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Old 08-08-2007, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you feel about these statements in relation to heavy metal and hard rock?

In Vancouver, during a 30 minute Beatles performance, 100 people were stomped upon, gouged and assaulted. (Satan’s Music Exposed, L. Hart)

In Melbourne, nearly 1000 were injured at a rock concert. (Satan’s Music Exposed, L. Hart) “Our music is capable of causing emotional instability, disorganized behavior, rebellion and even revolution.” (Beatles, 1960)

Here is what a person who attended a rock concert said, “After an hour or so, even I felt drugged. But 20,000 people, most of them high on marijuana, if nothing stronger, were rocking the whole building, swaying, standing on their seats, arms around each other…the crowd seemed hypnotized in thrall. It was part of a mass frenzy.” (Readers Digest, July 1973, pg 173)

A popular rock singer said this about their music. “Rock’n roll has always been sexual. Rock’n roll has always been violent. It has teeth. It will scratch your face off. That’s why I like it…..if you like having your brains blown out and pushed up against a wall, then its for you.” (Entertainment Tonight, January 9, 1982)

In Rock From the Beginning, a 1969 book by Nik Cohn, Mick Jagger, lead singer for the Rolling Stones, described the heavy emphasis on rhythm in his group’s music, saying, “It was nothing but beat, smashed and crunched and hammered like some amazing stampede. The words were lost and the song was lost. You were only left with the chaos, beautiful anarchy. You drowned in noise. The sound destroyed you, raped you regardless, and you had no defense left.”
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the Beatles and the Rolling Stones heavy metal lol.

Anyway, rock music still doesn't have shit on the holocaust, crusades, or the KKK.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In Vancouver, during a 30 minute Beatles performance, 100 people were stomped upon, gouged and assaulted. (Satan’s Music Exposed, L. Hart)
Link a source or I call bull****.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A popular rock singer said this about their music. “Rock’n roll has always been sexual. Rock’n roll has always been violent. It has teeth. It will scratch your face off. That’s why I like it…..if you like having your brains blown out and pushed up against a wall, then its for you.” (Entertainment Tonight, January 9, 1982)
I'd also like to know who said this, all I could find on it was it was said by a member of a group that has been called "America’s foremost sex-and-violence band", I couldn't find out who they were though. Which says alot
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Can't provide a link because it was from a book. But the point of the post was not to question the sources, it was to generate discussion on whether or not you believe this to be true.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Violent people cause violence and people are naturally violent, given the right circumstances.

Fuck all to do with heavy metal.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If this is true then why are the most violent people i've ever met chavs who listen to drum & bass?
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Heavy Metal doesn't cause violence. It causes suicide. RAP causes violence.



It's just as bland a statement as the whole "Video Games being the cause of violence" argument. People have free will. These things may influence them in some way, but in the end, they make the choice to do what right or wrong.

So instead of dealing with the "reasons" for violence, deal with the people that commit it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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this relates to a quote from high fidelity in a way "did i listen to pop music because i was miserable, or was i miserable because i listened to pop music". what came first the chicken or the egg? is it the people who find that music appealing that are the problem, or the music turns people into violent people.

anyways from what your post said it has nothing to do with hard rock. moreso you wanted to talk about people getting hurt at concerts. you should have mentioned when pearl jam performed at that festival in the 90s and a couple people were killed from the crowd being out of control/mobbing. when i saw rage at coachella i was with my girlfriend so i couldn't get to close (didn't want her to get hurt) but we saw some people come from the way up front that where completely ****ed up, blood was covering their faces and backs... kind of disturbing honestly.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This is an awesome video of Frank Zappas guest appearance on Crossfire in 86, debating music censorship. I think it's relevant. Enjoy.

Youtube - Frank Zappa on Crossfire

EDIT: Take note of the conservative douchebag blaming rock music for incest.
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