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Old 11-29-2009, 12:49 AM   #61
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Exactly, and that is all that it is... snark, bravado, chest-puffing nuggets for the NME.

Save your anger for those blocking/slowingdown/and lying thier @sses off about healthcare reform. Those on the right and middle left that are not blocking due to principle but as they don't want to lose all of that money they get from the insurance and pharmaceutical industry.

Now THAT is a good reason to be angry. Not Ian McCulloch being Ian McCulloch.
Um, what?
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Didn't you know? You can only be angry at one thing at a time.

CHOOSE WISELY!
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:05 AM   #63
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To be fair to Max_TheHitman, why would anyone (a) under age 35, or (b) living in Portugal (if that's where he is) have heard of Echo & the Bunnymen?

For that matter, why would anyone in the USA know, where their highest charting album was 22 years ago and missed the top 50...
a) he's 41
b) he lived in NYC -- people there are supposed to know everything and everyone!

So there. (we need an emphatic head nod smilie)


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Well sure, if people only got their musical knowlege from mainstream radio and MTV/VH1. But we all know that's not always the case - plenty of people find all sorts of stuff that's not a "hit."
Hell, if I could hear and hear about them in some god-forsaken rural area of Ohio where nothing even remotely underground has ever ventured, everyone should have at least heard about them.

(I even have McCulloch's first solo album -- Candleland -- which I like very much, btw. )
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I always like when these threads turn into defending band _____ (insert name, ie the one not called U2) ultimately.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:17 AM   #65
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I'm not defending the band, just arguing the ridiculous notion that if a band hasn't had a "hit" in the US, then no one should know who they are.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #66
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Did I say that if they haven't had a hit in the USA no one should know who they are? No, I didn't. I was just saying that there are all sorts of reasons why one might not have heard of Echo and the Bunnymen, which is fairly obvious.

Honestly, some people need to either (a) go back to 4th grade reading comprehension, or (b) stop twisting other people's words to serve their arguments.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:28 PM   #67
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Wow, that's a lot more anger than necessary, don't you think?
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #68
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Yes, you're right. I'm sorry. I'm antsy when I want to reveal my nipple.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #69
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...... I have no idea how to respond to that. I'll just stick with
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Did I say that if they haven't had a hit in the USA no one should know who they are? No, I didn't. I was just saying that there are all sorts of reasons why one might not have heard of Echo and the Bunnymen, which is fairly obvious.

Honestly, some people need to either (a) go back to 4th grade reading comprehension, or (b) stop twisting other people's words to serve their arguments.
i wouldn't have paid attention to the "no, i didn't" line if you hadn't bolded it. thanks for bolding it.
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i wouldn't have paid attention to the "no, i didn't" line if you hadn't bolded it. thanks for bolding it.
For this thread, you're quite an asset.
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I'm not defending the band, just arguing the ridiculous notion that if a band hasn't had a "hit" in the US, then no one should know who they are.
Oh, and for the record, this was a bit of a broad interpretation of what you originally said.
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Corianderstem, you have shown grace.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #74
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Really? Crap, I'd better go be a snarky bitch somewhere to make up for it!

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McCulloch continued to ridicule U2 for appealing only to a younger, less-mature fan base
Yeah U2, be more like Ian McGillicutty here and appeal to no one!
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #76
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Artists who released a handful of excellent records shouldn't criticize those who have released a good half-dozen. Nonetheless, awesome. Love you, Gallagher brothers, but Ian McCulloch makes the most hilarious ill-informed, blanket criticisms of all time. OF ALL TIME.
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Pathetic, boring, calculated.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:09 PM   #78
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Um, what?
In short, my point is simple, get angry about 'real' issues not the babblings of a scamp like Ian McCulloch.
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He actually said this also:

Do you ever think that “The Killing Moon” is bigger than the band itself?
“The Killing Moon” is more than a song, it’s about everything. It’s up there with “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen, “Blowin In the Wind,” “In My Life.” Every time I sing it I feel like… [looks perplexed] whoa, something just happened there. I let the crowd sing along with it now too. It used to put me off… like being in Glasgow something they’d all sound like “och aye, da dee dee…” But now I really enjoy it. It’s hard enough to get a band to agree and say ‘that’s the one.’ But with “The Killing Moon,” everyone gets it.”

His ego knows no bounds. If nothing else, he can provide some interesting sound bites.
I just wanted to point out that if this was Bono talking equally as enthusiastic about one of their best songs (which he isn't ever ashamed do do) the whole thread would be filled with thumbs up.
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I just wanted to point out that if this was Bono talking equally as enthusiastic about one of their best songs (which he isn't ever ashamed do do) the whole thread would be filled with thumbs up.
When has Bono ever said, _________ is up there with 'Blowing in the Wind'?

Surely you can see the difference?
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