The SOMB Top 300 Favorite Artists Of All Time - Results Thread
Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:34 AM
Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:55 AM
How the hell did you not blurb, CR?
1. I didn't ask to.
2. I wasn't asked.
3. I think you are supposed to write good things about the artist, and I would rather trash than treasure. Shittiest bands ever? (Styx and Chicago duke it out for number one)
In the words of Leonard Cohen, I'm your man.
Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:56 AM
Amen. Sweet Jesus, rock and roll!Genius run-on! (I know I'm late on this)
SOMB Says: They were wrong, completely wrong, about everything really, and they kinda sucked, and were ugly, and no one really liked them, not here anyway, never even heard of em, only the weirdoes, because every song–every song—sounded exactly the same, just a different order of the three or four chords they could be bothered to learn, and Joey couldn't sing, could barely speak, sounded as goofy as he looked, at eight feet tall, 67 pounds, and god that mug, and the leather jacket and the jeans, just like his brothers, and they weren't even brothers for fucksakes, and their guitarist was a fucking Republican, Johnny, god rest his soul, and they couldn't even live to old age, Joey Johnny Deedee, gone before nearly every goddamn Rolling Stone, though maybe that helps, but it's just another thing, and they trotted this out, actually in front of people, called it rocknroll, actually didn't bother calling it anything, didn't give a fuck what anyone called it, what they said, just went out there, at a country western bar, or was it a homeless shelter, but they kicked out the jams, barely taking a second to breath between songs, arguing onstage, no set list, just a bunch of simple pop tunes, sped the fuck up, Tommy or Marky or whoever pounding the drums, who could keep up, really, and Johnny and Deedee attacking their instruments, Joey bleeting about huffing, and horror movies, and beating up children, like a smartass, and it came together, but it was chaos, and it was mayhem, and it was rocknroll, because it lived, it burned, it couldn't be stopped, and no one listened, only the weirdoes, but they got it, were right, were right all along. – Duff
Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:17 PM
Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:20 PM
Posted 23 September 2008 - 05:05 PM
Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?
Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam
Posted 23 September 2008 - 05:21 PM
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10
Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:24 PM
Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:16 AM
was going to put myself at #5 but didnt want to come off as vain
Cannot argue with that, except I would throw in Sausage's blurb.
i also enjoyed westermats blurb very much as well as a couple others
There hasn't been a day since it was posted where I haven't thought about Undo's blurb and burst out laughing.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 02:21 PM
Then there are the marathon sessions of listening to all their songs in order in one day when studying at university and the way that “Let It Be” would always hit hard.
Done that too (back in my horrid pre-med days). And "Let It Be" was always something to hear before an especially stressful exam. Just calmed the nerves, put everything at ease.
Outstanding work, Paul. Take a bow!