Staind "goes country" and holy hell is it ever awful

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This is quite likely the worst shit I've heard this year. Not only does this pander in a way that makes Alan Jackson sound like John Prine (it's fucking called "Country Boy" fer chrissakes), but dude uses the lyrics to whine about how the big bad label made him change his sound so his shitty band would be successful. Nevermind that this sounds pretty much exactly like the one Staind hit, mixed with a little "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (ok, a LOT "Wanted Dead Or Alive"). Add a dobro, now it's country. And why the fuck is Possum hitching his wagon to this bullshit?

The shame of it is, that's some badass dobro playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8T7BYcvrB4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 10 December 2010 13:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Am honestly surprised Staind were still around enough to go anywhere.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 December 2010 13:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well. This song. Like, three minutes in, you're like "but he hasn't talked about the awesomeness of America yet!" and then BOOM - the song somehow gets much, much, much worse.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 10 December 2010 13:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nevermind that this sounds pretty much exactly like the one Staind hit, mixed with a little "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (ok, a LOT "Wanted Dead Or Alive"). Add a dobro, now it's country.

this is what all country music sounds like these days tbh

lookin qwyte (crüt), Friday, 10 December 2010 13:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

was just about to hit stop when the final eye opening "i love my country, i love my guns .. " speech kicks in.

mark e, Friday, 10 December 2010 13:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

what a stain on staind

manic pixie dream police (s1ocki), Friday, 10 December 2010 14:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Holy shit.

that's not funny. (unperson), Friday, 10 December 2010 14:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love that he shouts out to Hank and then holds up a Hank Williams Jr. record. Junior? Really?

EZ Snappin, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Like, three minutes in, you're like "but he hasn't talked about the awesomeness of America yet!" and then BOOM - the song somehow gets much, much, much worse

OMG you weren't kidding.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

if by "worse" you mean "more amazing"

lookin qwyte (crüt), Friday, 10 December 2010 14:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha wow. it just builds up to that speech lol

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I mean, I didn't think that anything could top the old guy singing the words of the Evil LA Record Execs. xpost

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is a historic moment, because this is without doubt the worst song/video ever made.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

"the old guy" is George Jones! xp

lonely is as lonely does, lonely is an eeyore (unregistered), Friday, 10 December 2010 14:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Real men hunt with arrows!

Marco Damiani, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Never before have I seen anyone so earnestly and lengthily declare themselves an idiot.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 10 December 2010 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

this could be the american version of that old kitkat advert

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i hope the klf are behind it

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh ffs this is amazing

sonderangerbot, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can see him looking at a blank page thinking, "I will now write a song declaring I am everything they accuse Toby Keith of being."

EZ Snappin, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

"the old guy" is George Jones! xp

woah, he got *old* ... I just knew that it was somebody famous, I couldn't remember who (should have recognized the voice though).

This thread needs some pictures:

http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2008/08/13/previews/Staind-CSW-004608.jpg

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 10 December 2010 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I bet in interviews now he's all "It was when I played the 9/11 tribute...I knew my calling..."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 December 2010 15:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

That would mean this song took nine years to write.

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 10 December 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't put it past him.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 December 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Since when is this country? How is this country music? He has an enviable voice though. I don't think this is the best song I've heard but it's not the worst either.

intuit my middle finger, then (u s steel), Friday, 10 December 2010 15:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

well for one thing it's called "country boy"

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 December 2010 15:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Vaselines begat Nirvana
Nirvana begat Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam begat Staind

I blame The Vaselines for this song

Satantango! (Matt #2), Friday, 10 December 2010 15:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

"the old guy" is George Jones!

the other old guy -- on fiddle and speechifying at the end -- is charlie daniels.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 10 December 2010 16:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

man george :(

that really bums me out...

charlie daniels has always been a hateful shitbag, fuck that guy forever, his band fucking suck ass, dude is the santana of country, what a jack-off

this is pretty much as awful as it gets.

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 16:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's not that this is a shitty song, it's that it's barely a song

goole, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hey come on Devil Went Down to Georgia is a classic. Love how stupid people everywhere think the devil with his enhancements and flashy studio help is the better fiddler. Even I rooted for the devil when I was a kid.

intuit my middle finger, then (u s steel), Friday, 10 December 2010 17:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah but don't get it twisted, don't buy charlie daniels albums, they suck, he had one comedy devil hit that's it. piece of shit

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Vaselines begat Nirvana
Nirvana begat Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam begat Staind

Blame Durst.. I'm pretty sure he discovered them.

