I mean, regardless of whether you like them or not, they're definitely iconic of a certain time. Blink was one of the biggest bands in the world for a period of time, I don't think THAT term is incorrect for them, although it definitely is for that album.
Well, no, I think Dude Ranch could certainly become described as such. It was a behemoth hit that took punk rock into the hands of even broader audiences than The Offspring or Green Day had done before, and set the stage for countless impersonators and basically started a whole new wave of pop punk. However one might feel about them critically is an entirely different story, but to deny the impact that band has had is silly (especially from somebody who is borderline fetishistic about bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, and Muse).
EDIT: Written at the same time as Bryan.
Yeah, whether or not they were truly "punk" doesn't matter. But I don't think Dude Ranch was as much of a behemoth as Dookie or Enema of the State.
How are we seriously discussing the merits of Blink-182?
Via a music message board.
Creed was one of, if not THE, biggest band in america for about four years and spawned a batch of imitators that kept the constipated trend going well into the 00s. Are they iconic, too?
Yes. Iconic doesn't necessarily mean good.
Metallica Tour Dates
Antarctica - http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archive...ica_to_pl.html
Your horrific opinion has been noted, thanks.
Anyone else going to the KCRW masquerade ball?
I was thinking about it...but $100 seems a little steep. But i'll end up paying that much at a random bar anyway.
Can we maroon Metallica there forever? PLEASE?!?!
I finally saw Unknown Mortal Orchestra last night (in Chicago) and man-o-man can those guys play. What a show. They played for about 85 minutes and closed the set with a 10-minute cover of a Can song (not sure exactly what it was called). Really talented and professional musicians.
Woot! Jon Hopkins/Clark/Nathan Fake earlier in the night then DJ Harvey 9hr set starting at midnight!
DJ Harvey will land in New York City for a gig on November 16th.
The English-born DJ is renowned for both the length of his sets and the variety he manages to squeeze in, often encompassing everything from disco to psych rock and lots in between. A pivotal figure in UK dance music history, he's had a bit of renaissance in recent years, becoming a regular at vaunted clubs and nights like Berghain, Robert Johnson and A Club Called Rhonda, among others. He's also found success as a producer with his Locussolus project on International Feel.
The New York show, co-presented by Rong Music and Benny Soto, is one of just a few US gigs Harvey has played this fall. It'll take place at a secret location (to be revealed later), with no opening or closing DJs—Harvey will spin all night. :winkiss
There aren't a whole lot of Harvey mixes online (his 2012 RA Podcast being one rare exception), but you can hear a brief session from him over at RBMA Radio.
vaunted clubs like a club called rhonda?!?!!