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November 3, 2005 3:07 PM   Subscribe

MySpace has started a record label. Their first signing is a group of "eight heavy metal hooligans" called the Hollywood Undead. Popular on MySpace, they're well on their way to a devoted following.

Their first single "Scene" is available here.
posted by cloeburner (40 comments total)

 
There owned by time-warner now, right?

So this is not all that revolutionary, IMO.
posted by delmoi at 3:09 PM on November 3, 2005


I assure you, the song is quite revolutionary.
posted by cloeburner at 3:11 PM on November 3, 2005


hasn't the whole masked metal thing been done to death?
and no i have not seen your penis.
posted by quonsar at 3:13 PM on November 3, 2005


They are owned by News Corp.
posted by panoptican at 3:14 PM on November 3, 2005


*listens*

oh, i get it. it's masked metal without the metal. how... clever.
posted by quonsar at 3:19 PM on November 3, 2005


cloe, you gotta understand something. The rtecord label is trying to brainwash you into beleiving a certain genre of music is gonna be big. 9 times out of 10, the band either bombs, or gets overplayed so much, people like the crap that is distributed. Think about it, this is coming from a website that allows teens to be sluts and pervs to complete strangers. If you really want to expeience real music, go to WFMU. Now that I wrote the rant, I will actually try to liosten to the single, as most trolls often fail to attempt.
posted by wheelieman at 3:19 PM on November 3, 2005


I liked them better before they sold out.
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:22 PM on November 3, 2005


Hip Hop isn't my thing, I couldnt last through 1 minute of the song. Cloe, tell me whats so "revolutionary" about this. Sounds like every other popular song on the radio to me.
posted by wheelieman at 3:23 PM on November 3, 2005


they say "penis". heh heh.
posted by quonsar at 3:24 PM on November 3, 2005


Predictably, that single is a crock of shit. How utterly tiresome can the manufactured music industry get?
posted by brautigan at 3:26 PM on November 3, 2005


...it's just like a regular record label, but it lets you change the bass line and drum track so that the CDs can't be played on a standard player, and the music becomes absolutely unrecognizable.
posted by spiderwire at 3:29 PM on November 3, 2005


Am I the only one that listened to "Scene" and thought it sounded like a buncha white kids trying to sound hard while simultaneously poorly emulating Lil Jon's "WHAT!". Can somebody enlighten me here? Whats there to like with these dudes in masks? It would be one thing if there was anything remotely new about the sound but...poorly made, uninteresting beats with talentless rhymes laced over...where have I heard that before? Am I just being a snobbish douche (probably)? Someone help me here...
posted by RobertFrost at 3:30 PM on November 3, 2005


It's a completely ridiculous looking and sounding band on a label run by myspace rapping about myspace. One of their lyrics is "my dick's got more friends than Tom." And a bunch of kids are actually really into them.

I thought it was funny.
posted by cloeburner at 3:34 PM on November 3, 2005


One of their lyrics is "my dick's got more friends than Tom."

kevin federline, take notes.
posted by spiderwire at 3:36 PM on November 3, 2005


I liked them better before they sold out.

I still can't believe they went electric.
posted by tetsuo at 3:37 PM on November 3, 2005


It's not the music that's revolutionary, it's the fact that News Corp/MySpace has a record label. I think that's revolutionary, right? Oh, I guess not. But I suppose it is newsworth in a newsfilter sense of the word.
posted by panoptican at 3:38 PM on November 3, 2005


And a bunch of kids are actually really into them.

I definitely find that pretty funny.
posted by RobertFrost at 3:40 PM on November 3, 2005


cloeburner: add an "ironic" tag.
posted by spiderwire at 3:40 PM on November 3, 2005


Cloe, you're on the street team, aren't you?

First thought when I saw this? "Like the world needs MORE inarticulate emo bands."

