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  Geek rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geek Rock is a musical subgenre of alternative rock which embraces technology and technological themes, often in a humorous or ironic context.
Progenitors of geek rock include Devo, Talking Heads, and REM.
More recent examples of geek rock bands include Weezer, The Young Knives, The Rentals, Lemon Demon, Cake, Ben Folds, Grandaddy, The Franchise, Nerf Herder, Jonathan Coulton, MC Paul Barman, Posse of Two and They Might Be Giants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geek_rock   (183 words)

  
 Heavy metal umlaut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German progressive rock band Amon Düül II (aka Amon Duul II) released their first album in 1969.
The third part of Yes's progressive rock epic "Starship Trooper" is entitled "Würm" (on The Yes Album, released 1971).
The novelty rock band Green Jellÿ kept the umlaut after changing their name from "Green Jellö".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut   (3002 words)

  
 Shafted! History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Conscious rock n' roll dangling over a razor blade of punk and funk, the tale of the Geek Rock Revolution is the waking, kicking exclamation of the ancient adage that the journey is greater than the destination and what a long, strange trip it has been.
Honed from years of preaching the virtues of Geek Rock on street corners and smoky honkytonks of the Biblebelt, the Revolution went national sowing the grapes of wrath from hell to breakfast until finally finding a new home for the increasingly bigger sounds in the smallest state of a nation begging to be rocked.
Ever the journey over the destination, the ranks of the Geek Rock Army change over time but at the heart of every fumbled chord and broken melody, the ever present need to be counted among the few, the proud, and the geek keeps this unstoppable machine moving and growing.
www.arturogottheshaft.com /bio.shtml   (956 words)

  
 EverthingBlows: Rush: A Reader Defends Canadian Geek-Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I knew that rock and roll need not be insipid to inspire last night, when I saw 6,000 valley farm boys pounding the air in perfect 7/8 time.
Lucky says all arena shows are Spinal Tap in one form or another-- yet 6,000 valley farm boys rocked out for almost three hours, and would have taken as much as the trio wanted to have their way with nary a scantily clad babe.
Wanna know the reason their new album sucks because it always sucked to begin with.These old worthless men are dried up, crispidee and crunchadee, you can only play the same three chords over again for so long and then it just sounds like the same old crap, they have become part of their own chatter.
www.everythingblows.com /rant.cfm?ID=201   (1714 words)

  
 November 23, 1999 | Chicago Tribune | Geek Rock Is Not Afraid Of A Ballad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Deep behind the thrift-store shirts and the thick-rimmed glasses, the sugar-sweet sentiments and the punchy power chords, the Get Up Kids and their peers in the burgeoning indie rock subgenre known as emo have a secret to share: It wasn't Nirvana who awoke the empty feeling in Generation X; it was Weezer.
Their geek rock is back, the Get Up Kids are their loving children, and the 1,100 lovelorn boys in attendance Sunday at the Metro couldn't get enough of it.
Half Jawbox, half Gang of Four, all the stage presence of the great Detroit garage rockers of yesteryear, the El Paso quintet's jerky, angular rock was as riveting as it was freaky, a nod to the earlier spirit of the emo movement.
wma.weezernation.com /19991123ct.htm   (479 words)

  
 geek rock t-shirt and apparel from Zazzle.com
Geek rock is a special category of music.
Just outside the mainstream, geek rock is catchy with intelligent lyrics, often hiding a darker theme behind upbeat music.
Fans of geek rock bands are a class by themselves!
www.zazzle.com /product/235668418401444492   (122 words)

  
 Awkward Silence | Super Geek Rock Explosion
Four children born into an age where your life is already decided, wish to bring humour and fine knit wear to people's lives in the name of rock music.
Based on a small southern rock known as the Isle of Wight they see fit to spread their vision by recording and playing music.
NEGLECTED YOUTH play punk rock and they play it fast and with guts, and on top of that they shovel in the hooks and melodies.
www.freewebs.com /awkwardsilence/bio.htm   (487 words)

  
 Pulsars geek rock digitally perfected
References to the Cars, Cure and New Order abound--Dave even sings like a Ric Ocasek eternally stuck at 16--and it could easily be an alternate soundtrack to an early John Hughes film.
At times he makes Weezer seem like the cool kids, and he has more of heart than the other geek rockers could hope for.
This is music that screams, "Hey, look at me! I'm a dork and I couldn't be happier!" And it couldn't have been done any better.
www.usc.edu /dept/DT/V130/N61/01-pulsars.61d.html   (597 words)

  
 The Rock and Roll Geek Show
Rock and Roll Geek Show 188- Zayra Alvarez
Rock and Roll Geek Show 187 Rockstar Supernova Conspiaracy Theories
Rock and Roll Geek Show- 185- Rockgeek Supernova Dirt
rockandrollgeekwp.podshow.com   (342 words)

