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2012-11-11 06:11:46 AM
did weird al really do a "this is how you remind me of yosemite sam" spoof, or did i dream it?

either way it was hilarious.
 
2012-11-11 06:28:00 AM

JerkyMeat: Now, didn't they force some reich wing motherfarkers into the NPR power structure so it could be more "balanced"?
I believe this is the result.


Wat
 
2012-11-11 06:35:58 AM
"If something's getting punched, smashed, broken or otherwise causing chaos, Nickelback is usually the background soundtrack to it."

www.freakinawesomenetwork.net

Yeah, Nickelback, we'll go with that...
 
2012-11-11 06:42:33 AM

steamingpile: Lead singer Chad Kroeger is an incredibly prolific songwriter,Paynter says

So it his world does prolific mean, shiatty, annoying, or completely shiatty?


I think it means that he writes lots of silly love songs and has wonderful time doing it
 
2012-11-11 06:55:00 AM

fiver5: I didn't like Nickleback before it was cool to not like Nickleback.


i hated them before they were famous.
They used to play the bar circuit and then opened for Kiss at one point and we all thought it was a Creed tribute band...Then they became a mon$ter shortly after.

thing is, if you do a bit of reading, Ol' Turd Kruuger is always getting kicked out of parties, getting in fights etc. he is a yokel. you also have to imagine what it's like to hear "you are so awesome" etc from the worthless braindead morans that covet his crap like the second coming of Christ.

Tom Waits isn't calling him up for a duet and even lower LA lifeforms have distanced themselves so...

ten million a year or not, it SUCKS to be that guy.

interviewer at EVERY interview: "whats it like to be the most hated band in the world?"
stock answer: "i'm so rich i had my face melted into a Dali painting of a dogs ass..."

just look at his mail order bride from the discontinued rack...she was on her way out so fast the boot mark was still visible on her ass.

i feel as much pity for that guy as disgust for his music..and when i say "his music" i mean his version of other peoples songs "nickelfied"..

he's a goof. a sad sad goof... millions or not.
 
2012-11-11 06:56:17 AM

Foxxinnia: To me, Nickelback is the zen of music. Because it is nothing. It is completely empty. Many times I have been near a radio or television that was playing Nickelback, but I have never heard a Nickelback song in my entire life. Nickelback to me sounds no different than a still wind. It is void of emotion, thought, and soul. Nickelback can only be heard by those who have yet to come to terms with those three aspects of themselves, and it can only be enjoyed by those who lack those three aspects altogether.


i want to sign up for your yoga class as long as i can smoke....
 
2012-11-11 07:14:21 AM

CujoQuarrel: Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.

No , you hate them because all of the cool kids told you you had to hate them to join their club.

It's a band. With songs. Get over it.


I'm sure that a hero will save you from the despair that Chad Kroeger will never sleep with you.

/Now there's a song that incites people to violence.
 
2012-11-11 07:24:03 AM
NPR's coverage of music, sports and movies is terrible. They should stick to world news, science, the economy and car talk.
 
2012-11-11 07:30:02 AM
Lead singer Chad Kroeger is an incredibly prolific songwriter, Paynter says

Oh lawd, he must never have seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvujgcbaCF8
 
2012-11-11 08:04:37 AM

golbez10: Oh lawd, he must never have seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvujgcbaCF8


Glad someone covered this.

I don't actively dislike them, but they do get quite repetitive after a while.

/the cover band I was in back in high school did How You Remind Me
 
2012-11-11 08:34:52 AM
Is there now enough hatred out there that it make me a hipster to come out and say that, yes, I like Nickleback and Olive Garden and Miller Lite and Target and Big Bang Theory?
 
2012-11-11 08:44:55 AM

LectertheChef: Nickelback's lead singer makes $10 million a year, meanwhile, this guy's stuck playing in public restrooms.


Yes yes yes, you're favorite hipster star of the moment hasn't signed the multimillion dollar record deal - and if he were true to 'the credo,' he never will.

And if he does, you will hate him for it.

You're a farker... it's what you do.
 
2012-11-11 08:53:47 AM

meanmutton: Is there now enough hatred out there that it make me a hipster to come out and say that, yes, I like Nickleback and Olive Garden and Miller Lite and Target and Big Bang Theory?


That depends. Do you like them ironically?

