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    Post by Syncopated Pandemonium on Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:41 pm

    So. It's about time we get an extensive band thread for those devoted fans out there. Just post:
    1: Your favourite band and why.
    2: Your favourite song and why.
    3: Your favourite album and why.
    4: Your favourite set of lyrics from that band, and explain them.


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    So for ME, it would be:

    1: Dream Theater. Everyone in the band is just TOO good at the instruments they play. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, and every song is well thought out beyond belief. They reference the golden ratio (5:8) in almost everything they do, which makes you think, and it adds symbolism.

    2: My current favourite Dream Theater song is Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. I love long songs, and 42:02 is of decent length. The song is just amazingly well thought out, with different themes for each of the eight parts, and a recurring main theme.

    3: My current favourite Dream Theater album is Octavarium. There are eight songs on the album, each averaging about ten to fifteen minutes in length. Each song goes up one key. So the first song, The Root of all Evil is in the key of F, the next song is in the key of G, and so on, until it reaches the last song, which is the octave.

    4: My favourite Dream Theater lyrics are:
    (root)
    Our deadly sins feel his mortal wrath
    Remove all obstacles from our path.
    (Second)
    Asking questions, search for clues,
    The answer's been right in front of you.
    (Third)
    Try to break free, long to connect,
    Fall on deaf ears, and failed, muted breath.
    (Fourth)
    Loyalty, Trust, Faith, and Desire,
    Carries Love through each darkest fire.
    (Fifth)
    Tortured insanity, a smothering Hell,
    Try to escapr, but to no avail.
    (Sixth)
    The calls of admirers who claim they adore,
    Drain all your lifeblood while begging for more.
    (Seventh)
    Innocant victims of merciless crimes
    Fall prey to some madman's impulsive designs
    (Octave)
    Step by step we try controlling our fate.
    When we finally start living, it's become too late.

    These lyrics are from Octavarium (the song) from Octavarium (the album). Each section references one of the eight songs in the album. So the "(root) Our mortal sins..." section references The Root of all Evil, the first song on the album. The second part references the second song, and so on. In addition, each section of the lyrics are written in the same key as the corresponding song. Quite grand indeed!

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    I appolagise for the lengthy post, but if you're as devoted to YOUR favourite bands as I am to Dream Theater, you'll have lengthy posts as well! Now post away!
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    Post by G.K.S. on Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:47 pm

    I don't have a favorite band, but I do like music.

    If you ask me what type of music I like, I would say Hip Hop.

    Smack That is a personal favorite for me.

    Spoiler:
    "Smack That"
    (feat. Eminem)

    [Akon:]
    Shady
    Convict
    Upfront
    Akon
    Slim Shady

    I see the one, because she be that lady! Hey!
    I feel you creeping, I can see it from my shadow
    Why don't you jump in my Lamborghini Gallardo
    Maybe go to my place and just kick it like TaeBo
    And possibly bend you over look back and watch me

    [Chorus (2X):]
    Smack that all on the floor
    Smack that give me some more
    Smack that 'till you get sore
    Smack that oh-oh!

    Upfront style ready to attack now
    Pull in the parking lot slow with the lac down
    Convicts got the whole thing packed now
    Step in the club now and wardrobe intact now!
    I feel it down and cracked now (ooh)
    I see it dull and backed now
    I'm gonna call her, than I pull the mack down
    Money no problem, pocket full of that now!

    I feel you creeping, I can see it from my shadow
    Why don't you jump in my Lamborghini Gallardo
    Maybe go to my place and just kick it like TaeBo
    And possibly bend you over look back and watch me

    [Chorus (2x)]

    [Eminem:]

    Ooh...Looks like another club banger
    They better hang on when they throw this thing on
    Get a little drink on
    They gonna flip for this Akon shit
    You can bank on it!
    Pedicure, manicure kitty-cat claws
    The way she climbs up and down them poles
    Looking like one of them putty-cat dolls
    Trying to hold my woodie back through my draws
    Steps upstage didn't think I saw
    Creeps up behind me and she's like "You're!"
    I'm like ya I know lets cut to the chase
    No time to waste back to my place
    Plus from the club to the crib it's like a mile away
    Or more like a palace, shall I say
    Plus I got pal if your gal is game
    In fact he is the one singing the song that's playing
    "Akon!"

