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2012-06-12 04:13:34 PM  

Rapmaster2000: kliq: My students are 18-20 years old and the music I listen to is infinitely hipper than what they listen to. Aren't college kids supposed to be cool?

I went to college '94-'99. I think the overwhelming most popular band of that era was Dave Matthews Band followed by Spice Girls, Coolio, and Hootie. Keep in mind, this was the golden age of hip-hop, and people are listening to "Hold My Hand" by Hootie.


For many, perhaps most, music is something that either resonates with them or it doesn't. So it doesn't really matter if some hip-hop artists was arguable better from a music standpoint. If it doesn't move someone in a more visceral way, they're not going to embrace it.
 
2012-06-12 04:13:44 PM  
Certain bands have staying power.

There will always be kids that like the Beatles. Go to any public high school in America, and you'll find at least one kid wearing a T-shirt of the following:

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Nirvana
Sublime
Bob Marley
Metallica (although not so sure these days)

I'm not saying they are great bands or anything like that, but they strongly resonate with the youth, and there's something to that.
 
2012-06-12 04:14:24 PM  

FloydA: Rapmaster2000: FloydA: evilmrsock: NutznGum: The Stones are the most overrated band in the history of overrating things.

I'm sorry, but they're gonna have to fight Aerosmith for it. The Stones are a solid Greatest Hits band. Aerosmith has only ever been appealing as cameo appearances in other media (see: Wayne's World, Sgt Frampton's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Elvis.

The thing about Elvis is, it isn't so much the music that's popular, it's the cultural representation. Most music fans can name about 5 Elvis songs.


I agree, and that's part of my point about him being overrated. Everybody "loves Elvis," but most people don't know too much about his catalog, and several of the songs they actually do know are cover tunes.


I like Elvis, but mostly for appearing in cheesy movies and shooting Robert Goulet on his TV.


I like Elvis too, actually. But if we're talking about "most overrated," bands like Aerosmith don't come close. Nobody ever claims that Steve Tyler is still alive, and nobody makes a pilgrimage to "Hep-C-Land" mansion and theme park in Massachusetts, after all.


This is true. No one else believes Steven Tyler is still alive. Not even us Bostonians.
 
2012-06-12 04:15:10 PM  

kingoomieiii: gilgigamesh: And I routinely see young kids barely in their teens with Beatles tee shirts.

vygramul: It hangs in their closet next to their Che shirts.

Old band shirts are a staple. If you see a kid with a Rolling Stones shirt, ask them to name two members of the band. If they can, give them a dollar. ...If they say Steven Tyler, push them into the road.


I would think most kids (well teens) would be able to name Mick 'n' Keith. Three members would be the challenge. It reminded me of my days in sleepy rural Britain in the late 90s when kids would wear Bulls jerseys (those awful Champion replicas) and would look confused when I'd ask them to name a player other than Jordan or Pippen..
 
2012-06-12 04:15:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000:
I will say that if you watch some early live performances the guy's showmanship was outstanding. It wasn't just a new kind of music for white people that made him so popular. He sold it on a level of more like a Madonna than a Katy Perry. Manufactured, yes, but well manufactured. It's not like Rihanna where I can see someone pulling the strings.


Listen to his Sun recordings. You can't manufacture a voice like that.

and the beetles certainly weren't manufactured in any way, shape or form. No sir.
 
2012-06-12 04:15:57 PM  

Cythraul: Subby, I hate to say it, but the Beatles were classic rock in my youth, and they're getting a bit dated. I can only imagine how the kids see the Beatles today. They probably think of it the same way I thought of big band music from the 50's as a teenager.


Both my daughters like the Beatles, but they also like One Direction.
 
2012-06-12 04:17:08 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Rapmaster2000: kliq: My students are 18-20 years old and the music I listen to is infinitely hipper than what they listen to. Aren't college kids supposed to be cool?

I went to college '94-'99. I think the overwhelming most popular band of that era was Dave Matthews Band followed by Spice Girls, Coolio, and Hootie. Keep in mind, this was the golden age of hip-hop, and people are listening to "Hold My Hand" by Hootie.

