Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bad music is bad for you, but sometimes it's awesome

OK, I know I'm late to the party on this, but I couldn't resist posting it. It's a mashup of two Nickelback songs, one played out the right speaker, one out the left. And they sound... exactly... the... same...

http://www.thewebshite.net/nickelback.htm

It's brilliant. And it goes to prove how utterly awful a band this is, by exposing that they really only have one tune, just slight variations on it.

There's a big difference between bands that have a "sound", and bands that totally lack originality. Social Distortion, one of the greatest punk rock bands of my time, had a sound. Any time you heard a track, you knew it was them. But that was a good thing - they had a technique, a formula (without sounding formulaic, if that makes sense). But nothing like this. This is just derivative crap.

Anyway, to make up for it, here's a little Social Distortion. I saw these guys in concert in college and they were amazing. Shame their latest album is... well, not so good. Here's "I Was Wrong", from White Light, White Heat, White Trash.




Well, I'm off to the Illadelph for a few days to visit the in-laws and the Philly friends. I'll try to post some time, so neither of you will be without me. Have a splendid weekend, kids. Be safe.

2 comments:

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

That's awesome! Someone should do that for all the other fucktards pretending to by musicians.

Have fun in Philly and if you get over to West Philly, say hi to my folks (my mom'll bake some cookies for you and the wife).

anniescam said...

This is just a side note: did you know that Mike Patton is doing the audio for the creatures in the movie I Am Legend? I just read that somewhere and I thought you'd like to know.