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Rebels popping: battle?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:22 pm
by sowhat
Hello all (what ho or whatever).
Today, i'd like to offer you a topic that deals with rebels going mainstream, or mainstreamish, or pop. What are, in your view, best and worst examples of rebellious acts going pop, and why? What was your first reaction when you realized somebody who you considered to be "doing things in the name of art" (or at least it wasn't that evident all they want was money) suddenly went, like, hunting for a big buck? That sort of thing.
The "battle" today will be between songs by two American bands. Well, technically, as it has been mentioned a few times here, the Ramones weren't that much about being underground, and they were searching for commercial success; still, i like to put them in the rebels "stable", hope you don't mind. :wink:
Here we go.
The Doors, "Touch me".

The Ramones, "Something to believe in".

Which one, in your view, is a better example of "pop go the rebels", and why?

Re: Rebels popping: battle?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:31 pm
by scotty
Well ive voted! :roll: Wheres everyone else?

Re: Rebels popping: battle?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:51 pm
by sowhat
Good call, Scott. :wink:

Re: Rebels popping: battle?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:53 pm
by whojamfan
The Ramones were always about the fans, and deserved success. It's just too bad it took almost 20 years for FM radio to play them. Sure, you'd hear them from time to time on KROQ, but mainstream stations would rather play **** like Flock of Seagulls.