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perfect way to desribe the "rock" scene

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Jan 9, 2006.


  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    saw this in someone's myspace.
    i really like it and think it's a very accurate description.

     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Popular music is just that... popular. If you want music for the sake of music, you need to expand a little ;)


    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I wouldn't call what that guy is describing "rock"
     
  4. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Image over substance, when I first started out, having hair down to the middle of your back was more important than talent to get in a band.
    Same story different image.
     
  5. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Sounds exactly like the scene formerly known as "hardcore" :rolleyes:
     
  6. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I remember this all too well. I was once invited to audition for a band that I had owned albums from back in high school. I was totally psyched for the audition. I went to the hall where they were having the try-outs. I saw a line of several guys, all with a gig bag on their shoulders. So I got in line with them. Some minutes later a guy came over and identified himself as a member of the management team.(TEAM? They have a management TEAM???) He said "I'm sure you're a monster player, or you wouldn't be here. But we're also looking for a look. And you really don't have it."

    I was rejected without ever playing because I was a heavy guy with short hair, and they were looking for a guy with eighteen pounds of hair and a tiny butt.

    This would have been much less insulting if the band in question had had a history as a bunch of pretty-boys...but it was for Foghat.

    I am officially too ugly for rock and roll.
     
  7. I hear what you're saying - its a shame. Sorry to hear it, you'd think the management team would've given you the opportunity to try out first - and then told you to grow your hair out?

    But i like the other side myself........
    NO one is too ugly for rock and roll. :)
    Have you seen the drummer for the Melvins?
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    HAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!! That's the greatest story ever!! You sir, are not a fool for the city...

    That made my day.
     
  9. Jonesy4fnk

    Jonesy4fnk Supporting Member

    "Tinsel-town Rebellion"
    F.Zappa

    From Madam Wong's to Starwood
    To the Whiskey on the Strip
    You can hear the crashing, blasting strum
    Of bands that come to be real hip
    And get a record contract
    From a talent scout some day
    They'll sell their ass, their cocks and balls
    They'll take the check 'n' walk away
    If they're lucky they'll get famous
    For a week or two perhaps
    They'll buy some ugly clothes to wear
    And hope the business don't collapse
    Before some stupid magazine
    Decides they're really good
    They're a Tinsel Town Rebellion Band
    From downtown Hollywood

    Tinsel Town Rebellion, Tinsel Town Rebellion Band
    It's a little bitty Tinsel Town Rebellion
    A Tinsel Town Rebellion Band

    They used to play all kinds of stuff
    And some of it was nice
    Some of it was musical
    But then they took some guy's advice
    To get a record deal, he said,
    They would have to be more punk
    Forget their chops and play real dumb
    Or else they would be sunk
    So off they go to S.I.R. to learn some stupid riffs

    Oh no! No no no no no no no no! Cause the aces are good

    And when they think they've got it
    They launch a new career
    Who gives a **** if what they play
    Is somewhat insincere
    Let's dance the blues again
    Everybody!
    Dance the blues again
    Come on and
    Dance the blues again
    Get down from the...

    I write the songs that make the young girls cry!

    Did you know that in Tinsel Town the people down there
    Think that substance is a bore
    And if your New Wave group looks good
    They'll hurry on back for more
    Of leather groups

    I do I!
    We'll rock you like a nincompoop!

    and plastic groups

    Rubber goods!

    And groups that look real queer

    I'll tumble for ya!
    (He'll tumble for ya!)
    I'll tumble for ya!
    I'll tumble for ya very much!
    Moo moo moo moo moo
    (Home town sausage tambourine)
    Moo moo moo moo moo
    Moo moo moo moo moo
    Moo moo moo moo-wah!

    The Tinsel Town aficionados
    Come to see and not to hear
    But then again this system works
    As perfect as a dream
    It works for all of those record company pricks

    Let's see that record company prick again

    It works for all of those record company pricks

    Now do it when it hits the floor
    It works for all of those record company pricks
    Who come to skim the cream
    From the cesspools of excitement
    Where Jim Morrison once stood
    It's that Tinsel Town Rebellion
    From down down down
    (down down down)
    Town town town
    (town town town)
    Holly lolly lolly
    (holly lolly lolly
    Woody woody Pecker pecker
    (Woody woody Pecker pecker)
    Wood

    Woody Pecker pecker!
    Woody woody Pecker pecker!
    Hi ho Woody!
    Hi ho Pecker!
    One-Adam-Twelve, see de pecker!
     
  10. After reading that I'm starting to understand why Zappa gave his kids such wierd names.........
     
  11. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Lol...and to top it off he almost always wears just a speedo.
     
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    And lets not forget Joe Preston... ex Melvin's bassist... current high on fire bassist... always a... ahem... looker.

    King Buzzo isn't exactly a hottie either... the Melvins are ugly. :D
     
  13. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    And weird...

    Funny how the Melvins came up...they're like the most "non-scene" band I can think of.
     
  14. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Jean Jackets are emo/punk/hardcore but I wear one. I have black glasses. I try to be witty, I use black and white photo to hind teenaged facial blemishes. I'm not emo. I'm in a Blues rock band. Meh.

    I ask a couple of my "Emo" friends what power their glasses are. They said like theirs are the weakest glasses you can get. Then they asked what mine is. I said -2.50 and -3.00. For those of you who don't know. That is pretty poor vision
     
  15. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    i'm at -1.5 and -1.75
     
  16. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    My girlfriend's -8 and -7.5 I believe.

    But, Rock's always been about image! If it isn't tight pants, it's long hair and beads, if it's not long hair it's eye shadow and platforms, if it's not that then it's leather jackets and safety pins. If it's not that then it's finely tailored suits, italian boots and trim bowl cuts. As much as hipsterism sucks, part of the fun of rock and roll is the spectacle and aesthetic that goes along with it. For every Interpol or Strokes that comes along, there's a Lightning Bolt or Locust for whom the aesthetic is as important as the music being produced.
     
  17. Personally, I'd group the Strokes and Interpol into the style over substance category as well.
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Billy Joel doesn't 'rock'.
     
  19. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada

    That is hardcore bad vision. I am impressed.

    Clay I'm not so impressed :ninja:
     
  20. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    he "piano rocks."