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(Loudwire)   While everyone was giving rock music its last rites, Gojira decided that maybe it wasn't time to get on the cart just yet   (loudwire.com) divider line
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2021-05-12 5:30:23 AM  
I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.
 
2021-05-12 5:40:33 AM  
only people I hear biatching about how old time rock is dead are guys like Little Steven Van Zandt who is old and caught in a whole different time slot. they biatch and moan about how it's all synthetic nowadays - meanwhile that type of gear has been in heavy use since the 60's. music, clothes, language, comedy, comic books - so many things change over the years. always have, always will.

PS: Little Steven is making a fortune playing old rock on a Sirius radio channel. it's part of his bread and butter. there's no need to long for the past.
 
2021-05-12 5:44:52 AM  
Everyone likes Gojira.
 
2021-05-12 5:46:21 AM  

Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.


Way of all flesh is my favorite by them

Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh (2008) [Full Album] HQ
Youtube h4h7f4FpPQw
 
2021-05-12 5:50:12 AM  
There's still plenty of rock music being played and plenty of rock musicians who make a living playing it but it's no longer the dominant commercial media it once was.

You won't be able to buy a gold plated Ferrari playing rock music anymore but you can maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
 
2021-05-12 5:53:29 AM  
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2021-05-12 6:12:25 AM  
1966: guitar bands are on the way out
2021: guitar bands are on the way in
 
2021-05-12 6:18:56 AM  
Oh, is rock music dead? Again?
I never got the memo so I guess I'll keep listening to it.

"Rock is dead" articles are just as tired & played out as "What's the deal with rap music?" thinkpieces. Funny how none of these music 'journalists' consider doing something on the pop-ification of country music.
 
2021-05-12 6:24:48 AM  
Rock isn't dead, it just smells funny
 
2021-05-12 6:33:33 AM  

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2021-05-12 7:12:25 AM  
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2021-05-12 7:40:39 AM  
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2021-05-12 7:51:06 AM  
Yes, THIS will save the day.

As will the crap obscure band you like from wherever.   I wish I had a dime for every lame time I've read on here that rock is alive and fabulous all over the world, complete with some derivative, forgettable group from god knows where who cares.

The major creative energy has moved on from rock and roll to other things.  So be it.

/  as always with the caveat:  taste and preference:  if you like it, fine.
// But get back to me when the next Beatles, Zep, Stones, Who, Ramones, Van Halen, Dead, Frampton, Boston, Cars, etc. come along.
 
2021-05-12 8:05:24 AM  
They're a fantastic band.  My favorite of theirs is L'efaunt Sauvage, but have been listening to them since their first album.
 
2021-05-12 8:10:46 AM  
Pink Floyd, Eagles, Aerosmith, SRV, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Faces, Small Faces, Moody Blues, ELP, Rush, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Bros, Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Heart, Springsteen, Mellencamp, Bowie, Humble Pie, Iggy, Big Star, REM, ACDC, Metallica, Skynyrd, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Sabbath, Tom Petty, ELO, Queen, Nirvana, all of the 50s and 60s greats, blah, blah, blah.


Rock's prime era of musicianship, songwriting, singing, and showmanship is gone, man, and that's ok.  Time marches on.
 
2021-05-12 8:17:20 AM  
Good stuff.  I do like the new one a lot.  Born for One Thing has a terrific rhythm and structure and sets a good tone for the rest.  I've only been on that bandwagon since Magma came out, but yeah.  They're really good.  Finally something French to enjoy that isn't wine.

//in addition to, not instead of.
 
2021-05-12 8:26:19 AM  

Darth_Saltine: Oh, is rock music dead? Again?
I never got the memo so I guess I'll keep listening to it.

"Rock is dead" articles are just as tired & played out as "What's the deal with rap music?" thinkpieces. Funny how none of these music 'journalists' consider doing something on the pop-ification of country music.


I think there's some merit. Gojira has been around since 1996. They're a very old band, all told. Are there young bands coming out? Sure, maybe some. Is there a vital new genre, or new push? Maybe, maybe not.

But the biggest risk to rock in general, if it matters, is social media. Used to be kids got together to jam partly out of boredom and something to do. Most of those bands didn't make it, but some were very good. No reason to get together that way anymore.
 
2021-05-12 8:27:11 AM  

MoriartyLives: Good stuff.  I do like the new one a lot.  Born for One Thing has a terrific rhythm and structure and sets a good tone for the rest.  I've only been on that bandwagon since Magma came out, but yeah.  They're really good.  Finally something French to enjoy that isn't wine.

//in addition to, not instead of.


Hey don't forget about this classic from France:

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2021-05-12 8:39:04 AM  

Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.


They're worth checking out.  L'enfant Sauvage and Way of All Flesh are good..  Sternum-rattling live band.
The Axe
Youtube sSW0wnn7vyY

/Just because rock is unlikely to advance much further doesn't mean there aren't bands doing things with what we've got.
 
2021-05-12 8:41:04 AM  

Biledriver: Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.

They're worth checking out.  L'enfant Sauvage and Way of All Flesh are good..  Sternum-rattling live band.[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/sSW0wnn7​vyY]
/Just because rock is unlikely to advance much further doesn't mean there aren't bands doing things with what we've got.


I'm now at home giving their new album a once-through.
 
2021-05-12 8:59:01 AM  

buttercat: next Beatles, Zep, Stones, Who, Ramones, Van Halen, Dead, Frampton, Boston, Cars, etc.


I think all those nexts are on buttedcat's list
 
2021-05-12 9:02:53 AM  

Marcos P: Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.

