Not sure how many against me! fans there are on this site but they are playing a show at the blind pig on april 22 and tickets are only $12. Im sure they will go fast so if you like them buy your tickets asap
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Oh sick, I'll be there.
let's make fun of record companies for killing music and we can sing about how consumerism is killing America, and then let's sign to a major record label!
yeah my emo friends were pissed about that. i dont really care, the cd they put out after they signed, New Wave, was really sweet
Dude, the Who sang "My Generation" at the halftime of the Super Bowl. Ronald Reagan used "Born in the USA" as his campaign theme song. Back in the 1800s Oscar Wilde was popular even with conservative banker types. This is not new and its not because all these artists sold out.
The Who were teenagers when they wrote My Generation. The song wasn't some huge statement on the current culture, it just had cool lyrics to them.
At the time the song was seen as subversive. Now it's totally acceptable to play it at an event that shuns controversy like the plague and more or less embodies establishment and corporate America.
the Who didn't specifically speak against the recording industry only to end up signing with a major label.
i agree, they can make a living with music and more power to them for that. but they basically became rich by being hypocrites.
Edit: For the record, I enjoyed Reinventing Axl Rose when i was in high school.
I'm speaking to a broader point than that.
But I don't think it was subversive to the degree it seems by design. Shameless copy/pasted from Wikipedia "The song, composed by Pete Townshend at the age of twenty in 1965, was written for rebellious British youths called Mods, and expressed their feeling that older people "just don't get it"."
A 20 year old kid that wrote a sounds about adults 'not getting it'. That sounds a like like most songs that 20 year old kids write. I think Townshend just wrote lyrics that were good enough to stick after 50 years, not that he planed it that way.
Not trying to start a fight...just bored at work. I love Pete Townshend and the song, but I don't think he was crafting social commentary songs when he was 20.
The specific example itself might not be perfect, but the point stands. Feel free to substitute another that may be better suited. Led Zeppelin, for instance, was the devil's music and is now used for countless car commercials.
Musicians deserve all the money they can make. It isn't "selling out" to want to make a decent living like those who have other jobs. It's "selling out" if you play shit you don't want to play for that money or allow it to affect the way you write.
That is fantastic!
is their only song I know. Do they get much radio play other than that one?
"baby, i'm an anarchist."
tom gabel is dead to me
good on warren for bouncin' before this album