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Old 10-17-2008, 02:12 PM   #1321 (permalink)
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Urban, did you know Bohemian Rhapsody was the first ever music video made to promote a band? this is why nobody can put down Queen
Only it wasn't
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:19 PM   #1322 (permalink)
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Alright it wasn't the first every attempt... but it was a starting point to help boost sales for the hit single a band releases.

from Wiki... "Though some artists, including Queen themselves (for example, "Killer Queen" and "Liar" already had "pop promos", as they were known at the time), had made video clips to accompany songs, it wasn't until after the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that it became regular practice for record companies to produce promo videos for artists' single releases."

there... this band is untouchable, they wrote classics!!! made HISTORY!!!!

alright... I'll let you get back to business, 2 more to go!!!!
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #1323 (permalink)
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I have verizon fios, so I search the dvr for a band I want to see a documentary on and see if it is on a schedule...if it is then I record it. All the music stations are FAR too boring me, even the ones that claim to play 'Alternative' and it is really just crap.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:54 PM   #1324 (permalink)
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*plays Dead Kennedys - MTV Get off the Air*
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #1325 (permalink)
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3 : Music Television

I should point out that MTV are just the tip of the iceberg here.

Back in the mid - late 80s and with satellite and cable TV still in it's infancy in the UK which was only really available to either tech geeks , rich people or people with a big enough garden to fit a 10 foot satellite dish, the thought of a television station that played music for 24 hours was just mindblowing. Especially for someone like me who had grown up with only 3/4 terrestrial channels.

A friend of mine at school named Paul who was into the same sort of music as me had a Dad who was a bit of a tech geek and actually owned a satellite dish , and every few months he'd give me a video of stuff he'd recorded from it. It was great , in depth interviews with my favourite bands , music videos by bands I liked who I didn't even know made music videos , the occasional recorded gig , special programs recorded at festivals. I thought it was the dogs bollocks and was really envious that he had access to all that stuff.

A few years later and when Rupert Murdoch & Alan Sugar made satellite TV accessible & affordable to plebs like me I was really excited about getting this stuff for myself. So when I finally wrestled the TV remote from the rest of the family I put on MTV , sat back on the sofa , took it all in and came to a sudden realisation....

This is shit

It should have been a clue that the 3 hour tapes of stuff Paul gave me was recorded over several months. Aside from the occasional show , usually tucked away in the small hours of the morning MTV was absolute crap. Every program seemed to follow the same pattern.....

shitty grunge video
Adverts
shitty 'Alternative' video
Adverts
shitty R&B video
Inane drivel from some presenter
Adverts
More inane drivel from some presenter
Another shitty R&B video
Adverts
shitty dance video
Adverts
shitty hip hop video
Adverts
Even more inane drivel from some presenter.

So I stopped watching.

That was about 16/17 years ago , now things are even worse.
MTV doesn't really count anymore because they're too obsessed making shitty reality shows , and thats about it really. But that's OK because there are fucking hundreds of other shit TV stations to replace it.
It seems now whenever i scroll my remote through the 500 music channels that are there I get this...

5 stations showing the same 10 shitty Hip Hop tunes
5 stations showing the same 10 shitty R&B tunes
5 stations showing the same 10 shitty Nu Metal tunes
5 stations showing the same 10 shitty 80s stadium rock tunes
5 stations showing the same 10 shitty Dance tunes
5 stations showing the same 10 shitty songs that people can call in and vote for.

In fact i have noticed that there seems to be a music station for everybody but one important demographic has been missed out , I don't quite know how this one was overlooked because to me it seems pretty obvious and the lack of it seems to baffle me.....

I know it's a long shot but how about a music station dedicated to PEOPLE WHO LIKE MUSIC.

You know , like a 24 hour station where you can have artist profiles , live gigs , exclusive interviews , documentaries , biographies. Not only populated by big rich & famous stars but by bands who actually made a difference or had something to say. A station for open minded people where you can find any genre you like. A music station where you can actually learn something instead of watching a stream of women shaking their asses in the camera over some monotonous beat for 10 videos in a row.

It'll never ever happen. In the last year I have only watched 3 things to do with music on TV. A Hawkwind documentary , A David Bowie biography and a Thin Lizzy concert from 1978.

None of these were on a specialist music channel.

Says it all really.
Rockworld TV has alot of videos of less maninstream metal/hardcore/punk bands playing live and lots of interviews with bands you wouldn't see on MTV etc.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:27 PM   #1326 (permalink)
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Hate it to, and what's worse is the people that watch it.

I have a few friends whose tastes are entirely from Much Music and MTV.

It looks something like this:

Paramore
T-Pain
Akon
Shaggy
Hedley
Maroon 5
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:31 PM   #1327 (permalink)
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I liked Paramore before they were cool!
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:54 PM   #1328 (permalink)
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Maroon 5
Grrrr...

If he didn't sing so pretentiously and he didn't use a pitch that was higher than a little girl I might like him.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:46 PM   #1329 (permalink)
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2 : The Music Industry

Taking the fun out of music since time began.

Ever since man first picked up an instrument there's been someone around trying to profit from it.

I could go off on a long rant about this but what would be the point? You all know what a bunch of self serving , manipulative , greedy , tasteless bunch of fucks with no morals these people are , exploiting everything you love for the sake of getting a few more dollars out of your pocket.

Let's face it , I bet you've all got your own hatred just building up inside you just from reading the title of this entry along.

So just this time i'll open this up to the forum and let you express just what you hate about these parasites.And when you've posted a few i'll let you know what No 1 is ........
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:54 PM   #1330 (permalink)
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Did Billy corgan have hair during the Melancholy era.
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