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    Headless Cross always seems to get the term as "sounding dated". I hear this about a lot of other albums, too.

    Can somebody explain to me simply what the logistics are of sounding "dated" I honestly don't know what this means, somebody explain it simply to me.

    And then explain exactly what in Headless Cross sounds "dated", because again I don't know what this really means.

  • #2
    Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

    Yeah, good question!
    "I don't sound like nobody"

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    • #3
      Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

      "dated" is the opposite of "timeless". If something is dated it sounds old and typical of that time period (mostly in a negative way).

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      • #4
        Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

        It doesn't refer to Headless Cross.
        "I don't sound like nobody"

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        • #5
          Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

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          It doesn't refer to Headless Cross.

          [/ QUOTE ]

          I think it does. The whole album says "80s!!!!"

          not that its a bad thing

          I love headless cross.

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          • #6
            Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

            Sometimes, "dated" can also mean "cheesy", which is something HC definately IS

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            • #7
              Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

              Dated means to be old and "flimsy" and "dull" since it's inception, but I dont find this to be the case with Headless Cross.

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              • #8
                Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

                Oh, I get it. Sabbath bloody sabbath is dated. It sounds so 70s, its not even funny. Seriously, I never understood why the term dated seems only to apply to the 80s and not to the 70s. I mean, Black Sabbath, the album, sounds OLD.

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                • #9
                  Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

                  "Dated," to me, means that it sounds "past it's time" or not like the "current trends." Music is timeless, so I shun all labels associated with any form of music or art. If you like it, who gives a damn what anyone else thinks!

                  For the record - I like "Headless Cross." I've said before that I wish it was rawer sounding, but it's damn good music as is.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

                    Eh, Deep Purple In Rock should be therefore called "dated", because the guitar sound is "ancient"! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] It has the number "1970" scrawled on its every note. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

                    But we don't call it "old" or "dated"?
                    "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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                    • #11
                      Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

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                      "dated" is the opposite of "timeless". If something is dated it sounds old and typical of that time period (mostly in a negative way).

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                      Yep.

                      Headless Cross (which I enjoy) has a stereotypical 80s drum sound, cheesey lyrics about Satan and ludicrously high notes from Tony Martin, which all add up to give it that 80s feel. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, though. Too many people go on the defensive when something's called "dated", but all it means is that it's a strong reflection of music in that time period.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Headless Cross "Dated" (I need explanation)

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                        Eh, Deep Purple In Rock should be therefore called "dated", because the guitar sound is "ancient"! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] It has the number "1970" scrawled on its every note. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

                        But we don't call it "old" or "dated"?

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                        I'd definately say Deep Purple are dated. That doesn't stop them being one of my favourite bands though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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