For many, perhaps most, music is something that either resonates with them or it doesn't. So it doesn't really matter if some hip-hop artists was arguable better from a music standpoint. If it doesn't move someone in a more visceral way, they're not going to embrace it.


Agreed, though I'll never understand how anyone was viscerally moved by Hootie.
 
2012-06-12 04:17:56 PM  
gunther_bumpass

I just favorited you as "Huge Beatles Fan"
 
2012-06-12 04:19:59 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: I used to be a huge Kiss fan when I was in middle school and a freshman in HS. I grew out of it when I started to be exposed to other bands and music. I still like some Kiss, but, I realize that most of it isn't very good. But I'm perfectly happy to have some Kiss songs along side Rush, Beatles, Sinatra, Clash or any of the tons of artists/bands I like.


Exactly. KISS is KISS. They have an act that's fun. Nothing wrong with that. I saw them in concert once (first row!)... one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Because it was loud and fun.
 
2012-06-12 04:21:10 PM  
You want tragically unhip taste in music? Fire up Facebook and check out the bands your friends from high school "like." It's like all music stopped being produced after 2000.
 
2012-06-12 04:22:14 PM  

yelmrog: Certain bands have staying power.

There will always be kids that like the Beatles. Go to any public high school in America, and you'll find at least one kid wearing a T-shirt of the following:

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Nirvana
Sublime
Bob Marley
Metallica (although not so sure these days)

I'm not saying they are great bands or anything like that, but they strongly resonate with the youth, and there's something to that.


Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.
 
2012-06-12 04:22:20 PM  

downstairs: Some Bass Playing Guy: I used to be a huge Kiss fan when I was in middle school and a freshman in HS. I grew out of it when I started to be exposed to other bands and music. I still like some Kiss, but, I realize that most of it isn't very good. But I'm perfectly happy to have some Kiss songs along side Rush, Beatles, Sinatra, Clash or any of the tons of artists/bands I like.

Exactly. KISS is KISS. They have an act that's fun. Nothing wrong with that. I saw them in concert once (first row!)... one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Because it was loud and fun.


I like KISS too even though I realize they aren't very good, and I'd like to give Gene a cockpunch.
 
gad
2012-06-12 04:23:36 PM  
Yup, I checked, 'Cobra Starship' is not the best band I've heard, a lot of auto tuned vocals, vulgar hand gestures and sort of a Beastie Boy attitude - you know, 'we're smarter than you' vibe. Good for them. One person's taste, not that tasty.
 
2012-06-12 04:24:03 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: yelmrog: Certain bands have staying power.

There will always be kids that like the Beatles. Go to any public high school in America, and you'll find at least one kid wearing a T-shirt of the following:

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Nirvana
Sublime
Bob Marley
Metallica (although not so sure these days)

I'm not saying they are great bands or anything like that, but they strongly resonate with the youth, and there's something to that.

Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.


Sublime will always sell merch and albums on iTunes as long as white kids still think smoking weed is the most awesome thing ever.
 
2012-06-12 04:25:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [www.29-95.com image 550x354]

I don't know why this guy is hating. They were a great band.

/and now that song is stuck in your head


Damn you!


Regarding the subject at hand. Just the other day my 8yo told me his favourite song was "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, he even sang the whole thing. My eldest son, 14, loves Beethoven and Mozart and "classic rock". Guess I've done something right. :)
 
2012-06-12 04:25:05 PM  

LewDux: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 303x183]: the music that I like is objectively better than the music that you like and furthermore


Crap, I just listened to that album (Neutral Milk Hotel's "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea"), do I have to hate it now?

Beatles were obviously influential, but I don't honestly care to listen to much of their stuff. Strawberry Fields Forever & Yesterday being the two notable exceptions.
 
2012-06-12 04:25:41 PM  

kliq: You want tragically unhip taste in music? Fire up Facebook and check out the bands your friends from high school "like." It's like all music stopped being produced after 2000.


I don't know, when I hear what kids listen to today I think, "Wouldn't you like to listen to something with a little more 'edge' to it?"
 
