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“Those musicians were all were all pre-packaged musicians signed to major labels right off the bat with huge amounts of cash flow to back up their theatrics and success.”
This statement is unfounded bullshit. For example, the Strokes sent a demo to Rough Trade (an indie label) and were managed (to this day) by someone who used to work at a NY club were they played. Nothing prepackaged about that…that just sounds like an earned success story. Henry Rollins is one of the phoniest people in music.
some of the music was awesome…Illum Sphere was doing some cool stuff…but watching these kids dance (and by “dance”, I mean stand awkwardly and slightly move side to side, looking bored as shit) and whispering to/eye fucking Thom got painful after a little while.
Watch out for High Flying Turds.
Sha Sha Shut Up.
JD Samson is really cool…to throw shit at.