OMG that dude at the end of this song is amazing.

billstevejim, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

chesapeakeseadux
2 hours ago

much better then all the crap about growing up in the country that every one else is singing thses days, at least aaron lewis feels what he sings and not just singing what someone else wrote to make money

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Friday, 10 December 2010 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is like some producer threw "A Country Boy Can Survive" by Hank Jr. and "Wanted Dead Or Alive' in some unholy cloning machine.

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Never before have I seen anyone so earnestly and lengthily declare themselves an idiot.

― A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, December 10, 2010 2:36 PM (3 hours ago)

^^^ otm

unemployed aerosmith fans I have shoved (bernard snowy), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well, I will buy that Lewis wrote these lyrics himself. they're as trite and on the nose as everything he wrote for Staind.

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is so tuneless. I don't know how any of you even make it past the minute mark

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh man charlie daniels' schtick at the end about how anyone who wants to "change things" has to go through him — two words out of that fat old fuck's mouth and I'm like, okay chuck, let's fuckin do this

unemployed aerosmith fans I have shoved (bernard snowy), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

to hear how worse it gets as it gets on. You think the guns part is the worst bit then bingo here's the speech.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 10 December 2010 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's a 'slo-burner'

unemployed aerosmith fans I have shoved (bernard snowy), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is just so crass and pandering... and I each country fan, but if I were, I would be as insulted as if Will Smith's wife decided to start a metal band oh wait

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

that should be "I'm not a huge country fan"

Moving Pixels (J3ff T.), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

in fairness, Jada's metal band was nowhere near as bad as this

OMG wtf is this shit about flags

did he just attempt to rhyme "feel" with "blue", followed by "made" with "grave"

BO (DJP), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

bleeeeeeeeoooooooo

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just... this isn't even a song, in some ways? not to get all Geir but there is NO melody, the rhythm is some sort of lumpen flatulent slow-paced nothing, there's a bunch of words hokey phrases strung together in a haphazard way, there's no chorus, there's no structure... it's just... waht

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wasn't watching the video so when I switched tabs to see Lewis stand up from the woods with acoustic guitar in one hand and rifle in the other, the roffles could no longer contain themselves

It doesn't help that an evil part of my brain keeps going "DONUT BITCH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

BO (DJP), Friday, 10 December 2010 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hahaha

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 December 2010 19:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

lmbo tbh my favorite part is the photo a few seconds in that flashes up after the lyrics "now i grew up etc...." with 'Me - age 2' written in sharpie for clarification

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 19:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

jeez i didn't even see that every single photo has this shit, nm but lol

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

*stands up for freedom*

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

(btw nothing on that alex jones video? come on u guys)

goole, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

must be a city thing

Except not.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

*nukes a deer*

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

*gives George Jones a job*

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

*reads the Constitution*

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

it kinda freaks me out that i used to chew tobacco (kodiak) so gross :(

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah having grown up on the prairies I can attest that the dudes who liked country often liked metal and vice versa, with no contradictions seen at all. At my old store you'd get guys walking up with Metallica and Randy Travis CDs so I don't really see this as being some massive departure.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

why would there be any contradictions involved? the genres share a lot.

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

early in HS i bought three pixies albums and two husker du albums off a kid for ten bucks. he had them cos some songs were on a thrasher video. then he decided he'd rather be a shitkicker and it was all brooks and dunn all the time. he friended me on facebook a while back and he's super into demo derby. i remember getting into a huge argument with him once about whether mariah carey was black or not.

goole, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

no real point to that story i guess

goole, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

it kinda freaks me out that i used to chew tobacco (kodiak) so gross :(

did that for a summer when i worked road construction, shameful part of my past

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha yeah that's exactly the type of job that's perfect for dipping

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah dipping is kind of like putting soft, warm asphalt into your grill. i tried it once in college on a dare and wanted to kill myself, it was so bad.

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 20:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dipping should pretty much be relegated to junior high/high school.

"Kiss Players♥" (DJP), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Trust me, after 10 hours a day shoveling and spreading hot asphalt when it is 95+ degrees outside, even putting nasty shit in your mouth feels like a worthwhile distraction.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The only U.S. flag not captured or lost during George Armstrong Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn in southeastern Montana sold at auction Friday for $2.2 million.

The buyer was identified by the auction house Sotheby's in New York as an American private collector. Frayed, torn, and with possible bloodstains, the flag had been valued before its sale at up to $5 million.

