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Rhonwyyn

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
For example, metal heads and classical nuts don't tend to mix very well, as I've discovered from bitter experience.

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True. Actually, I'll rephrase that, metal heads and classical nuts that aren't willing to listen to anything more adventurous than Queen don't mix. Although, curiously, the said classical nut did actually like Metallica's S&M stuff (gee, had to be careful how I phrased that [evil] ). So she'd probably like Dimmu, Cradle of Filth, etc.
Good thing you rephrased, csk! I'm a classical nut (Mozart's 25th Symphony is great make-out* music!), but I absolutely get high on power metal groups like Nightwish, Tristania and Power Symphony. Blind Guardian and Rammstein also do it for me. The sad thing is that 'cause of the lyrics of some of those groups I can only listen to certain tracks. [Frown]

*I would assume, never having "made out" with any guys yet.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Good thing you rephrased, csk! I'm a classical nut (Mozart's 25th Symphony is great make-out* music!), but I absolutely get high on power metal groups like Nightwish, Tristania and Power Symphony. Blind Guardian and Rammstein also do it for me. The sad thing is that 'cause of the lyrics of some of those groups I can only listen to certain tracks. [Frown]

Yeah, it's sort of ironic that some of the "let's try and be as anti-Christian as we can" groups like Dimmu and CoF also have the sort of sound that's probably going to most appeal to metal-listening Christians.

So, with Rammstein, do you work out lyric translations to work out if a song is appropriate or not, or do you just go for the "ignorance is bliss" route?

/adds Nightwish, Tristrania, Power Symphony, and Blind Guardian to "to watch out for" list.
//never made out to any music, that I can recall.

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how about some Pink Floyd? I've yet to find a girl who can't resist a little Dark Side of the Moon

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It's like when I listen to that lovely band "Die Prinzen," csk. I don't know what they're saying but it sure sounds pretty!

Actually, someone at work recently told me about Rammstein's stage antics (simulated sodomy/bestiality/gore/etc.) that totally turned me off to their music. Really disappointing 'cause they have a great sound (even if it does sound like a twisted version of 80s rock). [Frown]

PS, IIRC, you like Tolkien, csk, so you'll like Blind Guardian's "Nightfall in Middle Earth." It's a really fun CD. Plus, Hansi is just the greatest. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Actually, someone at work recently told me about Rammstein's stage antics (simulated sodomy/bestiality/gore/etc.) that totally turned me off to their music. Really disappointing 'cause they have a great sound (even if it does sound like a twisted version of 80s rock). [Frown]

The annoying one is that there's a Rammstein song I really like the sound of that they play at goth club, but how am I meant to identify it when I can't make out lyrics, or accurately spelt ones? Plus they don't play it on Chronix, so I'm stumped...

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PS, IIRC, you like Tolkien, csk, so you'll like Blind Guardian's "Nightfall in Middle Earth." It's a really fun CD. Plus, Hansi is just the greatest. [Razz]
Sounds cool. I'm quite a fan of that Led Zeppelin song that references Tolkien, too (temporarily forgotten the name).

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quote:
Originally posted by KingVance:
"Romantic" music in the background makes you seem like a cheesy guy trying to get laid.

I was at my girlfriend's last weekend when I put on a Placebo mix cd. Her response was, "Are you trying to get me in bed."
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Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
*I would assume, never having "made out" with any guys yet.

Neither have I.

I believe the song is "Ramble On".

Also, Children of Bodom love throwing in a harp (ie. "Bodom After Midnight")

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Actually, someone at work recently told me about Rammstein's stage antics (simulated sodomy/bestiality/gore/etc.) that totally turned me off to their music.

That's half the fun of their stage shows; it's all pyrotechnics and bondage gear. I mean, sure, Till likes to beat on Richard with a riding crop and squirting strap-on rubber dildo, but it's all for a laugh, especially considering that explosions and violent sex is what half their songs are about, anyway. [Big Grin]

Try to see or download a live show to make the decision for yourself whether or not it's objectionable, rather than taking someone else's opinion at face value. They're really sort of like a tamed-down GWAR, in that they throw around crazy onstage skits to get a laugh out of their over-serious music.

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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
That's half the fun of their stage shows; it's all pyrotechnics and bondage gear. I mean, sure, Till likes to beat on Richard with a riding crop and squirting strap-on rubber dildo, but it's all for a laugh, especially considering that explosions and violent sex is what half their songs are about, anyway. [Big Grin]

Hmm, now I've got SOAD's "Violent Pornography" chorus going around in my head after that little comment.

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Try to see or download a live show to make the decision for yourself whether or not it's objectionable, rather than taking someone else's opinion at face value. They're really sort of like a tamed-down GWAR, in that they throw around crazy onstage skits to get a laugh out of their over-serious music.
Sounds a bit like they're deliberately trying to shock, as well, ala Marilyn Manson, etc.

