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Emo (Music)

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    • Emo (Music)
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    • Emocore (Music)
    • Emotional hardcore (Music)
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    • found: Work cat.: 2003058543: Greenwald, A. Nothing feels good : punk rock, teenagers, and EMO, 2003:CIP, p. 7 (Emo is short for emotional; originally short for Emocore)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Aug. 1, 2003(One of the more popular underground rock styles at the turn of the millenium; some emo leans toward the progressive side, full of complex guitar work, unorthodox song structure, arty noise, and extreme dynamic shifts; some emo is much closer to punk-pop. Lyrics are deeply personal and can be prone to excess; groundwork for emo was laid by Hüsker Dü in 1984 with its Zen arcade); Nov. 21, 2006 (emo: originally an arty outgrowth of hardcore punk))
    • found: What the heck is Emo anyway? WWW site, Aug. 1, 2003(Emo is a broad title that covers a lot of different styles of emotionally-charged punk rock, with little agreement as to its beginnings. One school subscribes to its having started in Washington, D.C. in the mid-'80s, moving from hardcore punk bands toward a distinctive distorted guitar sound. Recordings tend to be analog only, and most records are put out on small home-run, or private, labels)
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Nov. 21, 2006(under Emo (music): Emo is a subgenre of hardcore punk music; "emocore" is short for "emotional hardcore")
    • found: Shuker, R. Key concepts in popular music, 1998.
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