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Old 07-03-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Why Wayne Coyne is my homeboy

This article from stereogum is fairly old but I love it. It was talking about how Guardian magazine took a group of musicians and asked them what are the most overrated albums in music. Here's what Flaming Lips frontman/genius/resident alien Wayne Coyne had to say:

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It's better to be overrated than underrated. Besides, it's not the musicians' fault Nevermind is overrated - it's the public's, or the critics'. But you don't find yourself ever longing to listen to it, because there were - still are, in fact - so many mediocre bands that sound like it, that you're constantly experiencing it.

I never get out Nevermind and think: what great production, what great songs. Nevermind had a poisonous, pernicious influence. It legitimised suffering. The sainthood of Kurt Cobain overshadows the album: Kurt's lyrics, his attitudinising and navel-gazing, were hard to separate from the band's image. You can never just hear the record. For me, Bleach and In Utero are superior. Even the album cover seems cheap: that stupid dollar bill just seems to have been airbrushed in there. If Alice in Chains had done it, we'd have thought it was a joke, but because it was Nirvana we thought it was oh-so-clever. If you think you're going to hear an utterly original, powerful and freaky record when you put on Nevermind, as a young kid might, Christ you're going to be disappointed. You're going to think, "Who is this band that sounds just like Nickelback? What are these drug addicts going on about?"
That is pure poetry.

The rest of the mini-article of the mini-article here: http://www.stereogum.com/archives/wa...erpointer.html
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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He has such a way with words.
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He is good at Coyne-ing phrases.

Come on.

That was money.
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He is good at Coyne-ing phrases.

Come on.

That was money.
you win the Pun-Olympics 07...

He's correct in his assessment of Nevermind as well, I always thought In Utero was the superior of their albums.

Although IMO, Alice In Chains Dirt > the entire Nirvana catalogue.
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I Wayne Coyne. Not necessarily because of his opinion here, I just him in general.
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I don't understand why he says being overrated is better than being underrated and then he disses the overrated Nevermind.

I like Nevermind and prefer it to all their other albums but...

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Although IMO, Alice In Chains Dirt > the entire Nirvana catalogue.
That right there is Dirt is one of the finest albums of the 90s!
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That right there is Dirt is one of the finest albums of the 90s!
u rock

Down In A Hole + Rooster + Would? = supreme awesomeness.
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Them Bones! What an opener! Rooster, Down In A Hole, Angry Chair, Dam That River all kick ass too!

Not to mention the ending of Rain When I Die...
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alright, that settles it, I'm going to have to find my CD and listen to it now...

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My work here is done.

Actually I'm listening to it myself now!
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I don't understand why he says being overrated is better than being underrated and then he disses the overrated Nevermind.
I think because if you're overrated, people at least know who you are. It's not the band's fault Nevermind became that sort of lame monster.
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He really is an awesome dude. Just about everything he says and does is awesome.
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I like Nevermind. Not the greatest album of that time, but it's still good, has an excellent groove to it.

Alice in Chains, I have really come to despise them. They have maybe 3 songs I like now. No idea why, I just can't listen to them anymore. And they sucked live.

Wayne Coyne is a Hero.
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Alice In Chains, I have really come to despise them. They have maybe 3 songs I like now. No idea why, I just can't listen to them anymore. And they sucked live.
really?! When I saw them live they kicked ass... They could be one of those bands who weren’t consistently good live though.
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He really is an awesome dude. Just about everything he says and does is awesome.
Mystics is getting the 5.1 treatment and is being expanded into a 2 CD set with b-sides, live tracks, and whatnot in October.
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