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(Entertainment Weekly)   Great news: Radiohead will be the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Bad news: They've also got Lady Antebellum for some stupid, awful reason   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 50
    More: PSA, Melissa McCarthy, Lady Antebellum, Alec Baldwin, SNL, musical guests, Radiohead, Kristen Wiig, Joel McHale  
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2011-08-13 10:14:07 AM  
What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?
 
2011-08-13 10:23:59 AM  
Because they sell an assload of records?
 
2011-08-13 10:40:57 AM  

real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?


I liked them better when they were called the Decemberists.
 
2011-08-13 11:17:43 AM  
Hey, I think some souless country-pop will be a nice change from the usual souless dance-pop.
 
2011-08-13 12:05:44 PM  
I'm not the biggest Radiohead fan but they put on one hell of a live show.
 
2011-08-13 12:12:44 PM  
I only like that one song that everyone likes.
 
2011-08-13 01:20:11 PM  
Y'all are posting a troll thread.
 
2011-08-13 01:43:13 PM  
Subby, editorializing headlines aren't very good..

Imagine a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode where, instead of clever quips, ingenious references, and insightful satire, all they say is "This sucks" and "That sucks" and "That character over there sucks" and "That actor sucks" and "That music sucks" and "Those special effects suck" and so on and so forth.

Okay?

Okay.

Wonderful.

Now run along and submit something of worth.
 
2011-08-13 02:22:07 PM  

SilentStrider: Y'all are posting a troll thread.


They can take my Music tab, but they can never take my music trolling!
 
2011-08-13 02:32:01 PM  
Know how I know subby didn't read and or understand the article?

/following week =/= season premier
 
2011-08-13 02:33:24 PM  
Saturday Night Live is still on?

/who knew?
 
2011-08-13 02:37:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Subby, editorializing headlines aren't very good..

Imagine a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode where, instead of clever quips, ingenious references, and insightful satire, all they say is "This sucks" and "That sucks" and "That character over there sucks" and "That actor sucks" and "That music sucks" and "Those special effects suck" and so on and so forth.

Okay?

Okay.

Wonderful.

Now run along and submit something of worth.


Your post sucks

And you sucks. ;)

/can't wait to see Radiohead (even though they sucks)
 
2011-08-13 02:38:46 PM  
I loved Radiohead's 2000 SNL stint, so this should be interesting. Hope they do "Lotus flower" or "Codex" and not some crap like "Feral" or whatever....
 
2011-08-13 02:39:43 PM  
Lipspinach: Your post sucks

And you sucks. ;)


I respectfully decline, insofar as th- ...

...

... NO U!!!
 
2011-08-13 02:41:56 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Imagine a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode where, instead of clever quips, ingenious references, and insightful satire, all they say is "This sucks" and "That sucks" and "That character over there sucks" and "That actor sucks" and "That music sucks" and "Those special effects suck" and so on and so forth.


So... Beavis and Butthead?
 
2011-08-13 02:42:14 PM  

real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?


They're popular.
 
2011-08-13 02:44:05 PM  
"Do we hear a Hillary Scott/Melissa McCarthy/Kristen Wiig rendition of Wilson Phillips' "Hold On"? We can only hope."

Why the fark is Kristen Wiig still on this show?! That biatch is farking horrible.
 
2011-08-13 02:46:16 PM  

apeiron242: real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?

They're popular.


They are? I'm being honest here, because I only know the band's name and nothing else. In my head, though, a name like that is the most rednecky, trashy "all y'all yankees better'n watch it, because dis here sauth will rise again!" That may or may not have been what they were going for, but that's certainly what it expresses.
 
2011-08-13 02:47:33 PM  
FeedTheCollapse: So... Beavis and Butthead?

In their defense, Beavis and Butthead had deceptive moments of brilliance and social commentary hidden amongst all the "UH HUH HUH HUH, THAT SUCKS" stuff.

For instance, one music video had Beavis and Butthead engaging in a metaphysical discussion about one artist's popularity.

To REALLY loosely paraphrase here, Beavis asks, "Why (is this band) famous?" Butthead replies, "Because they're on TV." Beavis then asks, "How did they get on TV?" Butthead THEN replies with: "BECAUSE THEY'RE FAMOUS, NOW SHUT UP, BEAVIS" and so on and so forth.

