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Musical prejudice

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    I can understand someone would get turned away by it. It looks like some totally cheesy power metal album but it's actually really awesome. Particularly the guitar stuff by Criss Olivia!
     
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  2. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Call it prejudice.
     
  3. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Hehe yeah. I think Savatage has hit a lot of prejudice in their time to be honest, unfortunately! :D
     
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Never heard anything by them. Either way, that cover is fucking ridiculous.
     
  5. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    To be honest, aren't most metal covers? :D No wonder non metal-listening people have prejudice towards metal...the covers are always over the top ridiculous.
     
  6. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Yip, most Metal covers are total crap.
     
  7. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    But that used to be the selling point back in the pre internet days didn't it. The more outrageous cover you had on the album the better and the more metal the music was, surely :D
     
  8. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Selling to who?! 14 year old boys?
     
  9. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    You can be outrageous and still have a good album cover though. Maiden has by far the best album covers in metal and I'm sure that was a pretty good marketing tactic for them back in the day. Killers and 666 have pretty "out there" covers, striking, but still great.
     
  10. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    I'm sure a lot of 14 year old boys bought Killers because it looked "fucking cool" back in 1981 :D
     
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  11. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Yes and not just Maiden. to sell Metal records back in the day one of the tactics was to have a bigger, better, more bad-ass cover than the next band. You wanted people to pick up your album and not the next bands....If you could throw some cool over the top cover art on your album that was part of selling copies.
     
  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    The interesting thing is the resistance/backlash to that which is so common in metal nowadays which is all about vagueness and bland images and lettering meant to look artistic and deep.
     
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Nope.
     
  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I avoid one man projects 'cause they are usually black metal and have shit production.
     
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    What about the first Foo Fighters album?
     
  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    That was only for one album though. What I'm saying is, if I see a recommendation for a one man project (and it's not someone well-known), I'm not likely to check it out.
     
  17. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    You love Buckethead though, so this makes no sense...

    Also, is this you bumping one of your own threads again NP? :p
     
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Yeah... sure...
     
  19. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    He's probably well-known.
     
  20. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Probably well known; what's that then?
     

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