Author Topic: Terrible Musician Interviews  (Read 7987 times)

Jockice

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2021, 12:09:29 PM »
Are there any examples of music journalists telling stroppy interview subjects to go fuck themselves?

I told several in my time. Nobody remotely famous though.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2021, 03:58:42 PM »
You can't leave that hanging there, surely? ;)

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2021, 09:48:27 PM »
I told several in my time. Nobody remotely famous though.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2021, 02:38:49 AM »
It'll genuinely be nobody you've ever heard of, unless you were involved in the Sheffield indie music scene in the late 80s or 90s. I mean they might have known Jarvis Cocker but they certainly weren't him.

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« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2021, 04:29:45 AM »
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2021, 07:50:43 AM »
speedy

Well I and them (well the singer and drummer) had our disagreements but I don't think I actually told them to fuck off. We're talking acts who didn't even put out a record here. There's really no big hidden story. Sorry.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2021, 07:54:11 AM »
Can you just confirm that Richard Hawley is a cunt? It was downhill all the way for him after he left Treebound Story.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2021, 09:44:28 AM »
What? Richard Hawley's from Sheffield? Why does he never mention it?

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2021, 10:02:29 AM »
Car crash of an interview with Necro with host Conspiracy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAEstVaz4Ik

Jockice

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2021, 09:15:09 PM »
Can you just confirm that Richard Hawley is a cunt? It was downhill all the way for him after he left Treebound Story.

I hate to say this but he's actually a really good bloke. Sorry to disappoint.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2021, 11:26:33 AM »
This hasn't been mentioned yet, has it? The king of all terrible musician interviews - Blur (specifically a coked-up Dave Rowntree) vs Nardwuar.

https://youtu.be/AkNvk2MgiCc

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2021, 05:47:04 PM »
Mm, stevedave posted it on page 1. Rowntree 's an utter prick in this, like an evil Nick Mason, but fair play to him for owning it afterwards. Leave it to Alex James to somehow come off as the bigger tit in the video with "who invented poo".

Personally I think the sonic youth one is worse.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2021, 07:37:25 PM »
Whoops, sorry stevedave!

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2021, 12:05:40 AM »
Are there any examples of music journalists telling stroppy interview subjects to go fuck themselves?

Bill Grundy?

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2021, 06:20:10 AM »
Surely Bill Grundy[1] encouraged the Pistols to tell him to go fuck himself?
 1. Not a music journalist.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2021, 06:59:03 AM »
Mm, stevedave posted it on page 1. Rowntree 's an utter prick in this, like an evil Nick Mason, but fair play to him for owning it afterwards. Leave it to Alex James to somehow come off as the bigger tit in the video with "who invented poo".



But he was the inspiration for some lyrics for musical and comedy genius and all- round likeable person Keith Allen!

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2021, 01:08:41 PM »
Surely Bill Grundy[1] encouraged the Pistols to tell him to go fuck himself?
 1. Not a music journalist.

True, but - while I never appreciated it when I was younger, when I thought it was tremendously exciting - it's clear that it's just a weary, fairly unimpressed old hack[2] who's just thought: 'Oh fuck these little scrotes. Let them end their careers before it's even started.' The joke was on him, I suppose.

GRUNDY: It's what?

ROTTEN: Nothing. A rude word. Next question.

GRUNDY: No, no, what was the rude word?

ROTTEN: Shit.

GRUNDY: Was it really? Good heavens, you frighten me to death.

....

GRUNDY:  Go on, you've got another five seconds. Say something outrageous.

JONES: You dirty bastard!

GRUNDY: Go on, again.

JONES: You dirty fucker! [Laughter from the group]

GRUNDY: What a clever boy!

Anyway, to get this back on track, what about Mark Lamarr talking about shooting bigots after Shabba Ranks expressed his support for Buju Banton after a VT section about homophobic dancehall artists? That was a good one!
 2. and sex pest, but that was hardly remarkable at the BBC at that time

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2021, 01:11:28 PM »
I've always thought the best part of the Grundy interview is that Lydon does actually seem embarrassed when he says the rude word was "shit", like a kid caught sneaking a biscuit away by his mam.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2021, 01:38:33 PM »
Lydon comes off the same way he does in almost every interview, like a try-too-hard tosser. I swear he's trotted out that joke in other interviews, "Nothing, a rude word! Next question!".

