why does everyone cuss limp bizkit?

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its power music, energy music, catchy choruses, makes you rush.. also got some nice harmonies in that wall of guitar noise.. "my way" is a really good tune

i love it in moderation.

big dapper, Saturday, 4 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It's also the anthem of SUV-driving meatheads.

Prude, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Brian will defend you, Big Dapper. As it stands, I freely understand that they're kicks for somebody, of course, like Def Leppard was for me in them there eighties (and still can be!). They're just not my particular kicks.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

where are you ALEX SF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Ron, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

What?!?! Where?!?! Oh yeah. Limp Bizkit. Geez. Why do I cuss Limp Bizkit? Let me count the ways.

1) I find their music completely uninpiring in every way possible. Durst's vocal are mindbendingly awful. The music is a plodding unfunky mess. And don't even get me started on the lyrics: "You would think that I'd be movin' on, but I'm a sucker like I said fucked up in the head, not!!" Uh yeah.

2) Durst is a jerk. As some folks have pointed out there are certainly other folks who are equally jerky and probably way worse (Dre, Chuck Berry, James Brown) but a) I like some of those folk's music and b) these guys being wife-beaters and rapists, doesn't make me like Durst's verbal and lyrical misogyny any more.

3) Frankly I don't like what Limp Bizkit advocates. "Break Stuff". Sure. And go crazy fans. Yeah, bands can't be held responsible for the idiocy of there fans, but there is point where if a band is encouraging this idiocy where frankly the line becomes kind of blurred. Yeah yeah so this is all some aping of black styles which free whites from bourgeois conventions and expectations blah blah, but wow what the fuck does this say about what they think about black people that this is how they imitate them?

4) And what the fuck are they so mad about any way? The ennui of modern living? Is this some bullshit Fight Club thing? What the fuck is so awful that straight white middle class males are so angry? Angry and bored, woo hoo. Most bands (not to mention fans) who are this pissed have, oh I don't fucking know. . . a POINT. But hey these guys are just what? Anti-social? Bored? Pissed at ex- girlfriends? Give me a fucking break. One of the richer bands in the world and singer is a freaking major player at Interscope (not to mention formerly one of the mid 90's most pauper-ish professions: TATTOO ARTIST). Tough life.

I suppose Limp Bizkit would just be another bad band, but listening to their crap and watching Fight Club and reading about Stiffed and it all just seemed to make perfect sense to me that these things were all of a piece--this image of male frustration over just not having it quite as good as they used to or losing a little bit of that oh so deserved privilege and that was enough to push Bizkit over that edge into one of my MOST hated bands ever. Fair, maybe not. But hey ask Limp Bizkit and they'll tell you. Life just ain't fair.

Alex in SF, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

anthrax wuz robbed

J Blount, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Bizkit's cool. How can anyone resist "My Way"?

dave q, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

woodstock 3

J Blount, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

How does one love something in moderation, being that the verb in question does not lend itself to restrained temperment?

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

its power music, energy music, catchy choruses, makes you rush

velko, Sunday, 20 December 2009 05:03 (ten years ago) link

Any chance of 'The Unquestionable Truth (Part Two)' emerging?

PaulTMA, Sunday, 20 December 2009 06:41 (ten years ago) link

The answer to the initial question is the track with Method Man on it.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Sunday, 20 December 2009 09:12 (ten years ago) link

they were contracted to play in jakarta, indonesia, where they totally have enough fans to fill a stadium, even if tickets cost approximately 2 weeks salary for your average jakarta resident. a day before the gig, they cancelled, cause australia had put up a travel warning against traveling to indonesia - there wasn't even a bombing or anything, it was just your garden variety bush-esque "code yellow terrorism risk this week" you pretty much get 300 days a year from the aussie govt, year after year... if it was my grandmother i could understand, but i mean, these guys are supposed to be tough and fearless tattooed metalheads and shit, right?

irony dept: fuckin *AIR SUPPLY* showed up for *their* gig in jakarta two weeks later. limp biskit are a bunch of no-show fuckin pussies if you ask me

messiahwannabe, Sunday, 20 December 2009 10:53 (ten years ago) link

sonned by air supply

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 20 December 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

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scope the donald judd knockoff in the backgroud here

sam, Sunday, 20 December 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

:( :(

sam, Sunday, 20 December 2009 23:08 (ten years ago) link

sonned by air supply

i just want to rub it in one more time

messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 13:26 (ten years ago) link

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