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Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« on: September 16, 2020, 09:07:15 PM »
Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?

Has anyone ever said to you, get with the times, grandad - rock and roll is dead?

Do you believe that rock and roll is dead?

Do you believe that rock and roll is dead?!

Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 09:08:31 PM »
I'll show you rock and roll!

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 09:09:05 PM »
That's goddamn rock and roll.

Glebe

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »
You can't go around making scurrilous claims about people telling you that rock and roll is dead, popcorn. Oh wait you can, 'cos you're always saying spurious things.

Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 09:13:17 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Glebe

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 09:38:06 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I rest my case.

Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 09:47:39 PM »
sorry if you can't handle rock and roll.

Glebe

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 09:54:04 PM »
sorry if you can't handle rock and roll.

THIS CONVERSATION IS OVER.

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 01:58:22 AM »
I just paid for the shipping on my old telecaster custom that I put together from bits when I was 16 or 17. I removed the stock wide range pickups (I%u2019m not a fucking square) and put in a high ohm set from a friend%u2019s Gibson Marauder that he didn%u2019t want any more (lunatic).

What colour is it? Glad you asked - the body was from a stock early %u201800s Fender tele custom reissue in black - naturally I used a belt sander I nicked from my dad when he wasn%u2019t looking and took the finish off the front and back (but not the sides) so it was refinished maple, with the original black finish around the edges.

Naturally as a 17 yr old I played in a terrible punk band and used this to smash cymbals towards the end of shows in awful pubs in and around the post-industrial west midlands. This left terrible welts in my guitar that I covered over with black electrician%u2019s tape. The logo on the headstock was almost completely destroyed in a cigarette/cider incident after a show at the Wheatsheaf upstairs room in Walsall (do look for it, it is still there).

As I grew older and more refined, so did my guitar. In my early 20s I spray painted the whole body white. The tape warped revealing small cracks of the original maple/black finish. I changed the neck pickup for a PAF humbucker I got cheap on eBay that was a similar output. I replaced one of the tone knobs that was getting a bit shonky.

During a period of being incredibly poor prior to the age of around 23 or so, I sold 6 or 7 guitars as well as 2 synthesizers and all of my effects pedals. Annoyingly the %u201880s Japanese fender mustang & Jaguar, along with the two-pickup Gibson melody maker and the fender fuzz/wah reissue that went out the door (to pay for some mundane bullshit like gas or whatever) are all now considered collectors items and can%u2019t be replaced because they%u2019re quite rare and no prick will sell them to me. I%u2019ve tried buying them back. The tele custom that I built myself was the one guitar I couldn%u2019t bring myself to sell. It%u2019s lived in the UK for about 10 years while I%u2019ve roamed around the world, playing it once or twice a year if I%u2019m lucky while visiting my parents.

It%u2019ll be here in two weeks. I%u2019m so excited.

THAT%u2019S ROCK AND ROLL.

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 02:00:58 AM »
Sorry I’m a bit drunk. State of those apostrophes.

Glebe

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 08:44:46 PM »
I've had a cheapo Squire Tele for yonks.

FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 09:54:03 PM »
Now, that story about the guitar isn’t true.

But I think what it tells us about rock and roll is true.

Tony Tony Tony

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 12:39:49 AM »
Don't tell these four toughs Rock and Roll is dead.

They would beat the shit out of you.


Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2020, 02:43:13 AM »
32? Fuck me they are not joking

Glebe

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Re: Has anyone ever told you rock and roll is dead?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2020, 12:43:07 PM »
Lenny Kravitz writes a song about it.

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