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The paper says - clever kids listen to metal!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ComradeDavo, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Till

    Till Adventurer

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    Aye, there are lots of metalhead nerds at university and especially in the dep. of computer science and math. At most parties i've been to, the lowest common denominator is Metallica...
     
  2. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    This study just had to come out 20 years after I was in high school.
     
  3. Leifmk

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    Yeah. Note that in my case, "the beginning of high school" is nearly 20 years ago, so this is not a new thing, either.
     
  4. Sparta

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    Basically what I came in to say as well. I've suspected this finding since sometime in the 80's. ;)


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    By that, do you mean smart kids who don't listen to crappy classical music? ;)
     
  5. HypnosTene

    HypnosTene Warlord

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    Most of the people I used to find intelligent and interesting enough to talk to used to listen to metal... I probably listened to just about as much classical music though.

    Still, metal gets boring after a while. I think it's something you grow out of. Now it's mostly jazz and classical for me.
     
  6. Azash

    Azash La Sombra

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    Well, at least in my school it tends to be that way. Of the metalheads, there's me, the best English speaker, another headbanger who's the best mathematician in school, and yet another who's one of the best physicians.
     
  7. pboily

    pboily fingerlickinmathematickin

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    Never had a clue what anybody else listened to when I was a student.

    I'll ask around, see if there is some sort of consensus amongst the younguns.
     
  8. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Wrong crowd?:lol: Guess i'm part of the 'wrong crowd' then:lol:

    And the metal crowd is very different from the rap crowd...at least here wanyways.
     
  9. CartesianFart

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    Still part of a 'crowd' of music taste,i guess.
     
  10. Phlegmak

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    Let me guess. The chavs like rap?
     
  11. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Yeah. And chavs and metalheads generally don't get along. I mean you get chavs who do get on with metalheads, but then you get those who try and start trouble in clubs or whatever.
     
  12. Masquerouge

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    I can completely relate to listening to hardcore stuff because you just want to let some steam off.
     
  13. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    If Wagner were alive today, he would be writing metal for sure!
     
  14. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    There's a subgenre of rock music called "Wagnerian rock".
     
  15. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    ummm.... could your recommend some bands?
     
  16. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    :lol: I'm trying to picture a rock quartet rocking out the the Flight of the Valkyries....
     
  17. Sparta

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    That is pretty cool actually - nice contribution to the thread, Chukchi Husky! :goodjob:

    FWIW, as with everything else under the sun apparently, there is of course a (brief) Wiki article - if you're interested, Urederra, that could be a minor place to start your search (although it doesn't seem to list as many bands as I'd hoped):

    Wagnerian Rock
     
  18. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    The genre was created by Jim Steinman.
     
  19. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    Well if thats really the case according to this article, then i think they certainly dont show it. :rolleyes:

    How did they come across this data anyway?
     
  20. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    Outside of school they act like idiots, doing things like whipping each other with sticks.
     

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