Embarrassing things your favorite band has done? Songs, Live performance, album artwork-anything goes.
This one was intentionally embarrassing, but I guess it counts:
Not my favorite band, but I cannot make it through this Animal Collective performance. This thing will give you secondhand autism.
The Chameleons can get pretty bad from time to time.
Pic related is something they thought was perfectly acceptable for an album cover as late as fucking 2002.
There's the live album Tripping Dogs that's fucking garbage too, they make a billion mistakes there, to the point where they actually have to start over with like half the songs. This sounds more like some soundcheck, at tops a bootleg of some really shitty performance, but they actually released it officially.
Also, Mark Burgess is great but he comes of as someones dad way too fucking much.
"Stop sitting around like a load of sheep! This is a rock gig!"
"You can rip out the seats if you want."
Then there are the songs where he fills out space by singing lyrics to other artists songs, and it's fucking ALWAYS the most generic classic rock shit. After 9/11 he even sang fucking Hey Mr. Taliban in Souls in Isolation, absolutely disgusting.
ikd about favorite but definitely up there, Mike Doughty. He recorded three albums with his band Soul Coughing, the members of which he notoriously hated. He wouldn't play any SC music at shows for the longest time, freak out if people asked him to. Eventually he started playing their songs live again, wrote a book about the band, and even re-recorded some SC songs as they were meant to be recorded in the first place. He claims his bandmates prevented him from making music the way he wanted to. Well, this is Super Bon Bon mike doughty style
and this is the way it was originally recorded in 1996
There's a whole album of these abortions
Arab Strap have some pretty bad live shows, especially from early on. There's also a thing which isn't exactly Arab Strap, but was performed by a group calling themselves Arab Strap and containing Aidan Moffat. It's called Coming Down, and I can't find any of it on youtube, but it's all here:
It's pretty dire, although some of it's not terrible.
If it were just a Boris EP, then it would have been absolutely solid. Fuck Ian Astbury.
good god thom and the boys must have thought they were the coolest guys on the planet back then. thom acting like a rockstar is funny as fuck like when he jumps in the pool at the end. he almost drowned and he looked like a sissy.
"There has been some speculation as to why I accepted a recent blog comment linking to a clip of me bullying the Canadian journalist Nardwuar in 2003.
The reason is, that I can't take the credit for the things I've done that I'm proud of, without taking the blame for the things that I'm ashamed of.
And this is definitely one of the things I'm ashamed of.
There's no excuse for my bullying, and the reason I did it is perhaps nearly as sordid.
As I've written in the past I became addicted to cocaine during the nineties. Now I've no idea if it has this effect on anyone else, but for me, the day after a cocaine binge I'd sometimes fly into a murderous rage, and take it out on whoever happened to be around. In this case, it happened to be the journalist.
To be clear, Nardwuar didn't do anything to provoke me. I sent an apology to him the next day, but I didn't hear anything back from him, so I assume he didn't accept it.
These days I keep a clip of the interview on my phone. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs, and if from time to time I wonder if I'm doing the right thing treading this (sometimes rather lonely) path I play it, and have the answer."
I love early Smashing Pumpkins. Billy's behavior has been embarrassing for years now. Musically: that Siddharta jam thing livestream was absolutely shite.
Pictured in the sidebar: Interview with Alex Jones.
What the fuck Billy.
I never expected him to be so chill
Not as embarrassing as the comments
>There IS no God you simple little child. the only True God is you're own mind. without it you would be nothing but a pile of Meat like any other Animal. and id also like to Add, why even come to Songs or Videos like this to spread your Filthy Christian Virus? nobody wants you here. nobody NEEDS you here. but yet, here you are. acting as much a Fool as in times long ago.
I've seen footage.
This video is so second-hand embarrassing that I've had PTSD ever since I first watched it. It seriously caused me to rethink the respect I have for these two adult men who are fathers and claim not to write music while on drugs.
Is he wearing a peach shirt under that button down, or is that just a fat roll peeking out over the collar? This guy literally disgusts me, I'll be glad when this picture stops being used everywhere.
Yeah, I kind of agree with you. He came off as a huge asshole, but that's what teens do. Teen punks act like assholes a lot. I think the main thing that raised concern about it was that he probably could have snapped that kid in two with one hand if he had wanted to. Nobody likes it when the big guy gets in the little guy's face.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.
Getting rid of Cale was the dumbest fucking move.
He went on produce some of my favourite albums and his solo work is pretty good but if he stayed with TVU the second half of their output would have been godly.
>murder mystery, a retarded experiment that john cale would've identified as a failed attempt at what he used to do magnificently
u wot m8
I listened to this once and will never listen to it again.
Lou Reed was nothing without John Cale. He did an adequate job at writing hits after WL/WH but nobody listens to Velvet Underground in the first place for that. When I put their music on I'm in the mood to hear some crazy rock & roll stuff.
>Some of his lyrics are cringeworthy though.
I like the Hypnagogue version of Black Ships Ate the Sky where he mentions the soul gorging itself on popcorn. Still, as bad as they get sometimes, most of his lyrics are beautiful. I'm still waiting on my copy of David Tibet: Sing Omega to come in the mail.
that time american football played live and owen wore fucking cut jeans
I did. Got a problem with that? Their live performances of Winter's Love are pretty good. Actually watching that video got me in the mood to listen to it again.
