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Old 02-03-2009, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Most Controversial Bands/Artists/Musical Genres?

In you're opinion what has to be the most controversial band or artist or musical genres? I'm not talking about what they did that made you sick (for example, Cannibal Corpses album covers), but rather what seemed to stir up the most controversy. In my opinion Elvis, the birth of jazz music, and GG Allin are some heavy hitters here.

By the way, I figured there would already be a topic on this but I searched to no avail so I apologize in advance if there is/was.

So what do you think? And why?
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Sex Pistols set off huge controversy by releasing their second single called God Save the Queen in 1977. People wanted to attack the band in the street because of the strong anti-monarchistic themes, with lyrics making Queen Elizabeth II out to be the head of a "fascist regime" and not a human being. It was made even more controversial being that it was Jubilee week, the 25th anniversary of the queen's coronation. But the controversy only made the disillusioned middle class love it more, and it hit #1 on the charts.

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I did hear about that! Grand stuff. I heard though, that The Sex Pistols just didn't fly as most controversial with some people because you could tell that they didn't really mean this stuff, but only said stuff like this in their songs to give them a "hardass rebel" image. That may very well be wrong, but thats what I've heard.
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If you watch any interview from them during their prime or see pictures of their average fanbase, you can tell they really didn't give a fuck what people thought of them. They were basically the first popular punk band, which they couldn't have expected.
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I'd never heard of GG Allin before i read this... looked it up (thank you wikipedia)... sounds like some pretty wild ****!!!
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If you watch any interview from them during their prime or see pictures of their average fanbase, you can tell they really didn't give a fuck what people thought of them. They were basically the first popular punk band, which they couldn't have expected.
I believe it. Weren't The Ramones the first though? I honestly don't know much about The Sex Pistol besides being a major influence to punk music. Should I pick up a record?

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I'd never heard of GG Allin before i read this... looked it up (thank you wikipedia)... sounds like some pretty wild ****!!!
If by that you mean he ate his wild **** then yes.
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I believe it. Weren't The Ramones the first though? I honestly don't know much about The Sex Pistol besides being a major influence to punk music. Should I pick up a record?
The Ramones started the movement in the US (also in 1976-7), but their lyrics weren't nearly as punk in essence.

As for picking up a record, there's only one record to pick up, Never Mind the Bollocks; any recording attempts they made afterwards were awful. This is because they kicked out the original bassist Glen Mattlock (AKA the best songwriter in the group) because he had too nice of an image. They replaced him with Sid Vicious, whose antics tore apart the band and they broke up when he OD'd on heroine.
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I heard they performed while getting head and then had sex on stage.
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Early Butthole Surfers, nuff said.
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