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2022-08-17 3:17:49 AM  
You don't think she's gonna take it?
 
2022-08-17 5:14:28 AM  
I dunno, man, I like Twisted Sister, and maybe I'm just not in the right mood this morning for one of these lists, but Dee Snider telling us he likes Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, and Slade rates as one of the more unsurprising things I've heard about music in quite a while.

(Hear a bunch of Judas Priest influence in the first album; was wondering if they might be in there. Oh well.)
 
2022-08-17 5:23:59 AM  
I do find it a little odd that his favorite albums all predate his entire musical career.  Nothing in the last 35+ years, eh?
 
2022-08-17 5:47:27 AM  

Alphax: I do find it a little odd that his favorite albums all predate his entire musical career.  Nothing in the last 35+ years, eh?


I think if I had to list my favourite five albums they'd all have been released by the time I was 21. Depends if I'm going with the Pink Floyd or Easy Dub All Stars version of Dark Side of the Moon I guess, I was mid-20's when the Easy Dub cover version came out, it's arguably a better listen than the original depending on mood and how traditionalist the listener is I guess.

I think a lot of Farkers prefer the music of their youth to stuff that's more recent, no matter when their youth was, even if they're into more recent stuff too.
 
2022-08-17 6:35:06 AM  
I understand she brought it on herself, but it's unfortunate Tipper Gore's most notorious for being a busybody about naughty music considering she was an early advocate for issues that weren't politically convenient at the time including LGBT rights and awareness about the Rwandan genocide.
 
2022-08-17 7:41:36 AM  
"They're the band that wrote 'Cum On Feel the Noize,'" Snider says. "Without Slade, there would be no Twisted Sister Quiet Riot"

FTFD
 
2022-08-17 8:21:15 AM  
Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.
 
2022-08-17 8:23:43 AM  

Random Celebrity Insult Generator: "They're the band that wrote 'Cum On Feel the Noize,'" Snider says. "Without Slade, there would be no Twisted Sister Quiet Riot"

FTFD


Seriously. Quiet Riot even went back to the Slade well for the first single off their follow up album (Mama Weer All Crazee Now)!
 
2022-08-17 8:29:41 AM  

Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.


Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.
 
2022-08-17 8:33:21 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.


No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."
 
2022-08-17 9:04:52 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: You don't think she's gonna take it?


I bet she takes it
 
2022-08-17 9:13:48 AM  

Alphax: I do find it a little odd that his favorite albums all predate his entire musical career.  Nothing in the last 35+ years, eh?


Dee Snider used to be into Dee Snider...until he became too mainstream.
 
2022-08-17 10:32:10 AM  

Combustion: Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song.


Basket Case, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, When I Come Around...
 
2022-08-17 11:20:22 AM  

firesign: I dunno, man, I like Twisted Sister, and maybe I'm just not in the right mood this morning for one of these lists, but Dee Snider telling us he likes Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, and Slade rates as one of the more unsurprising things I've heard about music in quite a while.

(Hear a bunch of Judas Priest influence in the first album; was wondering if they might be in there. Oh well.)


My reaction was basically "yeah, that follows."

I have a fairly irrational love for Slade.  Being American born after Slade was formed, though, I started with "Run Run Away" and "Cum On Feel The Noize" was a Quiet Riot song to me for the longest time.  According to the Rock 'n' Roll HoF, The Ramones really liked Slade, but couldn't play like them so they did their own thing.
 
2022-08-17 11:54:38 AM  

Combustion: Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.

No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."


I mean there's tons of bands in the mid 1960s that would have killed to have a recording as good a "Last Train to Clarksville", and most fans in the London scene in the 70s would have definitely told you that the Pistols were the first British punk band to spring up after the Ramones came through, no matter how big a hand McLaren may have had in manufacturing them at the outset.

But what does anyone know compared to an actual rock dude?
 
2022-08-17 12:09:55 PM  

Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.


I didn't know my Aunt and Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Peter Shelley, Bernard Sumner, and Siouxsie Sioux had anything in common.
 
2022-08-17 12:37:39 PM  

Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.


I can't imagine the amount of gauze you must have to carry around to tend to all those cuts from being so edgy.
 
2022-08-17 12:38:10 PM  
I can't let a Dee Snider thread go by without including his last laugh on the Gores:

"Let's cut to 25 years later. I'm still married, none of my kids have been busted for drug possession. Can Al and Tipper Gore say the same thing? I don't think so. Oh, snap!"
 
2022-08-17 1:33:29 PM  

firesign: Combustion: Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.

No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."

I mean there's tons of bands in the mid 1960s that would have killed to have a recording as good a "Last Train to Clarksville", and most fans in the London scene in the 70s would have definitely told you that the Pistols were the first British punk band to spring up after the Ramones came through, no matter how big a hand McLaren may have had in manufacturing them at the outset.

But what does anyone know compared to an actual rock dude?


As far as the Monkeys go, John and Paul were both big fans.
 
2022-08-17 1:53:07 PM  
No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."


LOLOLOl. LOC have a new account?  Anyway, for the record: the only original Sex Pistol who couldn't play was Sid, and pretty sure Jonesy played his parts on the record. And good work dismissing Lydon's entire career. As far as The Monkees go, I'll just assume you're young and can't be bothered to prove yourself wrong by googling.
 
2022-08-17 1:58:08 PM  

drewogatory: the only original Sex Pistol who couldn't play was Sid, and pretty sure Jonesy played his parts on the record.


It's actually more amusing than that. McLaren fired Glen Matlock on bass because he wanted Sid in the band instead (for his look), but then when Sid couldn't even begin to play his parts for Never Mind the Bollocks, they had to hire Glen back as a studio musician to finish the album, for more money.