Way of all flesh is my favorite by them

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/h4h7f4Fp​PQw]


I really loved Way of All Flesh, but have liked each successive album from them less and less.  Can't even really put my finger on why...they just get less interesting each time for me.  Which is apparently the exact opposite reaction everyone else seems to have.

Haven't spun the new one yet, it's on my list to check out at some point.
 
2021-05-12 9:23:17 AM  

Biledriver: Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.

They're worth checking out.  L'enfant Sauvage and Way of All Flesh are good..  Sternum-rattling live band.[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/sSW0wnn7​vyY]
/Just because rock is unlikely to advance much further doesn't mean there aren't bands doing things with what we've got.


I watched a video recently about the rise of "trap metal" which sounded like rap beats & grindcore vocals.  it showed footage of piles of young people in the exact settings that I was in from 2000-2010, except replace metalcore, hardcore & classic thrash bands, it was this new shiat that i not only don't like, but don't understand.

my best friend is 50, we have been going to metal shows for 20 years and he is all in on Jinjer & code orange.  Code orange i like, jinjier I like looking at the lead singer.  but neither do it for me like my personal "era".

Everyone has their time in their chosen music scenes, and eventually it all moves on.  thats just the way it is! I still love all those bands that I got into back then.  but i definitely recognize that whatever "new" is going on in music scenes now is far past what I am into, and thats fine.  I wish i was like rick beato, 60 years old & still finding things to enjoy in new music, but I just ain't wired that way.
 
2021-05-12 9:36:49 AM  

Marcos P: Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.

Way of all flesh is my favorite by them

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That was unlistenable.

/ Not quite as old as Little Steven Van Zandt but working on it
// Get off my lawn
 
2021-05-12 10:28:00 AM  
I've never heard anything by Gojira that impressed me too much, im not surprised the music listening public has embraced them.

I'm only into underground DIY post-metal genres like dungeon synth and black ambient noise these days
 
2021-05-12 10:46:48 AM  
The Blue Oyster Cult may approve:

Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
Youtube TvQWBXJOgAI
 
2021-05-12 10:54:45 AM  
I want to steal the aesthetic of this video. I also love this song:
Gojira - Another World [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Youtube iqrMFNMgVS0
 
2021-05-12 11:56:15 AM  
i checked them out at one point, downloaded a few albums
but decided they weren't a keeper for me as a band.

are they heavy?  sure
are they innovate and passionate?  meh

compared to discovering heavy band Isis,

discovering Gorjira was a relative disappointment
 
2021-05-12 12:02:22 PM  
I'm just finding out out them right now, but so far am unimpressed.

Hearing some good guitar and drum work, but the lead singer isn't really singing so much as yelling.
 
2021-05-12 12:13:09 PM  
I've seen them a couple times, but I'm not a big fan of Gojira. I have been listening to new music on the daily for all of 2021 though. It's been a great year. It's an onslaught of new metal albums from all over, but there's lots of good shiat from France and Poland. They're killing it lately.
 
2021-05-12 12:36:09 PM  
If you have the chance to see Gojira live, do it.
 
2021-05-12 12:48:20 PM  

Biledriver: Alphax: I've heard of the band from time to time.. perhaps I should give them a try.

They're worth checking out.  L'enfant Sauvage and Way of All Flesh are good..  Sternum-rattling live band.[YouTube video: The Axe]
/Just because rock is unlikely to advance much further doesn't mean there aren't bands doing things with what we've got.


Rock can't advance any further because of purists. That means any time someone tries to innovate it becomes it's own genre.

See Prog, Indie, Punk, and Alt rock as well as all the fragmentation of Metal.

Sure all those fragments may be relevant distinctions, but they are distinctions we used to attribute to the artists not to whole genres. That's how Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Jimmy Hendrix are all classified as Rock N Roll despite their styles being nothing alike.

Hell, the Beatles where they broke up are nothing like the Beatles when they started, but a modern band can't do that because being known for being X means you can never do Y. If you try to grow and do new things some very stupid people freak out.

Classification in art leads to stagnation in the classified subjects because anything that could stretch the subject in new directions forces it out of the classification with shrieks of "THAT'S NOT (insert genre)!"
 
2021-05-12 1:18:21 PM  

Boudyro: Hell, the Beatles where they broke up are nothing like the Beatles when they started, but a modern band can't do that because being known for being X means you can never do Y. If you try to grow and do new things some very stupid people freak out.


The music labels may encourage the lack of change.  Starkill was melodic death metal, but after they broke from their label, they felt more free to experiment a bit.
 
2021-05-12 1:24:04 PM  
Mammals can't evolve any further because of Darwin. That means any time someone tries to innovate it becomes it's own genre.

See family †Prolagidae, family Indriidae, family Mephitidae, and family Petromuridae as well as all the fragmentation of Apes.

/welcome back to Earth, Zeno of Elea
 
2021-05-12 4:29:50 PM  
Worldwide, rock is doing just fine thank you very much.  You just need to open your mind a wee bit and search other countries and languages.
 
2021-05-12 4:33:29 PM  

IDisME: Worldwide, rock is doing just fine thank you very much.  You just need to open your mind a wee bit and search other countries and languages.


You can find a lot of barbershop quartets out there, too.  It doesn't mean it's a thriving genre.
 
2021-05-12 4:39:15 PM  

Xythero: IDisME: Worldwide, rock is doing just fine thank you very much.  You just need to open your mind a wee bit and search other countries and languages.

You can find a lot of barbershop quartets out there, too.  It doesn't mean it's a thriving genre.


So you've looked?
 
2021-05-12 5:22:47 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Pextor: [Fark user image image 301x167]

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An obviously fake image.

/she plays a double neck Gibson - do your homework
 
2021-05-12 10:28:42 PM  
Another dime.
 
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