Craniac-- Yeah, maybe Matt'll lemme run his record label. Is MetaRecords taken yet?
posted by klangklangston at 3:45 PM on November 3, 2005


klangklangston: actually, it is. (also) (also)
posted by spiderwire at 3:51 PM on November 3, 2005


Goddamn hippies.
records.metafilter.com?
#1 Sounds?
Mattphonic?
posted by klangklangston at 3:53 PM on November 3, 2005


I was into the Hollywood Undead before they were cool.
posted by chasing at 3:58 PM on November 3, 2005


I gotta say, I had to go to the whois to make sure you weren't in that awful band, cloeburner. Blegh.
posted by puke & cry at 3:59 PM on November 3, 2005 [1 favorite]


I never heard of 'em before anyone else.
posted by klangklangston at 4:01 PM on November 3, 2005


I never heard of 'em before anyone else.

Which would make you the oldest person in the world, geezer.
posted by delmoi at 4:13 PM on November 3, 2005


Good fucking christ that's some terrible music. Metal? In what way is that even remotely metal?
posted by Manhasset at 4:45 PM on November 3, 2005


Can metafilter get a label now? Let's produce a single about metafilter, come on, we can do it. I'll be the doo wop girl.
posted by Hildegarde at 4:54 PM on November 3, 2005


I hope the single is a hit so Weird Al will make a parody recording.

Oh, wait.... it already sounds like him, but with much cheaper production.
posted by longsleeves at 5:07 PM on November 3, 2005


Oh internet music sites.
posted by Captaintripps at 5:28 PM on November 3, 2005


As a de facto music snob, I certify that this is terrible, terrible music.
posted by basicchannel at 5:53 PM on November 3, 2005


He finds a bunch of other like minded souls. They form a band called COLLISION! PANTHER! NOW! and they garner between 3 and 4 hundred friends on the Myspace. They book their first show before they've even rehearsed and lots of people have bright pink badges on their coats, shirts and knapsacks with the image of an erect penis on it. The words COLLISION! PANTHER! NOW! are arcing out of the wee hole.

MySpace makes me want to cry. Thousands upon thousands of self-taken mobile phone pictures of people's 'best sides'.
posted by nylon at 5:54 PM on November 3, 2005


I am not a myspace snob. I like myspace despite it's terrible code, design and layout. I like it because my friends are on there. I'm not to cool for myspace, but I am to cool for this crappy band.
posted by anomie at 6:05 PM on November 3, 2005


To cool or not to cool, that is the question.
posted by mr_roboto at 6:20 PM on November 3, 2005


Anyone happen to catch the FARK thread yesterday about the angry mom whos spreading the word about the evils of myspace?
posted by wheelieman at 6:28 PM on November 3, 2005


Christ, I was waiting for one of those white boys to say, "now throw your hands in the air, and wave em like you just don't care"!!

Awful on so many levels, it's amazing; it's like this completely un-original, processed cheese. This is what happens when people who aren't musicians, try to make music. Hollywood Undead is proof of a God, because it's a friggin miracle anyone could really dig on this group.
posted by j.p. Hung at 8:46 PM on November 3, 2005


nylon: I saw nearly that exact scenario play out in a small club last August, except the band was called "Hello, Trauma." Their frontwoman asked me before their set if I was on their myspace page; I was not.
posted by aaronetc at 10:00 PM on November 3, 2005


MySpace is a legitimate tool for use with band promotion and networking, but the fact that a band's music is on their main page should stop abominations like this from ever becoming popular. That is truly some awful stuff they've got going on. I feel sorry for all of the myspace scenesters pretending to like this band.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 10:56 PM on November 3, 2005


I had no idea there was such a huge band presence on MySpace. I figured it was just a teenage porn/dating site. Whereas my roommate thought it was actually just a band site (her boyfriend's band, Lluther, has a page on there - they're actually not bad, for a NiN/Adema mashupy kinda sound). Then her band site got in my porn site, and my porn site got in her band site, and it was all a big tasty mess.

I seem to have lost where I was going with this one. Oh, now I remember... this song sucks.
posted by antifuse at 3:01 AM on November 4, 2005


j.p. speaks the troof.
posted by RobertFrost at 6:32 AM on November 4, 2005


I like it because my friends are on there.

My friends and I use a Drupal-based private board. Much easier, with lots less "I use MySpace" shame.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of music, I have a bunch of original music that I've written and recorded. You can't have it, of course; I'm just here to suggest that all of you go write your own instead of chasing the next big thing in music manufacturing.
posted by davejay at 1:56 PM on November 4, 2005


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