Hell for the money I would be in Nickleback. I'm not a fan, but I have no idea what anyone in the band looks like. Everyone avoids them to the point that they could all walk past their detractors wearing their own band's shirt and no one would recognize them.

So they get rich, and they get to go grocery shopping.
 
2012-11-11 09:02:55 AM
There is a lot of good music for all kinds of people out there but I doubt there will be another Beatles, Stones, Zeppellin, Hendrix, Marley, Tupac, Nirvana, etc in terms of talented artists (in their respected genre) becoming worldwide superstars.

Bob Marley didn't become huge in the States until that shiat greatest hits record blew up after he was dead. He was playing venues like the Roxy and Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium all the way thru Uprising. Hell,the last of many time I saw him was on 6/8/80,and he opened for Fleetwood Mac of all people at Fritz Walter in Kaiserslautern. But he wasn't selling out stadiums on his own anywhere but Africa.
 
2012-11-11 09:46:48 AM
People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.
 
2012-11-11 09:50:29 AM

forstmeister: People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.


If you seriously can't tell the difference between AC/DC and Nickleback, there's no hope for you.
 
2012-11-11 09:58:10 AM

vartian: "If something's getting punched, smashed, broken or otherwise causing chaos, Nickelback is usually the background soundtrack to it," Paynter says.

That's my usual reaction to Nickelback songs.


I always assumed it's because Nickelback would provide the songs for free, without asking for any payment. The advertisers will use anything they don't have to pay for.
 
2012-11-11 10:03:51 AM

drewogatory: forstmeister: People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.

If you seriously can't tell the difference between AC/DC and Nickleback, there's no hope for you.


I'm not a huge AC/DC fan, but I usually love the intro for each song. Angus has skills.
 
2012-11-11 10:05:15 AM
'm not a huge AC/DC fan, but I usually love the intro for each song. Angus has skills.

Malcolm is the real bad ass in that band. Just sayin'. Dude is a riff machine.
 
2012-11-11 10:09:30 AM

Kraftwerk Orange: vartian: "If something's getting punched, smashed, broken or otherwise causing chaos, Nickelback is usually the background soundtrack to it," Paynter says.

That's my usual reaction to Nickelback songs.

I always assumed it's because Nickelback would provide the songs for free, without asking for any payment. The advertisers will use anything they don't have to pay for.


How Brian Epstein of them
 
2012-11-11 10:22:36 AM

Foxxinnia: To me, Nickelback is the zen of music. Because it is nothing. It is completely empty. Many times I have been near a radio or television that was playing Nickelback, but I have never heard a Nickelback song in my entire life. Nickelback to me sounds no different than a still wind. It is void of emotion, thought, and soul. Nickelback can only be heard by those who have yet to come to terms with those three aspects of themselves, and it can only be enjoyed by those who lack those three aspects altogether.


Well, like I always say: "Spirit like moon, mind like water".
 
2012-11-11 10:26:49 AM
So basically, Chad Kroeger is a megalomaniacal evil genius intent on taking over the world?

/i take him about as seriously as i take The Monarch
 
2012-11-11 10:29:00 AM

golbez10: Lead singer Chad Kroeger is an incredibly prolific songwriter, Paynter says

Oh lawd, he must never have seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvujgcbaCF8


lots of music uses the same basic chords, i think C, F and G are popular.
Check out April Wine - I like to rock
right at 3:55 the bridge wraps Day Tripper and No Satisfaction into their riff and it works great.
 
2012-11-11 11:24:04 AM
NPR should stick to classical and jazz and leave the corporate rock to Clear Channel.
 
2012-11-11 12:04:10 PM
What's the difference between Nickelback, Creed, Linkin Park, Staind, Chevelle, or any other band you hear on "alternative rock" or "buzz" radio?

That's not a lead in to a joke. I can't tell the difference between any of them. They're all by-the-numbers, contrived anger, followed by deep introspection forgettable songs.

/I'm forced to listen to this crap at work.
 
2012-11-11 12:07:40 PM
I don't get how stupid people liking shiatty music means the joke is on me for not liking said shiatty music. All that article tells me is that there are a lot of people out there with bad taste.
 
