8 Sep 2007, 17:22
Is it just me, or is "emo
" becoming the most overused description of anything out there? I found myself trying to explain what emo was to someone last night and I realized that emo has come to sum up any band that has any punk undertones. One of my favorite bands, Lucky Boys Confusion
, is often classified as emo. I thought that emo kids were super depressed and sad all the time. While LBC has their share of depressing tunes (see Mr. Wilmington
), most of the songs are so upbeat and fun. I know emo is short for emotional, so does it mean any emotion? I always thought it was depressed kids.
I read on a blog recently that someone thinks that Weezer
pioneered the modern day emo genre. I don't see it. I see a fun band that sings a lot of songs about nothing. Not a lot to be emotional about, unless dancing and singing along are emo to you.
I know that emo used to refer to the emocore
punk scene in DC like 20 years ago. But how does Rites of Spring
evolve into a Fall Out Boy