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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    I had always thought that Shoegaze/Shoegazing is some type of fetish. Today I found out it's actually a music genre....:oops:
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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK

  3. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 9, 2015
    Footgazing on the other hand . . .
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  4. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    First time I hear about this Shoegazing. Google to the rescue.
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  5. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Some of it is pretty good but I have to be in a mood for it. Believe it or not, there are sub-genres of Shoegaze, like blackgaze (black metal-y shoegaze, for example).

    This is your typical shoegaze stuff:

    This is more the stuff I was/am into...The vocals can be a bit harsh to the uninitiated but I can't recommend this album enough:
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  6. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    A lot of shoegaze reminds me of tv crime drama mood/outro music.
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  7. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Yep, its seems to fit somewhere between ambient/soundscapes and depressing alt/pop music, ala The Cure, Jesus & Mary Chain, etc.
    Just add loads of reverb, fuzz and delay :thumb:
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  8. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    It appears they ran out of good nicknames right after Heavy Metal...

  9. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talker

    Mar 29, 2017
    Been around a long time. Good stuff.
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  10. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Yup, Havy metal as so many sub-Genres you could be lost for days in a record store trting to figure out were they put what your looking for.
    Metalcore, mathcore, Djent, power metal, black metal, death metal, epic metal, folk metal theres even a converted video game to HM, etc.....

    Labels man, why so may labels....?
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  11. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    It's in my nature to in these kind of situations try to find other accomplices. That makes it easier for me to not feel like a big dufus...:rolleyes:

    A dufus nevertheless but not alone! If I'm going down I'm taking someone with me!
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  12. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I've never heard of it.

  13. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Dog WhispereR Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 20, 2011
    Hi , buddy
    I did not know what shoegaze genre was , before either.

  14. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    I've heard of the genre but can't say I've listened to it. I imagined that the name came from the musicians standing on stage staring at their shoes as they played.

  15. problem-child

    problem-child Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Left Coast, USA
    20+ years ago I helped a young kid get started playing. He later went on to work in several bands across the west coast. Talking to him one day he mentioned Math-Metal. I had not a clue what the hell he was going on about. I felt like what I would imagine my parents felt as I brought home Ozzy, Rush and the like.

  16. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    That term 'math metal" always struck me as funny like some of the other metal sub-genre names (hair metal, goregrind, melodic death metal, etc,..). I mean, nobody is using actual math to create it...its just using odd time signatures to create a rhythm/groove.

  17. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Nope, they ran out of good nicknames shortly before Heavy Metal......
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  18. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK
    I always thought music was music :rolleyes:
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  19. I always thought the term referred more to an onstage behaviour rather than any actual genre of music. Just like indie meant music released on an independent label.

    When I see bands gazing at their shoes, it's usually extremely boring. If you're not excited and upbeat about the prospect of taking to the stage to showcase your creativity in front of a hopefully appreciative crowd, well, what's wrong with you? This is your time to shine. Lift your head and look at these poor suckers who've paid to see you!

    Umm, rant over. Just saying. :D:p:whistling:
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  20. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Weeee doggie Strat-Talk Supporter