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Old 07-19-2016, 08:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm not their biggest fan but I like them.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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When I think of what influences all the 90's music I like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFp7W3PoNPI

The soft barely audible vocals behind insanely huge ear piercing yet pretty guitars
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I think I'm gonna go with Coil because they opened up a whole new world for industrial music.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My actual answer to this question is: depends on which bands you're talking about because like every other decade the musical landscape of the 90's was diverse once you step outside what was being pushed by TV and radio
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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There was this Welsh band called Young Marble Giants in the late 1970s who Cobain claimed he was a fan of. They have a unique sound, different to any other British band that I can think of from that era. It basically consists of quietly played guitar/bass and a keyboard, with female vocals.

For some reason, most English and Scottish bands from the 1980s had a common sound - jangly guitars, drums with a small amount of reverb, either northern or cockney vocals (excluding the Scottish bands) etc, but then a lot of Welsh and Irish groups of this era sounded different. Young Marble Giants (Welsh) had their own sound, while U2 (Irish) sound a little like a prototype Coldplay, and My Bloody Valentine (also Irish) seem to have more in common with Dinosaur Jr (USA) than their English counterparts Ride and Catherine Wheel. Were there any English bands of the 1980s that you would say meet all of the below criteria:
*Regularly used either distorted or acoustic guitar
*Did not use noticeable reverb on drums
*Did not sing in an overtly English accent (Northern/Cockney)
*Did not use a fretless bass

So I mean bands which had a sound similar to Dinosaur Jr, MBV, Husker Du, or even Mission of Burma and Young Marble Giants. Odd songs by The Wonder Stuff (1988/9) are heading that way, as are some Levellers demos (1989). Otherwise I haven't found anything.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My actual answer to this question is: depends on which bands you're talking about because like every other decade the musical landscape of the 90's was diverse once you step outside what was being pushed by TV and radio
You see, this is why we can't do an alternative big 4, just pick one dude and keep in mind he said it has to be an 80's band.
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because "alternative" isn't a genre it's a lack of genre unless you're referring to the MTV marketed meaning of the word which is like classic rock revival with punk influences
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There was this Welsh band called Young Marble Giants in the late 1970s who Cobain claimed he was a fan of. They have a unique sound, different to any other British band that I can think of from that era. It basically consists of quietly played guitar/bass and a keyboard, with female vocals.

For some reason, most English and Scottish bands from the 1980s had a common sound - jangly guitars, drums with a small amount of reverb, either northern or cockney vocals (excluding the Scottish bands) etc, but then a lot of Welsh and Irish groups of this era sounded different. Young Marble Giants (Welsh) had their own sound, while U2 (Irish) sound a little like a prototype Coldplay, and My Bloody Valentine (also Irish) seem to have more in common with Dinosaur Jr (USA) than their English counterparts Ride and Catherine Wheel. Were there any English bands of the 1980s that you would say meet all of the below criteria:
*Regularly used either distorted or acoustic guitar
*Did not use noticeable reverb on drums
*Did not sing in an overtly English accent (Northern/Cockney)
*Did not use a fretless bass

So I mean bands which had a sound similar to Dinosaur Jr, MBV, Husker Du, or even Mission of Burma and Young Marble Giants. Odd songs by The Wonder Stuff (1988/9) are heading that way, as are some Levellers demos (1989). Otherwise I haven't found anything.
Uh yeah there's plenty of hair metal coming from 80's UK

Then you list bands that don't even really sound alike to me so idk what to make of your question
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
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How bout alternative rock, is that better? I'm not saying your definition is wrong but it's not that hard to recognize when a band plays alternative rock. You should know I'm not one to get picky about genres I mostly use them just as a simple reference.
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Is there a difference between alternative rock and indie rock? Not by the actual definition, but by the way people use them?
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