  
 Weezer's geek rock melds originality, best of the past Gazette, The (Colorado Springs) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rivers Cuomo may be the most unlikely rock star on the planet.
Then Cuomo pushed up his thick glasses and tore into the first chords of "Island in the Sun." The pleasures of geek rock filled the arena.
Next came the loner anthem "In the Garage." While he was hiding out in the garage, Cuomo must have been studying the last 50 years of pop music.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20010920/ai_n9993462   (570 words)

  
 Beauty And The Geek | My major reason to include it here is that the director really pounds us over the head with the ...
Beauty and the Geek - reality TV gameshow on E4 and Channel 4 in which 7 beauties are paired with 7 geeks who then battle it out to win a cash prize.
http://www.beauty-and-the-geek.co.uk : Beauty and the Geek UK - Beauty and the Geek - reality TV gameshow on E4 and Channel 4 in which 7 beauties are paired with 7 geeks who then battle it out to win a cash prize.
Trendy Geek manufactures the Trendy Shield an invisible Apple iPod protector for All generation Apple iPods.
bluepeel.com /Beauty/BeautyAndTheGeek.html   (904 words)

  
 Humour Resources Music
Bizarro 88 - CD reviews and playlists for a radio program which features plunderhonics, novelty music, geek rock, comedy, and strange wave.
Rock Excess - A site dedicated to rock stars who have died in inventive circumstances and general rock and roll excess.
SFP World Headquarters - You are about to enter the internet home of one of the most notorious bands ever to set foot on a stage in the world.
www.music.infotut.com /Resources/Humour   (442 words)

  
 Geek Fantasies
Geek Fantasies : No nudity, but moderately NSFW.
Why is the joke always that geek fantasies involve geektastic subjects...
Fleshbot is a frequently updated and influential web magazine about the pornography--and the sex culture--that digital technology and distribution has made possible.
www.moongeek.com /geekfantasies   (743 words)

  
 The Rock and Roll Geek Show
The Original Rock and Roll Podcast.Interviews, music and more from a Rock and Roll Geek.
The Original Rock and Roll Podcast.
Interviews, music and more from a Rock and Roll Geek.
Rock and Roll Geek Show 165- Axl Rose and The 15 year old Gu Michael Butler
rockandrollgeek.podshow.com /feed.xml   (1586 words)

  
 Podcast.net - The Podcast Directory
Rock and Roll Geek Show 168- Live from the Masturbate-a-thon
Rock and Roll Geek Show 165- Axl Rose and The 15 year old Guitarist
Rock and Roll Geek Show- 151- Ginger Storytellers Pt.
www.podcast.net /tag/americanheartbreak   (658 words)

  
 GUSTO: In praise of geek rock: music for the socially inept
What follows is far from exhaustive; even defining "Geek Rock" is problematic, since the definition applies to both a band and its fans.
How's this for a Geek band: a bunch of country yokels from the south of England ride the New Wave almost to the brink of success - then abruptly stop touring (lead singer Andy Partridge has debilitating stage fright) and devote the next twenty years to making some of the most brilliant pop music ever.
TMBG are touring with a full band now, but back in the days of "Flood" and "Apollo 18," it was just two guys and a roomful of synthesizers, and we were all much better for it.
www.dailygusto.com /arts/august/geek-082503.html   (876 words)

  
 Geek Rock - Arturo Got The Shaft leading The Geek Rock Revolution featuring the World's Uncoolest Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
While the rest of the saps pony up $20 to get themselves and their dates in the door, the Internet connected denizens of the Geek Rock Revolution will pay a mere $7 *and* get a free VIP pass to our show the night before in Providence at GiZA.
What once was lost, now is found with the activation of a brand spankin' new message board employing a host of anti-fucker technologies aimed to keep your Shaft interaction reliable and frequent.
We got pwnX0red last Sunday, but in our continuing denial of the forces that would quell the Geek Rock Revolution, we have a replacement in place.
www.arturogottheshaft.com   (541 words)

  
 The Rock and Roll Geek Show: Rock and Roll Geek Show 148 Beer and Tomato Juice
Interviews, music and more from a rock and roll geek.
Rock and Roll Geek Show 149-Musta Got Lost »
Rock and Roll Geek Show 148 Beer and Tomato Juice
www.americanheartbreak.com /movabletype/archives/000380.html   (66 words)

  
 Rock and Roll Geek Indie Cast
Jasper from the Plan Nine Rock Show Joins me and Marcus Couch from the Scene Zine calls in.
Jasper from the Plan Nine Rock Show joins me on this long episode that turns into a marathon show when Marcus Couch from the Scene Zine joins us later in the show.
Rock and Roll Geek Indie Cast is © Michael Butler.
indiecastwp.podshow.com   (105 words)

  
 eBay - geek t ..., Men's Clothing, Vintage items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
GEEK SQUAD Logo T-Shirt / Black / NWT
SEXY GEEK t-shirt Retro Vintage EMO Funny College 80s
GEEK Computer Nerd Hacker Funny Black/Red T-Shirt L
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=geek+t+...&newu=1&krd=1   (354 words)

