So here’s a few suggestions on when bands, current and past, should have raised that old cliché about musical differences.
Rolling Stones. 1975. Of course they couldn’t have forseen that punk would make them a laughing stock … then they made themselves one.
Guns ‘n’ Roses. 1989. Axl should have formed his own band and made himself look a right prick in that.
Radiohead. After Kid A .. when everyone heaved a collection thought: what the fuck is this.
The Pogues. 1991. Going on without Shane …. who the hell do you think you are?
Pink Floyd. 1970. No Syd, no talent.
Duran Duran. 1986. Eyeliner doesn’t suit after the age of 26.
Primal Scream. After Evil Heat. Bobby, you’ve lost it. Completely.
The Beatles. 2002. John had taken a bullet, George was six foot under and the new drummer, Pete Best, just didn’t cut the mustard.
Rage Against the Machine. After the 14th ‘Fuck You I won’t do what you tell me’
Courtney Love. 1997. We know she’s detached from the world but she should remove herself from the music industry.
The Offspring. Immediately after the first rehearsal.