Posted: Aug 7, 2006 8:54 am
First off, wow, some of you cats got a whole lotta time on yer hands,eh?
(ha, so says the guy respondin to this, well...)
Real rockabilly rules. Now i know most of you folks postin on this know the difference between good n bad, and know that it doesn't just apply to rockabilly , but to everything, right? Schooley started this rant by bein pissed off at bein called a rockabilly(or somethin like that), instead sayin "NO,MAN..PUNK ROCK!!"...well, what is punk rock nowadays?...it's mall rock,it's elevator music,it's sellin gum on tv,etc....you gotta go to the underground to find the real good shit, right?...even then, you'll step in shit half the time...well, the same goes with rockabilly. Just because you ain't as familiar with it as you are the newest cd (sorry, lp) by whoever, don't be afraid, it's just music! Fuck, get on with your life already!
----"They all pretend to be mechanics"
HA! well, that is true to SOME degree, but alot of these cats know what's goin on under the hood, and have helped me out a shitload (in atlanta, no less!). Apart from a few little things i've picked up along the way, i know shit about cars. i wish i knew more, but i also wish i knew how to play piano....whattya gonna do?
----"Secret skinheads everywhere.."
yeah, uh, this is actually true. Its called the "rockabilly retirement plan". I guess it's real easy to turn their skinhead tattos into cadillac logos or somethin. You can spot these jokers a mile away. They are the ones at shows with their arms folded, lookin for fights, not havin any fun. I've recently noticed this trend dyin out in the past little while. This is a GOOD thing and i'm not askin why. Good riddance.
Yeah, i've never seen any fat chicks into punk,hip hop,garage,etc...
Open yer damn eyes! Fat people are everywhere.....especially in america. Fat "rockabilly" chicks just tend to stand out more because that style is further away from , uh, i dunno, mainstream fashion...i mean, the average dude in sneakers,jeans,whatever, well they wouldn't get a second glance from ya, right?...then you see some sharp lookin cat walkin down the road all greased up, well, that stands out a little, no?
i know what you mean, but again, really, look around you. Schooley mentioned how he was wearin his "t-shirt,jeans & chucks", i'm sure that doesn't sound familiar to any of you....and while you may say "yeah, but they all look alike", well, to YOU they might, but trust me, they are happy NOT to look just like you and everyone on mtv, dig?
Haunted george replied to this sayin how there is a huge mexican/latino in this scene. When was the last time you saw 50/50 (insert race here) & white at a reignin sound gig?
hell yeah, ray ruled and still does. But his 80's/90's band was called the hardrock goners , not hardluck goners. Just clearin that up for the dude who wanted to do some record huntin.
Yes, psychobilly sucks. No argument there. I have seen maybe 2 or 3 good "psychobilly" bands (out of 100,000,000 ya know). 99% of them ain't psycho, and ain't 'billy. Just shit with an upright bass. The same goes for lame,limp "rockabilly" bands.
----wow, you've read this far, cool!
---"bottled beer tastes better than tap beer...it's a fact. But, yeah, maybe those WERE douchebags you were servin, i dunno and i don't care.
----"popo, i may have been that "super rockabillytype guy" at the king khan show at babylon...i remember gettin smashed, but don't remember bein "silent" or "still"....hmmm, maybe cause i was smashed?....naaaw.
----to the guy who like tiger army: yes, your opinion WILL be negated.
----sideburns causin ya grief?...uh, cut 'em off or get a thicker skin, dickwad.
----milkshakes?...i fukkin love milkshakes...Who has a problem with milkshakes?
----to shaun a.: Even shitty bands gotta pay gas. I ain't yer mom, but stealin sucks..... but that georges leningrad story was really funny.
----and finally, yeah , i think that barry dude said it best , "It either rocks or it doesn't"
fuck that was long.