Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Geek Rock is a musical subgenre of alternative rock which embraces technology and technological themes, often in a humorous or ironic context, as well as other subjects considered "geeky." Progenitors of geek rock include Devo, Talking Heads, and REM. More recent examples of geek rock bands include Weezer, The Minibosses, The Young Knives, The Rentals, Lemon Demon, Cake, Ben Folds, Grandaddy, The Franchise, Nerf Herder, Jonathan Coulton, MC Paul Barman, Ozma, and They Might Be Giants.
See also: Nerdcore hip hop
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Kidding...this is a fabulous blog!
I have music from nearly every one of those artists...;)
of course one large trouble with attempting this classification, is that there are many definitions of geek..
Steely dan was more of a dead band. especially so on "fm", one of the more reeking discs of the 70's. otoh the general inundation by that kind of music motivated punk, industrial, wilddub, etc. so, there's a silver-lining to be found almost everywhere... :-)
if devo qualifies as 'geek' due to their "tekkie sound", then scads of other groups qualify.
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