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Nevermind the History,
Lets See Something New
Ahoy fellow followers of the Bob Ross
Path. It's indeed good to be back. I've got my own electronic computing
machine and now write to you from the comfort of the green lair. Which
means now I can finally write these things half drunk and in my underwear.
Lately the Sex Pistols have been in the news quite a bit, but not for any
real music news. Nah, it's much easier to take the piss out of Billie Joe
Now I'm not a real fan of the Sex Pistols.
They had some a couple good tunes and Rotten is a snazzy vocalist. But
anymore they come off as sad and bitter has beens, the exact kind of rock
dinosaurs they were put together to kill in the first place. it'd be stupid
and revisionist to deny the Sex Pistols of their impact, if not for them
the UK punk scene might have been a lot different.....well maybe not them
per se, I should say if not for Malcolm McLaren, he provided the (ripped
off from Richard Hell) fashion that we have all come to associate with
punk rock. but in any case the Pistols did exist and did influence a lot
of bands. Like a lot of bands of the era the Pistols did a single album
then broke up. Fair enough, a lot of brilliant bands did this. But to still
beat the dead horse of that album 20 something years later? I know Johnny
can write new tunes, I own several Pil albums, but why do that? People
want nostalgia and the Pistols are ready to deliver. the Damned have only
2 of their original members but they still put out new stuff every so often.
The Toy Dolls have been around nearly as long as the Pistols and Olga still
puts out ace tunes. The Addicts still have all their original members and
manage to release every so often. is Johnny Rotten scared he can't match
the supposed genius of Nevermind the Bollocks?
Being the angry men that they are, the
Pistols didn't attend the rock hall induction of their band. Hell, I don't
blame them. I wouldn't want to be in the stodgy room of aging hippies either.
But trying to make some statement about it while previously attempting
to cash in by selling songs to corporations? F**k off Johnny Rotten. You
have no place slagging Green Day for ripping off your supposed ideals and
what not. I'm not going to debate the overall sub par quality of Green
Day, but I am saying Johnny Rotten really should look in the mirror before
opening his mouth.
green's song of the month this month is:
The Toy Dolls' "sod the neighbors" for no other reason than I like it.
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this one from a 14 punker girl who asked him if he wanted to...)