Which is WORSE: What Would You Say vs. Zombie

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fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

g love and special suck amirite

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

for some reason i had the inclination that DMB might be huge in aus. i don't really know why. maybe because he's from SA (sorry if that's some kind of insult)? or maybe because his US fanbase and americans who are "really into" australia is a prob a close venn diagram.

Didn't they get a lot of their fans through touring the college circuit though? (I dunno, a lot of my "knowledge" of DMB is basically inferred from passing aside references)

The fact that a lot of South Africans move to Australia to let the white times roll doesn't really result in any kind of awareness of SA or SA-related cultural products here.

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

let the white times roll

lol

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I beg you all, don't let your feelings about Dolores "Not Larry" O'Riordan color your judgement here. DMB is worse than ten Hitlers. Or at least some number of Hitlers greater than one.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

from the zombie cover youtube comments

The most tasteless and point-missing musical abomination in the history of the world, ever. They took a heartfelt Irish protest song from the previous year resenting the IRA's campaign of violence, and made a happy, boppy dance version of it.

Simply repugnant.

EalaDubh 4 months ago

at first i assumed they were talking about the cranberries original..

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

DMB dumped its own sewage onto people's heads while they were on an architectural tour, which is worse than screeching "Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou"

DMB is worse.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha I had forgotten about that

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cranberries dumped sewage into peoples heads by making that song

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

metaphorical sewage >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> actual sewage

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

DMB dumped its own sewage onto people's heads

by sewage you meant "every live album it's ever released"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dolores sounds like a harpooned walrus. the DMB song has a pleasant sax solo.

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't they get a lot of their fans through touring the college circuit though?

yes this is their origin story.

god if only we had an overzealous dept of homeland security back then

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3597180.stm

this is seriously one of the funniest stories ever

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

god if only we had an overzealous dept of homeland security back then

policing Charlottesville!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

pleasant sax solo.

R.I.P. LeRoi Moore

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

DM himself is, i am assuming, not a white-times-roll kind of zud afrikan, to his credit.

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

the one who died being the only one w/ shoes in that pic is very "barefoot paul on the cover of abbey road"

hypnagoonic rock (some dude), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like "Zombie"! It was obvious at the time that it was just a Smashing Pumpkins rip-off but tbh I liked it more than anything off Mellon Collie except "1979" & I still feel that way. Plus "Zombie" is easy & fun to sing around the house & I do this a lot still.

Dave Matthews makes me feel old, b/c it got big w/ college students right when I graduated from college & I could not get the appeal.

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The dude on the far right excepted, these are the most out of shape guys under forty to hit multiplatinum in the last twenty years

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

DMB song is pleasantish-enough light rock imo. Cranberries, although I championed their first album, exaggerates all the worst qualities of Dolores' vocal quirks and mawkish poetry about "big issues."

On the sidelines in a trash can grumping (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was obvious at the time that it was just a Smashing Pumpkins rip-off

yeah see this wasn't going to make it any more endearing to me

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

DMB song is pleasantish-enough light rock imo.

this might be true except the lyrics are not just bad, they are offensively stupid

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ ESOL student

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure the lyrics are better in the original gaelic

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

what would YOU say?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

does Zombie even have lyrics? all I know is "zahm beh eh eh eh" etc & the chung chung chung chung chung riff

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

has everyone bagging on "Zombie" heard "Bosnia", because that will blow your mind if you haven't heard it

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna suggest the John Lennon one as their peak

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would rather hear cranberries than dmb

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll prob take dolores's po-faced inarticulate nonsense over dave's breezy faux-wise nonsense

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

they each deserve separate singles polls imo

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lyrics are not just bad, they are offensively stupid

I've heard that DMB song a handful of times, just relistened five minutes ago to make sure I knew which song it was, and I still don't remember what the lyrics are. Maybe I just block DMB out like bad TV commercials.

On the sidelines in a trash can grumping (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

as far as cranberries hits go, i'd rather hear "zombie" than "free to decide" or "ode to my family"

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE DOING LINES: DON'T DO IT

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd rather be kicked in the shin than in the balls but

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost "Free to Decide" was objectively awful so not sure that's a meaningful statement.

Does anyone prefer "Zombie" to the first album? Anyone?

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

MOM IT'S MY BIRTHDAY

only lyrics i know, apart from the title

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Drink The Water" is one of the most hilarious songs I know, though.

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know the lyrics on "Salvation" are hamfisted, but musically it fits happily in the "Crazy Horses"/Rocket From The Crypt continuum and I have no beef with hearing it anytime.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

When played live, "Don't Drink the Water" is often preceded by a spacey intro that features Matthews' famous screams and comes to a loud climax before slowing back down into the beginning of the song. The song itself is played at a much more upbeat tempo that differs greatly from the much slower paced one featured on the album.

DONT DRINK THE WATER
THERE'S BLOOD IN THE WATER

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

TV On The Radio should cover "Don't Drink The Water"

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol "free to decide"

horseshoe, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

based on the news story above, "blood" is not the main problem with "the water"

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, heard "Free to Decide" at the grocery store the other night, would take it above "Zombie" or "Salvation" easily. "Linger" and "Dreams" are quite lovely though.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you think "I'm not so suicidal anymore"?

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was the fearful night of December 8th.
He was returning home from the studio late.
He had perseptively known that it wouldn't be nice.
Because in 1980, he paid the price

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

With a Smith & Wesson 38,
John Lennon's life was no longer a debate.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do love Linger more than any DMB song; only "Two Step" comes close...

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 26 March 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i drink too much" makes me want to drink too much

billstevejim, Monday, 26 March 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's probably because they were totally ubiquitous when I was 13-17, the age at which your brain is highly vulnerable to radio hits, but I kinda like all DMB's mid-'90s stuff. Cranberries aren't too bad, either. Someone from the post-Pearl Jam crop of assholes like Bush is way more odious to me.

Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Monday, 26 March 2012 02:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I was 15 people would tell me I look like Dolores, but that's because I had short red hair and people are unimaginative/love making celeb comparisons.

Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Monday, 26 March 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

OTM about having a hard time really hating those mid-90s Dave singles. We should do worst Bush single or something.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 26 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bush singles >>> DMB singles, but I'm something of a grunge acolyte...

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 26 March 2012 04:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the first 7 bush singles are good.

billstevejim, Monday, 26 March 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


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