Posted: May 7, 2010 11:43 am
Everyone's so SERIOUS!
I think I saw MCD's very first Portland show, at La Luna opening for Satan's Pilgrim's in, like, 1996 or 97, and that shit was fun. They were never supposed to be an "important band," and their records quickly started going downhill, but for a couple of years, they were a great band to see live. Nothing really more or less. Fans do suck though... Jean vest comment is spot on!
I'm also a little suspicious of the claim that SubPop had all this money to throw around. As far as I remember, those dudes were CONSTANTLY on tour. I mean, it sort of reminds me of the Dirtbombs. ITR certainly doesn't have a ton of money, but the last DB's show I went to was full of "mainstream-looking" people.
But, WHO CARES?