Since 1895, the 7th U.S. Cavalry flag — known as a "guidon" for its swallow-tailed shape — had been the property of the Detroit Institute of Arts, which paid just $54 for it.

http://my.eimg.net/harvest_xml/NEWS/img/20101210/7f12bbcb-b555-49c9-9da0-b4068e025d6d.jpg

scott seward, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

fyi: i got a pair of custer's underpants that i could let go for, like, a hundred bucks. possibly blood-stained.

scott seward, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

shit stains or it isn't real

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lguvLMuQeI

that's not funny. (unperson), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Love this online discussion of dude's neck tattoo:

I think that phrase was used by our founding fathers talking to our government trying to take over, i remember watching somthing on the history channel about it. and i seen the snake picure also, lol

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maf54 (8:05:53 PM): and gram the one eyed snake
Maf54 (8:06:13 PM): grab

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

meanwhile, dude from staind grew up in springfield, mass which is more of a salsa/reggaeton kinda place these days.

scott seward, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Give him a few more years.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude's pre-staind band will bring a tear to your eye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WNlwk4wpuc&feature=related

scott seward, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Staind "goes reggaeton" and holy hell is it ever delightful! xxp

Simon H., Friday, 10 December 2010 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

god street wine

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

this guy's whole career = when keeping it real goes wrong

fuckin magnates, why don't they work (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha

"Kiss Players♥" (DJP), Friday, 10 December 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfD-E9hKCWM

omar little, Friday, 10 December 2010 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

A stunning return to form.

http://deadspin.com/world-series-national-anthem-botched-by-that-asshole-fr-1651071056

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 October 2014 01:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I hate his music with all my soul but that seemed like an honest mistake.

Moka, Monday, 27 October 2014 08:26 (four years ago) Permalink

"shitty noise band Staind"

I'm waiting for the Staind / Merzbow collaborative 10".

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 27 October 2014 09:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean sure it's an honest mistake but that's the point. singing the national anthem at a major sporting event is the most scrutinized 2 minutes in any musical performer's career. not every version is gonna be great, but if you flub the words you get no sympathy, you knew people would be watching you like a hawk.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2014 12:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Particularly if you've made criticized someone else for messing up the lyrics.

kissaroo and Tyler, too (DJP), Monday, 27 October 2014 12:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Wtf I shouldn't post when I'm half asleep

kissaroo and Tyler, too (DJP), Monday, 27 October 2014 13:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Jurgen Van Gulchthro @swarthyvillain · Sep 22
KERRY: I love Hobostink, Mushroomdead, um, all those fellows
(boos)
BUSH: I own vinyl of Staind's rare EP "Pissed at Memories"
(cheers)

ciderpress, Monday, 27 October 2014 13:51 (four years ago) Permalink

All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me.

"Sure."

"I meant all of my music."

"Fuck you."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 October 2014 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Does he mean Steeler Nation?

kissaroo and Tyler, too (DJP), Monday, 27 October 2014 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh, Staind can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we Staind at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright Stainds thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we Staind were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's Staind glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was Staind there.
Oh, say does that Staind-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the Staind?

example (crüt), Monday, 27 October 2014 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

It has been a while, hasn't it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Hadn’t heard news of this guy since around 2002, so wasn’t aware he’s a huge asshole: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/stainds-aaron-lewis-on-his-solo-country-act-and-political-correctness-1203188656/

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 13 April 2019 04:08 (one week ago) Permalink

well that wins the award for link i'll least likely click on for the year, congrats morrisp

cheese canopy (map), Saturday, 13 April 2019 05:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Good call — it’s worse than you think.

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 13 April 2019 05:47 (one week ago) Permalink

morrisp, here is some more evidence of his assholery. I had forgotten about this thread so I posted it over in best Fred Durst shoutout in Staind's "Outside"

☮ (peace, man), Saturday, 13 April 2019 09:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Good call — it’s worse than you think.

i just read it and this is overhyping it. he seems like a pretty dull & ignorant guy but we already knew that and the things he says here are pretty cookie-cutter.

buttigieg play the blues (crüt), Saturday, 13 April 2019 13:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m never prepared for “P-c-h-nt-s” bullshit

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

it's vile, for sure.

buttigieg play the blues (crüt), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:18 (one week ago) Permalink

2014: "All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness."

Many great artists have had to make abject apologies to the country, although they were mainly in Stalinist Russia and it was Shostakovich and Prokofiev, not the bloke from Staind

sbahnhof, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:53 (yesterday) Permalink


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