Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beers, Steers, and Queers

By the Revolting Cocks. (I'm pretty sure it means the rebelling roosters.)

 

"Squeal! Squeal like a pig, boy. City slicker."
... Well, for some reason that famous sampling from Deliverance is missing in the the good sounding version above. Quelle domage. Well, it's here:


(I include this live vid because it also include Attack Ships On Fire (surely a Bladerunner quote) which I like in the orig.)

It seems "RevCo" is touring again.

from wiki:
The band got their name after a fight in a Chicago bar in 1983. Jourgensen, Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker celebrated the formation of their new band with a few drinks. The evening ended in a brawl, with bar stools thrown through the windows. As he ejected the trio, the owner, a man Jourgensen recalls was named Dess,[7] shouted, "I'm calling the police! You guys are a bunch of revolting cocks![7]" The trio decided to use the name for their band.
[...]
Despite Jourgensen's previous insistence that Ministry would never return, a reunion was announced on August 7, 2011. The band will play their first show in 4 years at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in August 2012.[6] A new album, entitled Relapse, is also in the works.

 The vid below show why I don't go to rock concerts. Some goings-on!


There's some rock, even crazy-hard rock, which I really like. But I don't care a bit for the seemingly required drunkenness, drug culture, and general air of violence and criminality and hate [update: just an air of it] which seems to go with most of it, once you look outside of the actual studio-recorded music. It's just juvenile. Nay, infantile.

22 comments:

Jes said...

I'm just the opposite. I think rock shows are some of the most fun I've ever had. No offense, I didn't notice much going on in that vid. Maybe I missed something.

Violence, criminality, and hate? I...don't see it. It's always seemed like good fun to me.

TC [Girl] said...

Can you say "Cowboy Hip Hop?!" ;-) (That first one sure sounded like that!)

And...there's a time to "rock and roll" and...then there's a time to just rock...in a rocking chair! That old lead singer needs to GO! I'd be curious to hear how their tour turns out!

TC [Girl] said...

Jes said...
"I think rock shows are some of the most fun I've ever had."

I have to agree! Nuttin' like watching 5 dudes strummin' 5 guitars! HEAVEN! :-P

Jes said...

Or one chick who's ultra-hot, ultra-insane, and ultra-amazing. I present the almighty One-Eyed Doll. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5Ec8ELsnk

PS
Kimberly says no to drugs.

eolake said...

I love Kimberly, thanks.

I hear you re concerts.
Note that I didn't say actual criminality and violence, only an air of it. To me, there is one in the kind of concerts where people throw themselves all over each other, the musicians give the audience the finger, and so on. But my feelings about it are surely affected by my allergy to crowds, especially packed ones.

TCG, yes, RevCo (and Ministry) has an odd affinity for hillbilly culture. Cow-tipping and such.

Anonymous said...

Jes has never been to a rock concert. Maybe he went to see Hanson once, but that's hardly rock.

Jes said...

Personally, I don't even see a semblance of it though. For me, it's just the opposite, it feels like a community. I mean, to me, it's all just about cutting loose. You're not at school or work or church, you're at a rock show. So go crazy and let your frustrations out. Personally, I always come out of a good show feeling refreshed. If I had the time and the resources, I'd go to one everyday.

TC [Girl] said...

Jes said...
"If I had the time and the resources, I'd go to one everyday."

I hear ya, Jes; I'm quite the same! LOVE music! Part of it is just enjoying and appreciating the musicians' talents. It's a real treat! :-D

Jes said...

Yes, I'm proud to say I've seen most of my favorite bands live, including older ones that I never thought I'd get to see. Now if only Iggy would tour somewhere besides the coasts...

TC [Girl] said...

I have to admit: if I had a chance, I'd probably go see him, myself; if for no other reason but to LAUGH at how FUNNY he MOVES! :-D

I'd LOVE to see Elton John before it's too late!

eolake said...

Well, hey: I've actually seen Iggy Pop live! Hey, twice!
Once in Copenhagen, and once he opened for David Bowie in Gothenburg.

At the latter, I'd brought binoculars, it was a stadium concert. Good for Bowie's concert, since it was the theatrical Glass Spider tour. But funny, I almost couldn't handle looking at Iggy, I worried he would single me out with that laser stare he has, it's insanely intense when he's on stage.
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I am both an Introvert and a "Highly Sensitive Person" (there are books about it), and I get intensely uncomfortable by noise and tight crowds.

Jes said...

It's cool, I understand. Not trying to change your mind, just explaining the appeal.

And dude, I'm jealous. And seeing Bowie the same night. Jesus. It's aggravating, of all the people I've seen, I haven't seen HIM!

eolake said...

Hah, I remember previous to the Copenhagen Iggy concert, standing in the crowded lobby with a more experienced friend, I showed him I had a matchbox with little white Vitamin B pills in it. He said: "gawd, put that away, don't show that kind of thing around *here*!"

Anonymous said...

I'm proud to say I've seen most of my favorite bands live, including older ones that I never thought I'd get to see.

Justin Beiber and the Jonas Brothers are probably going to be around for a while (or at least alive), so I'm not sure why you'd have worried about not getting to see them.

Jes said...

Lol! That's classic.

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Jes said...

If you're talking to me in reference to whatever anonymous said, I don't read his comments. I was talking to Eolake. Why are you trying to pick a fight with me?

eolake said...

I think it was to me. But in any case, I pointed out to Dave that a couple of comments today felt a bit confrontational, and he decided to remove them, respect for that.

Jes said...

Okay cool. No hard feelings then.

TC [Girl] said...

Shoot! No sooner doth I write the words when an article comes out re: Elton returning to Las Vegas! :-D

eolake said...

Elton in Las Vegas? Huh. I'm reminded of something Paul McCartney said many years ago: "I told a friend I was thinking of going on the road again, and he said: 'man, if I were you, I'd *buy* the road'."

TC [Girl] said...

FUNNY! Yes, they BOTH could! I wonder if it's just that it's an "easy" gig...compared to going on the road! I mean, MANY of the old performers go there and lock in a 3 [or however long]-year gig: Cher (shoot! She's still there, too, it looks like! LOVE her, too!) and Celine are a couple I know of who are there, as well. And, man...the Caesars Palace don't look like no Roach Motel, neither! lol! Funny how "some" of us are lead to believe that there's yet another recession looming but...to see what people dish out for "entertainment" is RIDIC! And...although I'm not one to crave a lot of "posh," I think it would be "interesting" to, perhaps, "hit the lights" for about 4 days; just take in the CRAZINESS of the location and such. But...it would be absolutely BORING to go alone! :-/ I've even heard of great big circuses going on, on a continual basis, there; and...tigers and dolphins; it's a "regular" FREAK show, that Vegas!!!!

But it's interesting that it draws parents, like Celine, and, now, Elton, to a place like this to perform. It's gotta be it's "easy money" as opposed to humping it on the road, for 3 years! :-/