Bands/artists you now respect more only because they were so rad to Nardwuar

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Greg ginn (hat tip to the ginn thread)
Franz Ferdinand
Sage Francis

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Also, post ones where you LOST respect because they were dbags to Nardwuar.

Sock Puppet Pizza Delivers To The Forest (Sock Puppet Queso Con Concentrate), Saturday, 25 September 2010 06:08 (twelve years ago) link

snoop dog

nope (Zachary Taylor), Saturday, 25 September 2010 06:09 (twelve years ago) link

snoop stole nardwuar's record and/or broke it! or it might have been sonic youth but i feel they both took advantage of nardwuar's sweet nature.

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 25 September 2010 06:20 (twelve years ago) link

that was sonic youth

Zeno, Saturday, 25 September 2010 06:25 (twelve years ago) link

i kind of hate nardwauar. his shtick is egotistical and his research is quite shallow. u can see that some artists have relationships with the samples on their tracks, or wld love to talk hip hop connections, but they're blocked by the comedy stylings or nardwuar's need to get to the next bit. and does anyone find him funny? would an actual nerd vs. rap star exchange be so much less entertaining?

zvookster, Saturday, 25 September 2010 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

Paul Gallagher, brother of Liam and Noel from Oasis

PaulTMA, Saturday, 25 September 2010 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

musicians get interviewed by earnest nerds every day, this guy at least brings some funny to it. and his research shallow? are you kidding?? he finds the craziest old stuff!

If Airplanes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport (s1ocki), Saturday, 25 September 2010 15:13 (twelve years ago) link


Kim, Saturday, 25 September 2010 15:53 (twelve years ago) link

Especially in the one bit with Gene Simmons.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 September 2010 18:02 (twelve years ago) link

" this guy at least brings some funny to it"


Zeno, Saturday, 25 September 2010 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

watching henry rollins go from irritation to exasperation to grudging respect in the span of 3? minutes is pretty great.

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 25 September 2010 18:17 (twelve years ago) link

ya i love that

If Airplanes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport (s1ocki), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:36 (twelve years ago) link

i bet that's his response to just about everything

harbl madness (latebloomer), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:50 (twelve years ago) link


treefell, Saturday, 25 September 2010 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

xplol - picturing hank staring at his washing machine on laundry day going from i to e to gr......

m0stlyClean, Saturday, 25 September 2010 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

The one with Snoop is classic.

The one with Alice Cooper made me hate Alice Cooper.

I met Nardwuar in the mid-90s when our bands used to gig together. He's a very good egg.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 26 September 2010 02:18 (twelve years ago) link

snoop stole nardwuar's record and/or broke it! or it might have been sonic youth but i feel they both took advantage of nardwuar's sweet nature.

Snoop has stolen lots of Nardwuar's things over the years. Most importantly his Blowfly records and a Redd Foxx doll. Nardwuar got him back by telling Blowfly about it, who then recorded a hilarious dis of Snoop, which Nardwuar played for Snoop next time he was in town. Absolute classic.

everything, Sunday, 26 September 2010 03:37 (twelve years ago) link

Anyone saying that they "don't find him funny" or that he annoys them isn't getting the whole picture. In my opinion Nardwuar has done more for music in Canada than probably anyone else ever. In the quarter century he's been active he has interviewed thousands of bands, hosted thousands of live bands on his radio show, promoted hundreds of gigs (mostly all-ages), played hundreds of gigs with his various bands (which are brilliant fun by the way), performed with most of the significant punk rock legends of Canada, collected an irreplacable collection of video and memorabilia of Canadian rock music that is probably second to none, published books about the scene and most importantly of all, crowd surfed more than any other Canadian. This is the reason he has been able to score interviews with so many major celebrities, despite only having a tiny university radio station for his principal mouthpiece over that time - he commands respect, knows everybody and is a genuinely great guy.

everything, Sunday, 26 September 2010 03:51 (twelve years ago) link

This too:

everything, Sunday, 26 September 2010 03:53 (twelve years ago) link

Ron Reyes. Hero. seems like a good bloke

Greg Ginn. Nerdy baked beaned teeth geography teacher. Spazzmotron

Fer Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountain Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Monday, 27 September 2010 00:58 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

my husband once accidentally touched the nardnads. should i be worried?

Kim, Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:21 (eleven years ago) link


ancient, but very sexy (DJP), Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:32 (eleven years ago) link

I for one respect your husband all the more for it!

La descente infernale (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:40 (eleven years ago) link

the drake interview is very sweet - drake obviously grew up watching narduwar and is appropriately reverential

B1ll C4ll4h4n (symsymsym), Thursday, 24 March 2011 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

Wait, he interviewed Thor?

I just want to give a shout-out to Buzzy Beetles (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 March 2011 22:26 (eleven years ago) link

everything, Friday, 25 March 2011 08:38 (eleven years ago) link

And with the Evaporators

everything, Friday, 25 March 2011 08:40 (eleven years ago) link

I think the first time I saw the Evaporators they played with Thor.

everything, Friday, 25 March 2011 08:41 (eleven years ago) link

everything, Friday, 25 March 2011 08:46 (eleven years ago) link

The Gene Simmons/Thor interview is classic:

"Did I ever do your wife?"

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 25 March 2011 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

ha! and it was AT the Evaporators/Thor concert at the Horeshoe that the legendary nardnads event happened.

full disclosure - it transpired whilst Zac was hoisting up a very sweaty Nardwuar from the venue floor (rather than the stage) because the Nard had suddenly decided to crowd surf like it was still the 90s. and then later on, Thor was rather "overly friendly" to my sister and i on his way towards the bar. kind of a great night.

Kim, Friday, 25 March 2011 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

er... HorSe not Hores.

