Well, I guess I don’t really love music.

Never mind all my music posts, of course. Just read the words of a commenter here:

I love, though, how different genres are mixing with country. Kid Rock, Jon Bon Jovi, ZZ Top…you can tell who REALLY loves MUSIC. (Kinda like someone who says they LOVE FOOD, but will ONLY eat meat and potatoes.)

I must really not like music, then, because I think Bon Jovi sucks as a “country” artist; Taylor Swift isn’t much better; and Kid Rock wastes what potential he has shown with banal tripe like “All Summer Long.” Never mind that on my iPod you’ll find, among other artists, Kelly Clarkson, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, Steve Earle and Merle Haggard. I hate new country because of its bastardization by other genres, therefore I don’t really love music. Gotcha.

(this is me rolling my eyes)

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8 Responses to “Well, I guess I don’t really love music.”

  1. Sabra Says:

    I still think Kid Rock could almost be a country singer. Country & southern rock are close cousins, as CDB proved back in the day. But he fails because he’s aping the pussy country Nashville’s putting out instead of keeping the bit of an edge he used to have. Same problem with Uncle Kracker. There was a link to the video for Uncle Kracker’s new song over at Farce the Music, and it’s painful to listen to because it comes so close to working…and then falls flat on its face.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Kid Rock could almost be a country singer. For the life of me I don’t understand why he doesn’t apply himself more, and yeah, the same could be said for Uncle Kracker. Jon Bon Jovi, though…well, I don’t know. That may well be my bias against glam metal, but on the other hand I remember a few years ago Bret Michaels of Poison was talking about making a country album, and he said his favorite kind of country was the older and more traditional stuff. That country album never came to fruition, but I remember thinking at the time that it might have been pretty good if he’d been able to make that kind of music. But you see how that’s worked out with Darius Rucker…

  3. Albatross Says:

    There sure aren’t any Johnny Cashes these days.

  4. BL Says:

    Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock both carried DAC around with them. That’s worth something. I’ll admit I went to the shows (times I wasn’t ‘working’) to see DAC, though. “Only God Knows Why” was done pretty well a couple of times by the DAC-KR duo in my esteem. Never bought a record, so don’t know about that, but it worked nicely live.

    Shame most of the outlaws are dead and the rest have one foot in the grave and the other on a nanner peel, but so it goes…

  5. BL Says:

    FWIW, memories of early 90s…DAC did “Neegar F*cker” at a show I saw him do in Chicago about 1991 when there were a lot of non-white people in the audience. Right or wrong, he’ll never be politically correct. Nobody rioted, nobody stabbed anybody, if it was me I would have passed on doing that song. Maybe it helped that most of the colored folks in the audience were bikers? Dunno. Man has balls, though. Was an interesting thing to witness.

  6. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock both carried DAC around with them. That’s worth something.

    Oh yeah. I wouldn’t completely write them off. Somehow I think they’re not given enough artistic freedom by their labels to make the kind of country they really want to make. I’d like to think that’s the case, but I don’t know for sure.

    And yeah, DAC does have balls of steel…

  7. southtexaspistolero Says:

    There sure aren’t any Johnny Cashes these days.

    No, there aren’t. There are just a bunch of poseurs who claim him as an influence without actually showing it in their music.

  8. BL Says:

    On the same wavelength as DAC, actually first ran into them working on a show they were both on the bill on, http://www.fryedbrothersband.com/ .

    Pretty good rock and roll / blues for people from Californica, but BIKERS from Californica.

    They’ve done a lot of bike fests and such, over the years, and they like the ZZ, Merle, AND Iron Maiden 😉

    One of the cooler semi-un-knowns I’ve ever met.

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