I'm not saying that it's the Algonquin Round Table by any stretch of the imagination, but some Beavis and Butthead moments were deceptively cleverer than others.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-08-13 02:49:57 PM  
Lady Antebellum plays pop country. They aren't targeting the Northern urban audience, or people who out of all the band names in the world would pick that one to take offense at.

Which does raise the question, why include SNL in the publicity tour?
 
2011-08-13 02:51:13 PM  

t3knomanser: apeiron242: real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?

They're popular.

They are? I'm being honest here, because I only know the band's name and nothing else. In my head, though, a name like that is the most rednecky, trashy "all y'all yankees better'n watch it, because dis here sauth will rise again!" That may or may not have been what they were going for, but that's certainly what it expresses.


www.pollsb.com

It's pop music with a twang.
 
2011-08-13 02:55:06 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: FeedTheCollapse: So... Beavis and Butthead?

In their defense, Beavis and Butthead had deceptive moments of brilliance and social commentary hidden amongst all the "UH HUH HUH HUH, THAT SUCKS" stuff.

For instance, one music video had Beavis and Butthead engaging in a metaphysical discussion about one artist's popularity.

To REALLY loosely paraphrase here, Beavis asks, "Why (is this band) famous?" Butthead replies, "Because they're on TV." Beavis then asks, "How did they get on TV?" Butthead THEN replies with: "BECAUSE THEY'RE FAMOUS, NOW SHUT UP, BEAVIS" and so on and so forth.

I'm not saying that it's the Algonquin Round Table by any stretch of the imagination, but some Beavis and Butthead moments were deceptively cleverer than others.


Cornholio was a fantastic take on the situation in the Balkans.
 
2011-08-13 02:59:13 PM  
mitchcumstein1: Cornholio was a fantastic take on the situation in the Balkans.

And the Daria episodes represented a subtle but poignant commentary on Clinton's appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
 
2011-08-13 03:04:51 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: mitchcumstein1: Cornholio was a fantastic take on the situation in the Balkans.

And the Daria episodes represented a subtle but poignant commentary on Clinton's appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


And the use of Stewart as the annoying, Winger loving third wheel? Perfect take on the passing of NAFTA and the future relationships between Canada, the US and Mexico.
 
2011-08-13 03:25:14 PM  
I kind of wonder why SNL would have 2 such disparate acts on the same show.
.I don't remember more than 1 musical guest, ever. Maybe they are setting a new precedent. Most of the bands they get are crappy anyway. so it would be a lose/lose situation.

/saw DEVO on SNL in the late '70's.
It changed my life.
 
2011-08-13 03:38:21 PM  
I remember when Radiohead was the band to listen to. Now it's probably the band to hate. Amarite?
 
2011-08-13 04:01:34 PM  

mitchcumstein1: t3knomanser: apeiron242: real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?


It's pop music with a twang.


Fixed that for you.
 
2011-08-13 04:08:03 PM  

mitchcumstein1: [www.pollsb.com image 640x427]

It's pop music with a twang.


I swear that the dudes are wearing more makeup than she is.
 
2011-08-13 04:30:58 PM  

real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?


They're not as good as Scarlett O'Hara's Vagina Trap.
 
2011-08-13 04:40:59 PM  

Lipspinach: I kind of wonder why SNL would have 2 such disparate acts on the same show.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

/or my earlier post?
 
2011-08-13 04:43:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: FeedTheCollapse: So... Beavis and Butthead?

In their defense, Beavis and Butthead had deceptive moments of brilliance and social commentary hidden amongst all the "UH HUH HUH HUH, THAT SUCKS" stuff.

For instance, one music video had Beavis and Butthead engaging in a metaphysical discussion about one artist's popularity.

To REALLY loosely paraphrase here, Beavis asks, "Why (is this band) famous?" Butthead replies, "Because they're on TV." Beavis then asks, "How did they get on TV?" Butthead THEN replies with: "BECAUSE THEY'RE FAMOUS, NOW SHUT UP, BEAVIS" and so on and so forth.

I'm not saying that it's the Algonquin Round Table by any stretch of the imagination, but some Beavis and Butthead moments were deceptively cleverer than others.


Here are some of my faves (new windows):

Hall & Oates
Bolton
Morrissey
Sinatra/Bono
Color Me Badd
 
2011-08-13 04:45:16 PM  
velvet_fog: Here are some of my faves (new windows):

Hall & Oates
Bolton
Morrissey
Sinatra/Bono
Color Me Badd


Nice!

I love the Grim Reaper trilogy, personally.

