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Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:23:40
Is it acceptable to like these guys?

Long ago when I used to read Melody Maker and loiter around the Good mixer in Camden I used to be quite bothered about whether the music I listened to was "good" or "bad".

These days I'll happily listen to alsorts of shite (even Phil Collins) as long as it cheers me up or whatever.

An age ago I saw some posts here about GLC that seemed to suggest it is not OK to like them. So, I thought I'd ask - what is their Official Credibility Rating?

Their album made me laugh my head off, but then I know fuck all :clueless:

King_Ghidra
18-04-2005, 14:34:06
i think the bubble grew and burst already

back when the were supporting super furry animals i think they had a bit of credibility, but since 'guns don't kill people rappers do' went big i think it's all gone a bit ali g

in the interviews i've seen i think they're quite cool funny guys, but like all comedy music, the joke soon wears thin

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:40:21
Originally posted by King_Ghidra


in the interviews i've seen i think they're quite cool funny guys, but like all comedy music, the joke soon wears thin


Yeah, I've enjoyed their interviews - the next album will probably be quite rubbish though. Unless they do something different.

Funko
18-04-2005, 14:49:55
I thought they were really funny and were one of the highlights of Reading last year, opening the festival in the rain.

I think they've been in America which is why we haven't heard much from them, can't imagine they'll have a lengthy career but they were great fun at the time. I don't have the issues with 'comedy music' that K_G does though. No reason music can't be funny and good IMO.

protein
18-04-2005, 14:51:47
It's a shame they aren't good though.

At least The Darkness had talent to back up their comedy routine.

King_Ghidra
18-04-2005, 16:30:38
Originally posted by Funko
can't imagine they'll have a lengthy career [..] don't have the issues with 'comedy music' that K_G does though.

reconcile these two comments, because right now it sounds like you're agreeing with my comment that with comedy music the joke soon wears thin

Funko
18-04-2005, 16:39:16
One statement is a generalisation about all humour in music, the other is a statement about one particular act.

King_Ghidra
18-04-2005, 17:06:57
the full list of comedy musicians that have had long careers boils down to the wurzels and weird al yankovic

reason enough to kill all future attempts at birth

Funko
18-04-2005, 17:10:22
Frank Zappa?

Gramercy Riffs
18-04-2005, 17:12:10
What about William Shatner?

the Red Hot Chilli Peppers?

and U2?

King_Ghidra
18-04-2005, 17:12:37
frank zappa is comedy music? i didn't know that, i've no knowledge of his music. how bizarre.

Funko
18-04-2005, 17:12:55
Morrissey...

Funko
18-04-2005, 17:14:39
Kool Keith, obviously.

Gramercy Riffs
18-04-2005, 17:14:42
:hmm:

Now, now....

King_Ghidra
18-04-2005, 17:15:57
i'm not sure where this is going, there's clearly a difference between wit and an amusing lyric in a song as opposed to having some kind of comedy gimmick and setting out to be funny as the main goal

Funko
18-04-2005, 17:25:05
Maybe it depends on your perspective I'd say much of Kool Keith's output crossed that line personally...

(I was actually being nice about morrissey for once, apparently he's quite witty...)

The reason I don't think the GLC will have a long career is that I think their humour is a bit of a fad... (Fuckin' limeys).

DevilsH@lo
18-04-2005, 23:16:43
the cheeky girls aren't doing too badly for themselves

Provost Harrison
18-04-2005, 23:54:33
Originally posted by Funko
Morrissey...

:lol:

Goldie Looking Chain? A chav is still a chav no matter how much they try to be 'ironic'...

A valleyboy/chav hybrid for that matter...I mean, get real...

Utter pap.

Funko
19-04-2005, 11:27:10
Blah.

Rodgers
19-04-2005, 12:38:24
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
:lol:

Goldie Looking Chain? A chav is still a chav no matter how much they try to be 'ironic'...

A valleyboy/chav hybrid for that matter...I mean, get real...

Utter pap.


Hey, each to their own - I love rap/hip-hop and I'm not stupid enough to mistake their work as "quality" but it still makes me smile.

But then, I do own a CD single of "I've got a brand new combine harvester"...

Funko
19-04-2005, 12:46:41
:lol:

I've got The Chicken Song on 12"...

Eklektikos
19-04-2005, 13:51:10
Originally posted by Rodgers
Hey, each to their own - I love rap/hip-hop and I'm not stupid enough to mistake their work as "quality" but it still makes me smile.

But then, I do own a CD single of "I've got a brand new combine harvester"...
How about "Grandad" and "My Old Man's A Dustman"? :hmm:

King_Ghidra
19-04-2005, 14:00:37
'Grandad' isn't comedy, it's horror

Rodgers
19-04-2005, 14:39:16
Originally posted by Eklektikos
How about "Grandad" and "My Old Man's A Dustman"? :hmm:


My "Bierfest" album of Bavarian drinking songs is pretty funny, but also quite "rousing" if played on the way to work in the morning. I'm super efficient for the first 30 mins of the day if I listen to that. Then I get pissed.

Eklektikos
19-04-2005, 15:30:37
:gasmaske: