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Acoustic Rock

04 Feb 10 - 04:38 AM (#2829626)
Subject: Acoustic Rock
From: glueman

Given the noise surrounding acts like SoH do we need a new title for their genre?


04 Feb 10 - 04:51 AM (#2829637)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Will Fly

Ermm... something like death-punk-acoustic-garage-techno-folk-rock-thrash...?

I think I'll let you nominate the particular hair you'd like to split! :-)


04 Feb 10 - 04:53 AM (#2829640)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Hamish

Absolutely. A new pigeon-hole is just what we've been crying out for. Just don't mention horses.


04 Feb 10 - 05:12 AM (#2829655)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: glueman

Title with one eye on the combustible nature of the material and an approved H&S rig. Even so, acoustic rock seems to fit SoH in a way that it doesn't for Mawkin Causely, Bellowhead, The Unthanks and other NFAs.

I doubt many of SoH's audience are folkies anyway. SoH, Billy Bragg, OysterBand - acoustic rock.


04 Feb 10 - 06:54 AM (#2829713)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST,KP

SoH are alt-country, of course. Its just that the country in question is the west country, not America.

KP


04 Feb 10 - 07:27 AM (#2829743)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Richard Bridge

Folk 'n' Roll


04 Feb 10 - 07:28 AM (#2829744)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe

All rock's acoustic rock. I ain't never heard a horse use telepathy etc etc...


04 Feb 10 - 07:37 AM (#2829748)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Paco O'Barmy

Rock without electricity is pointless.


04 Feb 10 - 07:42 AM (#2829753)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe

Rock without electricity is pointless

Have you heard of skiffle?


04 Feb 10 - 07:54 AM (#2829762)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Paco O'Barmy

Skiffle isn't rock!!


04 Feb 10 - 07:56 AM (#2829765)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe

Skiffle isn't rock!!

How very dare you! Matron!


04 Feb 10 - 07:57 AM (#2829767)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Bobert

The entire term "acoustic" is such a nebulis term anyway... I have an Oscar Schmidt resonator that has a ceramic pickup in it... Most folks would look at it and say, "Yup, that is an acoustic geetar" and leave it at that... Then I plug in and run it thru a Fender Blue Junior tube0type amp and mess with the setting and all of a sudden what looks like an acoustic instrument sounds like Leslie West of the band "Mountain"...

But, hey... I can play it anywhere else where supposed acoustic music is being played...

Used to be acoustic meant just that... Now everyone plugs in..

B~


04 Feb 10 - 07:58 AM (#2829770)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: Paco O'Barmy

Skiffle is skiffle, WAY before my time. Rock ain't rock without a Les Paul or a Strat surely? Imagine 'Freebird' played on Martin's???


04 Feb 10 - 08:00 AM (#2829771)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: glueman

I think we all know what we mean by acoustic - the definition you won't find in the books.


04 Feb 10 - 08:09 AM (#2829778)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST

"Imagine 'Freebird' played on Martin's"

That would be fantastic. Even better on washboard, jug, stand-up base, banjo and melodeon...


04 Feb 10 - 08:51 AM (#2829794)
Subject: RE: Acoustic Rock
From: GUEST

On Martin's what? His tummy?