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The History of Goth In One Minute, Plus Emo As A Bonus

Spinner has a quite entertaining series going on in which they cover a music genre's history in a minute. Their latest treatment is Goth, which (as they do point out) bled over into other genres such as industrial and metal.

Their first treatment was on Emo, which many of our readers could surely learn a bit from. The introductory blurb about sums it up, but the video is a must-see as well:

Tired of people name-dropping rock genres and not having a clue what they're talking about? We sure are, so we put together the first in an ongoing series of edumacational, one-minute videos that'll drop a knowledge bomb on all unsuspecting ignoramuses. The first out of the gate is the much-maligned Emo, a genre that arguably jumped the shark almost a decade ago, yet continues to lurch onward like a zombie. You know, a zombie that whines like a bitch and wears its little sister's pants.

At a minute each, they won't even kill as much time as, say, a video of a horrible band covering butchering a classic metal song.

Goth In One Minute:

Emo In One Minute

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

The goth one lasted one minute and three seconds, NOT one minute! Lying bastards.

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

That's pretty emo of you to complain about it. :-)

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Oh! You b****! :P

# Dec 4, 2007 @ 8:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

oz got spanked!!!...lol...jk....good one deathbringer!!!!!

# Dec 4, 2007 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalhealthpatient writes:

iz spank ur new word

# Dec 4, 2007 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Neurotictim writes:

"One Eurythmics cover and suddenly it was okay for Hot Topics to exist in middle-american malls."

Priceless.

# Dec 4, 2007 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

no its not my new word...i use it frequently....are you here to fight again??

# Dec 4, 2007 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Dark_Funeral writes:

ah damn, just when you think they could find their own thread to argue on.......
"calling yourself emo is the easiest way to get some friends or get your a$$ kicked"
-its so true! i hate those damn kids

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# Dec 4, 2007 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. godlike writes:

OK, so that was a waste of a few minutes...oh well whose countin....besides Oz..?

hahaha.. good one deathbringer..!!

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# Dec 5, 2007 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SlugEmperor writes:

the only thing more annoying than emo, is people whinnying about emo

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Depreciative Jones writes:

Absolutely right, Slug. Nothing pisses me off more than people doing feeble horse impressions when emaciated trendy teenagers slouch past.

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SexBloodandMetal writes:

That is AWESOME! I'm saving that site to my favorites.

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

Holy sh** that was funny! Well worth the 3 minutes. (I had to watch the goth one twice) Hilarious.

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# Dec 15, 2007 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck A Name writes:

"Even the goth kids want to beat the crap out of the Emo kids"

yup, that summed it up right there, emo in 7 seconds as far as I'm concerned.

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# Dec 17, 2007 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kinzoku writes:

I somehow feel a lot less confused. i'm glad that we straightened out and reinforced all the reasons i hate the emo infestation... *smirk*

# Dec 17, 2007 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. timber_wolf writes:

THat was funny as hell "Even the goth kids want to beat the crap out of emo kids, and thats saying a lot", worst part is it true everyone i know HATES emos including me. but it was a funny waste of 2 minutes
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# Dec 17, 2007 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. The Antihippy writes:

eh, they had the emo part down mostly right.

it's sad to see people saying emo while not knowing what the hell they are talking about.

# Dec 17, 2007 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. fearthedje writes:

yea, the emo labeling is about as annoying as those people who listen to marilyn manson and call themselves gothic yet have no idea who bauhaus is.

# Dec 17, 2007 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. welll... writes:

well that was absolutly retarded

# Dec 19, 2007 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Hardcore Drummer 89 writes:

Emos are f***in fags.....they need to die. its kinda funny because there some goths that want to beat up emos too lol....if i would have to choose between an emo and a goth, i would choose being a goth in my opinion........i hate emos......but i dont mind some emo chicks lol because most of them are hot.....but the guys just freak me out.....makes me want to punch an emo out.......or better yet slit there wrist for them.....rub off there face make up.....there are some emos that look like girls an its f***in bizzar....like its scary...but anywho i hate emos they should just die...and jack off to my chemical romance lol.....

# Dec 19, 2007 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RottenFroggy writes:

Hahahaha!
Loved it!

I get sick seing all the Emo kids!!
where I live they don't even listen to the music!
they just spend their time, whining, fixing their hair , and taking pictures of themselves.
and that's all to make more friends.

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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