    [Akon:]
    I feel you creeping, I can see it from my shadow
    Why don't you jump in my Lamborghini Gallardo
    Maybe go to my place and just kick it like TaeBo
    And possibly bend you over look back and watch me

    [Chorus]

    Eminem is rollin', d and em rollin' bo
    And all marvelous them rolling
    Women just holding big booty rolling'
    Soon I'll be on Eminem throwing "D!"
    Hitting no less than "Three!"
    Block wheel style like "Whee!"
    Girl I can tell you want me because lately

    I feel you creeping, I can see it from my shadow
    Why don't you jump in my Lamborghini Gallardo
    Maybe go to my place and just kick it like TaeBo
    And possibly bend you over look back and watch me

    [Chorus]


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    Post by Syncopated Pandemonium on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:17 am

    1: Alice Cooper. He does a lot of concept albums, which I love. He is very progressive, and not afraid to do ANYTHING, such as behead himself on stage. (true story actually)

    2: The Awakening is currently my favourite Alice Cooper song. It's on a concept album entitled Welcome to my Nightmare, about a guy named Steven, of course. He meets up with ol' Satan and goes completely insane. In this previous song, he ends up killing his wife, thinking he is still in his nightmare. In The Awakening, he finds himself in an easy chair in the basement, wondering how he got there. He finds "a trail of crimson spots that lead into the night". He follows them, and realizes it's blood, which is dripping from his hands. It's at this point good ol' Steven realizes that he was actually never asleep. Musically, it's rather complex. The song remains somewhat calm until he realises that he killed his wife, at which point, the song reflects his insanity.

    3: My favourite Alice Cooper album is Hey Stoopid. It's yet another Steven concept album, dealing with Steven's first love, as a prequil to Welcome to my Nightmare. Sadly, I can relate to Steven in this album.

    4: The following lyrics are the ending of the song Cleansed by Fire on the album The Last Temptation. (yet ANOTHER Steven concept album)
    Spoiler:
    What about dark?
    What about light?
    What about wrong?
    What about right?
    What about death?
    What about sin?
    What about the web you're trying to spin?
    What about truth?
    What about life?
    What about glory?
    What about Christ?
    What about peace?
    What about love?
    What about faith in God above?
    What about war?
    What about hell?
    What if I stumble?
    What if I fell?
    What about blood?
    What about greed?
    And all of these things you're offering me?
    Yeah, what about me, little me.
    You lose and I win,
    You couldn't suck me in.
    It's over, you have no power.
    You're lost,
    And I'm found.
    And I'm Heaven bound.
    Go back to where you belong,
    To where you fell,
    Go to hell.

    This album takes place between Hey Stoopid and Welcome to my Nightmare. Steven is just a quiet, religious kid. He basically gets tricked into selling his soul, and the album is about the turbulence in his head as he falls into insanity! It's great fun indeed. These lyrics are when he finally figures out that he has sold his soul to satan, and is attempting to cast him to hell.


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    Post by rockerdave91 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:51 am

    1: My favourite band would be Iron Maiden. They are amazing, their songs sound so cool. Everyone in the band is extremely talented. I saw them in concert once and they put on the best show I have ever seen, and I've been to a lot of concerts. Their songs tell epic stories that have a deep meaning or even a moral to them.

    2: My favourite Iron Maiden song would be Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The song is amazing the guitar riffs sound epic which is perfect because the tale that the song tells is one of the most epic tales of our time. The song also has a creepy cool sounding part in the middle which is just amazing.

    3: My favourite Iron Maiden album would probably be powerslave. Amazing guitar solo's throughout the album. Every song kicks ass.

    4: My favourite Iron Maiden lyrics would be:

    Feel the sweat break on my brow
    Is it me or is it shadows that are
    Dancing on the walls
    Is this a dream or is it now
    Is this a vision or normality I see
    Before my eyes

    I wonder why I wonder how
    That it seems the powers getting stronger
    Every day
    I feel a strength an inner fire
    But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore

    There's a time to live and a time to die
    When it's time to meet the maker
    There's a time to live but isn't it strange
    That as soon as you're born you're dying

    Just by looking through your eyes
    He could see the future penetrating right
    In through your mind
    See the truth and see your lies
    But for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise

    There's a time to live and a time to die
    When it's time to meet the maker
    There's a time to live but isn't it strange
    That as soon as you're born you're dying...
    ... and reborn again?


    It's hard to say what my favourite iron maiden lyrics are because I pretty much like all of their lyrics but the lyrics to "The Clairvoyant are definately amoung my favorites because it's a well thought out and interesting song about death and the afterlife which greatly intrigues me.
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    Post by G.K.S. on Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:12 am

    I should listen to some of this,they seem pretty good.


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    Post by Syncopated Pandemonium on Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:06 pm

    Hmm... is there any way of attaching files? Perhaps at the end of people's posts, they can attach their favourite songs so other people can listen to them if they so please.


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    Post by Gamer2020 on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:12 am

    well the only way so far i think is to embed them.
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    Post by G.K.S. on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:41 am

    Attach files? I think right now you have to upload it and then place the link.


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