March 7, 2011

The Strokes Suck

It had been a long time since I had had to even think about The Strokes. But there they were, on this past weekend's Saturday Nite Live (and might I add, that Miley Cyrus was wonderful and actually can act!). Billy Ray... our little girl has grown up.

The previous time I was exposed to these hipster cumwads was at Little Steven's 2004 Underground Garagefest, in which they opened for The Stooges and proceeded to disgust most of the 10,000 plus people who were trapped on Randall's Island with them. Perhaps it was because I spent most of the program playing Ramones songs on my bass, but the second The Strokes, in their sunglassed glory, appeared, I immediately wanted to take my bass and smash it thru the television. I can't stand smug little New York muthafuckers, and The Strokes exemplify everything I hate (and so do you) about New York bands. And, as I have spent my entire (up to now) life in eN whY Cee, I've seen my share of these bands. Additionally, as an added bonus, both of the songs they played absolutely sucked.

I would like to take a sardine can opener and start peeling the lead singer's skin off'; starting from his hipster haircut lined skull down to his knees. I can only pray that these fuckers catch ebola from their model girlfriends.

Anyway, as previously mentioned, I have about 25 Ramones songs to master. And ya know what? They're not all three chords!

Below you'll find OI The Album. Download it and dream about smashing The Strokes skulls in.

Various Artists: OI -The Album


Rinjo Njori! said...

That is some real venom... Glad you got it out. Now-- Hey! Ho! Let's Go!

Your driver said...

I have this young friend. I've known him since he was a little kid. He's a young man and I like him very much but he likes every sucky band on earth. It's hard. He can't get over how great The Strokes are. I can. Ha. Word verification is disms.

Anonymous said...

couldn't agree more. I went to see the stokes when they were first touted as the next big thing, i walked after 3 songs and went to the pub, which was populated with pissed off people who had spent a tenner to see these half wits, we all had a common bond, it turned out to be a great night because the strokes sucked.

b said...

yessss! The Strokes. . . ugh. I remember in high school 2 radio stations were playing their 3 sound-alike songs, constantly. so then I get to NYC and my roommate was like, hey you know my favorite band? Have you heard of them? The Strokes? And I was like, what, does New Jersey not have radio? Because I'll trade if I don't have to hear the Strokes. ever again.

Though they have become the poster children of people who go to art schools and boarding schools, so I should thank them for reinforcing my stereotypes. I like when that happens.

aikin said...

I'll admit I was excited about the Strokes when they first started, but it wore off quickly. They (to me, anyway) failed to live up to the hype. I just never got what it was they were supposed to be. And I saw them live once - it was a mess.

I think I made a similiar post when I was blogging and I seem to remember taking a beating for it. hahha!!

mike flugennock said...

Psst. Dude. The Ramones were a NYC band. So were the New York Dolls, and the Velvet Underground.

Totally get you about the Strokes, though. Auggghh.

(My verification word: rigrac.)

Nazz Nomad said...

Dear Mike-
Yeah- I think I heard of the bands you mentioned-
origin dates: The Ramoney Bros' - 1975
The VU's- 1966
Da Dollz- 1971
Not to mention:
KISS- 1972 and a billion other pre-21st century bands that weren't douche bags.

The Strokes represent everything I hate about MODERN NYC bands


Lili said...

A majority of The Strokes are married with kids. Lol