one show (Lars threw beer on me).  I was as pissed as anyone when they released a ballad on the Black album, but I mostly forgave them on the basis that there were still a few good tracks on that cd.

Fast forward to the mid-90s.  I'm in a car on my way from Ft. Irwin (middle of nowhere, California) to Vegas with 2 buddies who were also metalheads.  As we cross the mountains and the Las Vegas rock station slowly comes into range, we hear the DJ promising the premiere of Metallica's new single within the hour.  We are stoked!  The conversation steers away from women, drinking, and gambling and onto Metallica & our hopes that the new album will go back to their early sound, vs. what they did for "Black".  Finally, just as we're entering Vegas proper, the song begins.  It was, of course, "Until It Sleeps."

We listen to the intro and we're like, "WTF?"  But no, it will pick up and start rocking, it has to.  The song slowly winds through the first verse, still sucking, until it finally starts to build up into the bridge.  Our heads are starting to move, we're smiling, we know what's coming....and then the chorus, and then it sucks again.  We listen to the rest of the song in silence, and not another word is spoken about it afterward.

With the advantage of hindsight, I can now unequivocally state that this was the moment my childhood truly died.


You are so cool. You liked Metallica before they hit it big, so I now have you favorited as "music connoisseur."
 
2013-08-30 09:15:22 PM

Unoriginal_Username: biyaaatci: I'm gonna get heavy here.  This is why I have a hard time believing in God.  Why would he make us vicious hunters of lesser creatures such as fish and still give them higher consciousness like this.  I have a hard time justifying munching on a creature that can share my appreciation for Late '70s/ Early '80s no-wave, Mid-Century Modern architecture, and Modernist literature.  Truth be known, I have a suspicion that a lot of our animal brethren do, but they're also delicious.

The only justification I need regarding the consumption of animals is that they didn't eat me first.


Very true. I'm an unabashed carnivore, but I occasionally have pangs of guilt surrounding all it entails.
 
2013-08-30 09:21:44 PM
I'm a meat lover but hate the entrails.
 
2013-08-30 09:28:20 PM

TinyFist: I'm a meat lover but hate the entrails.


Ok, hold the chitlins on this guy's table. And the sausages.
 
2013-08-30 09:30:27 PM
I really hope a metal renaissance happens soon.  I'm getting excited seeing all the kids pop music and neon colors.  That's the perfect mix for the band nerds to start wearing black and hating everything.
 
2013-08-30 09:36:07 PM

simplicimus: TinyFist: I'm a meat lover but hate the entrails.

Ok, hold the chitlins on this guy's table. And the sausages.


Sausages and hot dogs and such are grandfathered in because I grew up loving them before I knew what was in them.

It's my story and I'll tell it the way I want to. Shaddup.
 
2013-08-30 09:36:58 PM
Let me see, hmm
Guitar solo from  Metallica  : .....  riddleeeeeee  riddleeeeeeee riddleeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

vs.

Guitar solo from  Megadeth  :  ...... weeeeeeee riddleeee riddleeeee  weeeeeeee riddleeeeeee wooooooo.

both are awesome.
 
2013-08-30 09:37:45 PM
Both of those bands were washed up long ago, much like the ancestors of the carp in the study.
 
2013-08-30 10:02:40 PM

mooseyfate: I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.




cdn4.pitchfork.com
 
2013-08-30 10:08:26 PM
No love for  Deathtöngue?
 
2013-08-30 10:12:44 PM

mooseyfate: simplicimus: mooseyfate: I love Megadeth.  I love Metallica.  I love Jethro Tull.  Apparently I'm an Alien from a different farking planet.

I love Jethro Tull, AC/DC and Ozzie. Don't know the other two from a hole in the wall.

I also love AC/DC and Ozzie.  And Sabbath.  And Santana.  And Rolling Stones.  And Rush.  I love a lot of music.  My dad is a hippy and used to be a rock DJ, so his tape collection was my introduction to music.  It was quite a collection, too.  I'm forever thankful for it.

/hell, in a few minutes we'll be heading down to Frenchman Street to catch some smokin' rock, reggae, and blues.


Stop that, you two.  "Ozzy."
 
2013-08-30 10:14:49 PM

xaks: I've heard Metallica before they tossed Mustaine out on his ass. They did sound different.

Bringing Kirk in from Exodus was the best thing they could do.

Then, Cliff died. Jason is great, but he couldn't take that place. Plus, Cliff was what kept Lars' massive, throbbing egogina in check.

Once he was gone and James drowned hisself in the bottle...well, we all see where that ended up leading.


Jason hasn't been in Metallica for 12 years.  Just sayin'.

/pedantic about this shiat
 
2013-08-30 10:16:05 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com

/Obligatory
 
2013-08-30 10:20:45 PM
Guy I was in a band with did an undergrad experiment at university where he observed rats listening to punk rock. This is not new.

As for those 2 bands, back in my school it was only the asshat preppies who listened to Metallica. We proper headbangers stuck with Venom and Celtic Frost.
 
2013-08-30 10:29:26 PM

Dee Snarl: xaks: I've heard Metallica before they tossed Mustaine out on his ass. They did sound different.

Bringing Kirk in from Exodus was the best thing they could do.

Then, Cliff died. Jason is great, but he couldn't take that place. Plus, Cliff was what kept Lars' massive, throbbing egogina in check.

Once he was gone and James drowned hisself in the bottle...well, we all see where that ended up leading.

Jason hasn't been in Metallica for 12 years.  Just sayin'.

/pedantic about this shiat


Yep. I am well aware of the timeline.

Also, I am aware of when (ish) a Metallica album went from 'start to finish awesome' to 'well, we'll just skip this track' to 'umm, OK, well, on the whole release, there's like 3 good songs' to 'what the fark am I hearing'.

I know full well when different members joined, left, etc. As if the quality of the music wasn't enough to give this away to the tone-deaf.

But hey, I get pedantic about certain detail-oriented things. I'm that way about language, quite often, and NOT saying anything is the toughest thing I can do. I hear ya, mon.
 
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