The most buttrockin' song on Buddy Blue's list of the top 50 Butt Rock Anthems (search term: buttrock)

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Poll Closing Date: Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00 (in 3 days)

http://www.asunderpress.com/lists/buttlist.htm

please vote for the song that you feel is most representative of buttrock as a genre/concept/ideology

"American Woman" by the Guess Who
"And The Cradle Will Rock..." by Van Halen
"Bad To The Bone" by George Thorogood
"Black Betty" by Ram Jam
"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen
"Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company
"Cocaine" by Eric Clapton
"Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot
"Dude Looks Like A Lady" by Aerosmith
"Enter Sandman" by Metallica
"First I Look At The Purse" by the J. Geils Band
"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC
"Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group
"Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Funk #49" by The James Gang
"Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult
"Hard To Handle" by Black Crowes
"Heartbreaker" by Led Zeppelin
"Highway Star" by Deep Purple
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
"Hocus Pocus" by Focus
"Hold Your Head Up" by Argent
"Hoochie Coochie Lady" by Elf
"Hot Blooded" by Foreigner
"I Don't Need No Doctor" by Humble Pie
"I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett
"I Wanna Rock & Roll All Night" by Kiss
"Keep Your Hands To Yourself" by the Georgia Sattelites
"Kick Out The Jams" by MC5
"Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull
"Mississippi Queen" by Mountain
"Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger
"Radar Love" by Golden Earring
"Roadhouse Blues" by the Doors
"Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer
"Rock & Roll, Part Two" by Gary Glitter
"Rocky Mountain Way" by Joe Walsh
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper
"Slow Ride" by Foghat
"Smokin' In The Boys Room" by Brownsville Station
"Snortin' Whiskey" by Pat Travers
"Taking Care Of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"Them Changes" by Buddy Miles
"Tuff Enuff" by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
"Tush" by ZZ Top
"Wango Tango" by Ted Nugent
"We Will Rock You" by Queen
"Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns 'n' Roses
"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister


nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:27 (one week ago) link

don't think you can out-buttrock Tush

ciderpress, Friday, 7 February 2020 17:29 (one week ago) link

Was just gonna say!

dad genes (morrisp), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:29 (one week ago) link

Feelin' good, feelin' right, it's Saturday night
The hotel detective, he was outta sight!

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 7 February 2020 17:32 (one week ago) link

Slow Ride is so buttrock it can fart its way into the cosmos

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:36 (one week ago) link

I keep scanning through the list and feeling like I have a handle on how 'butt rock' is being used in this context but then it keeps slipping away. Like okay: 'Black Betty', 'Mississippi Queen', 'Frankenstein'. I get it! But then 'Hold Your Head Up'? 'Enter Sandman'? I don't get it!

I heard 'Hocus Pocus' the other day for the first time in a while and, man, that is a hot fucken jam. A jam with some weird-ass yodeling and scatting tacked on here and there, but a jam nonetheless.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:38 (one week ago) link

Black Betty is proper. Enter Sandman isn't butt rock

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:39 (one week ago) link

Sorry for butt rockin

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:45 (one week ago) link

voted Slow Ride

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:47 (one week ago) link

Torn between "Tush," "Black Betty," "We're An American Band" and "American Woman."

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:48 (one week ago) link

"Black Betty" sounds like a song that was written solely for automotive repair waiting rooms

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:49 (one week ago) link

it's credited to Leadbelly but likely dates to the pre Civil War times

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:50 (one week ago) link

Georgia Satellites kinda only feels butt rock adjacent.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:52 (one week ago) link

Wow! Didn't know that.

Xpost

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:52 (one week ago) link

I didn't know that either!

I don't even care that the band was basically manufactured after 'Black Betty' dropped, that Ram Jam album can get it.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:56 (one week ago) link

highway star and born in the usa are probably the best songs, but they aren't buttrock imo (space truckin' and glory days are much buttier songs by the respective artists).

radar love also feels weirdly out of place, not easy enough to sing along (tho it rocks hard).

black betty and tush are the buttiest, but i think i'm gonna have to go with black betty cause i still get amped when that song drops lol

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:58 (one week ago) link

You are spot-on with your butt rock replacements for Deep Purple and Bruce. I would suggest that 'Twilight Zone' is a much butt-ier choice than 'Radar Love'.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

dope butt-rockin video too

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

Butt rockin lead

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

(Ram Jam)

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

"Tush" just barely over 'American Woman"

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:02 (one week ago) link

No “Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet”????????????? come on!! the only song truly within wiggling distance of it in this list is Takin Care Of Business imo

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:05 (one week ago) link

pretty dope list tbrr

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:05 (one week ago) link

If someone says buttrock I'm thinking "Slow Ride" right off the bat

Still, I'm going for "Highway Butt" by Butt Purple

Josefa, Friday, 7 February 2020 18:06 (one week ago) link

this is harder than just about any poll I've seen

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:06 (one week ago) link

kick out the jams isn't buttrock tho

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:07 (one week ago) link

Shouldn't Free "All Right Now" be here

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:08 (one week ago) link

Moreso than 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Can't Get Enough' for sure.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:09 (one week ago) link

