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Old 08-29-2003, 03:17 PM   #21
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The Strokes suck they are way too overrated
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Old 08-29-2003, 03:30 PM   #22
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If they didn't have the "The" modifier in their name, would they be perceived differently?

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LOL... the backlash already hit The Strokes before they could even get big.... LOL.

I think this is why rock will die or at least die out even more. The "hipster" crowd is the reason...
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If I like the music, I don't really need struggle-for-my-art thrown into package.
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Getting big in the music industry is purely a combination of luck and circumstance. The talent is in staying there.

Sounds to me like The Strokes were extra lucky, just like every other breakout indie rock act since Nirvana.
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Old 08-30-2003, 04:42 PM   #26
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my only gripe about The Strokes (and The White Stripes for that matter) is that I think it was all done better by the Oblivians and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

I really don't care whether someone had to slave for their music or not
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Getting big in the music industry is purely a combination of luck and circumstance. The talent is in staying there.

Sounds to me like The Strokes were extra lucky, just like every other breakout indie rock act since Nirvana.


As much as I'd like to bash the Strokes without relent, it's probably better to wait and see what they develop into. Will they have staying power, or will the image-driven band fade away like so many others?
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Honestly, getting into the entertainment industry, or any industry really, has a lot to do with 'who you know'. I have a hard time disliking The Strokes just because they got into the music industry because they had a connection. If I did that, I'd have to judge all my friends and relatives who got their respective jobs because of a connection in the same way.

I personally have no problem with it, they have a lot of fans who like what they're doing and that's great. Different 'Strokes' for different folks.
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Old 08-30-2003, 07:53 PM   #29
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ps salome, i will always agree with you about jsbx - they should have been HUGE

I stayed away from the Strokes (and all of those other "The" bands) initially, simply because of all the hype surrounding them in the early part of last year. But, once I sat and listened to the music, I changed my tune, so to speak. For me, actually hearing the music behind all of that attitude made all the difference, because it was actually good.

So what if their daddys are rich?
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the way i see it is that all the money in the world can't make a shit band sell albums and be well liked. if someone gave me millions of dollars to promote myself as a singer (i couldn't carry a tune in a bucket BTW) it doesn't mean that i'll be the next big thing in nme and will be nominated for a grammy next year.

the strokes are good....a bit overrated but who isn't nowadays. money and connections may make things a bit easier in getting into the business but it sure as hell doesn't keep you there...just look at kelly osbourne
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