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What recurring themes are there in your favorite band's arrangements, lyrics, etc.?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stinsok, May 2, 2010.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Notice any similarities between songs?
     
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Well... all my basslines sound like something mark hoppus or mike dirnt came up with
     
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Pretty much the whole gamut of the human experience.
     
  4. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    When my guitarist writes, it's mostly cheesy love songs.
     
  5. drteeth

    drteeth

    Apr 1, 2008
    Leuven, Belgium
    1. sex
    2. drugs
    3. rock 'n roll

    :p
     
  6. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    The supernatural came up a lot in terms of lyrical subject matter; mutant powers, sasquatch, telekinesis, etc.

    As far as arrangements, we like breakdowns like cheesy hair metal bands like finger tapped guitar solos.
     
  7. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Oh your favorite bands....

    Newer RHCP all sounds the same.

    Edit: Pre-Mothers milk is the jizz
     
  8. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I generally like songs that tell stories.
     
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Man, I missed that too.:meh:

    Uh... my turn ons tend to be the following:

    hand claps
    string sections
    high pitched background vocals
    drummers with groove
    Passionate vocal delivery

    See 70's glam rock for the archetype.
     
  10. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Same here. When asked how we go about creating a song, I usually say that a song has to either tell a story (i.e. Time), or paint a portrait (i.e. Californication) to get somewhere.
     
  11. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    The Metallica-esque build up or build down...
     
  12. Rush = the color red.
     
  13. I have no idea what the lyrics are to our songs. All I know is there is one breakdown in each song apart from our take the piss song where there are 3 breakdowns.
     
  14. there seems to be a reoccurring theme of evil women in a lot of our stuff. i dont write a word of it, but ive pretty well inferred that my singer went from blatantly writing about the deception and torment of the female gender to approaching it in a more poetic fashion. the song about dracula is less about dracula.. moreso about bloodsucking evil women.

    theres a lot of undertone of his past mistakes.

    then theres a song about army of darkness. and a sort of carpe diem, we ****ing rule anthem. lately he's questioned his faith and told the story of men at war. so it varies, really. some deep, some not.

    i have an old demo.. one of the lyrics is "and i wish everything you saw in me was dead and gone".

    a new one is something like "trust me now, im a better man. how many mirrors must i look into before i find the man you want?"

    he's grown up quite a bit.
     
  15. stinger12345

    stinger12345

    Jan 24, 2009
    Hayward, CA
    the herbal medication...the healin of the nation

    /jamaican accent
     
  16. our singer being upset!hahahaha
    i tell him to be more cheerful,have positive lyrics,but he likes to appear sensitive towards the ladies i guess.

    wow,typing that has made me realise i think i wanna leave my band.....oh dear.
     
  17. Kosko

    Kosko

    Dec 12, 2005
    Buffalo
    Verse Verse Chorus Verse Chorus Bridge Chorus Chorus
     
  18. All I hear right now is Mike Patton screaming

    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!
    RE-DUN-DANT!

    So I guess you could say.. redundancy?
     
  19. Re-DUN!
    DANT! Re-dun-dant-re-dun-dant-re -
    DUN! Dant-re-dun-dant....

    :D
     
  20. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    It's not funny.

















    :hyper:
     

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