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Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:29:43 AM »
This guy takes fuckery to new heights, Zane Lowe needs a kick up the arse for indulging this buffoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2T0fMkZoMo&feature=player_embedded

any others spring to mind?

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 10:50:05 AM »
Wise words from two great minds. Wow.

Gonna get me some of those leather jogging pants.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 11:41:04 AM »
Paul Gambacinni can take the arse-licking, music-biz-acquiescing to extraordinary heights. He unironically celebrates the bullshit manouvres of the majors as if they are servicing the art of music supremely well and bringing the absolute best of music to us.

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 11:47:34 AM »
Paul Gambacinni can take the arse-licking, music-biz-acquiescing to extraordinary heights. He unironically celebrates the bullshit manouvres of the majors as if they are servicing the art of music supremely well and bringing the absolute best of music to us.

I enjoyed this interview of his
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSQ6ispjgnU&feature=player_detailpage

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 12:02:48 PM »
The Offspring's guitarist, Noodles, quietly knew when the band had made it, not so much when they where invited to the MTV Awards, but when they where privy to the theatrical bonding of U2's Bono and Mick Jagger backstage.

 "We'd just finished an interview with these two blonde girls who, I don't know, do interviews because they're hot and blonde!" he laughs. "Mick Jagger and Bono walked right past us and Mick Jagger's just looking at the girls. He doesn't even see me. I mean he looks right through me at these girls and then Bono actually taps me on the shoulder and says 'Ah yes, the stairs to success, I suppose will shall have to climb them then', looking at the girls. I thought it was a great line."

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 12:05:58 PM »
George Harrison always came across as a whinging, miserable arsehole.


Ohh yeah I became a multimillionaire in my early 20s and was a member of the biggest band of all time...let me just endlessly moan and snipe about that for the next 40 years.

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 12:07:30 PM »
George Harrison always came across as a whinging, miserable arsehole.


Ohh yeah I became a multimillionaire in my early 20s and was a member of the biggest band of all time...let me just endlessly moan and snipe about that for the next 40 years.

to a lesser extent Id add Thom Yorke to that list

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 12:23:17 PM »
Metallica. Something about louise mensch and napster. Oh, I don't know.

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 01:21:20 PM »
Jamiroquai.

Badly Drawn Boy.

Also, there's that horrible selfish cunt Dave Bulmer who owns the rights to loads of great folk albums but refuses to issue or license them, meaning that stuff like Nic Jones' early albums remain unavailable.

Oh, and also David Van Day for stealing the Bucks Fizz name from poor old Bobby G.

EDIT: I have just read that Dave Bulmer has died. RIP Dave.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 01:24:49 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 01:37:17 PM »
Barry Hogan of ATP said

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Killing Joke and the Butthole Surfers will never play ATP again, and they can both suck my balls. And you can put that in print. The Black Lips will never play again—they're assholes. They broke into a chalet and started stealing stuff

Also, a friend had dealings with that woman from Goldfrapp and, apparently, she was a cunt.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 01:40:18 PM »
The whole Greg Ginn/Black Flag court case thing has painted the man in a pretty bad light, and has shown him up to be the weird, spiky, obsessive, narky humourless cunt that most people who've worked with him know all too well, but has been pretty hidden in the public domain up until now.

I've communicated with him a couple of times - he's a very odd man.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 01:53:02 PM »

Oh, and also David Van Day for stealing the Bucks Fizz name from poor old Bobby G.


Although that whole episode is rather amusing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rV9fD6i-WE

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 01:53:47 PM »
As in the tags, Mike Love. There's so much wrong with that cunt I wouldn't know where to start.

I'll plump for an old CaB favourite, Jess Conrad. From biting a bit of Heinz's nose off, to threatening to cut off Frankie Howerd's ears, to being a fucking Freemason, he's an endless goodie bag of cuntitude. And with some of the worst songs ever committed to record as the cherry on top of the cunt cupcake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGESxjqHf7E

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2013, 01:57:50 PM »
Dave Brock. I'm looking at you. You've changed maan.

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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2013, 02:12:50 PM »
I'll plump for an old CaB favourite, Jess Conrad. From biting a bit of Heinz's nose off, to threatening to cut off Frankie Howerd's ears, to being a fucking Freemason, he's an endless goodie bag of cuntitude. And with some of the worst songs ever committed to record as the cherry on top of the cunt cupcake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGESxjqHf7E

I'll forgive Conrad anything for this -

Jess Conrad with Tanya Tenola - 'Soccer Superstar' :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHEvvpazUcI



I always imagine he delivers the sinister "We know who you are" line as he hides in the bushes with a flick-knife.

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 02:15:03 PM »
I'll forgive Conrad anything for this -

Jess Conrad with Tanya Tenola - 'Soccer Superstar' :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_urjNkxaLz0

Ah yes, how could I forget this lyrical masterpiece?