Steve Jones comes out on top, just utterly unfazed and unintimidated by pisshead Grundy. Lydon does actually sum it up pretty well in The Filth And The Fury , when he compares Steve's "you dirty fucker", to the way you'd deal with a wanker in a pub.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2021, 02:05:29 PM »
The two things I love about that Bill Grundy interview is the hard T at the end of Rotten's "shiT" and Jones calling him a "fuckin' rotta!"

You bounder, you cad!

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2021, 03:47:40 PM »
I'm sure I read in my copy of 'Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For the Prize' that Danny Kelly duffed up someone connected with Creation for making fun of his weight, but the book is so huge, I can't pin it down enough to check. Ring any bells for anyone?

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2021, 07:31:24 PM »
I'm sure I read in my copy of 'Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For the Prize' that Danny Kelly duffed up someone connected with Creation for making fun of his weight, but the book is so huge, I can't pin it down enough to check. Ring any bells for anyone?

Can't remember that bit at all. My favourite anecdotes in that book are the one about the Jasmine Minks, the hammer and the crowbar and the one about My Bloody Valentine, the cat shit and the lighter.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2021, 07:40:06 PM »
That was Joe Foster from Creation Records:

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Later that month, The Loft were strolling to a party in north London.  Bill Prince saw Kelly manhandle Foster against a wall and whisper a quiet word in his ear

Funny, I’m re-reading that book at the moment and I’d just got to that bit yesterday.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2021, 07:45:28 PM »
I've always thought the best part of the Grundy interview is that Lydon does actually seem embarrassed when he says the rude word was "shit", like a kid caught sneaking a biscuit away by his mam.

yes, Lydon decides to just unburden himself of the "shit" rather than refuse to say it which may have made things worse but then it all spiralled after he repeated it anyway.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2021, 09:41:07 PM »
Funny, I’m re-reading that book at the moment and I’d just got to that bit yesterday.
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2021, 05:06:49 AM »
I will eternally be baffled by the popularity of Mark E. Smith. He was a nasty, witless cunt of a man. A bully. Imagine having to spend time with him. He wasn't funny, he was Finchy from The Office with a megaphone. Johnny from Naked without the turn of phrase.

And The Fall were shit. To each their own and all that, but I have tried and tried to get into them. Awful, grey, boring music.

Not for me, obviously.

Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #86 on: March 28, 2021, 03:21:27 PM »
Does anyone remember that incredibly awkward Placebo interview Sylvia Patterson did in the NME? They were horrible. So rude. I think it was when Without You I'm Nothing came out. I seem to remember there was one with Cypress Hill where one of them went on a big rant about The Gays. Steven Wells (RIP) did one with Slayer where Tom Araya praised Pinochet. That must have been awkward.

Also, I'm glad someone else mentioned Mark E Smith, because the guy was abusive to his partners, but people just ignore that. I couldn't get into The Fall because they have too many albums and I have neither the time nor the patience.
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2021, 08:31:44 PM »
I probably mentioned it on the Marylin Manson thread, but in the Xmas 1998 issue of Kerrang, he went on a comedy rant about how he liked masturbating to (the then age 11/12) Lindsay Lohan, saying he rented the Parent Trap film for his hotel room so he could do so. It was obviously supposed to be edgy humour (and I laughed at the time being only just over that age myself reading it), but it looks bizarre now.

I remember Liam Gallagher on his own on T4 or something in the early 00s, and some US pop punk band had been on and Liam was like "I hate American rock" and the host was just trying to move on.

Honestly the ones that upset me most in 90s Kerrang were the ones where Ozzy, Metallica's James or Steven Tyler would constantly boast about how they were "clean" then the next year they'd talk about how they'd relapsed again but we're definitely clean now. I always...took it literally at the time that they didn't do booze or drugs anymore as if that was some absolute thing, and felt betrayed that they were in rehab again.
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« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2021, 12:33:01 AM »
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« Reply #89 on: March 29, 2021, 05:11:00 AM »
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I remember that interview! So awkward.

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