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#1 Bolanic

 
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

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From Alice Cooper.com

So with the element of shock gone, what do you think of new rock?
I am so disappointed. I go to see bands, and in our era, you had to be a great band, you had to write great songs, and you had to do a great, great show. That does not exist anymore. The old pros do it. And the Foo Fighters do it. And Green Day does it. And that's about it. There's nobody else out there. I go to see a band and they're all wearing corduroys. They've got a T-shirt on. And they all have the same beards and the hair and they're going to do an acoustic song about oil. And I'm sitting there going, "How boring is this?" Young rock bands, what happened to the swagger? You don't play rock from your brain, you play from your crotch. The testosterone's not there. And then on top of it, they have an accordion in the band! Come on! That's not rock 'n' roll, I'm sorry, that's folk-rock.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

:happy: Nice told. :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

That's nice, but he sounds like he is really missing out on some great bands from nowadays :P What's wrong with incorporating an accordion or other uncommon instruments into a rock band? I love that...
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

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its nice that he likes green day :) but i think ther are alot good rock bands out there (but green day is the best)

but the last sentence is funny because BJA described the song Oh love in an interview with the exact same words " play from your crotch not from your brain" (and according to alice cooper this is bad haha) Note to myself: Learn to read you idiot ^^
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

That's nice, but he sounds like he is really missing out on some great bands from nowadays http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... What's wrong with incorporating an accordion or other uncommon instruments into a rock band? I love that...

i agree with you that there's nothing wrong with an accordion in a rock band, though i'm sure he meant it in a different way, kinda that the music these bands do has nothing to do with rock anymore...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

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but the last sentence is funny because BJA described the song Oh love in an interview with the exact same words " play from your crotch not from your brain" (and according to alice cooper this is bad haha)


No, he's saying the same thing, that rock music comes from the crotch and not the brain :)
Now please excuse me while I open a bottle of wine to try and erase the image of Alice Cooper's baggy balls from my mind.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

its nice that he likes green day http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... but i think ther are alot rock good bands out there (but green day is the best)

but the last sentence is funny because BJA described the song Oh love in an interview with the exact same words " play from your crotch not from your brain" (and according to alice cooper this is bad haha)


No Alice is saying rock is from the crotch

I have a feeling Alice was talkin bout Mumford...
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

No, he's saying the same thing, that rock music comes from the crotch and not the brain http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...
Now please excuse me while I open a bottle of wine to try and erase the image of Alice Cooper's baggy balls from my mind.

so he really said it just like Billie, right? kay good, cos when i read the comment i thought i just understood it wrong and re-read the OP and was confused on how he meant it :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Haha, that's so cool! Nice to hear that someone like Alice Cooper, who's pretty damn big, rates Green Day :D

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

I love when other big-name artists talk about Green Day in a positive way! I have been a fan of Alice Cooper for about 5 years now. I've never had the chance to see them, but I've heard they can put on one hell of a show.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

This makes me like Alice Cooper even more :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

No Alice is saying rock is from the crotch

I have a feeling Alice was talkin bout Mumford...

No, he's saying the same thing, that rock music comes from the crotch and not the brain http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...
Now please excuse me while I open a bottle of wine to try and erase the image of Alice Cooper's baggy balls from my mind.


ok damit i need to read more accurate ... sorry my fault :D

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I have a feeling Alice was talkin bout Mumford...

Probably. I feel he was referring to all 'Indie Rock' in general. Which I don't really consider to be rock. I don't think rock has to be all 'shooting from the crotch', but it is true that most modern rock (read: Indie) is pretty damn bland. My three favourite bands are Green Day, Sum 41 and Linkin Park - each of which are known for mixing it up and try something different with each album, while remaining within the confines of rock.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Probably. I feel he was referring to all 'Indie Rock' in general. Which I don't really consider to be rock. I don't think rock has to be all 'shooting from the crotch', but it is true that most modern rock (read: Indie) is pretty damn bland. My three favourite bands are Green Day, Sum 41 and Linkin Park - each of which are known for mixing it up and try something different with each album, while remaining within the confines of rock.

Actually I think I prefer many Indie bands to the Rock bands nowadays... But I don't like to categorize musical genres, specially into the Indie Rock thing, 'cause I never really understood what it is, I only know I like many bands that are categorized as Indie :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Well Said Alice Cooper :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

I agree with him! I've always liked Alice Cooper :D

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

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Alice Cooper is a classy guy in general :) In those VH1 Best Songs countdowns he's always one of the people admiring Billie Joe's songwriting. He said he liked the self-effacing lyrics of Basket Case and the maturity of Good Riddance.

And Billie hearts him too.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

That's a very nice thing to say :) Alice Cooper you just earned a 'positive point' from me XD

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Alice Cooper is such a bro, dude has a mad good radio show too.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

I think it's good that bands like Green Day and the Foo Fighters get recognition from their peers, it's good free advertising and also it might prove to Billie that people are acknowledging him and the band whilst he's still recovering
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

Always been a fan of the Coops :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

Foo Fighters and Green Day simply put on memorable performances. Always. Most other bands just perform and exit. You don't walk away feeling like you've just experience the best concert ever. That's what rock lacks these days. It's a good thing we still have these few bands that can still keel the live act of rock and shock alive.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

lmfao he just described the Zac Brown Band.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

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What a nice woman.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well said Alice...id thought he'd never would have said The Word "Swagger"

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Awesome. Love how Alice is down with Green Day. Not sure how rock 'n' roll being golfing buddies is though :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Not sure how rock 'n' roll being golfing buddies is though http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...


Gotta get that swinging practice from somewhere... why not get it from something constructive like a Charity Golf Game?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

Does anyone actually have the video I was referring to where Alice Cooper talks about how much he likes Basketcase/Good Riddance? It was some kind of VH1 Greatest All Time countdown but I don't know what exactly...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

I love Alice Cooper! I kind of agree with him too. I know with my band that we try to stand out by rocking the fuck out and putting 110% into every live show we do.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

I've never seen Green Day live but the Foo Fighters show I went to last year truly was epic. From what I've gathered in the millions of live videos of Green Day that I've seen, it is similar with them. It's disappointing to hear that these types of bands are the exception rather than the norm.


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