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Initial post: Jun 9, 2009 12:44:59 PM PDT
Call me an idiot if you want, but I would like to know what exactly it means when a band goes corporate America. Does it mean boring, mainstrean, or what the government wants them to be? Get creative and please give examples.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009 4:40:24 AM PDT
I think it means someone going out of their way to express their dislike for anything mainstream. People talk about how Nirvana was a ripoff of the Pixies, or Dinosaur Jr. etc. etc. etc., but neither/none of those bands had/have the tightness in their compositions that Nirvana had. D-Jr. and The Pixies' music was usually a big sprawling mess of sound, whereas even though Nirvana had a little "noise-rock" element, there was usually a lot more definition in, like, "what exactly IS the melody here?" kinda thing...of course, The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. just within those examples, there's a bit of a difference in THEIR cohesiveness, but my point is neither of them had quite the compositional definition that Nirvana had. a Band "selling out" or "going corporate America" doesn't really mean anything specific, it's just expressing the perception of the person saying it...
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