I'm Getting Old

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Because I find this story quite humorous, and I also find the output of the band "Revolving Reverence" to be a big, steaming pile of poo.

9 comments:

Eric said...

I'm not sure whether I like Revolving Reverence, but I totally respect and admire their rockitude. I really do hope they keep pushing the dial up towards 11, even when they're off to college or settling down to ordinary jobs as accountants and lawyers and doctors.

Hell, maybe one or more of them will stick with it, make it pay.

And I hope, if I'm ever a parent, I'm as cool as the one kid's dad, who booked his son's band to thrash at his birthday. And I hope, if I'm ever a parent, I'm as cool as the one kid's dad whose son agreed to thrash at his old man's birthday.

Rock on, dudes. Rock on.

Nathan said...

Manilow is cruel and unusual punishment.

Feh!

Janiece Murphy said...

I still think the judge has a point.

And while I think the band's current output is a big, steaming pile of poo, if they manage to increase their skills and make it big, more power to them.

After all, I'm a 43 year old mother of teenagers who's learning to play the bass.

Eric said...

I'm gonna have to do a month of Sex Pistols for Neverwednesday Nights, aren't I? :-)

Funny thing: back in 1988 or '89, Rolling Stone did their first big best of list--the best 100 albums of the previous 20 years. The top album on the list was Sgt. Pepper's, and everybody was like, "oh, of course." But then the second album on the list was Never Mind The Bollocks, and everybody was, like, "the Sex Pistols at number two--c'mon!"

Now, here's the funny part: twenty years beyond that, I have no idea what the greatest rock'n'roll album of all time is, but I'm pretty sure it ain't Sgt. Pepper's, an important album (to be sure), but one that hasn't aged well (it will always sound like a 1968 psychedelic record that doesn't quite gel). Revolver is a good candidate for number one, but I don't know if it has a lock.

But I do know what the second best rock'n'roll album is.

It's Never Mind The Bollocks, the debut album by The Sex Pistols, a record that gave rock a good hard kick in the nuts in '77 when it needed it badly, and a record that sounds pretty freakin' fresh and full of blood 30 years down the road.

Funny how that's worked out.

Not that Revolving Reverence is the next Sex Pistols. The Pistols were brutally effective, they knew what they want and (to paraphrase Mr. Lydon) they knew how to get it. Revolving Reverence just sounds like some kids messing around.

But--

To paraphrase another classic rocker, you never can tell....

Eric said...

Ack! Self-correction: Pepper's was '67!

I'm embarrassed, even if I'm not sure how many people would have caught that.

Janiece Murphy said...

"Ack!"

Isn't that the noise Bill the Cat used to make?

Hehe.

Janiece Murphy said...

::shakes fist::

And get off my lawn!

Kate said...

Omg! That story was just awesome. I think I could suggest that to my district court judges!!!

Janiece Murphy said...

Kate, you must be getting old, too.

Hehe.