Hey man, If you don't have it, here's the whole performance from that video. The set is actually really good.
The two songs in that video were Winters Love from Sung Tongs and Baby Day from the Who Could Win A Rabbit single.
The Other Music bootleg has both of them in pretty good quality, one of my favorite versions of their live performances.
Thanks man, I'll give it a listen right now.
Makes sense because I've only listened to Sung Tongs once. Usually I've never been able to get into AnCo, but I listened to both MPP and Feels again today (always liked Feels) and they both were really enjoyable. Probably because I've been enjoying more music with textures lately.
>tfw no qt ride bf
do you enjoy making me hurt?
They played at Other Music? I was unaware. I've been to that place and it has a really nice collection. I talked a bit with one of the employees about Current 93, and it seems to be a pretty tasteful group of people there.
Check out Sung Tongs again if you have the chance, I really was indifferent to it at first but now its my favorite AnCo release behind STGSTV. If you're getting more into the texture stuff also check out (or re listen to) Danse Manatee, Hollinndagain, and Here Comes The Indian (and STGSTV if you haven't already).
Also check out Other Music if you have the chance, its got some fantastic stuff from the earlier era. If you want to go EVEN earlier than that listen to Hollinndagain, but it might be a little off putting.
Nice choice in cover art
No problem. If you're interested, all their live stuff can be found here
Sung Tongs is probably my favorite
I just listened to Manatee, Sung Tongs, MPP, Feels, Water Curses. Weirdly enough I disliked most overly textured music, but after coming off an Opera binge I'm enjoying practically any album I listen to.
I'll definitely listen to Here Comes the Indian and STGSTV tomorrow, want to take advantage of this "Opera high" or whatever is going on. Shit's great.
Not really my favorite band, but Periphery has cringeworthy meme shirts that sell on their site.
Fucking awful. They're all terrible sports about everything too. Misha is a salty cunt.
Other than that uh
I mean Avey has synesthesia so of course he gets really into his shit. And their music is already pretty fucking weird in the first place
If this really is that bad to you don't ever listen to Sung Tongs or HCTI
Gaffe as performance
The whole nazi controversy, naming a song after the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the fact that Roman used to play in an openly neonazi band.
Nice taste anon.
I always thought Coheed were cool, now as I grow older I can't help but feel Claudio is just a huge dork, plus all their new stuff is pretty boring
My favourite band is Smashing Pumpkins. They are, or rather Billy Corgan is, embarrassment personified.
chad ginsburg and deron miller from cky being complete dumbasses. chad does this whole GG ALLIN PUNK ROCK WHISKEY DRUGS bullshit that I thought was cool at 13..but at 24, it's just fucking stupid and childish.
I fucking love the beach boys and have never heard any of this shit but the fact that there's an album made by anyone called "Adult Childhood" let alone by the BEACH BOYS that features brian wilson shirtless wearing a fireman hat is easily the funniest and most autistic thing I've ever seen
As a huge beach boys/brian wilson fan I am literally dumbfounded. You have won this thread
This caused me intense pain, I love that song...
why did I have to see this ;_;
>mfw I've hung out at that house, ridden in that suburu, and know a few of those people in the video by first name basis
....feels weird man
as far as I know it's not him making those facebook posts, its someone else in the band. At least when I've talked to him he seemed much more...mature.
>Embarrassing things your favorite band has done?
They let their singer lay in the back of the van without seatbelt FUCKFUCK
Damn right. He basically wants to form the same Oreo trifecta that hendrix did to erase his blackness and win the hearts and minds of white people everywhere.
I love Swans but this shirt is pretty embarrassing.
tbh they went downhill after Pablo Honey, this one was just embarrassingly pretentious.
In all seriousness my favourite band is the Smiths so there's loads to choose from but ignoring Cilla Black covers there's this song:
We know Morrisey doesn't eat meat but Johnny is just as at fault with the boring instrumental.
yeah, The Beach Boys's catalog of weird/embarrassing situations are bottomless:
Here is Mike Love being Mike fucking Love (actually during the whole show):
im listening to sung tongs right now. i won't let it die, don't worry, lad.
It's amazing to think that as hopped up on coke as he was in the 70s, Bowie's most embarrassing moments came when he was completely sober.
I don't know anything about Tortoise. Can someone explain to me who that awful guitarist is and why he's performing with Tortoise? If he can make a living as a fucking guitarist, then I don't see why I can't.
I'm not a fan, but the other video posted in this thread is just as bad. This seems to be your typical Animal Collective live performance. The same ones hipsters watch and play pocket pool during. Because of the brilliance!
I moderately enjoy their music, but holy fucking shit.
>sex with a 1-year-old
What the fuck? I didn't know there are people who would want to do that. 1-year-olds are fucking gross, I have no idea how you could be turned on by those things.
Damn I didn't know that about Drudkh.
Ukrainian Insurgent Army is such a nice instrumental though.
Not even close to black metal. Not even close to transcendental. This whole band is a fucking joke.