• wtf is emo?

    29 sept. 2006, 7h42m par xxfalsehalos

    "" (or ) is short for "." Despite what the last.fm tags, or the misinformed scenester will lead you to believe, emo originally started as a sub-genre of music, tagged sometime in the mid-80's to describe a particular style of bands wanting to escape the traditional standard of (Minor Threat era) and the violent scene at the time, giving way to a new wave of experimentation that would influence many bands to come. The term emo was derived from the fact that, on occasion, members of a band would become spontaneously and strongly emotional during performances. This term wasn't taken too lightly by some bands at the time, however.

    Rites of Spring are thought to be the first band labelled with this term, with their revolutionary End on End album. Hüsker Dü's 1984 album Zen Arcade is often cited as a major influence for the new sound. While many bands of this genre came to play seemingly different music altogether…