Apr 27, 2006

I can't wait for the backlash.

Years ago buttrock ruled the charts. Bands like Cinderella, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, and Poison made millions off really bad ballads, somewhat catchy riffs, and enough hairspray that escalated the deteriaration of the ozone. Grunge changed all that and the people who rocked out to Winger are suddenly making fun of the whole genre. Kurt Cobain killed the career of many glam rockers and I say good riddance.

More recently Limp Bizkit came and for a short while dominated the rock scene. With somewhat catchy tunes such as "Nookie" the public seemed to really be taken with the band. All of a sudden they became a flash in the pan and it became cool to hate Fred Durst. I'm not sure why this happened, but it did and again most of the people who once listened to them are now ashamed of owning an album and mocking everyone else who still does. Limp Bizkit was not a good band by any means, but they weren't as terrible as Fine Young Cannibals.

Now the point of this post is my frustration in how slow the backlash against System of a Down is taking. I mean they are one of the worst bands I've ever heard and people are still buying their albums while radio DJs are constantly playing the torturous sound of the lead singer's voice. Why haven't people woken up and said 'fuck you' to that band and their record company? The time will come when they stop plaguing us with their horrible sound and I pray it's soon.

"After I heard System of a Down, I thought, I'm actually alive to hear the shittiest band ever. Of all the bands that have gone before and all the bands that'll be in the future, I was around when the worst was around." - Noel Gallagher


jinsane said...

No backlash here! I'll be the first to say, "Fuck You and Your Record Company"!!! ;o)

Mattbear said...

With the exception of Cinderella and Whitesnake, I hated every band you mention in this post from the get-go. (Cinderella had a couple good songs before they went 100% wussy, and I still enjoy "Still of the Night" and "Slide it in" to this day)

I don't know man...the masses have bad taste. It's just a fact of life. There are a number of things that I've liked that I look back on now with disdain. But when the end comes, System of a Down will not be among their number. Because I'll be able to say, "I hated those fuckers even when they were popular."

Wiwille said...

Jinsane - Glad to see I'm not the only one on this.

Mattbear - Didn't know you were a fan of Cinderella. You drive all night just to see the light don't you?

Mattbear said...

I am still fond of a couple of their early songs, like "Somebody Save Me" and "Nobody's Fool". Smartass. The album with "Gypsy Road" was when I gave up on them.