We'll always have Sid's version of "My Way", though...
 
2022-08-17 2:07:45 PM  

firesign: drewogatory: the only original Sex Pistol who couldn't play was Sid, and pretty sure Jonesy played his parts on the record.

It's actually more amusing than that. McLaren fired Glen Matlock on bass because he wanted Sid in the band instead (for his look), but then when Sid couldn't even begin to play his parts for Never Mind the Bollocks, they had to hire Glen back as a studio musician to finish the album, for more money.

We'll always have Sid's version of "My Way", though...


He's in Blondie now I think.
 
2022-08-17 2:28:06 PM  

Combustion: Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.

No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."


Yeah, don't presume to speak for "actual rock dudes". Anyone that isn't operating with the mindset of a 13 year-old music snob can dig a Monkees record filled with great songwriting talent by the likes of Boyce & Hart, Goffin/King, Neil Diamond, Barry Mann, etc...., regardless if the material was sung by actors backed by studio rats like the Wrecking Crew.

But your totally so-original hot take is noted.
 
2022-08-17 2:52:28 PM  

Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.


Ooh edgy!


Bodies is a great song. EMI is a great song. Holiday in the Sun, God Save the Queen, top notch. They were a damn good rock & roll band too.
 
2022-08-17 2:56:21 PM  

Combustion: Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.

No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."


I hope you're 15 years old because that's how you sound. You need to put forward your idea of an acceptable old school punk band, and if it's the Clash god help you.
 
2022-08-17 3:18:07 PM  

El Rich-o: Combustion: Tyrone Slothrop: Combustion: Sex Pistols?? Seriously??? The Monkees of "punk" rock?? Sure, man. Sure. Name ONE good---I said GOOD---Sex Pistols song. You can't. Why? Because they suck. They sound like my nephew's jr high band practicing in the garage. Except the kids in the garage can actually play their instruments.


Fark the Pistols. Buncha posers. They're what your dorky aunt in the mid-west thinks of when she thinks of "punk." They would have been extras on Dragnet, because they're such cliches.

Calling the Sex Pistols the equivalent of the Monkees isn't the insult you think it is, because the Monkees were a good band that performed some very memorable songs, even if they didn't write them or always play their own instruments.

No, for actual rock dudes, it's definitely an insult. Anyone who bought a Sex Pistols or a Monkees album got duped. It's not their fault for being gullible, they're just following trends.

The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."

I hope you're 15 years old because that's how you sound. You need to put forward your idea of an acceptable old school punk band, and if it's the Clash god help you.


TBF, Bollocks IS more hard rock than punk, music wise. Lydon's vocals were what was different. Image wise though, McLaren is the one that brought that shiat to the masses.
 
2022-08-17 3:24:30 PM  
Mike Nesmith & Frank Zappa - The Monkees
Youtube dLXVz5fms10


Mike also produced the greatest film ever made, "Repo Man"
 
2022-08-17 6:37:23 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I understand she brought it on herself, but it's unfortunate Tipper Gore's most notorious for being a busybody about naughty music considering she was an early advocate for issues that weren't politically convenient at the time including LGBT rights and awareness about the Rwandan genocide.


You build a barn, but they dont call you the barn builder.
You build a wall, but they dont call you the wall builder.
But, you fark one sheep...
 
2022-08-17 6:53:15 PM  
Nice to see Slade get some love. I knew there was a reason I liked Dee so much.
 
2022-08-17 6:54:48 PM  

Combustion: The Monkees are what your dorky aunt in the Mid West thinks of when she thinks of "rock and roll."


You sir, know way less than you think you do.
 
2022-08-17 10:47:14 PM  

Alphax: I do find it a little odd that his favorite albums all predate his entire musical career.  Nothing in the last 35+ years, eh?


I think what happens is you get old enough to start noticing and liking music. This means whatever you are hearing at that time sets the standard for what is 'good'. But the years go by and sooner or later all that stuff you liked is not just outdated, it's irrelevant to current music. That would explain why 35 years later you don't hear anything that would make your top 100. No one is making that kind of music 35 years later.

Of course I don't literally mean no one. I mean no one anyone cares about. Some band in Austin might be doing decent classic rock but in the larger scheme of things, who gives a shiat? That band is going nowhere, because that music is nowhere these days. If it's any consolation to the rockers out there, the same exact thing is going to happen to today's music. Today's hottest artists are tomorrow's fat Elvis in Vegas.
 
2022-08-18 10:56:13 AM  

Birnone: Alphax: I do find it a little odd that his favorite albums all predate his entire musical career.  Nothing in the last 35+ years, eh?

I think what happens is you get old enough to start noticing and liking music. This means whatever you are hearing at that time sets the standard for what is 'good'. But the years go by and sooner or later all that stuff you liked is not just outdated, it's irrelevant to current music. That would explain why 35 years later you don't hear anything that would make your top 100. No one is making that kind of music 35 years later.

Of course I don't literally mean no one. I mean no one anyone cares about. Some band in Austin might be doing decent classic rock but in the larger scheme of things, who gives a shiat? That band is going nowhere, because that music is nowhere these days. If it's any consolation to the rockers out there, the same exact thing is going to happen to today's music. Today's hottest artists are tomorrow's fat Elvis in Vegas.


I think that's true for the most part. However, I think there can be a difference between music that is "good" and music you like. You don't have to like something to have an appreciation for the skill and art it takes to make it.

You would be an idiot to say that Beethoven's music is not good, but if you don't like listening to it, that's a different matter.

That said, I find that modern (mainstream) music has very little going for it worthy of my appreciation.
 
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