vonChristian Ihle 04.03.2015

Monarchie & Alltag

Neue Bands und wichtige Filme: „As long as the music’s loud enough, we won’t hear the world falling apart“.

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In einem gerade schön neu illustrierten Interview von 1987 spricht Lou Reed über seine Zeitgenossen, namentlich The Doors

“From my point of view … the other stuff couldn’t come up to our ankles, not up to my kneecap, not up to my ankles, the level we were on, compared to everybody else. I mean they were just painfully stupid and pretentious, and when they did try to get, in quotes, “arty,” it was worse than stupid rock & roll. What I mean by “stupid,” I mean, like, the Doors.”

Wie man sieht, Onkel Lou ist in klassischer Grumpy Old Man – Stimmung, die auch vor den Beatles nicht Halt macht:

“I never liked the Beatles. … I thought they were garbage. If you say, ‘Who did you like?’ I liked nobody.”

(via DangerousMinds)

Für fortgeschrittene Jim-Morrisson-Hasser verweisen wir auch auf die schöne Schmähung aus dem NME:

Schmähkritik (435): Jim Morrison

“Jim Morrison was nothing more than a self-serving, deluded rock star whose musical talent and embarassing sixth-form poetry was grossly over-rated.
Neither his songs nor poetry have stood the test of time. As a vocalist he was merely offering style, no substance. Listened to today, The Doors’ brand of psychedelic-infused cock rock sounds horribly dated. (…) The Doors sounded like classic rock fodder even when they were brand new.
Morrison was an over-rated tool, fraud and charlatan, and his body of work is mediocre at best, completely irrelevant and hopelessly dated at worst.
Not only that but we have to thank him for every boho shirtless twat in sweaty leather pants trying to be all dark and brooding and sexy and shit and that is not OK.
If he hadn’t died at a young age, his death would never have been romanticised to the extent it was – and popular culture would have been all the better for it.”

(James Lee im NME)

* 500 Folgen Schmähkritik – Das Archiv (1): Musiker, Bands und Literaten
* 500 Folgen Schmähkritik – Das Archiv (2): Sport, Kunst, Film und Fernsehen


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