And wear a fucking mask please
Started by idunnosomename, November 24, 2021, 01:18:51 PM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on November 24, 2021, 02:42:14 PMThe album I was told to listen to by one of those rabid fans you described in the early 00s was Scenes From A Memory - I thought it was odd you hadn't mentioned it, but then I realise you had, under its "proper" title. I tried it, and then a year or so ago tried them again, and got absolutely nothing. I love slightly over-the-top symphonic metal as much as anyone here, but Dream Theater just don't do anything for me.
QuoteChristopher Thorn: This could be metal at any moment--I'm just warning everybody.Rogers Stevens: Either that or it could build up into a power ballad.C: I feel like we might have to excuse ourselves here for a second. We might have to leave.R: This is one of those guitar sounds that when he hits a note, about a million lights jump up on his guitar rig.C: Any minute now there is gonna be a squealy.R: Is this, like, Queensryche?C: If it is, let's turn it off right away because I hate that band.R: Hate it. This is the kind of music you listen to right when you start to get your pubic hairs.C: I can't even be fair to this music, I hate it so bad. I can't even sit through one song. I know I'm not being fair but I think it is complete garbage. That sort of guitar playing is just stupid.R: If I want to hear a metal band I really like old Black Sabbath and Soundgarden, heavy bands with brains. If I were listening to an angry metal band I would be more into Rage Against the Machine or Sugar. I like that Sugar record a lot, I like Sonic Youth a lot. That's heavy, guitar based music that I listen to.C: Playing fast for the sake of fast is hideous. I hate that whole mentality of sitting around playing scales and cock-rock crap.R: I heard some squealies. I don't really like that sound either. I'm not into those guitar sounds. When I hear that stuff I get feeling squeamish.Guitar: That was Dream Theater.C: We'll remember not to buy that record. I bet they have really nice hair... now I'm being mean.R: This is just our opinion. There's a lot of people that like Dream Theater and that's fine. They get off on it--good for them. They'll probably hate us, maybe they won't.C: They probably do because we sound like we're playing sloppy. But that's alright, that's a different thing. We're just coming from a different space.R: In no way do we condemn this sort of music. These people have a right to exist.C: Just keep it the hell away from us.
Quote from: idunnosomename on November 24, 2021, 09:17:14 PMThanks Magnum for the better overview of the later period. I don't mean to rag (lol) on The Dance of Eternity too much - it's a extraordinary composition in a lot of ways - just that the rag break is the most obvious way to illustrate the way the music doesn't serve the narrative at some times (isn't the song a sex scene in the narrative? love is the dance of eternity? not really thinking too hard about their lyrics imo, even though they aren't necessarily bad, don't think there's a huge amount of depth to them)
Quote from: a peepee tipi on November 25, 2021, 02:50:27 AMWish I noticed this thread before shitting up the 2021 metal thread with a post about the DT forum
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on November 25, 2021, 07:00:50 AMHonestly I've never paid attention to lyrics in music generally so something like that never bothers me (think this comes from being a fan of extreme metal before anything else so never really being ABLE to make out lyrics).BUT! My general awareness of the story for that album is that it takes place across two time periods - would that ragtime music have been the young person's choice at the time of the shooting? 20s or 30s something like that? I know nothing about American music pre-Elvis so am quite happy to be mercilessly mocked if this is wrong.The live DVD has a commentary track on which JP and Mike pick EVERYTHING apart in probably too much detail - I'm sure it's mentioned on there. Which reminds me - Dream Theater are the only band I'm aware of who have released two different home video versions of the same album being played through in its entirety - Scenes From A Memory is played straight through on Live Scenes From New York and Distant Memories (which came out last year).
Quote from: Shit Good Nose on December 01, 2021, 08:37:13 PMSaw DT live in Bristol in the mid-late 90s (with Porcupine Tree supporting)....then a few years later - early-mid 00s - took Mrs Nose to see them at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on December 01, 2021, 08:58:35 AMMikael Akerfeldt is an even more curious case than Dream Theater in that he is very clearly a cunt yet everybody loves him. Can't stand his stage patter and he is completely without humility or class when it comes to people leaving his band (which I love up til about 2014's Pale Communion).
Quote from: Twit 2 on December 01, 2021, 09:21:01 PMHa, I think I was at both those gigs. I saw them at Colston Hall with Porcupine Tree supporting. That was 2000, though. Although maybe PT had supported them before? Trying to remember who supported at the Apollo. Pain of Salvation? I'll never forget at that one getting CDs signed by the band and this drunk cockney guy in front of me asking a highly bemused John Myung (DT bassist), "Can you sign it to 'Russell you twat?'"
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