Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rockstars Talking Crap Round Two:

The Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has got alot to say... about other bands...

In a recent interview with NME, he was quoted talking trash on Oasis, The Rolling Stones, and U2 saying:

"It's not like we shun success, but at the same time we don't want to shove it down people's throats. In the UK there's this kind of rock star competition. I don't know if U2 started it, or the Stones or Oasis, but a lot of bands think in terms of: 'I'm going to be the biggest band in the world. F--k all those bands who've got no ambition.' think that's a total crock of sh-t."
There's nothing less interesting to me than the idea of marketing the f--k out of something so people are forced to like it. Some bands are just manipulating people to buy music. That's how 90 percent of the record industry works! It's basically the same as selling a f--king toaster or a cruise package..."

Wow. He makes a good point. But the fact remains, U2 writes better songs. Once The Arcade Fire make an album as good as "The Joshua Tree", will their words of criticism take effect in the hearts of those people forced to like it.

Besides, who else but Bono can live past their mullet years and still be epic?

Your haircut got stuck in the 80's and it can't get out of it.

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