Kim, Friday, 25 March 2011 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

respect Marilyn Manson and Vanilla Ice more now, both were v rad & personable to nardy

ilxor you've listened to one odd future album once (ilxor), Saturday, 26 March 2011 23:38 (eleven years ago) link

t-pain is pretty adorable in his nard interview

symsymsym, Sunday, 27 March 2011 17:23 (eleven years ago) link

I don't really know much about Blur's music or reputation as people. But is their drummer always this aggro?

kkvgz, Monday, 28 March 2011 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

The was a blizzard of cocaine and Albarn hated it

OH RICHEY, WHY. (PaulTMA), Monday, 28 March 2011 12:39 (eleven years ago) link

He just issued an apology/explanation for that. What a knob.

everything, Friday, 1 April 2011 17:16 (eleven years ago) link

So he was on the coke as recently as 2003? I'm pretty positive he gave interviews around the time of The Great Escape where he talked being sober after something like 2 years of being a recovering alcoholic and was therefore the only teetotal member of the band. I guess this didn't include taking MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF COCAINE then.

OH RICHEY, WHY. (PaulTMA), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

Exactly what I was thinking. Anyway "I was on cocaine" is a pathetic explanation for bad behaviour. It justifies nothing to anyone except for yourself. What he needs to say is that he has a long history of behaving like a douchebag (up against some extremely strong competition, what with being in Blur and all) and this was just one incident that happened to be videotaped.

everything, Friday, 1 April 2011 18:17 (eleven years ago) link

Good drumming though

OH RICHEY, WHY. (PaulTMA), Friday, 1 April 2011 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

Wow. That's topical!

kkvgz, Friday, 1 April 2011 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

feel so bad for nardwuar in that clip but he keeps on going like a pro

original bgm, Friday, 1 April 2011 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

No need to feel sorry for him. That kind of response is Nardwuar's drug of choice. I'm pretty sure he was stoked about getting a compelling interview. The guy is punk rock through and through and a lot more hardcore than he lets on when interviewing celebs.

everything, Friday, 1 April 2011 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

In what universe is this not one of the greatest songs ever?

everything, Friday, 1 April 2011 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

what everything said

slight even by tweet standards (forksclovetofu), Friday, 1 April 2011 19:59 (eleven years ago) link

wtf, drake's uncles are willie mitchell AND larry graham?!

adult music person (Jordan), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:54 (eleven years ago) link

watched the questlove one today. 40 minutes long! could listen to him talk about records all day. such a smarty and always interesting. i never listen to the roots but i got love for him.

scott seward, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

when the dudes he's interviewing get annoyed at him i find myself taking the same route. the feigned personality is such a gimmick compared to the potential he has for really enlightening viewers about a band's/artist/whatever's history and interests. it seems he puts it up as a sort of barrier whenever his interviewee begins to grow agitated b/c of it, and drops all of it save for the accent when they play along.

kelpolaris, Saturday, 2 April 2011 00:51 (eleven years ago) link

i wonder if he thinks by employing the nardwuar personality that he reduces his risk of becoming overly creepy/paparrazi-like?

kelpolaris, Saturday, 2 April 2011 00:54 (eleven years ago) link

i watched a lot of these today. i like them. hilary duff one is really good! Double Duff! hahaha! like that n.e.r.d. one too.

interviews in general are usually so horrible. i've got nothing bad to say about him. so he's in character. so is every other pro interviewer. other people are just in really boring character. i love that all it takes is the hat and glasses. he looks totally normal without those 2 thing.

scott seward, Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:16 (eleven years ago) link


scott seward, Saturday, 2 April 2011 01:16 (eleven years ago) link

This has to be so much more than Nardwuar ever thought he could get out of an interview. It seems Andrew WK gets the premise more than he does.

filthy dylan, Saturday, 2 April 2011 07:12 (eleven years ago) link

"do you have a disease? are you addicted to cheese?"

slight even by tweet standards (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 April 2011 12:19 (eleven years ago) link

in that blur video all 3 of them seem so high. seems like it should be from the mid 90s not 2003.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Saturday, 2 April 2011 13:06 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

lol, hopsin is such a knucklehead.

Even by Zales standards, that's sad. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 February 2013 19:26 (nine years ago) link

Not sure if it counts because I don't like him anyway, but the Nas thing he did made me just me shake my head at how dense and full of his own bullshit Nas is.


Austin, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 03:56 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...
i've never heard anything from this person and wow just wow

I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 6 April 2013 05:11 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

Can we compile the best/worst interviewees on Nardwuar? Comparing the chill ones to the pricks. There's so many of them I don't know where to start, the best ones are mostly metal/hip hop artists. They come off as the most smart and humorous of all I've seen so far. Artists being pricks to Nardwuar tell a lot about their real personalities, I guess that's one of my favorite things about him. He acts like a barometer that let's you know how charismatic an artist really is in person and how well they cope with something out of the ordinary.

The Rad:

Andrew W.K.
A$AP Rocky
Juicy J
David Cross
Gene Simmons
Greg Gine
Marylin Manson
Pharrell / N.E.R.D.
Riff Raff
Sage Francis
Snoop Dogg
Tyler, the creator
Vanilla Ice
Waka Flocka Flame

The Douchebags

Alice Cooper
Henry Rollins
Sonic Youth

Moka, Sunday, 1 September 2013 19:39 (nine years ago) link

The Gwar interview is hilarious in case you haven't watched it:

Moka, Sunday, 1 September 2013 19:41 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

To add to the list of good guys; both Tyler and Lizzo look like they’re having a ball.

piscesx, Saturday, 19 November 2022 00:39 (two weeks ago) link

Tyler in 2022 I hasten to add.

piscesx, Saturday, 19 November 2022 00:40 (two weeks ago) link

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