2012-06-12 04:26:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Agreed, though I'll never understand how anyone was viscerally moved by Hootie.


One person may once have been viscerally moved by Hootie in 1997, but did not file charges.
 
2012-06-12 04:26:48 PM  
i975.photobucket.com



not sure if serious....
 
2012-06-12 04:27:13 PM  
Up until Yesterday, I would have said Let it Be. Now, I would say, "Hey Jude, you know you have All My Loving, and you can talk to me Anytime at All; but the Beatles are not Bad to Me. They are known as the best band Across the Universe. Your mother, Carol, is Crying, Waiting, Hoping you will Come Together with us and Dig It. I feel like I have Lost My Little Girl. I Just Don't Understand. I Want to Tell You I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You. I'm So Tired of people not getting it. I'm Talking About You! It Won't Be Long before It's All Too Much. The trendy sounds and fading glory of these new bands; I've Got a Feeling you know what I mean. These new artists are Junk. You will listen to more and more of these bands and hear more and more lame songs, until you run around like a Madman in your Misery. Nobody I Know would say that Cobra Starship is better than The Beatles. At least, Not a Second Time! Cobra Starship is going Nowhere Man. Oh! Darling, I only want to save you from mediocrity. The Beatles were a Revolution to Rock and Roll Music and if you are Searchin for good music and think that it can't be something people were Shakin in the Sixties to, then you better Run For Your Life! Because your mom is not here to Help! you and I am going to Shout and I am not going to Slow Down until you Tell Me Why The Fool on the Hill has more sense than you. I know we have always told you to Think For Yourself, but no one disliked The Beatles in this house, Until There Was You. You don't know What You're Doing. You are going to listen to Beatles records all day and When I Get Home tomorrow, we'll see if We Can Work it Out. You Know What to Do, You Won't See Me, but I will see you. I'll Be Back and you had better like the Beatles if you ever want to Drive My Car again."
 
2012-06-12 04:29:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Rwa2play: Rapmaster2000: FloydA: evilmrsock: NutznGum: The Stones are the most overrated band in the history of overrating things.

I'm sorry, but they're gonna have to fight Aerosmith for it. The Stones are a solid Greatest Hits band. Aerosmith has only ever been appealing as cameo appearances in other media (see: Wayne's World, Sgt Frampton's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Elvis.

The thing about Elvis is, it isn't so much the music that's popular, it's the cultural representation. Most music fans can name about 5 Elvis songs. I like Elvis, but mostly for appearing in cheesy movies and shooting Robert Goulet on his TV.

I'm sort of torn on Elvis: Yes, he heralded a new era in music, but I look at him the way I look at the likes of Katy Perry today: a corporately-manufactured artist.

I will say that if you watch some early live performances the guy's showmanship was outstanding. It wasn't just a new kind of music for white people that made him so popular.


I agree with you on that: As a showman, he ranks at the top or right up there with whoever you can name: Jagger, Hendrix, etc. Hell, when you have the censors at The Ed Sullivan Show having to show him from the waist up because they thought his gyrations were "provocative," you get put in the top 5 as far as I'm concerned.

Where it gets dicey is his music: I don't think it's a secret that many of his earliest songs were covers of blues songs sung by black artists (Big Mama Thornton, Fats Waller, et. al.) and, if you go by the PBS series on Rock, there was a not-so-stubtle twinge of racism involved within the music industry in keeping black artists in the background while white artists, like Elvis, were pushed to the forefront.

Yes the likes of Chuck Berry and Little Richard still broke through mind you, but...it seems that Elvis' rise wasn't just because he was a great artist. Even through the British Invasion that seemed to be the case and it wasn't until the Motown sound broke through that the color barrier in music was indeed shattered for all time.

He sold it on a level of more like a Madonna than a Katy Perry. Manufactured, yes, but well manufactured. It's not like Rihanna where I can see someone pulling the strings.

Very much so.
 
2012-06-12 04:30:43 PM  
gunther_bumpass
LOL. I'll take it... wait.

But no. I wasn't serious.

Just curious, did you do that to spite me right now...or have I really posted things in the past that made favorite me that way in the past?
 
