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Old 05-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #31
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all men = not a gimmick

all women = gimmick

got it, carry on

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #32
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all men = not a gimmick

all women = gimmick

got it, carry on
wow either you seriously lack reading comprehension or you're trolling.

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #33
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you don't really get it, but suffice to say that you don't notice when men write songs about men or from an exclusively male perspective because it's "normal" to you and when women write songs about other women you think it's a "gimmick"

i mean, i'd get down to brass tacks here but i'm pretty sure i'd be wasting my breath

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #34
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you don't really get it, but suffice to say that you don't notice when men write songs about men or from an exclusively male perspective because it's "normal" to you and when women write songs about other women you think it's a "gimmick"

i mean, i'd get down to brass tacks here but i'm pretty sure i'd be wasting my breath
Except that that's not at all what I'm saying, women writing songs from the perspective of being a woman isn't at all gimmicky, turning gender into a rallying cry and basing your image and output almost solely on being women, instead of personal experiences or deeper thought, is pretty much the definition of having a gimmick.

song about being a woman by a woman that is not in any way a gimmick:


 
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #35
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Silence Yourself is ok in parts. Shut Up is quite good. Her voice starts to grate after a while though. Too many songs with over-emphatic singing.

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:26 PM   #36
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Show me a band that base their entire image on the fact that they are men and tie themselves to a rallying cry about being men
Almost every band ever.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:12 AM   #37
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Almost every band ever.
Name some, and what their male centric slogans are, not saying they don't exist but I certainly can't think of any.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #38
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you heard it here first: rock and roll has never had anything to do with masculinity

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #39
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you heard it here first: rock and roll has never had anything to do with masculinity
Way to do the word twist my friend.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:35 AM   #40
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resident music board shitposters really came out of the woodwork for this thread

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:12 AM   #41
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Way to do the word twist my friend.
no that's pretty much what you said

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 AM   #42
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especially referencing tori amos she is a major feminist artist i mean srsly hello mcfly

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:09 AM   #43
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What makes this band better than a band like Editors? I mean I don't understand that Editors get no love on this board but Savages do. Savages aren't the saviors of post punk. They are at times just as derivative as Editors were.

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:21 AM   #44
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i just really like the fucking record okay i'm not anointing them as christ ascendant

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:58 AM   #45
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lol trots finally gives ground at the sight of a catherine wheel post

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:21 AM   #46
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no that's pretty much what you said
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especially referencing tori amos she is a major feminist artist i mean srsly hello mcfly

But I'm not pointing to feminism or being a woman expressing yourself as a gimmick, I've made that clear from the very start. I'm pointing to a sloganistic, simplified image that focuses purely on one aspect and just happens to be in the guise of feminism in this case - but would apply equally to any band with an image focused on a political or social movement.

If I started a band of organic gardeners called the no-tills and put pictures of organic produce on all our merch while going around repeating some slogan like "save the scene grow it green" it would be a gimmick just like Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, and L7's images are a gimmick-because putting feminist slogans on everything and focusing almost solely on feminism when it comes to the image they put forth is just advertising that narrowly defines them in the public eye in an attempt to stand out to possible fans.

Just like Gangster Rap, straight-edge, or Nazi punk bands are gimmicks, being a feminist band is a gimmick, not because they're feminist but because they define themselves ONLY as such.

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Old 05-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #47
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putting feminist slogans on everything and focusing almost solely on feminism when it comes to the image they put forth is just advertising that narrowly defines them in the public eye in an attempt to stand out to possible fans.
Or you know, maybe they actually believe and heavily advocate feminism and it has nothing to do with advertising or image.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #48
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Or you know, maybe they actually believe and heavily advocate feminism and it has nothing to do with advertising or image.
no this cant be it it must be a ruse

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #49
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sleater-kinney, a band that's not exactly famous on an indie label called Kill Rock Stars is interested in advertising, image, and money.

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #50
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carrie b is on tv though so i'm sure that'll disprove my point

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #51
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lol trots finally gives ground at the sight of a catherine wheel post
i guess you missed post #15

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i don't care if you like savages or not, and i definitely don't care why. i like them, they tickle my earballs, the end.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:48 AM   #52
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The Savages album is growing on me. The vocalist is quite amazing at times. And the bassist really stands out too. It's not quite Interpol level of amazing but it is above average.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #53
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yes, well who could possibly hope to even come close to approximating the divine status of interpol

we are only mere mortals

 
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #54
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sleater-kinney, = not a gimmick

the supremes = not a gimmick

Bananarama= not a gimmick

Bikini Kill= not a gimmick

the breeders = not a gimmick

Joan Jett= not a gimmick
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four non blondes = gimmick

savages = GIMMICK

 
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