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A young Skrillex debates the meaning of the word “emo”

May 26, 2015
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Before he was the king of bass drops, Skrillex a.k.a. Sonny Moore fronted post-hardcore/screamo band From First To Last. Here he is at Warped Tour 2004, discussing emo music and the meaning of the word itself. During his protest, Moore claims that Simon & Garfunkel were the founders of emo, calling them “Dashboard in the making.”

While guitarist Travis Richter tries to (more reasonably) compare emo to Goo Goo Dolls, Moore is insistent: “Simon & Garfunkel! Simon & Garfunkel!” Watch the interview below: 

Written by Matt Crane