"You're rich and famous through kicking a ball! You shine so brightly like a precious jewel!"

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2013, 02:24:35 PM »
Dave Brock. I'm looking at you. You've changed maan.


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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2013, 02:24:47 PM »
What makes Badly Drawn Boy a cunt, then?

First time I've ever heard that. Well, maybe a few people might have muttered it at some of his more shambolic live gigs, but that's hardly cunt-worthy. Annoying, but not cunt-worthy

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2013, 02:30:55 PM »
What makes Badly Drawn Boy a cunt, then?

First time I've ever heard that. Well, maybe a few people might have muttered it at some of his more shambolic live gigs, but that's hardly cunt-worthy. Annoying, but not cunt-worthy

but he upset the CHILDREN  when he last played in Northampton



Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2013, 02:48:47 PM »
What makes Badly Drawn Boy a cunt, then?

I know loads of people who have had dealings with him and pretty much every one of them vouches for his cuntitude. From ripping off musicians and co-writers, to kicking off at people (generally women) for the slightest reason, he's pretty horrible.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2013, 02:50:49 PM »
Watched two minutes of the Kanye West video, and he's talking about how his albums will be perceived 200 years from now. Oof.

Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2013, 03:06:40 PM »
Paul Gambacinni can take the arse-licking, music-biz-acquiescing to extraordinary heights. He unironically celebrates the bullshit manouvres of the majors as if they are servicing the art of music supremely well and bringing the absolute best of music to us.

Could you point to some proof of this because I sort of like that chap.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2013, 04:23:18 PM »
Almost any time I've seen him as a talking head on TV he's spouting industry-friendly bollocks. A couple of times I especially remember is explaining the strategy of every track on an album being released as a single one by one as if it was something desirable (and citing Michael Jackson as the "pioneer" of this travesty). The other was whilst commenting on some big event (not Live Aid but one of those that came after) talking about "the power of rock and roll" being "unleashed" instead of the finger-wagging, backslapping, self-promoting bollocks it actually was. He talks like pages from Music Week (who once ran an article about what a travesty it was that The Bee Gees had been ridiculed on Clive Anderson, for example).

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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »
Barry Hogan of ATP said

Also, a friend had dealings with that woman from Goldfrapp and, apparently, she was a cunt.
What did they do? I'm intrigued...I'd have thought with their herculean acid intake in the 80s, they'd have calmed down a bit now.

Also, re: Badly Drawn Boy, my mate Helen once sat next to a pre-fame BDB in a pub in Manchester, where he'd just done a show. She was pissed, and when asked if she'd liked the show, said "nah, you were fucking shit". So there's a little payback for him being a dick to others, I guess.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2013, 06:06:17 PM »
From biting a bit of Heinz's nose off....

To be fair, Heinz could have been a strong nominee on this thread as well during his lifetime.  By all accounts a bit of a cunt who thought he was a superstar and honestly believed his one minor hit should have set him up for life.  Joe Meek helped matters none by encouraging him to think this way, obviously, but by the time of his death you'd hope he'd have realised his position in the grand scheme of things. 

"He died with barely a penny to his name..." - well yes, but I'm sure members of Wang Chung wouldn't be living very well either if they'd depended solely on royalties from "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight" and occasional live performances.  And they wrote their own tunes.

Has anyone mentioned music industry mogul David Balfe yet?  You can't read about any of the bands he signed or managed without tripping over some particularly unflattering stories. 

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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2013, 06:17:45 PM »
A friend of a friend worked with Heinz in the 80s on the railway tracks in Southampton, apparently he was generally a nice, down-to-earth chap, not like the portrayal of him seen on Telstar etc.  But he wasn't without his problems, chiefly alcohol.

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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2013, 06:18:02 PM »
Almost any time I've seen him as a talking head on TV he's spouting industry-friendly bollocks. A couple of times I especially remember is explaining the strategy of every track on an album being released as a single one by one as if it was something desirable (and citing Michael Jackson as the "pioneer" of this travesty). The other was whilst commenting on some big event (not Live Aid but one of those that came after) talking about "the power of rock and roll" being "unleashed" instead of the finger-wagging, backslapping, self-promoting bollocks it actually was. He talks like pages from Music Week (who once ran an article about what a travesty it was that The Bee Gees had been ridiculed on Clive Anderson, for example).

Though he's probably still less of a cunt than most 1970s Radio 1 DJs.

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Re: Biggest C**Ts in the recording industry
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2013, 06:21:23 PM »
And yet still one of the biggest cunts in the industry!

I've seen him from time to time near Piccadilly Circus with his sexy young boyfriends. You go for it, Gambo!

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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2013, 06:24:46 PM »
I've seen him from time to time near Piccadilly Circus with his sexy young boyfriends.

What a cunt?