Discussion in 'Serious Chat' started by Jesse, Feb 21, 2008.
I think it's kind of an ignorant term...
emo is just a trend that hit the mainstream & like the offspring of "mainstream counterculture" (for lack of a better phrase) it will rise, fall, & branch off into a zillion more meaningless trends--which the mainstream will of course steal, calculate & market to the next egofreak generation...
I think it's kind of a stupid term. I've seen millions of people use it though.
i resent the term -- i mean, can anyone explain to themselves and others what it actually means?
BTW, we should start a thread on grammar and discuss that.
I agree... I think its misunderstood...
i think its good because it helps desribe a genre of music.
as for labelling people, if people dont want to be called emo then they shouldnt dress emo.
Tell me, what is dressing emo? Having a certain type of hairstyle? Wearing black cloths? Having piercings? There is no such thing as dressing emo, and people shouldn't be stereotyped according to what they wear. I don't believe you can dress emo, since it's a genre that means emotive hardcore
As much as I hate saying this, just like with punk and goth rock, a subculture has developed based on the fashions that emotive hardcore artists wear. However, most of the fashion comes from alternative bands mislabeled as emo.
Real emo bands:
Nation of Ulysses
Rites of Spring
Shudder to Think
Now, anything that deals with any sort of emotion, regardless of how the song is presented musically, is labeled automatically as emo.
I know, It's that I don't agree with it. I find it somewhat offensive.
Most times I just try to ignore things but sometimes I'm in a bad mood, and well that's just say everyone ends up with a grudge.
Haha, I get where you're coming from. I just dress how I want to dress, not how I'm dictated to dress. If it's Goth, or Punk, then it's purely coincidental.
Well, how did people use it before? Nowadays, it's pretty much, if you hate an artist, they're "emo". Or one of your friends is recovering from a loss or some traumatic experience - so they're "emo". Someone accidentally draws a little blood from their finger while handing a needle - "emo". You're not a brave enough person to admit that you cry - so you call everyone else "emo".
And, so on.
F**kin' bullsh*t. Seriously.
I'll admit I use "emo" as an insult, but I really don't think the way people who actually call things "emo" and mean it do. I think it's absolutely stupid to hear a rock song about a girl and automatically label it "emo." It just makes no sense to me.
As has been pointed out, Sunny Day Real Estate and early Jimmy Eat World are real good examples of accessible emo. Even early Saves the Day is a good example. I'd even go so far as to say Far may even be considered emo.
So what's the common thread here?
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