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Band: Nickelback

Postby Radio_Birdman on Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:48 am

Okay. Someone I know listen's to this band for whom I was unfamiliar with. Asking for other music recommendations, I burned copies of Husker Du's "New Day Rising", Dinosaur Jr.' "Your Living All Over Me" and Fugazi's "Red Medicine". My rationale was: "they would like the melodic hooks, loud guitars". Sadly, no dice. The person just didn't "get it" they said. without elaborating much. In particular, they thought Dinosaur Jr. was too "abrasive". ABRASIVE? *Sigh*.

I decided to listen to some Nickelback to get the contrast. Just really banal, uninspired stuff. On Amazon, they get you recommendations for other bands and I played some samples by bands called "Trapt" and "Chevelle" and it produced the same result. Any of these bands could be interchangeable with one another. This is what I am trying to wrap my mind around, why anyone would pick Nickleback over the bands I burned copies of. Can someone illustrate for me the appeal? Because it is radio friendly? It has a nice, polish sheen? I really, really try when I recommend something to a person. Nine out of ten they usually haven't heard of them.

I consider myself open minded with diverse attitudes. I am not trying to criticize the person's taste, just the music.

Oh, Nickelback? CRAP
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Postby timpickens on Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:51 am

their old stuff sucks but their new stuff is awesome


not crap
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Postby Chapter Two on Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:54 am

timpickens wrote:their old stuff sucks but their new stuff is awesome


not crap


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Some sort of Metallica lite, the beer connection standing.

Fucking utter shite
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Re: Band: Nickleback

Postby mattw on Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:58 am

Radio_Birdman wrote:Someone I know listen's to this band for whom I was unfamiliar with.



We have a winner!
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Postby gio on Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:05 pm

nickelcrap.
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Re: Band: Nickleback

Postby Flaneur on Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:11 pm

Radio_Birdman wrote: This is what I am trying to wrap my mind around, why anyone would pick Nickleback over the bands I burned copies of. Can someone illustrate for me the appeal? Because it is radio friendly? It has a nice, polish sheen? I really, really try when I recommend something to a person. Nine out of ten they usually haven't heard of them.


There's no ambiguity in the lyrics, and your friend is never at sea as far as figuring out the point of what he's listening to. That's pop songwriting.

This is based on the one time I've heard Nickelback, in a sub shop, and even though I heard the song only that one time, I remember what the guy was singing about. I'd be happy never to hear the song again, but I remember it, so maybe that's why it works for your friend.
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Postby DrAwkward on Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:20 pm

Minneapolis lip-sync dreamboats The Hawaii Show, according to legend, were once booked to open for Nickelback, who promptly demanded the lip-sync comedy act be thrown off the show. Because they kicked Steve "Mr. Hawaii" Dude off their show, Nickelback will eternally be CRAP.
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Postby mattw on Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:03 pm

nickelback wrote:Look at this photograph
Everytime I do it makes me laugh
How did our eyes get so red
And what the hell is on Joey's head

And this is where I went to school
Most of the time had better things to do
Criminal record says I broke in twice
I must have done it half a dozen times

Oh oh oh
Oh god I

Kim's the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She's had a couple of kids since then
I haven't seen her since god knows when

Oh oh oh
Oh god I

Look at this photograph
Everytime I do it makes me laugh
Everytime I do it makes me


I think I've cracked the appeal of Nickelback, courtesy of their #1 smash hit song, "Photograph," currently playing on cell phones near you. It appears that Wolf-Dog (lead singer for Nickelback) is the bad boy type that the girls love, but also has a sentimental/nostalgic side. That's hot, but not as hot as a man who can't finish his sentences. Oooh! Leave me hanging, you bad boy, you!
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Postby Apathetic on Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:05 pm

Nickelback = Sucky Faggot Music.... For Faggots
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:15 pm

Here is a video that shows Wolf Boy, which is in fact the legal name of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, getting hit with a rock.

It's not that funny.
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:21 pm

No band fronted by the cowardly lion will ever, ever get a CRAP vote from me: NOT CRAP!

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Postby Andrew L. on Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:56 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:Here is a video that shows Wolf Boy, which is in fact the legal name of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, getting hit with a rock.

It's not that funny.


The disclaimer is appreciated, yet I still feel let down. The video doesn't show Wolf boy "getting hit with a rock" at all. Rather, it shows Wolf Boy putting down his guitar and walking off stage.

I once saw someone spit on Jeff Tweedy at a massive outdoor concert (quite a hock really, an amazing shot). Tweedy jumped from the stage into the crowd. Assisted by security, and with wireless mic in hand, Mr. Tweedy carved a path 40 feet into the audience. He was somehow suspended above the crowd. I think he may have been riding a security guy's shoulders the way rocker girls get on top of their rocker man-mates at big outdoor rock concerts.



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Tweedy did not show us his tits. But he did rant a lot about "kicking this little punk's ass."

I can imagine Chad Kroeger being torn limb from mane had he attempted this in Portugal. I invite others to imagine this with me.

[. . . ]

Nickelback is/are from Hanna, Alberta. I believe the video for "Photograph" was shot in Hanna, where Wolf Boy was once a high school drug dealer. Lanny McDonald is also from Hanna.

This is Irma Coucill's 1996 artist rendering of Lanny McDonald.

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And this has been my second post about Nickelback.

Thank you for your continued patience.
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Postby Peripatetic on Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:45 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:Here is a video that shows Wolf Boy, which is in fact the legal name of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, getting hit with a rock.

It's not that funny.


You've got quite an arm on you Bradley R. Weissenberger!
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Postby davidpye on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:09 pm

I fucking hate this band.
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Postby Major on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:13 pm

Funny Nickleback story from NPR.

Who the fuck voted "not crap"?
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Postby Flaneur on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:18 pm

Not I, though Nickelback's drummer used to play in my friend's band, Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans.
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Postby Peripatetic on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:21 pm

MajorEverettMiller wrote:Funny Nickleback story from NPR.

Who the fuck voted "not crap"?


well done hillbilly

we can't say their not good at writing shit songs can we.

cunts
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Postby punch_the_lion on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:24 pm

MajorEverettMiller wrote:
Who the fuck voted "not crap"?


Was it Faiz?
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Postby Major on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:25 pm

Peripatetic wrote:
MajorEverettMiller wrote:Funny Nickleback story from NPR.

Who the fuck voted "not crap"?


well done hillbilly

we can't say their not good at writing shit songs can we.

cunts


hi fatty

wheres rysie when you need him

i like when teen wolf, or whatever the fuck his name is, talks about the hit making quality that his songs have

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Postby Sock OR Muffin? on Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:18 am

Nickelback is 'metal' for people who listen to Jack Johnson.
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