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Stylie
10-25-2008, 08:01 PM
H E L L B I L L I E S !

http://www.vestnytt.no/sitefiles/site4/files/artimg/12255_42.jpg

First of all - have anyone ever heard about the Norwegian band Hellbillies? Yes? No?
Well! Hellbillies is seriously one of the greatest bands in Norway, and I really wanna tell you guys about them.

They play country/rock inspired music, and have been around since 1990. Released 11 albums. Won Grammy Award + other awards. These guys really know how to play their instruments!

Most of you are gonna think that only adults listen to this music, which is almost correct, but Hellbillies got many young fans too. I'm actually from the same place as they are from, so I'm very proud. Hellbillies have always been a part of my life. They sing on Norwegian dialect, the same dialect as I speak called "Halling".

Hellbillies are AWESOME live, and I'm gonna show you some clips and songs. As said, they have 11 albums, so I must just pick some randomly. They have everything from fast to slow songs. And if you don't like this genre, ok, but it's no reason to say that they suck, 'caus they really don't.


This is a slow-song, one of their most beautifull songs. Really nice, listen!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2cQnJAv43I

This one is from their new album, and actually their only music video (I think).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrLALPfNr5c

This is from their second album, really "countrish", a bit old clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uey8Vu_fUZY


And now I'm gonna show you the main guitarist in Hellbillies! He's probably one of the best guitarists in Norway, and can for sure compete against world's best too (in this genre). He got some amazing guitar skills, so he know how to play.

This is'nt one of his most "impressive" songs, but it's really good. A bit longer out in the song, it get's a little bit faster. If you guys wanna hear more of him, let me know and I'll find some more good stuff.
http://dump.no/files/425c79819503/Hellbillies_-_Urban_Twang_-_Urban_Twang.mp3

Here's a song that he actually sing on too (he's not the lead singer, but on this song he is). Really nice melody, must listen!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMDxYwZ9wfY&feature=related


So, what do you guys think? :)
As said, this is one of Norways best bands and have won many awards. But I understand if some of you don't like it, 'caus it's aboslutely nothing like The Offspring, heheh!

Stylie
10-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Oh yeah, great respond! Thanks. ^^

Stylie
10-27-2008, 09:43 AM
Seriously people? Well, at least listen to this song. It's really amazing (it's an instrumental song)


This is'nt one of his most "impressive" songs, but it's really good. A bit longer out in the song, it get's a little bit faster. If you guys wanna hear more of him, let me know and I'll find some more good stuff.
http://dump.no/files/425c79819503/He...rban_Twang.mp3

Free?
10-27-2008, 10:41 AM
So I overcome myself and checked those links. I think most people here aren't much into acoustic-only music. And personally to me it's pretty boring to listen 4 chords-acoustic-songs with pretty much nothing-unusual vocals and lyrics that I can't understand. They are a type of band that needs to grow on you, but they don't have any special reason why I would start digging them, more like making me sleepy :). Ever heard of swedes Backyard Babies? They have quite similar acoustic songs, but only few per album (and in english!), it's an acoustic dose that suits me, not more. That's my opinion :p.

randman21
10-27-2008, 10:44 AM
I actually think they're pretty good. I think that if they sung in English, they would have been a hit in the US at some point in their long career. I'm not suggesting they do that, but just saying.

Stylie
10-27-2008, 11:12 AM
So I overcome myself and checked those links. I think most people here aren't much into acoustic-only music. And personally to me it's pretty boring to listen 4 chords-acoustic-songs with pretty much nothing-unusual vocals and lyrics that I can't understand. They are a type of band that needs to grow on you, but they don't have any special reason why I would start digging them, more like making me sleepy :). Ever heard of swedes Backyard Babies? They have quite similar acoustic songs, but only few per album (and in english!), it's an acoustic dose that suits me, not more. That's my opinion :p.

I understand. :)

Well, it's not just acoustic-only music. They do use electric guitar really much, but also acoustic. A mix, if you see.
But what do you mean with "4-chord-songs"? Of course, that keeps the melody, but as said, the main guitarist is one of Norways best and that tells a lot.

And nope, never heard of them before. I'll check it out!


I actually think they're pretty good. I think that if they sung in English, they would have been a hit in the US at some point in their long career. I'm not suggesting they do that, but just saying.

Nice to hear! :)

Yeah, but the two brothers in the band, singer and the main guitarist, actually have another band called "The Respatexans". Pretty much the same (but a little bit different of course), but they sing in english. Hellbillies is their main band, but they two have this band too. I can show you some songs, maybe?

And Hellbillies have actually collobrated with other famous US musicians.
They're a really good band, one of the greatest in Norway (well...I thik I've said that, heh). But I understand that most of you don't like this genre, but some might do.

edit: The Respatexans actually won Grammy Award in 2005 for best country record 2005.

Stylie
10-27-2008, 11:28 AM
http://www.respatexans.com/
Go to "sound/media" > "Streaming mp3's"

From the album "Almost Famous", I really like the melodies on "The Kind Hand Of Love" and "Final Country Song". There's also some from their second album "Shine On" there. Listen if someone want. ;)

Free?
10-27-2008, 11:31 AM
I understand. :)

Well, it's not just acoustic-only music. They do use electric guitar really much, but also acoustic. A mix, if you see.
What I meant is they use only clean sound without distortion.


But what do you mean with "4-chord-songs"? Of course, that keeps the melody, but as said, the main guitarist is one of Norways best and that tells a lot.
What I meant is I hear 4-chords verses with calm vocals mostly, then some simple chorus, then back to those chords. Such music is more about it's spirit and lyrics, those just pass me by. I don't even doubt that main guitarist is skilled.

And nope, never heard of them before. I'll check it out!

Start with the "search button" ;)

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11-24-2008, 02:26 AM
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FranciscoDuff
12-01-2008, 03:15 AM
hi..:o

Well, it's not just acoustic-only music. They do use electric guitar really much, but also acoustic. A mix, if you see.
But what do you mean with "4-chord-songs"? Of course the post about sponsored links or a sponsored link on musclecontrol (http://www.blogscene.co.uk/musclecontrol/), that keeps the melody, but as said, the main guitarist is one of Norways best and that tells a lot.

And nope, never heard of them before. I'll check it out!:cool:

randman21
12-01-2008, 04:25 AM
What the heck is going on here?

Stranger With Candy
12-01-2008, 06:38 AM
Hellbillies are awful.