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Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:59 pm
by Garth Cartwright
http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/ ... douchebags

From the LA Times. Entertaining rant that reminds me of Burchill when she was 17. I'd add Neil Young to the list and remove Fogerty simply cos CCR made a lot of good singles and he's not really been active over the last forty years (and the one time I saw him in concert he rocked!).

Re: Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:15 pm
by Rob Hall
Garth! Look at the time! It's 22:10! Don't you know better than to post controversial stuff like this after the 22:00 watershed? All of us unreconstructed hippies are now unable to sleep soundly in our beds tonight because you posted this hateful link.

If I wake up feeling tired in the morning, I'm blaming YOU!!

Re: Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:36 am
by Adam Blake
That is funny. Burchill would have written it better, though.

Re: Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:21 am
by AndyM
Adam Blake wrote:That is funny. Burchill would have written it better, though.


True on both counts. This piece calls Phil Collins a "hateful British dwarf", which is jolly and accurate, but Burchill once referred to him as "the only man who looks like he's wearing a stocking mask when he isn't". Advantage JB, I think.

Re: Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:28 am
by NormanD
AndyM wrote:Burchill once referred to him as "the only man who looks like he's wearing a stocking mask when he isn't". Advantage JB, I think.
That's an adaptation of Lenny Bruce's (which I adapt): "Burchill is the only woman who can wear a see-through dress and you don't wanna".

This list is imperfect. Where's Bowie?

Re: Top 10 Classic Rock Douchebags

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:42 pm
by will vine
I'm not going to wean myself off of Ol' Gerry's better noodling, nor Fogerty's better chooglin', and The Wall of Sound is still fine by me. As to the rest, I find it hard not to agree with the writer. I always gave Bob the benefit of the doubt figuring he, like Frank, was far more intellectual than me but........

"Down the street there's a window,
And it's a window made of glass.."

Dear me!

I guess they all had their moments but they shouldn't still be cleaning up.