They played a part English version of "Du Hast" at my goth club last night, I was trying to work out if it was sacriligeous or not playing Rammstein with English lyrics. Particularly when part of what makes that song so cool is the ambiguous "hast" in the lyrics that can mean "hate" or "have"

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Don't you just love it when a cheesy dating thread gets hijacked by a bunch of metalheads? If anybody here likes Children of Bodom, you might want to check out Cadacross. They sound a lot like CoB, but that's not a bad thing [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Hmm, now I've got SOAD's "Violent Pornography" chorus going around in my head after that little comment.

I was originally going to say, "at least it's a good song" in this post.. but now all I can say is I have it stuck in my head too, thanks. [Wink]
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Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Hmm, now I've got SOAD's "Violent Pornography" chorus going around in my head after that little comment.

I was originally going to say, "at least it's a good song" in this post.. but now all I can say is I have it stuck in my head too, thanks. [Wink]
It's a meme! I've got it stuck in my head now as well, but that could be because they played it as the last song at the Tiv on friday

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quote:
Originally posted by Alephcat:
It's a meme! I've got it stuck in my head now as well, but that could be because they played it as the last song at the Tiv on friday

It's a non-stop disco
Bet you it's Nabisco
Betcha didn't know, WOO HOO


/yep, just making it sure it stays stuck in there now...
//didn't post the chorus itself in case it was taken the wrong way (no pun intended)

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by Alephcat:
It's a meme! I've got it stuck in my head now as well, but that could be because they played it as the last song at the Tiv on friday

It's a non-stop disco
Bet you it's Nabisco
Betcha didn't know, WOO HOO


/yep, just making it sure it stays stuck in there now...
//didn't post the chorus itself in case it was taken the wrong way (no pun intended)

I prefer the intro...

Everybody everybody everybody living now.. everybody everybody everybody sucks...

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:

Everybody everybody everybody living now.. everybody everybody everybody sucks...

Hmm, it's amazing how much difference context makes, isn't it.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:

Everybody everybody everybody living now.. everybody everybody everybody sucks...

Hmm, it's amazing how much difference context makes, isn't it.
I think that might be the point. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
how about some Pink Floyd? I've yet to find a girl who can't resist a little Dark Side of the Moon

Finally, somebody who knows some good date music. IMHO, that album is good for just about any situation. Just check out my avatar.

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Temple Of Love by The Sisters Of Mercy is pretty good for that sort of thing

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Personally, in dating, having music is not the greatest. I prefer to drag a date to something like paintball. Or even better yet, indoor go cart races.

Sensual music comes on the second date, where it is less of a fun game type date, and more of a romantic dinner date, or a nice trip out to the coast for the sunset and dinner at one of the restaraunts there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Alephcat:
Temple Of Love by The Sisters Of Mercy is pretty good for that sort of thing

Too headbangy. That can end with forehead bruises if you're not careful.

Better Sisters songs for dates, if you really must: Lucretia My Reflection, Marian, Black Planet.

I promise that if you're going out with a goth girl, though, she'll scoff at how uncreative your music choice is and demand some Dancing Did or Furyo just to make you sweat. [Razz]

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Alephcat:
Temple Of Love by The Sisters Of Mercy is pretty good for that sort of thing

Too headbangy. That can end with forehead bruises if you're not careful.

Better Sisters songs for dates, if you really must: Lucretia My Reflection, Marian, Black Planet.

I promise that if you're going out with a goth girl, though, she'll scoff at how uncreative your music choice is and demand some Dancing Did or Furyo just to make you sweat. [Razz]

I was thinking more of the line "life is short and love is always over in the morning" but that is just me at the moment, I was going out with a goth girl for 2 and a half years untill she left me at the end of june (nothing to do with music taste) so I am in the process of picking my life back up.

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Why not ask her for her favourite music?
Then you could play the songs she likes....

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A co-worker introduced me to Rhapsody last week. It's a metal band, but I don't know how to classify it 'cause the album he gave me is very symphonic... lots of chorales and orchestral accompaniment, but always that metallic flavor in the background. Then of course there's the double-timing on the ramped up, definitely metal songs. I also like how this group created the CD to be a sort of epic akin to Tolkien. Makes it very interesting... not just a bunch of screaming and indistinguishable "music."

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quote:
Originally posted by wolverine:
Why not ask her for her favourite music?
Then you could play the songs she likes....

I personally like when a guy plays a variety of things he likes. Both because very often I am exposed to something new that I enjoy and because it gives me a chance to see what musical tastes we have in common.

That's just my opinion though.

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Temptations, 4 Tops, Rockapella (like their version of: Stand By Me, Pretty Woman, Tempted or even Up on the Roof/Wonderful World), Monkees (they have quite a bit of love music), Nat "King" Cole, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennet, Frank Sanatra, Enya (has some nice soft stuff that won't interupt the moment)...
Although this is my motherís time, I have become very attached to this music lately. It is smooth and laid back. OMG and very seductive. Exquisite taste in music.

Most music to me these days makes no sense. Meaning, anyone can make an album, whether they have talent or not.

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quote:
Originally posted by FireSnake:
I personally like when a guy plays a variety of things he likes. Both because very often I am exposed to something new that I enjoy and because it gives me a chance to see what musical tastes we have in common.

That's just my opinion though. [/QB]

Or he could play a mix of both tastes... isn't that more interesting...
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