Post by Horned Gramma on Mar 27, 2012 15:35:36 GMT -8
The original version of 'Tribute' -- the one where they play the intro to 'Stairway to Heaven' -- is an amazing song. The album version that was on their self-titled debut LP doesn't even make any sense. If you remove the 'Stairway' reference, then what exactly is the tribute?
More than ten years ago, I paid some dude on eBay $25 for a burned, hand-labeled CD-R of Tenacious D's material. It was just audio rips of the songs from the HBO series, but it sounded great and the songs were and still are fantastic. This was before they released the Tenacious D album. I bought that when it came out and I hated it; it was just lesser versions of the same songs that I already had. 'Tribute' being the worst offender, by far.
Also of note: I have (somewhere) one of the few surviving copies of the debut LP with the original artwork. The back of the CD originally pictured an infant lying in the middle of the pentagram, but it was pulled from shelves and revised almost immediately.
The five step process for how to suck yet become famous. The story of fun.
1. Debut an album to absolutely no acclaim. 2. Convince Jeff Bhasker (pop music hit maker) to produce your follow-up album. 3. Get "Glee" to feature one of your singles. 4. Get that same single to end up on a commercial being featured during the Super Bowl. 5. Based on your awefulness, end up being the band that initiates a board meetup at your set thus increasing the crowd to a point where as a performer looking out you've realized you've almost reached Kings of Leon status (obviously the ultimate signifier of a band that sucks yet is increadibly famous)!
Post by methodacting on Apr 2, 2012 9:17:31 GMT -8
And let's talk about last year's festival. Was anybody there when Bassnectors audio sounded like it was a 1970 datsun? Was anybody there when The Flaming Lips took an hour and a half and then played a shitty show in the daylight? A FUCKING JOKE!