Beavis and Butthead tore into not one, not two, but three HORRIBLE videos by Grim Reaper.

At the beginning of one of them, as soon as Beavis catches sight of the mullet-sporting lead singer, he cries out: "OH NO, IT'S GRIM REAPER!"

The despair in his voice never fails to make me laugh.
 
2011-08-13 04:50:15 PM  

t3knomanser: In my head, though, a name like that is the most rednecky, trashy "all y'all yankees better'n watch it, because dis here sauth will rise again!" That may or may not have been what they were going for, but that's certainly what it expresses.


Hell, that sums up just about every southerner I've ever met. Most of them have that idea but it doesn't make there work, or music, or art, any less important. If you like country you'd probably like Lady Antebellum.

Personally, I like to listen to all types of music. Well, everything except Classical, and sometimes I'll listen to it just because I don't like it.
 
2011-08-13 05:16:05 PM  
i liked when bill simmons had seth myers on his podcast a few months ago, and gave his top 5 ( i think) things he would change about the show. the ones i recall:


1) eliminate the full "title card" sequence open to every show. it is only about 2 minutes long but that its still 2 minutes that could be used on jokes. obviously for the season opener you want to know who the cast membenrs are, but....when you have a tim meadows or wahtever that spends 8 years on teh show, do you really need to see the same canned footage of them?

2) he said to eliminate the esecond song. DISAGREE. his arguement was that in the internet age, NBC could still shoot the song (or even give a 3rd song) and put it online. he is right that it would give another slot to a sketch, but....it's tradition for the band to get two songs.

frankly i forget the other suggestions but it was bsically, "how can we cut some fat to give time to more sketches?"


I can't see NBC ever gettign rid of SNL, at least during lorne's lifetime. for as much shiat as the show takes, everyone, even those that bag on it incessantly, seem to sure as shiat knwo the fark out of the show. a la "SNL sucks, take it out and shoot it, it's lame, and oh by the way, kristen wiig is in at least 7 sketches every show and that missy elliot is really oht but yeah, i don't watch it anymore.....easily the worst cast since 2001 which was marginally better once they added tracey morgan but yeah, i don't watch SNL at all..."
 
2011-08-13 05:17:09 PM  

austerity101: mitchcumstein1: [www.pollsb.com image 640x427]

It's pop music with a twang.

I swear that the dudes are wearing more makeup than she is.


It looks like they all passed around the same bottles of foundation and lipgloss.
 
2011-08-13 08:05:28 PM  
Just out of curiosity... have any of you farkers even LISTENED to Lady Antebellum?
 
2011-08-13 08:51:00 PM  
At least LA are good musicians.......
 
2011-08-13 09:46:36 PM  
Radiohead is far and away the worst band in the history of music. Every single one of their songs is unlistenable torture.
 
2011-08-13 10:32:01 PM  

SevenizGud: Radiohead is far and away the worst band in the history of music. Every single one of their songs is unlistenable torture.


Kind of strange that they're so popular then. People must be masochists.
 
2011-08-13 11:11:54 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: velvet_fog: Here are some of my faves (new windows):

Hall & Oates
Bolton
Morrissey
Sinatra/Bono
Color Me Badd

Nice!

I love the Grim Reaper trilogy, personally.

Beavis and Butthead tore into not one, not two, but three HORRIBLE videos by Grim Reaper.

At the beginning of one of them, as soon as Beavis catches sight of the mullet-sporting lead singer, he cries out: "OH NO, IT'S GRIM REAPER!"

The despair in his voice never fails to make me laugh.


MST3K and Beavis and Butthead fan? Ok that makes you twice as awesome.

I am kinda partial to their grilling of Michael Bolton's attempt at hair metal (Everybody's Crazy) but the damn video was taken off YT by Viacom (what else?) So I'll bring you a respectable riff on Rush, a band I like, but I can agree with their commentary on Stick It Out
 
2011-08-14 04:34:26 AM  

luckybastard: SevenizGud: Radiohead is far and away the worst band in the history of music. Every single one of their songs is unlistenable torture.

Kind of strange that they're so popular then. People must be masochists.


You know who else was popular?
 
2011-08-14 09:52:27 AM  
DanZero: MST3K and Beavis and Butthead fan?

Guilty as charged, aye!

Personally, though, I thought it got better over the years. Mike Judge's comedic vision improved when given time.


Ok that makes you twice as awesome.

Thanks for the kind words, man - and right back at ya!

