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  • (but-rk) rock n' roll music produced from the mid 70's to present that has the following characteristics: four or five male members with long, feathered hair (bangs are common, but not necessary) or mullets, wailing guitar solos, distorted guitars, and lyrics about women, sex, drugs, Satan, and fast cars.

    Typical butt-rock bands are Winger, Scorpions, Dio, Ted Nugent, The Marshall Tucker Band, Metallica (1990-present), Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Journey, Krokus, Accept, W.A.S.P., Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Slash's Snakepit etc.

    November 9, 2007

  • Shurely this is cock rock? (See wikipedia).

    November 9, 2007

  • I've certainly heard both. They're synonymous. But I've always preferred this one, for some reason. ;-)

    November 9, 2007

  • Uselessness, do you recall more or less when you first heard this term used? I am checking out a theory regarding the origin of this term.....great use of my time, to be sure.

    November 9, 2007

  • Hmm, probably in the late '90s. As I recall at that time it was used in reference to cheesy video game music of the butt-rock variety. :-)

    November 10, 2007