Skip to comments.The Sound Stage: The Diders (China)
Posted on 08/14/2013 8:36:14 PM PDT by TexGrill
The Diders are one of the most exciting punk rock trios you will ever see. Bursting with attitude and ferocious energy, we could barely keep them on the stage during their explosive performance. Two boys with a girl drummer, these snotty young punks are everything that punk music is supposed to be - nothing more and nothing less.
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OK, I gave them a listen. 3 more minutes of my slowly evaporating lifespan into the toilet.
I don’t get it. Sending white noise through an overdriven power amp would generate a very competitive Punk Rock sound.
So I’m clearly uneducated when it comes to the pristine sound of Punk Rock.
I wait patiently to be enlightened so that I too can enter the Promise Land where i can truly appreciate this great music style.
You simply miss the context of punk, if you don’t recognize the era in which it was founded and played. It was, at the time, the only viable alternative to disco. It was the anti-disco and served to rejuvenate rock, but specifically gave rise to the big hair bands of the 80’s. As far as this band is concerned, they have a similar, if not formuleic sound that is punk. It is exemplified by out of tune guitars playing out of harmony and out of the mainstream. It helps to channel the anger of their target audience, namely, teenagers. My humble take on punk, and this band.
Thanks for your response.
I do have a vague recollection of the beginnings of Punk Rock. And I remember the desire of the music business to end the disco era which, BTW, was way too soon for me. I liked disco. Donna Summers was a personal favorite.
But out of tune and out of harmony isn't music. It's just noise. And I never associated "channeling anger" with listening to music. I guess I'm just too old. Music for me is, at least currently, Classical-Crossover mixed in with an occasional Brandi Carlile or Jason Mraz. So I'm not into Punk Rock or it's successors and the current music scene at all.
Fortunately, there is plenty of good music out there no matter what you like. You just have to dig for it since anyone can put up their own stuff on YouTube. It's a major wheat-chaff problem but a little work and you can find what you are after.
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