2012-06-12 04:32:07 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.


Why do you suppose kids are still rocking the sublime shirts but not 311 shirts? I know Fark hates them, and to be honest, I'm not fond of plenty of the stuff the band did. But I'm not going to deny their resonance with youth. I understand why kids identify with Sublime. It's groove music about getting high and farking. Also, Brad Nowell, when not nodded out of his mind, was a hell of a guitar player.
 
2012-06-12 04:34:08 PM  

busy chillin': gunther_bumpass
LOL. I'll take it... wait.

But no. I wasn't serious.

Just curious, did you do that to spite me right now...or have I really posted things in the past that made favorite me that way in the past?


It was based on something that happened a long time ago.
One night in Berlin, and my world was changed forever. I never got the chance to thank you.


/no. it was a one-off..
 
2012-06-12 04:35:06 PM  
whenever I have little thoughts I might be a music snob...Sublime gets brought up and I am reminded that I am not.

Dig those guys. F*ck it.
 
2012-06-12 04:36:41 PM  
The Beatles are about as original as Elvis and just as manufactured.
 
2012-06-12 04:37:45 PM  

yelmrog: Nana's Vibrator: Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.

Why do you suppose kids are still rocking the sublime shirts but not 311 shirts? I know Fark hates them, and to be honest, I'm not fond of plenty of the stuff the band did. But I'm not going to deny their resonance with youth. I understand why kids identify with Sublime. It's groove music about getting high and farking. Also, Brad Nowell, when not nodded out of his mind, was a hell of a guitar player.


Last year I was in Austin at the Mohawk and I saw Dungen and No Joy - a real hipster-rama, but I'm down with that. Anyway, some girl starts talking to me and she's like 19 years old and just moved to Austin from Bumblefark, TX. She starts telling me how much she loves 311 and how it's the greatest band ever and I'm 35 and I can't stand 311 - never could. I was blown away. I didn't know kids listened to 311. I didn't know anyone listened to 311. They've been off my radar for 15 years.
 
2012-06-12 04:38:16 PM  
gunther_bumpass


/no. it was a one-off..

okay cool...NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-12 04:38:40 PM  

Jixa: Regarding the subject at hand. Just the other day my 8yo told me his favourite song was "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, he even sang the whole thing. My eldest son, 14, loves Beethoven and Mozart and "classic rock". Guess I've done something right. :)


csb time:

Was watching the end of "Colombiana" the other day and as the final scene played out, that familiar sound of "Hurt" came through.

The gravely voice, the lyrics, you talk about a "perfect" song that captured the melancholy tone at the end of the movie, that was it. And I was telling myself, "Good God, Johnny was the farking man wasn't he?"

/csb
 
kab
2012-06-12 04:38:53 PM  

kliq:
Sublime will always sell merch and albums on iTunes as long as white kids still think smoking weed is the most awesome thing ever.


"Dude I love Sublime sooooo much"
"Really? Can you name one of their songs besides 'What I Got'?"
"uh... well, no, but that song is killer!"
"totally sucks that their bassist died in that bus accident, isn't it?"
"i know, right? I was so bummed."
*head on desk*
 
2012-06-12 04:41:04 PM  

kab: kliq:
Sublime will always sell merch and albums on iTunes as long as white kids still think smoking weed is the most awesome thing ever.

"Dude I love Sublime sooooo much"
"Really? Can you name one of their songs besides 'What I Got'?"
"uh... well, no, but that song is killer!"
"totally sucks that their bassist died in that bus accident, isn't it?"
"i know, right? I was so bummed."
*head on desk*


I thought Santeria was the big Sublime song?
 
2012-06-12 04:42:03 PM  

yelmrog: Nana's Vibrator: Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.

Why do you suppose kids are still rocking the sublime shirts but not 311 shirts? I know Fark hates them, and to be honest, I'm not fond of plenty of the stuff the band did. But I'm not going to deny their resonance with youth. I understand why kids identify with Sublime. It's groove music about getting high and farking. Also, Brad Nowell, when not nodded out of his mind, was a hell of a guitar player.


