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Topic: Help us figure out what genre we are

 
Moist Guitars   Offline  -  Member  -  11-03-07 01:41 AM  -  13 years ago
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Alright we have a problem. When sending out press releases and promo packages everybody says you must include your type of music and who you sound like. The "experts" say don't say your totally unique and that everybody sounds like somebody. Our problem is we just cant figure out who we sound like or what kind of music we play. Any help would be appreciated.
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pdx-dj1   Offline  -  Participant  -  11-05-07 03:42 AM  -  13 years ago
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I like it! Along those lines, the milk campaign slogan "got milk?" inspired me to get a tee printed for my aquarium society meetings that says "got fish?"

Howzabout "got mad music?"

--- Haul-E-Weird
Hmmm... This begs a launching of a campaign blitz similar to that of the one in Born Again circles of a few years back, only the acronym for ours would be "WWWAD" (yep, "What Would Weird Al Do?")

Haul-E-Weird   Offline  -  Artist  -  11-04-07 04:07 PM  -  13 years ago
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Or you can try a variation what I've been doing and that is say if so-and-so met so-and-so one night in a dark alley and had a love child.

So, mine is "If Jim Morrison and Elvira had a love child with a French accent."

Dunno, as I said it's a challenge when you have to blaze your own trail. The pioneers get the arrows in their backs, and the non-originators get the big bucks.
Haul-E-Weird   Offline  -  Artist  -  11-04-07 04:03 PM  -  13 years ago
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Hmmm... This begs a launching of a campaign blitz similar to that of the one in Born Again circles of a few years back, only the acronym for ours would be "WWWAD" (yep, "What Would Weird Al Do?")

But seriously, ahem, the International Songwriting Competition has just finally initiated a "Novelty/Comedy" division and of course Al is one of the judges.

So perhaps call what you do "Novelty Metal". (I dunno, it sounds sort of lame, but until there is some sort of industry wide consensus on this issue, we're going to have to stumble along and blaze our own trails...)
Bob Guest   Offline  -  Artist  -  11-03-07 02:27 PM  -  13 years ago
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If you guys ever come to the Toronto area, I want to know.... I'll get front row seats.

You guys are definitely Rock.... I agree with Jmanforever. Booking agents and club owners don't have a sense of humour. If you bill yourself as rock/metal and send them to your website but they decide "no", it's their loss.
jmanforever   Offline  -  Member  -  11-03-07 01:22 PM  -  13 years ago
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If you are trying to book gigs in comedy clubs, then you should bill yourselves as "Comedy Metal"... however, the word "Comedy" scares off most booking agents & club owners.

If you are trying to book gigs in "regular" clubs, then you should bill yourselves as Rock/Metal with often humorous original lyrics.

Be funny, but make money!
aduerksen3   Offline  -  Member  -  11-03-07 12:50 PM  -  13 years ago
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I agree with Jmanforever. Definitely Rock and if you need a sub genre Metal.
jmanforever   Offline  -  Member  -  11-03-07 12:01 PM  -  13 years ago
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"Dance Till My Pants Fall Down" & "The Crunch" both remind me of something you might hear from Judas Priest.


"Eyes So Far Away" sounds like The Moody Blues meets Pink Floyd.

"Free" reminds me of Pink Floyd and Linkin Park, with just a touch of Queensryche.


Very interesting stuff. I would pile it all under the generic category of "ROCK". If I had to be more specific, then "Metal".

J, Man? Forever!




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