  
 Nerf Herder Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
The self-proclaimed nerd rock band Nerf Herder was formed in 1994 by singer/guitarist Parry...
The self-proclaimed nerd rock band Nerf Herder was formed in 1994 by singer/guitarist Parry Gripp, drummer...
The self-proclaimed nerd rock band Nerf Herder was formed in 1994 by singer/guitarist Parry Gripp, d...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/n/Nerf-Herder.html   (1637 words)

  
 May 28, 2001 | The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) | Weezer Revisits Geek Rock
   Rejoice, for the world is safe for rock 'n' roll again.
Weezer's new album "Green" has arrived just in time to save music from its rap/rock doldrums.
   Weezer's album may be short, but I'd take 29 minutes of rock 'n' roll bliss over some pre-fabricated rap/rock group any day.
wma.weezernation.com /20010528heral.htm   (341 words)

  
 The Rock and Roll Geek Show
Rock and Roll Geek Show 6/10/05 Podcast (1)
Rock and Roll Geek Show 6/6/05 Podcast (1)
Rock and Roll Geek Show 183- Phil Ritchie from Rockstar
www.americanheartbreak.com /movabletype   (362 words)

  
 Toe-sucking geek rock / Mountain Xpress / Asheville, NC
And still, what Miller calls the "cross-cultural cross-pollination" of music in his life continued, as when he saw Ray Campi and the Rockabilly Rebels open for The Clash on the latter group's first U.S. tour.
And though Southern Culture on the Skids was born on the UNC-CH campus, Miller says he's never felt that SCOTS was defined by the regional music scene.
From the very beginning, his band wore its Southern-fried influences openly in a scene then dominated by fratty bands like The Connells and Dillon Fence – and now known as one of the epicenters of indie rock "college" music.
www.mountainx.com /ae/2002/1204skids.php   (810 words)

  
 My favorite geek rock band | A Whole Lotta Nothing
My favorite geek rock band is doing one more.
Too bad I have to wait 6 months to a year to hear it though....
Original content on this weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
a.wholelottanothing.org /2000/04/my_favorite_gee   (69 words)

  
 Geek Culture/After Y2K/The Joy of Tech: pretty much everything you've ever wanted.
Geek Culture/After Y2K/The Joy of Tech: pretty much everything you've ever wanted.
Rhonwyyn discovers so THIS is why people watch the news,...
And in SuperFan Clubhouse Tidbits: maswan tells a tale of I want to see Mountains again, Gandalf, Mountains,...
www.geekculture.com   (299 words)

  
 Geek.com Geek News - Rock 'n' roll 'n' videogames
One example given deals with Yes, the prog rock group which has been making music (and changing members) since the late '60s.
By getting its music on a video game, Yes can be heard by an audience that would normally not ever hear it, since Yes isn't a big MTV staple (though Owner of a Lonely Heart used to be) and doesn't feature any nubile young blonde girl singer gyrating around a stage or a rapper.
Rutherford B. Hayes Is Dead is a geek rock band from Oak Park, CA.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2000nov/gee20001117002928.htm   (1812 words)

  
 Lotus Geek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To test this I ran it over and over until I didn't get an *UNKOWN* anymore - and if I did, then I determined what element was unknown and I looked for some distinguishing characteristic I could use to determine what it is.
Is this some voodoo, ancient geek wisdom you have?" Of course not, silly rabbit.
I got Bob to give me the relevant part from the file stdnames.h, which is used in C API programming.
www.lotusgeek.com   (4007 words)

  
 Drowned in Sound - Features - Interviews - Geek Rock Ozmosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ryen and I both went to UCLA together for a while and I was in like Theory & Composition classes so I was getting into these composers that I had never heard about before, like Schostakovich and Provokiev and Tchaikovsky, all these really great Russian composers.
As innovative as they are daring Ozma are a band that feeds on far too many divergent influences to be pigeonholed into a neat little scene.
However, those with a love for Weezer-esque 'geek rock' melodies curtailed with keyboard effects and crunching guitars will definitely find a place in their heart for them.
www.drownedinsound.com /articles/5053.html   (1062 words)

  
 Geek Rock at RPG’s Blogtoberfest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Look at the geeks, let us point at them and… tap our feet to their catchy geek rock
Not that young, they all look like they are fast approaching middle age (and the spread that comes with it), but boy do they rock the stage with their geeky brand of rock.
I was quite impressed by them, and hope to see more stuff in the future.
rpg.dudehost.com /wpblog/?p=37   (382 words)

  
 Geek Rock Tattoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This image (and lots more) can be found in the Geek Tattoos section.
You can browse the first few pages of images in this section for free (after that you need a membership).
BME isn't saying this is the best, or the worst, simply that it is. In addition, it may be a part of a series of images.
www.bmezine.com /samples/bme1912.html   (80 words)

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