El Gummo

Comments from El Gummo

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes completely wrecked the ska cover economy. You know how many marching band kids there were in the early 2000s scrounging through old pop songs for a good one that hadn't been ska covered yet? You know how many checkered Vans-wearing dreamers there were working day and night just to have a shot at their own Reel Big Fish "Take On Me" moment? And these already famous motherfuckers start a band that does nothing but bog-standard ska covers, burning through every single half-decent pop song left? You know how it feels to spend all night working on a MIDI of a new cover and printing out the guitar tabs to bring to practice, only to have your bandmates brush it off with a "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes already did it"? Fuck those guys. I feel better now.
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April 29, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Carpenters’ “Top Of The World”
There's a self-portrait/horse's ass joke in there somewhere, but I like Bruce Springsteen as a person too much to make it.
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April 25, 2019 on Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album Western Stars
Thank you for going on record about this. I'm going to hound him on Twitter until he either blocks me, confesses, or proves you plagiarized him. #TheTruthIsOutThere
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April 23, 2019 on New Cyber Security Study Says To Stop Using Blink182 As Your Password
Barring either a presidency-ending scandal or massive economic downturn, Trump is gonna win again.
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April 23, 2019 on Jimmy Fallon Raps “Old Town Road” As Bernie Sanders
He's pitchy and has a weak falsetto. I think that's fair.
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April 23, 2019 on Watch Toro Y Moi Give A Random, Deeply Entertaining Ellen Performance
You still haven't addressed that whole Wayne Dupree thing.
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April 23, 2019 on New Cyber Security Study Says To Stop Using Blink182 As Your Password
Like Hartford's wife, Mrs. Gummo can't stand Joanna Newsom, but I took her to Stamford to see the Maury show one time, so she owes me. Either way, let's do it.
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April 2, 2019 on Joanna Newsom Announces Intimate Solo Tour
Same. This is up there with Kendrick Lamar at the Trocadero in 2015 in that I don't care how much I wind up paying. I will be there.
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April 2, 2019 on Joanna Newsom Announces Intimate Solo Tour
I missed the date at the beginning and kept thinking man this is an eloquent ass 12 year old
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March 27, 2019 on The Number Ones: Tony Orlando & Dawn’s “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”
...and hot on the heels of topping Stereogum's "10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013" list.
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March 27, 2019 on Sky Ferreira – “Downhill Lullaby”
You've barely scratched the surface. On "Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe: "If you can’t identify 'Poison' by the chattering drum intro alone, then you’re hopelessly ill-equipped to have any meaningful discussions of modern music. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. If someone says 'never trust a big butt and a smile' and you don’t catch the reference, then you’re probably a complete square." On "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men: "This song has it all: snappy banter about how well they can sing, a video featuring their orange blazers and high-top haircuts, something about all the steaks they can eat, that part where they go 'dmm dmm dmm da da,' and the best drum intro this side of 'Poison.' Verdict: A heartbreaking glance at an alternate universe in which Boyz II Men didn’t suck." And those are both from the same article.
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March 21, 2019 on Beto O’Rourke Addresses Whether He’ll Reunite Mars Volta If He Becomes President
The Your Band Sucks column on Something Awful came at them hard at least once or twice. Also: That column is early-Internet music nerd gold.
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March 21, 2019 on Beto O’Rourke Addresses Whether He’ll Reunite Mars Volta If He Becomes President
A friend played me "Inertiatic ESP" for the first time back in 2003, and I thought, "Wow! I didn't know Cedric could sing like that." I then downloaded a live performance of "Inertiatic ESP" from KaZaA, and I thought, "Wow! Now I know Cedric can't sing like that."
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March 21, 2019 on Beto O’Rourke Addresses Whether He’ll Reunite Mars Volta If He Becomes President
*"Walt Disney Pictures Presents Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse: A Star Wars Story: Sunflower Rising"
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March 21, 2019 on Vampire Weekend Cover Post Malone
"We are not so different, you and I..."
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March 21, 2019 on Vampire Weekend Cover Post Malone
Yo but seriously "All for You" was my jam when I was 11
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March 20, 2019 on Stereogum Presents: Nochella
This has to be a misquote. Now if they had called Tenacious D a "damp squib" or busted flush," I would believe you.
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March 20, 2019 on Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup
I could never tell whether that line was defending MJ or attacking the kind of person who would defend MJ just because he's talented and black.
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March 8, 2019 on Simpsons Episode Featuring Michael Jackson’s Voice Pulled From Circulation
They'll never top "I’m a feminist. I’m a dude. And I hate that I love to grill," which you'd swear to God is an Onion article.
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March 6, 2019 on Michael Jackson Dropped From Some Radio Stations Following Child Sex Abuse Doc
This Slate piece is easily the greatest/dumbest thing to come out of this entire controversy. "Unfortunately, however, Leaving Neverland offers up a racial spectacle—two white men trashing the reputation of a black man—and then refuses to grapple with that spectacle’s historical dimensions." Exactly how warped do you have to be to think this? "Whether or not the allegations presented in the film are true, and whether or not it ever intended to do so, Leaving Neverland dangerously reinforces the gay-folks-are-predators stereotype—if only because it never acknowledges that such a stereotype exists in the first place." #NotAllGays, and $1 million says if they had acknowledged it, this yutz would be out there saying even acknowledging the stereotype perpetuates it.
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March 6, 2019 on Michael Jackson Dropped From Some Radio Stations Following Child Sex Abuse Doc
R.I.P. And I'm sorry. I have to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXNfe2W8c8
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March 4, 2019 on The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Dead At 49
C - "After three days in the desert fun"
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February 22, 2019 on The Number Ones: America’s “A Horse With No Name”