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Music you like/love that's not really made for your gender?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Soot and Stars, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Dual

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    I like a bunch of the Riot Grrrl bands which was an 'underground feminist punk movement' according to Wikipedia, so not exactly aimed at guys I guess.

    But the music is still great, bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and the Lunachicks put out some great records.
     
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    ^I second this motion

    Jack off Jill <3
     
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    In some twisted way I think it's perfectly normal for chicks to be into anything - metal etc.
    But if a guy was singing "Piece of my Heart" by Janis Joplin, I'd probably do a double take. Guess I'm sexist like that :heheh:
     
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    AboutAGirl oh, be nice

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    Ha, I should have entered this thread earlier! A lot of stuff I like is geared towards women. Not just music, either. But music, definitely. The way I've always seen it is "Okay... you think I'm gay... for listening to a woman moaning all over the place and singing about love and romance instead of listening to a man do the same? Yeah, listening to guys moan is totally masculine." :D

    I concur with Runtfan, though. Just because it's a man or woman singing doesn't mean the music is gendered. Truth be known, I've always felt artists like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty had more of a feminine aesthetic than, say, Metallica or Led Zeppelin. Mind You, I love Tom Petty more than Metallica and Led Zeppelin combined (and that's saying something considering all 3 are favorites of mine...) Unless it's a 6 year old singing about unicorns, I can't truly imagine an artist sitting down and trying to write material solely for one gender or the other.

    Musicians write what's in their heart, or else they try to write "good" songs. There ain't nuthin' gendered about that.

    In any case, I could go on for days about the girly stuff I love but I've mentioned most of it in other threads. So I'll just give you a couple examples. First, since somebody mentioned Riot Grrrrl... I love L7 dearly. Just as good as any of their grungey male counterparts... and considering Donita's onstage antics, they're perhaps deserving of the title "more grungier" than their male counterparts. :D



    My latest music fling has been with the outstanding pop of Miranda Cosgrove which I just adore and at any given time if you sneak a peak through my bedroom window, you're liable to catch me dancing around the room and singing at the top of my lungs to songs such as:





    Mind you, masculine and feminine have always been meaningless to me. I like what I bloody well like. Sometimes it's Dawson's Creek, sometimes it's Carnosaur. Maybe the fact that I have a balance is always what made me feel secure about it. I mean, if what you like was equal to your sexual proclivities (which obviously it is not), I would be about as raging of a bisexual as one could be. :wtf:
     
  5. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    After seeing all these replies I gather that the majority of us except for that sexist Rika :lmao: can agree that all that really counts between connection to an artist whether it be the same gener as you or not is whether the artist is connected to their music and what they write! The subject matter may be all over the map but the ability to connection to the base of that emotion behind that is universal! :grinthumb
     
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    :oyea:

    Good post AAG, but I had to tell you that I laughed after reading this section.
     
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    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    Same here because it's a good point and I never thought about it that way but it's true! :grinthumb
     
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    Oh hell yeah it is....Listen to Robert Plant actually "moan" in alot of Zeppelin Song...or all these cool rocker dudes sitting around the kegger party with "Thank You" on goin' right on...


    "little drops of rain...." :heheh:
     
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    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    It almost comes off as creepy now after AAG's comment! :oyea:
     
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    But it's true...doesn't matter who sings the gushy song...you still think of who you wish to think of while listening to a song.

    Sometimes a female singer like Tori Amos, I can en-vision someone I would like to have said things too...or at times it can be a female perspective that's singing to me...where I can be like...Yeah...she understands me.

    :flirt
     

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