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Posted: 11/08/04 11:13 AM
Author: Danno (Moderator)
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Welcome to alternative.tuneforums.com
This board is focused on discussions about what is generally considered alternative music. There are several definitions of alternative music that have evolved over the years. That can be part of the debate too.

Please enjoy the board and don't be afraid to post your thoughts or questions.

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Dan Thompson


Posted: 11/08/04 11:39 AM
Author: metal4mizzou
Location: Missouri
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Welcome to alternative.tuneforums.com
I like music with substance. Songs that are long, complicated, and very orchestrated. For instance, 'Master of Puppets' is an all time great because of it's power, length, orchestration, and amazing guitar parts.
Posted: 11/08/04 11:56 AM
Author: dashaun
Location: KC MO
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Welcome to alternative.tuneforums.com
I listen to "alternative" music, but no guitars, I listen to house, tech-house, and even trance. Is this the place for me?
Posted: 11/08/04 11:58 AM
Author: Danno (Moderator)
Location: Mid Continent
Posts: 141

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Welcome to alternative.tuneforums.com
Rik,

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Posted: 11/08/04 12:24 PM
Author: royaljayhawk
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1

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alternative vs. mainstream
This is something I've wondered about- at what point does an alternative band become a mainstream band? When I hear something that is what I consider an "alternative" sound on a "hit" radio station, I instantly regard that as no longer alternative.. Maybe my view of what makes a band "alternative" is off, but I consider that to mean they are an "alternative" to the mainstream pop crap and when the merge, my perception of alternative changes. Is this neccesarily true, or does anyone think they can they be both?

Posted: 11/08/04 04:13 AM
Author: marketingbabe
Location: USA
Posts: 1

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alternative vs. mainstream
That's a good question. Does "alternative" just mean "hard to find at Barnes & Noble" or does the music itself have some properties that distinguish it from other music?
Posted: 11/08/04 05:48 AM
Author: ElvisJaggerAbdul-Jabbar
Location: Middle Earth
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alternative vs. mainstream
I think alternative has really lost all meaning at this point. I don't think it means what it started out to be, since most of the bands that started the whole "alternative" thing are pretty much mainstream pop/rock any more.
Posted: 11/08/04 06:32 AM
Author: skipper
Location: KC, MO
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alternative vs. mainstream
I have to agree. Alternative inherently suggests that its genre differentiates from what pop, r&b, rap, etc. However, when alternative was introduced in the late 80s, I believe it was more of a west coast punk style.

So what constitutes alternative? Ska? Techno/house music? This new pop/r&b/rap thingy all mixed together that has become so mainstream? I have no idea. What was once the "surfer dude" alternative music has no worked its way into the teenybob bubblegum 12 year-old fanclub.

In my opinion, people call music alternative when they want to be considered more on the edge than pop or rock and roll.

Just my 2 cents . ..
Posted: 11/11/04 01:11 PM
Author: jouraeh
Location: MO
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alternative vs. mainstream
"I think alternative has really lost all meaning at this point. I don't think it means what it started out to be, since most of the bands that started the whole "alternative" thing are pretty much mainstream pop/rock any more."

To an extent that is correct, but what could more representative of Gen-X irony than calling mainstream music alternative?


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