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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Base Delta Zero, Jul 5, 2009.
I haven't even heard Clutch, but I voted them out of fucking principle.
Other two bands can lick my knob.
They get hate not for being popular but for being utterly generic in what they do. As far as comparative bands go, at least the likes of Van Halen and Def Leppard managed to write better riffs and solos and not sound all the time like self parody. And have choruses which were not always just one sentence repeated over and over. Motorhead, despite also being formulaic and repetitive, were at least original and had attitude.
ACDC didn't set out to be stupid, simple as.
Motorhead were punks, so they win automatically.
Clutch, easily. A brilliant band. the self-titled is classic.
"I HAVE THE BODY OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH!"
Motorhead. But I love AC/DC too.
Motorhead. AC/DC were awesome during the Bon Scott era and I've never liked Clutch.
AC/DC can lick my nutsack, except for Hell's Bells. Cool song. I don't have any Motorhead. (wow strong fail) I love Clutch's Transnational Speedway League.
get on that. get Ace Of Spades now.
All three bands mentioned are extremely generic and the only thing that separates them in terms of popularity is song writing ability, and AC/DC clearly are far superior song writers.
I disagree. The only song by AC/DC that even remotely gets me going is "Thunderstruck". Other than that, Clutch is like 10x better.
The idea that AC/DC are a better band overall than Motorhead seems laughably ridiculous to me.
how are all three bands generic? all three, when they started, had an entirely original sound. by today's standards, perhaps they sound generic, but that's only because countless clones have popped up aping their sound.
i've yet to find a band that sounds, musically and lyrically, like clutch and is able to release high quality albums consistently. if one exists, please inform me.
im not a huge acdc fan, but to call them generic is absurb and ignorant of music.
Fixed. The only Motorhead worth having IMO.
Wait. Then again, just listen to the Sodom version instead. Never mind.
Not a fan of any...but went with Motorhead cuz at least they're Metal.
That's pretty debatable actually.
As J said, find a contemporary of AC/DC that sounds like them.
I don't listen to Leppard, but VH at their best are definitely more interesting than any AC/DC, despite having imo a higher proportion of shit in their discog. That doesn't mean AC/DC sucks, though. They may make more simplistic music, but it still rips ass. They have a great sense of rhythm, and Angus's guitar tone is sick as fuck (especially in the late '70s).
Motorhead definitely invented a great sound, which put punk rock to incredibly effective use in a heavy metal(ish) context. I don't think their riff-writing was nearly as solid as AC/DC's though - they have some classics, but they also have a fuckton of stale-sounding ripoffs of previous ideas. When taking each band's discography as a whole, I find a lot more memorable/recognisable stuff throughout AC/DC's. I don't think Motorhead ever put out anything after their '79-'80 period that really sounded as fresh.
Oh, and both bands have plenty of attitude. They just have different forms of it. If you don't like leering cock-rockers whose voices can peel paint, that's not my problem.
Every pub rock band in every bogan bar in Australia.