Waxed

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Waxed
Bigbang-Waxed.jpg
Studio album by BigBang
Released 1995, 2002
Genre Rock music
Length38:17
Label Grand Sport, Warner Music
BigBang chronology
Waxed
(1995)
Electric Psalmbook
(1999)

Waxed is the debut album of the Norwegian rock band BigBang. It was first released in 1995 [1] then reissued in 2002 by Warner Music. [2]

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Bigbang (Norwegian band) Norwegian rock band

Bigbang is a Norwegian rock band led by frontman Øystein Greni. Over several years the band lineup has altered several times while remaining a trio, with Greni remaining the one constant member. Though the band name spelling is inconsistent, it is usually styled BigBang.

Contents

Overview

"Elle Vogue" is an instrumental bonus ghost track only included in the album's reedition from Greni's own Grandsport Records indie label to the Universal Norway major. As a matter of fact, "Down There Again" is clocked 14:30 in the year 2002 release. "Elle Vogue" is dedicated to fashion magazines (such as ELLE and Vogue ) that expose women that ordinary men cannot afford, according to Øystein Greni's own statements.

Universal Music Group American music corporation

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Track listing

  1. "Bus Ride" – 4:04
  2. "Limo Driver" – 3:38
  3. "The Man" – 2:38
  4. "Little Cloud" – 3:48
  5. "Two O'Clock" – 4:06
  6. "Tennis Club" – 4:06
  7. "Marvin Dale" – 2:36
  8. "Rules Understood" – 2:44
  9. "Situations" – 4:30
  10. "Usually" – 3:17
  11. "Down There Again" – 2:50
  12. "Elle Vogue" (bonus track) – 2:00

Personnel

Øystein Greni Norwegian singer

Øystein Greni is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang.

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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References

  1. Grønneberg, Anders, Dagbladet.no (August 12, 2011). - BigBang er mitt liv (in Norwegian)
  2. Norsk pop- og rockleksikon (2005). BigBang. Vega Forlag. (in Norwegian)