Are you saying he can play the gui-tar like a mother farking riot?
I can dig a few of their songs, but I can't treat them like an anthem for life. And I just don't get why they were able to corner the market on weed. For god's sake, not even a couple years prior The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion came out.
 
2012-06-12 04:44:12 PM  

kab: kliq:
Sublime will always sell merch and albums on iTunes as long as white kids still think smoking weed is the most awesome thing ever.

"Dude I love Sublime sooooo much"
"Really? Can you name one of their songs besides 'What I Got'?"
"uh... well, no, but that song is killer!"
"totally sucks that their bassist died in that bus accident, isn't it?"
"i know, right? I was so bummed."
*head on desk*


Before I started my real career, I was a random office drone, I would avoid conversations in the arts because it just depressed me. One time someone mentioned how much they loved Sublime and asked if I did, too. I said I didn't, but asked if they liked Long Beach Dub All Stars. They said they never heard of them, but wanted to know if they sounded "anything like Sublime."

I hate everyone.
 
2012-06-12 04:45:17 PM  
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only Farker who thought of...

jadedviewer.com

And children who listen to Cobra Starship should have the taste slapped out of their mouths.

/And Skrillex fans need to be slapped around too.
 
2012-06-12 04:45:19 PM  

yelmrog: Nana's Vibrator: Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.

Why do you suppose kids are still rocking the sublime shirts but not 311 shirts?


Because Sublime effectively ceased to exist with Nowell's death. Did they have some good tracks? Absolutely. But it's a lot easier for a band with a dead lead singer / guitarist to become much better in hindsight than they might have been had he not died.
 
2012-06-12 04:46:05 PM  

busy chillin': gunther_bumpass


/no. it was a one-off..

okay cool...NTTAWWT


You're aLL RIGHT.
I was going to follow it up with this hotlinked image,too, which will probably implode and/or get me banned
for riling up the sweaty, pallid ranks of sad devotees to the world's longest selling non-extant pop act. Why they're
holding a lava lamp, I have no idea.

suckmybeatles.com
 
2012-06-12 04:47:17 PM  

yelmrog: Nana's Vibrator: Sir, someone left the most infuriating and overrated band from then 90's on your list by accident. At your next convenience, please discard the Sublime in the pile of shiat bin next to the 311 refuse. Thanks.

Why do you suppose kids are still rocking the sublime shirts but not 311 shirts? I know Fark hates them, and to be honest, I'm not fond of plenty of the stuff the band did. But I'm not going to deny their resonance with youth. I understand why kids identify with Sublime. It's groove music about getting high and farking. Also, Brad Nowell, when not nodded out of his mind, was a hell of a guitar player.


they're not bad, but I've always thought they were pretty hit or miss. They're slower tempo songs were generally decent, but the fast, punkier tracks were always terrible (think: Wrong Way). Either way, if they were cited as someone's favorite band, I always got the impression that that person didn't have very interesting music taste.
 
2012-06-12 04:47:49 PM  

gunther_bumpass: busy chillin': gunther_bumpass


/no. it was a one-off..

okay cool...NTTAWWT

You're aLL RIGHT.
I was going to follow it up with this hotlinked image,too, which will probably implode and/or get me banned
for riling up the sweaty, pallid ranks of sad devotees to the world's longest selling non-extant pop act. Why they're
holding a lava lamp, I have no idea.

[suckmybeatles.com image 598x493]


Just look at them, they are totally high. Except for George.
 
2012-06-12 04:48:26 PM  
cheezfailbooking.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-12 04:49:42 PM  

Glitchwerks: And children who listen to Cobra Starship should have the taste slapped out of their mouths.




this. Hell, they're not even first tier pop bullshiat.

Pyynk: But it's a lot easier for a band with a dead lead singer / guitarist to become much better in hindsight than they might have been had he not died.




is this a Nirvana thread now?

I don't dislike Nirvana, but I think their role in music is going to be "Teenagers' first favorite band until they discover their influences and move onto even better music."
 
2012-06-12 04:49:44 PM  

Nana's Vibrator:

This is true. No one else believes Steven Tyler is still alive. Not even us Bostonians.


