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The Sound Board #28: It Takes a Nation of Three To Hold Us Back

How to Make Up a Genre of Music by Endless Origami

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widge driving recklessly as much as possible.

This episode’s central topic is…musical genres and our slide towards musical singularity. Also we remember Ronnie Montrose, Whitney Houston and Davy Jones. We discuss problems between Rush and Rush, Paul McCartney and everybody who streams, your obligatory litigation update and we discuss our own musical genre: coffeecore.


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  • I have so much to say about this subject, I will be forced to make a youtube video which I will be posting to your collective facebooks. But for now, I’ll just say this…

    I would argue that this runaway train of genres came about in the late 70s / early 80s with Punk Rock. When the initial Punk Rock movement died, “Hardcore Punk” rose from it’s ashes. Probably where ‘core’ comes from. In 1985, Thrasher Magazine used the term “Emocore”, or Emotive Hardcore, to describe what DC bands like Embrace and Rites of Spring were doing. That’s right folks, “Emo” was born in 1985 and has been bastardized since. We in the current DIY Punk scene are infuriated with the current trend of unnecessary genre creation