Steve Sanders

Comments from Steve Sanders

I'm quite happy to have Rockist tattooed across my forehead if it means I never have to hear anything as awful as this again for the rest of my life.
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September 1, 2016 on Ugh, Justin Bieber Covered Tupac On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
They'll be around forever. Such pedestrian MOR soft rock will probably be more convincing when they are in their fifties too.
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May 12, 2016 on Chris Martin: Sorry, Coldplay Aren’t Breaking Up
Billy has always been a wanker. He wrote some great songs in the 90s. But even then he was a contrarian shithead. Not surprising he is a libertarian.
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May 12, 2016 on Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao
Pollard, Malkmus, Martsch, Harvey Someone from the Wu Tang should be on there, but you can't just pick one
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May 12, 2016 on Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao
All good points Christopher.
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
I'm a little surprised to see people complain that it didn't focus on the music, when all the lead up trailers and press seemed to show it was about the music business, with a label head as its protagonist. I personally find this more interesting than another biopic about musicians. But it is indeed great to have Hell's insight.
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
It'll never happen, but I would love to see a Perry Farrell/Jane's biopic. His songs about growing up in that LA scene are evocative enough to be fleshed out just on those lyrics alone!
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
Yeah. Everyone I know who has seen it loved that first episode. These are people with little knowledge of that period of the NYC music scene, but I don't doubt this will draw out their interest in this period to check the music out for themselves, as you say.
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
Yep. He was absolutely incredible. Scariest "villain" I've seen since Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Punch Drunk Love!
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
It is a bit harsh to fault Vinyl for not capturing the late 70's music scene when it is set in 1973.
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February 16, 2016 on Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl
Interesting list. A lot of albums there I haven't given any time to that I really want to get stuck into now. Thanks.
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August 23, 2013 on Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best
This has motivated me to check out some of his "genre excursions" that I've stayed away from so I am very thankful for this list despite it being completely different to how I would rank the albums of his I own. Personally I'd have Imperial Bedrooms at the top, it's as heartbreaking as Blood on the Tracks and Tunnel of Love but works on a different level to those considerably more earnest classics. Thanks for putting this together.
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August 9, 2013 on Elvis Costello Albums From Worst To Best
Thanks for the past five years of great writing and great links. Like GradSchool this site helped shape my world view. Can't wait to see what you'll do next.
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August 4, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
I thought he'd be cool with people ripping off his stuff considering he rips off old blues artists and other blues artist rip off artists like Led Zep.
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August 2, 2013 on Karen Elson Files Restraining Order Against Jack White
That Green Lantern movie was terrible but could have been great. That Geoff Johns run of GL was remarkably good up until the final couple of years.
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July 23, 2013 on EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Zack Snyder’s Batman/Superman Movie
Yes, Marvel is just miles ahead. The New 52 is horrible.
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July 23, 2013 on EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Zack Snyder’s Batman/Superman Movie
Us Australians would like to tell you people that we don't speak like that. Whoever is doing your accent training fire them. Stop making us sound so fucking weird. In fact, those are the worst Australian accents I've heard in a film for some time and it made it hard to enjoy the film whenever those two actors were on screen despite everything else in this movie being easier to enjoy than a fumble in your pants.
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July 15, 2013 on The Videogum Movie Club: Pacific Rim
Special Brew. The king of beers.
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January 12, 2013 on OK, Goodbye, Ricky Gervais
What's even more predictable than this list? The hilarious backlash on here. You want to talk about tired and uninspired? Kids were bagging out Rolling Stone in the 80s. What redundant outrage.
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December 8, 2012 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
I had not seen that site before. That is very cool.
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February 18, 2012 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
I call for more Gabe/Videogum literary recommendations. A Videogum Book Club if you will. I find it hard to find places for good book recommendations because every literary blog just seems so ultra wanky. Maybe you guys know some good ones.
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February 17, 2012 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
I love how the highest ranked comment came after the lowest ranked. Symmetry, I think.
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February 4, 2012 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Not terrible, on first listen. The real test is if I hate it or not after the thousandth listen. Chilli Peppers do get played into the ground.
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July 17, 2011 on Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”
Thank you for so eloquently putting into words may one issue with Jon Stewart. I have always squirmed in my chair when he pulled out the "i'm just a comedian" card. Great writing Gabe.
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June 16, 2011 on Louis C.K. Weighs In On The Tracy Morgan Scandal As All The “Videogum Promises” Crash Into Each Other And Explode