Emo Pioneers Sorry For Helping Create The New Glam Rock

(exclaim.ca) The Get Up Kids are back together and celebrating the tenth anniversary of their disc Something to Write Home About with some touring. But as one of the originators of emo, the band are not happy with what that word has come to represent. So much so, in fact, that they're apologizing for their part in the whole mess.

No one old enough to remember bands like Boys Life, Cerberus Shoal or Texas Is the Reason likes to hear the word "emo" anymore; Jim Suptic, Get Up Kids guitarist, understands and is now saying he's sorry for the scene his band unwittingly helped create.

In an interview with Drowned in Sound, Suptic had some less-than-kind words for today's emo bands. "Honestly, I don't often think about the state of 'emo,'" Suptic said. "The punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It's like glam rock now." - more on this story

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