*fistbump*


I am kinda partial to their grilling of Michael Bolton's attempt at hair metal (Everybody's Crazy) but the damn video was taken off YT by Viacom (what else?) So I'll bring you a respectable riff on Rush, a band I like, but I can agree with their commentary on Stick It Out

Upon your reading your post, it just occurred to me that Mike Judge REALLY has it out for Michael Bolton.

Hmmmm.

Anywho, thanks for the link!
 
2011-08-14 11:27:41 AM  

rickythepenguin: i liked when bill simmons had seth myers on his podcast a few months ago, and gave his top 5 ( i think) things he would change about the show. the ones i recall:


1) eliminate the full "title card" sequence open to every show. it is only about 2 minutes long but that its still 2 minutes that could be used on jokes. obviously for the season opener you want to know who the cast membenrs are, but....when you have a tim meadows or wahtever that spends 8 years on teh show, do you really need to see the same canned footage of them?

2) he said to eliminate the esecond song. DISAGREE. his arguement was that in the internet age, NBC could still shoot the song (or even give a 3rd song) and put it online. he is right that it would give another slot to a sketch, but....it's tradition for the band to get two songs.

frankly i forget the other suggestions but it was bsically, "how can we cut some fat to give time to more sketches?"


I can't see NBC ever gettign rid of SNL, at least during lorne's lifetime. for as much shiat as the show takes, everyone, even those that bag on it incessantly, seem to sure as shiat knwo the fark out of the show. a la "SNL sucks, take it out and shoot it, it's lame, and oh by the way, kristen wiig is in at least 7 sketches every show and that missy elliot is really oht but yeah, i don't watch it anymore.....easily the worst cast since 2001 which was marginally better once they added tracey morgan but yeah, i don't watch SNL at all..."


Jesus Tap Dancing Christ - do you have some kind of religious aversion to spell-check?
 
2011-08-14 06:00:57 PM  

SevenizGud: Radiohead is far and away the worst band in the history of music. Every single one of their songs is unlistenable torture.


Herp, just because you think the band sucks ,derp, doesn't make the band suck. WHARRRRGARRRBBLE. you are too stupid to understand abstracts as I pull them out from my ass. HURRR DURRR

/Hey do I make a good Fatbastard or do I need more work on it?
 
2011-08-14 10:40:14 PM  

draa: If you like country you'd probably like Lady Antebellum.


I don't like any country after roughly 1973.
 
2011-08-15 11:16:51 AM  
L.A. might not make the most riveting music, but they're at least relatively good musicians. I also quite like Radiohead.
 
2011-08-15 12:18:00 PM  
try as i might i can't hate lady a...i find myself singing along sometimes even...they are harmless pop"country". actually they started as a songwriting team (i'm told quite successful at it also) who decided they wanted to record some of their own stuff.

t3knomanser: draa: If you like country you'd probably like Lady Antebellum.

I don't like any country after roughly 1973.


i tend to agree that old country is better, but if you are completely discarding the last 38 years then you are missing out on a shiat ton of great country music, my friend
 
2011-08-15 12:20:37 PM  

GibbyTheMole: L.A. might not make the most riveting music, but they're at least relatively good musicians. I also quite like Radiohead.


i do like SOME radiohead from kid-a thru present, ok computer was one of the better albums from my teen years...but really i think for the past 10+ years they've mostly been that band that people really started loving many years ago and since they were such big fans they had to stick with them even thru all of the weirdness just so they didn't lose they're "i love radiohead" cred
 
2011-08-15 06:44:16 PM  

WTF Indeed: real_headhoncho: What's wrong with Lady Antebellum?

I liked them better when they were called the Decemberists

Alan Parsons Project:

Link (new window)
 
2011-08-16 04:01:56 PM  

bungle_jr: GibbyTheMole: L.A. might not make the most riveting music, but they're at least relatively good musicians. I also quite like Radiohead.

i do like SOME radiohead from kid-a thru present, ok computer was one of the better albums from my teen years...but really i think for the past 10+ years they've mostly been that band that people really started loving many years ago and since they were such big fans they had to stick with them even thru all of the weirdness just so they didn't lose they're "i love radiohead" cred


Late post acknowledged, but the live version of King of Limbs that was broadcast on BBC (and on Palladia in the States) won me over to the new album. Don't think Nigel got the production right on the album, but live the songs are genius. Hope they keep the second percussionist around- added a very nice layer to the always amazing Phil Selway.
 
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