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Old 02-19-2008, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Selling out" implies that one has abandoned the values and morals they claimed to believe in order to gain something more superficial. In the sense of a band, it means they changed their sound/ethics to make more money. Anti-Flag sold out. But I don't get why the aforementioned bands "sold out" since they never showed even the slightest evidence of ethics or integrity?
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fall Out Boy use to be a hardcore band, though they never released anything or got very far.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, Pete Wentz did used to play in hardcore bands. Bad example.
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I don't really think that they are sell-outs at all, I just think they are horrible horrible bands
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When someone says 'Fall Out Boy' sold out what they actually mean is 'Two years ago they were my favourite band and now I realise how shit they really are & now I have to say something to save face , so if I say they sold out it means I can get away with liking their early stuff , even though that stuff is just as bad as what they are doing now'.

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I love fall out boy from some strange reason but they are so sell outs there only out there to make money they charge kids to be in there fan club for **** sake
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Acoustic EP is good!
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When someone says 'Fall Out Boy' sold out what they actually mean is 'Two years ago they were my favourite band and now I realise how shit they really are & now I have to say something to save face , so if I say they sold out it means I can get away with liking their early stuff , even though that stuff is just as bad as what they are doing now'.

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Unlike a lot of people here, I like Fall Out Boy to a certain degree. It's kinda my guilty pleasure.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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just because people change does'nt make them sellouts just look at The Icarus Line.......I think age has alot to do with it as well
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