Especially not Bostonians; you've seen him up close.
 
2012-06-12 04:50:11 PM  

kingoomieiii: Any time I talk to my mother, she drops in "Gotye" like it's worth 50 cool points. I don't have the heart to tell her I hate that damn song.


Human League wants their single back.
 
2012-06-12 04:50:27 PM  
writing about your children is so interesting for everyone else. everyone cares about your children.
 
2012-06-12 04:51:25 PM  

Clash City Farker: gunther_bumpass: busy chillin': gunther_bumpass


/no. it was a one-off..

okay cool...NTTAWWT

You're aLL RIGHT.
I was going to follow it up with this hotlinked image,too, which will probably implode and/or get me banned
for riling up the sweaty, pallid ranks of sad devotees to the world's longest selling non-extant pop act. Why they're
holding a lava lamp, I have no idea.

[suckmybeatles.com image 598x493]

Just look at them, they are totally high. Except for George.


Yeah. Too bad about George. I liked him. He was the only one with any integrity, I think. Though Ringo gets points for knowing when to shut up and enjoy the gravy train. Paul's a massive twat.
 
2012-06-12 04:51:29 PM  

Bonkthat_Again: [cheezfailbooking.files.wordpress.com image 500x243]


I'm sorry but...that's damn awesome.
 
2012-06-12 04:54:37 PM  
Yes your kid should only listen to music that you like and think is good. My parents mostly exposed me to stuff like classic rock and country growing up. but my musical tastes have always expanded throughout the years. I tend to get really huge into a certain style of music for a few years then move to something else. Some of my major trends have been

80's pop (Mr. Mister, bangles, go-go's)
glam rock (bon jovi, poison, motley crue)
metal (megadeth, metallica, anthrax)
rap (public enemy, NWA, Geto Boys, BB)
industrial (NIN, Ministry, Front 242)
britpop (Verve, Ride, Radiohead)
punk/ska (BR, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Parka Kings, Bosstones)
hardcore (snapcase, refused)
indie (sonic youth, king kong, Lilys)
techno (plastikman, chemical brothers, autechre)
emo (get up kids, Sunny day real estate, J.E.W.)
Alt Country (ryan adams, Uncle tupelo, Son Volt)
Now i'm into outlaw country/folk/bluegrass but I still listen to all the above. And in many cases I'm still going back and finding old albums from all different genres.

\also f'n stoked Redd Kross have a new album coming out in august!
 
2012-06-12 04:57:44 PM  

Rwa2play: evilmrsock: NutznGum:
Aerosmith has only ever been appealing as cameo appearances in other media (see: Wayne's World, Sgt Frampton's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Not to mention the "Walk This Way" cover with Run-DMC.


I just wanted to quote this for emphasis. Run DMC's cover is, for me, the definitive version of the song: the
original (except for the guitar lick) is surprisingly limp and slip shot, lacking any energy. What really ticks me off
is that Steven Tyler has spent the last few years slagging of Run DMC's version, claiming their participation was
fueled mostly by his coke habit.

Aerosmith is proof that evolution doesn't favor talent, only stamina.

Unrelated CSB: My brother finally sat his then-8-year-old daughter down to watch STAR WARS, and when it
was done he asked what she thought of it.

"It was very nice, but it was no BABY GENIUSES" was her answer.
 
2012-06-12 04:58:16 PM  

gunther_bumpass: ozebb: vygramul: But really, the quality or type of music isn't really what sets the Beatles apart as arguably the greatest musicians since Stradavarius.

It's things like this that make me laugh during almost any discussion of popular music. Thanks :D

/snob

ha.. Yes.. and Airbus is the best pilot since Chuck Yeager.


Sorry - I should have said, "since the Stradivari family."
 
2012-06-12 04:59:37 PM  

Tellingthem: glam rock metal (bon jovi, poison, motley crue)

 
2012-06-12 05:13:45 PM  
Is this where I write how much the Beatles suck? Tell me if it isn't and I will put U2 down instead. Either way is fine with me.
 
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