Mongolian Metal?!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Bertotti, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I like it!

     
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like the name, catchy, to the point, and with a ring of familiarity.
     
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  3. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    There is something primal in a lot of metal I really connect with, this is excellent I do wish I knew what they're saying.
     
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  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Bertotti! Dude!

    I enjoyed hearing the Throat Singing in those videos. The Hu? I always suspected that that imitator group in Britain had spelled it wrong. :)

    Where does one start with such a venture. A long-standing family legend that my great grandfather was from Mongolia was confirmed by DNA testing, a while back, so I am a curious mixture of Scottish, Scandinavian and Mongolian blood. What I find interesting about this is that there are aspects of Mongolian life which mesh perfectly with my tastes. I am a creature of the High Plains, which is about as close to Mongolian climate as one can get in the US. I have to say, that music struck a chord with me. (Pun absolutely intended, and intended with the same resolve shown in the Wolf Totem song.) :)

    It looked and sounded as if the one fellow was playing something very similar to a baritone guitar, tuned in fifths. I’ve experimented with that tuning and found that it gave a sort of Celtic sound, and it works well in this context. I don’t know what you call that other instrument, the bowed one, but I enjoyed that sound. Interesting lyrics; I d t think I’d want to get into a fight with these guys.

    Thanks for giving me a window into the culture of one of my ancestors.
     
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  6. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    I think they are planning to pillage Sioux Falls. :)
     
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I'll help if they let me!
     
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  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Sounds like a party. :)
     
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  9. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Did anyone happen to notice the fretboard inlays on one of the instruments? I don't imagine that one would get past customs in the west.
     
  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Yes, I did. I saw similar in Korea when I was on a Korean bus. It was a religious symbol, not a **** one. Hitler perverted it from its original meaning. Like people hating on the Tennessee battle flag.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
     
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  11. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    @Bertotti I know the history of the symbol and I know it's very big with the Mongolian people in particular. It occurs in Celtic pre-history as well. Just thought I would draw attention to it out of interest. We have buildings in Britain with this symbol in the stonework and floors which campaigners have tried to force the removal of despite the fact that they predate the Fascist use of the symbol and it was also used extensively in WWI as a good luck charm on both sides.
     
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  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Yep. That symbol appears throughout history in numerous contexts. The context of Germany in the ‘30s and ‘40s is far from the only meaning for this symbol.
     
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  13. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Does anyone know if there is an album of the HU band and, if so, where I can get it? Had a bit of a look around but not turned up anything yet.
     
  14. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

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    The ‘orribile ‘u... :D
     
  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    The swastika is millennia old, and used world wide as a good luck symbol. The bad guys usurped it in the '20s. The German Catholic parish church I lived next door to was built in the '20s. They had small swastika tiles in their floor, but had covered it with carpeting due to the negative connotations.

    The HU Band has been on my radar for months. Grandson and I listen to it. Sadly, they've only got the two tunes out on You Tube so far. There are some other similar groups out there as well.
     
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  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Only two songs on iTunes.
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Interesting music.
    "West" is too broad a brush. It would certainly not be prohibited in the USA, where the Constitution protects free speech including this. However, many European countries do not allow certain ****-related speech.
     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    You can find it all over SEA. It’s much older than the Hindu culture that gave it it’s name.
     
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  19. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I was at a temple in Malaysia and there were swastika tiles lining the main room with Buddha underneath
     
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