2012-11-11 12:25:50 PM
When the Kings were on their way to winning the Stanley Cup, there was a snafu w/ one of the venues; Radiohead had a show and either the hockey or Radiohead was delayed or postponed. One of the Kings players (who I won't name) said he didn't think much of it, b/c he was a Nickelback fan. It dawned on me then and there why hockey has such a tough time going up against football, basketball, and baseball. Aside from the usual reasons (it's very difficult to grow grass roots support and hockey culture in places where it never snows), hockey players are farking BORING. There is nothing off the ice that's interesting about them. Even the ones dating/married to actresses can't get press. And this is expertly distilled by the fact that a lot of hockey players like Nickelback. If the NHL ever gets their act together, they need to take a serious look at how Nickelback is dragging down their sport.
 
2012-11-11 12:31:11 PM

drewogatory: 'm not a huge AC/DC fan, but I usually love the intro for each song. Angus has skills.

Malcolm is the real bad ass in that band. Just sayin'. Dude is a riff machine.


What he said. The intro to Shake Your Foundations is epic.
 
2012-11-11 12:31:51 PM
 
2012-11-11 12:32:50 PM
There are many other bands that deserve our loathsome wrath before Nickleback. I don't get why we rail against them so much when Maroon 5 is still making music.
 
2012-11-11 01:31:43 PM
I miss hearing "Burn It to the Ground" on Monday nights. That is all.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:53 PM
For a bunch of dumb kids from Hanna, AB, they've done fine for themselves. I saw them once, early in their career, opening for Sam Roberts for a crowd of 300 people. Not my cup of tea, but they are competently executed, straight ahead vanilla rock. Some people like vanilla. It's a perfectly valid flavour.
 
2012-11-11 02:37:46 PM

forstmeister: People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.


Are you the guy that brings this up in every Nickleback thread? Like my earlier post said, Nickleback is comparable to the AC/DC of today, the past-their-prime shell of a band. But call me when Nickleback write something as cool as Whole Lotta Rosie.
 
2012-11-11 03:14:52 PM

CujoQuarrel: Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.

No , you hate them because all of the cool kids told you you had to hate them to join their club.

It's a band. With songs. Get over it.



The problem with that theory is that the "cool kids" all liked Nickelback. They sold millions and topped the charts, and you're saying their popularity wasn't trendy?

Face it, reasonable people hate your favorite band, deal with it by facing reality instead of making up lame excuses.
 
2012-11-11 06:11:40 PM

browntimmy: forstmeister: People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.

Are you the guy that brings this up in every Nickleback thread? Like my earlier post said, Nickleback is comparable to the AC/DC of today, the past-their-prime shell of a band. But call me when Nickleback write something as cool as Whole Lotta Rosie.


Nah, not me. Haven't said it before. It just baffles me how people can get so worked up over the issue after all.
 
2012-11-11 06:14:06 PM

drewogatory: forstmeister: People like AC/DC but hate Nickelback? Isn't that like saying "I hate meatballs, but I love meatballs."?

Either way, both of these bands have the same formula for most of their songs, and a lot of people seem to buy their records because it appeals to the lowest common denominator.

If you seriously can't tell the difference between AC/DC and Nickleback, there's no hope for you.


I can tell the difference. I'm not musically retarded. I just don't get the hate for one and the love for another when their path to success lies along the same trajectory. Flame me all you want but I just hate AC/DC. And nickelback. Oh well.
 
2012-11-11 08:53:44 PM
ok, it's time to defund them now

damn them for reporting on such filth
 
2012-11-11 10:48:35 PM

coco ebert: NPR is just getting worse and worse. Today on Weekend Edition when discussing Congress' low approval rating and lack of bipartisanship they asked Lieberman if any of it was due to Obama's lack of compromise. Hurrr. Even Lieberman was like, "uhh. No."

Is The Takeaway produced by NPR? God, that show is awful. It's like the public radio version of USA Today. Completely vacuous.


It's there to give you something to feel snooty about. It worked.
 
2012-11-12 12:16:36 AM
I love how much they suck. So where do I fit in?
 
2012-11-12 04:56:26 AM
I do like 'How You Remind Me', because it was always an easy perfect score in Karaoke Revolution. I like the cadence of the chorus though. Everything since (that I've been aware was the same band) sounds just like a variation of that one song.
 
2012-11-12 11:02:19 AM
Beach Boys, Shakespeare... who else took a template and beat it to death?
 
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