Friday, November 24, 2006

Why? Why for the love of God, why?

I heard about this a few weeks ago, but I really hoped it was a horrible lie. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a bit of Green Day. Obviously American Idiot is their best album by a mile, and even that gets a bit boring in the last third.

But I abso-fucking-lutely have to draw the line when they team up with those cunts U2. I just cannot bear those fuckheads.

Why would Green Day do that? And for what? To record a damn cover version of a boring song by The Skids -- a band whose contribution to music pretty much began and ended with "Into the Valley", which, granted, is a fucking classic.

What a sad crock of shite. Maybe I can make this the first item of my list of what not to give thanks for, now that it's the day after Thanksgiving?


Blogger Shep said...

Idiots team up with idiots to cover a song by idiots.

Slow news day, eh?

24 November, 2006 12:51  
Anonymous Pie said...

Thanks, I thought I was the only person who despised U2.

24 November, 2006 13:06  
Blogger Milla said...

ahahahahahahahhahahaha!! I love this post!
U2 weren't bad at the beginning...not at all...then Bono's ego took over and it all went downhill.

24 November, 2006 13:28  
Blogger Camie Vog said...

You talking about the song that they did together at the opening of the New Orleans Saints (amer.) football game this season? If so, it is probably because of the displaced football team return to the stadium which was used during the hurricane fiasco.

I agree, they don't seem like two bands that would pair up for anything.

24 November, 2006 14:10  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shep: Well, if by the first Idiots with a capital I you mean Green Day, I can buy into that. Otherwise it seems a bit harsh.

Pie: No, there are a few of us, thankfully. Who knows what would happen otherwise. Bono would be king of the universe or something.

Milla: Yeah, up until about "New Year's Day" things weren't too bad. After that... Phew, best not think about it.

Camie: Yeah, that's the one. I knew it was something to do with Hurricane Katrina. But still, charity doesn't seem like a good enough excuse to me.

24 November, 2006 14:15  
Blogger Tanya said...

I've always felt that these "duets" and "collaboration" albums are a sure sign that the older band is waning and on its way out, and wants one or two last shakes at the stick before the death rattle.

U2 are just looking for some extra dough to plump up their retirement. Loads of ageing stars, whose voices were failing, have in recent years suddenly released collaborations, duets and best ofs. I think the writing is on the wall.

24 November, 2006 14:17  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tanya: I hate collaborations (with the emphasis on "bor"), and I hate cover versions, so this one fails on two counts before I even get into the fact that I hate U2 more than almost any band in the world. That might be a slight overexaggeration, but you know where I'm coming from.

24 November, 2006 14:25  
Blogger Red said...

Really, you've got to wonder what on earth Green Day have to gain from pairing up with U2.

Still, it could be worse... I'm not exactly looking forward to that James Blunt/Coldplay Christmas single (feat. Cliff Richard).

24 November, 2006 14:58  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

I'm still in shock. I listened to it in the hope that a Green Day link would return U2 to their Sunday Bloody Sunday days when they were promising - funnily enough this kinda links to the post I've just done. I like Green Day's earlier stuff meself.. It was for charity so I suppose they're forgiven but they'd better bring some'at good out next or they're doomed!

24 November, 2006 15:14  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: That Christmas record sounds like a surefire hit. What's it called again? Oh yeah: "Cunts Anonymous (We Are The Cunts, We Are The Cunts, We Are We Are We Are The Cunts)". Catchy.

4D: They've got some work to do to regain public trust, that's for sure.

24 November, 2006 15:52  
Blogger Adam said...

Green Day won't be able to live up to American Idiot, while it's pretty amazing - I still think Dookie was more revolutionary, and is their better album.

As for U2, they're old and latching on to what's popular in hopes that the next generation will download their music

25 November, 2006 08:14  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Adam: I tried listening to a bunch of the old Green Day albums like 7 or 8 years ago, and apart from the singles I found them pretty dull. I may or may not like them more now; that's debatable. But I don't even have the inclination to go back and listen again. You know what they say: You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

25 November, 2006 09:30  
Anonymous cappy said...

american idiot has still not gotten (real word?) old for me. and is a album that i can listen to without skipping tracks!

but this!!!! bono thinks he is world president, the pope and everybodys conscience rolled into one.

i wish he would hurry up and disappear up his own arse!

25 November, 2006 19:22  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cappy: Left to my own devices, I'd skip a couple of tracks towards the end. "Gotten" is considered American these days, but it used to be used in England too, a good few centuries ago.

I long to see Bono disappear up his own ass.

26 November, 2006 12:30  

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