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Clutch, AC/DC or Motorhead

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Base Delta Zero, Jul 5, 2009.

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Clutch, AC/DC or Motorhead

  1. Clutch

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. AC/DC

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  3. Motorhead

    15 vote(s)
    48.4%
  1. Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle at the gallows end

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    Motorhead easily.
     
  2. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Unlike Motorhead.
     
  3. The Butt

    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    I haven't even heard Clutch, but I voted them out of fucking principle.

    Other two bands can lick my knob.
     
  4. challenge_everything

    challenge_everything Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross valfri baguette

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    ACDC didn't set out to be stupid, simple as.
     
  6. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme New Metal Member

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    Motorhead were punks, so they win automatically.
     
  7. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    Clutch, easily. A brilliant band. the self-titled is classic.

    "I HAVE THE BODY OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH!"
     
  8. TalesOfTerror

    TalesOfTerror MetalHotSauce

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    Motorhead. But I love AC/DC too.
     
  9. whiskey funeral

    whiskey funeral Mother North

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    Motorhead. AC/DC were awesome during the Bon Scott era and I've never liked Clutch.
     
  10. General Zaroff

    General Zaroff Registered Lunatic

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    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.
     
  11. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme New Metal Member

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    get on that. get Ace Of Spades now.
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    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.
     
  13. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    I disagree. The only song by AC/DC that even remotely gets me going is "Thunderstruck". Other than that, Clutch is like 10x better.
     
  14. supseudonymous

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    The idea that AC/DC are a better band overall than Motorhead seems laughably ridiculous to me. :erk:
     
  15. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    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.
     
  16. The Butt

    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    Fixed. The only Motorhead worth having IMO.

    Wait. Then again, just listen to the Sodom version instead. Never mind.
     
  17. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    Not a fan of any...but went with Motorhead cuz at least they're Metal.
     
  18. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    That's pretty debatable actually.
     
  19. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    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.
     
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    Every pub rock band in every bogan bar in Australia. :heh:
     

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