I like other songs more but in the category of buttrock it's one of:
Bad to the Bone
Mississisisipspsppiii Queen
Slow Ride

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:10 (one week ago) link

"is this Freedom Rock?? Well turn it up!!"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:10 (one week ago) link

Yea GNR is cockrock but not butt

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

Xxbutt

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

godbless the internet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGWW8KOQio

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

xpost butt rock has to be popular MC5 is not popular

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

Lol at One Tin Soldier being on that comp

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:12 (one week ago) link

BRB; comparing the songs in the poll to the track listing of this compilation:

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81f+vIcEpIL.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:12 (one week ago) link

Suspect compilation creator saw "Soldier" im the title and says IT FITS

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:13 (one week ago) link

Xpost

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:13 (one week ago) link

also MIA: “Jesus Is Just Alright” (Doobie Bros version obv)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:14 (one week ago) link

Shouldn't Free "All Right Now" be here

― ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, February 7, 2020 1:08 PM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yes

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:15 (one week ago) link

"Spirit in the Sky" kinda Jews for Jesus buttrock

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:16 (one week ago) link

BOC - "Godzilla"?

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:16 (one week ago) link

American Woman feels like the buttiest.

As someone with a lot of love for corn a lot of this shit is way too corny for my enjoyment.

Todd Phillips, party auteur (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:17 (one week ago) link

Conspicuously absent butt:

Billy Squier - 'Stroke'
Heart - 'Barracuda'
Hombres - 'Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)'
Black Sabbath, period

Maybe Cafferty - 'On the Dark Side'? Surely Mellencamp had something appropriately butt-y. .38 Special?

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

Basically if I can picture a 50-something biker with a bandana that thinks Jeff Foxworthy is funny vibin to it, it's the buttrock I don't like

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

Xpost

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

I mean yes, of course, there is good butt rock and lame butt rock but(t) in the interests of science we should set our prejudices aside in determining which songs fit. All I am saying is give butt a chance.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

why won't you just butt out of this

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:27 (one week ago) link

My friend and I tried to whittle down a definition, and what we concluded was it had to have a certain lack of ambition (ymmv). That is, it can't be funny on purpose ("Godzilla"), it can't have a clear unified artistic vision (AC/DC, Van Halen, ZZ Top), it just has to be butt-stupid blues-riff based rock. So, like, BTO's "Tacking Care of Business" is a yes, but in our opinion "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" is a no, since it's got some cool chords in it. "Black Betty" is a no, because that thing is complicated as hell, and we didn't included stuff like Kiss, because Kiss is lame. Boogie always helps hit the buttock sweet spot, but our top picks were stuff like "Smoke On the Water" and for sure "Mississippi Queen" and "We're An American Band." Bad Company's "Feel like Makin' Love" deserves some, er, love, too. We considered stuff like Sabbath and specifically "Iron Man" as kind of honorary ur-butt rock.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 February 2020 18:27 (one week ago) link

Nazareth "Hair of the Dog" also missing

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:28 (one week ago) link

otoh, along with unperson, tracer, mookieproof, crut, and Neanderthal, I do view ums as having expertise in this butt-defining exercise.

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:45 (one week ago) link

oh and granny dainger

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:45 (one week ago) link

this discussion has definitely been very eye-opening

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:49 (one week ago) link

is the eye brown?

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:50 (one week ago) link

According to the reception theory, “Bohemian Rhapsody” would be butt rock!

https://nypdecider.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/waynes-world-car-queen.jpg

dad genes (morrisp), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:02 (one week ago) link

this discussion has definitely been very eye-opening

― ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:49 PM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

is the eye brown?

― sarahell, Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:50 PM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lock thread.

We're jumping on the road with @Nickelback this summer! (PBKR), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:10 (one week ago) link

but then we'll never know the winner

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:12 (one week ago) link

okay, here's a diagram: bohemian rhapsody would be in the circle to the right

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XX sonic elements XX XXX people seen as XX
XXX of buttrock X XXX audience for XX
XX that aren't XX buttrock XX buttrock X
XX buttrock XX XX X
X because XX XXX X
XX audience and/or XXX X X
XX artists are not XX X X
X BUTT XXX XXX XX
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sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:13 (one week ago) link

damn ... when I put it in the add a post box it was lovely venn diagram

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:14 (one week ago) link

anyway -- bohemian rhapsody is "music that buttrock audiences like" but is not buttrock

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:16 (one week ago) link

Springsteen does a live “Dancing in the Dark” that’s all guitars and no keebs, and that’s as close to butt rock as The Boss gets.

There’s a whole other world of Hot New Country songs that are really Hot New Butt Rock.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:19 (one week ago) link

makes sense, there's usually a southern vibe

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link

Like you have Butt Rock, then you have Butt Rock: The Next Generation -- which is that nickelback stuff, and then you have like, Butt Rock: Deep Space 9 which is country like "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "Friends in Low Places" -- the latter of which might be a bit verbose to be butt, but there is a pervasive butt spirit to the song

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:22 (one week ago) link

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy?

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:23 (one week ago) link

Styx, "Renegade"?

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:25 (one week ago) link

“Renegade” is kind of Broadway Butt Rock.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:27 (one week ago) link

Is there indie butt rock? Or would that be a category error?

dad genes (morrisp), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:38 (one week ago) link

most butt is AOR butt

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

the indie negates the butt; there is definitely indie rock with butt inspirations, but it would require like, whatever the musical equivalent of those silicone implants are, in order to be buttrock.

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

the label heads are right up in there

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

lol xhuxk covered this in the last butt rock thread

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:40 (one week ago) link

Cock Rock is more about blatantly trying to get laid, while Butt Rock is more about partying and just having fun in general.

― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:08 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

^co-sign

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:44 (one week ago) link

also with cock rock, the emphasis is often on not having to try very hard to get laid.

sarahell, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

"music that buttrock audiences like" but is not buttrock

^important distinction

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:48 (one week ago) link

Like bohemian rhapsody is something they'd listen to when sober and tapping into their arty side. True butt rock is what they switch to when they're on their buddy's pontoon boat and on their 20th natty light

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:50 (one week ago) link

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a suite with one Butt Rock movement (iii.).

On the indie side, The Hold Steady, like Springsteen and Mellencamp, nods to Butt Rock, just as their audiences do.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:56 (one week ago) link

what about "Never Been Any Reason" by Head East

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 23:07 (one week ago) link

i'm actually testing this by going on the youtube pages of all these songs and just writing "butt rock" and seeing which one has the fans that get the most angry. those, my friend, are the butt rock songs.

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 23:07 (one week ago) link

Ask the angry fans if they subscribe to reception or auteur butt-rock theory.

dad genes (morrisp), Sunday, 9 February 2020 23:14 (one week ago) link

they subscribe to pizzagate theory

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 23:20 (one week ago) link

Damn it, have to change my vote to Funk 49.

calstars, Monday, 10 February 2020 00:34 (one week ago) link

This listicle has this thread’s number.

dad genes (morrisp), Monday, 10 February 2020 01:21 (one week ago) link

buttrock is lumpen proletariat

cock rock is unbridled decadence

brimstead, Monday, 10 February 2020 03:01 (one week ago) link

well said

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 10 February 2020 03:05 (one week ago) link

I would argue that the artist's refusal to allow the song's use in a car commercial is a sign it is not butt rock. I guess ultimately I subscribe to the auteur theory of butt rock.

Also worth noting that J.Lo used the song in her Super Bowl performance (with the artist's permission) to call attention to the US's neglect of Puerto Rico. I can't see "Hot Blooded" being put to the same use.

Lily Dale, Monday, 10 February 2020 03:15 (one week ago) link

"Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot

I just read this as "Cum Feels Good On My Nose"

frogbs, Monday, 10 February 2020 03:16 (one week ago) link

oh you did not

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 03:18 (one week ago) link

J.Lo used the song in her Super Bowl performance (with the artist's permission) to call attention to the US's neglect of Puerto Rico. I can't see "Hot Blooded" being put to the same use.

well, considering the lyrics to "Hot Blooded" seem totally irrelevant in that regard, I agree, I can't see it being put to the same use

I mean:

Well, I'm hot blooded, check it and see
I got a fever of a hundred and three
Come on baby, do you do more than dance?
I'm hot blooded, I'm hot blooded
You don't have to read my mind, to know what I have in mind
Honey you oughta know
Now you move so fine, let me lay it on the line
I wanna know what you're doin' after the show
Now it's up to you, we can make a secret rendezvous
Just me and you, I'll show you lovin' like you never knew
That's why, I'm hot blooded, check it and see
I feel a fever burning inside me
Come on baby, do you do more than dance?
I'm hot blooded, I'm hot blooded (I'm hot)
Now it's up to you, can we make a secret rendezvous? oh
Before we do, you have to get away from you…

sarahell, Monday, 10 February 2020 04:10 (one week ago) link

significant elision at the end there lol

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 10 February 2020 04:44 (one week ago) link

i mean, you can see it as opposite to illustrating the US relationship to Puerto Rico, as Hot Blooded is about wanting to be fucked, and the US has already seriously fucked Puerto Rico.

sarahell, Monday, 10 February 2020 05:02 (one week ago) link

i thought it was about a guy hallucinating in his last hours before dying of influenza

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 05:05 (one week ago) link

i almost copied and pasted some of this buttrock theory into a facebook post about California labor law and taxes. I just wanted everyone to know this.

sarahell, Monday, 10 February 2020 05:39 (one week ago) link

Meter data

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 05:39 (one week ago) link

I'm kinda sad this didn't happen

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 05:39 (one week ago) link

Also, has no-one here ever heard of Status Quo?

― Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:05 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, was just thinking 'Rain' is quintessential buttrock.

Deflatormouse, Monday, 10 February 2020 05:53 (one week ago) link

reverse meter data

sarahell, Monday, 10 February 2020 06:11 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UNMgENyMUo

billstevejim, Monday, 10 February 2020 06:42 (one week ago) link


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