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Under eights give their opinions on classic rock - Bob Dylan (and others) get compared to Busted.
posted by Orange Goblin (31 comments total)

 
Errr...what is Busted?
posted by RubberHen at 2:43 PM on January 31, 2004


Busted
posted by wsg at 2:49 PM on January 31, 2004


Who's Annie Key?

heh...
posted by machaus at 2:57 PM on January 31, 2004


For anyone who doesn't wanna follow the link, Busted are a three-piece teenboy-pop combo in the UK -- think Avril Lavigne, but all guys, or Green Day with even less edge. Admittedly some of theirs songs are on the same level of "God, I really do like this" shame-faced pop-love as Avril's best -- namely, "Year 3000" and "What I Go To School For."

This was great. I think I may start using "Better than Busted?" as my primary musical criterion...
posted by logovisual at 2:58 PM on January 31, 2004


Ben is one far out kid.
posted by mcsweetie at 2:58 PM on January 31, 2004


HOLY MOSES! busted is terrible.
posted by mcsweetie at 3:03 PM on January 31, 2004


Victory for Generation X! Nirvana wins!!!
posted by moonbiter at 3:06 PM on January 31, 2004


Speaking of Crosstown Traffic..... Me and "the boy" - he's four - were off to town the other day to pick up some groceries. That song came on the radio, and I just had to crank it up. I looked in the rearview mirror, and my kid is all over the place, dancing and snapping his fingers, big smile, you get the picture..

So, after the song is over, I'm thinking, Cool, my kid has some damn good taste in music. And that's when he said,

"Hey Dad, does that guy always sing about Poop? That was awesome!"

I guess he just liked the "DoDo" chorus.
posted by bradth27 at 3:20 PM on January 31, 2004


Speaking as someone right between Gen X and Gen Y (born 1980), I gotta say that out of the songs listed, including Busted - only Smells Like Teen Spirit and Immigrant Song would get my vote as 'good.' There's a couple of songs from the Doors that would also get a thumbs up, but not the one chosen here.

On the flipside, Busted is an even bigger thumbs down than the classic rock.
posted by Ryvar at 4:30 PM on January 31, 2004


Who's Annie Key?

She's the one you strike to continue.
posted by kindall at 5:16 PM on January 31, 2004


These fuckers have no taste in rock.

Still, I'd trust them over the editors of Rolling Stone.
posted by Hildago at 5:21 PM on January 31, 2004


Holly: He said bums.

Heh. These kids are great. Thanks, OG.
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:54 PM on January 31, 2004


These fuckers have no taste in rock.

Still, I'd trust them over the editors of Rolling Stone.


That's not saying much. John Ashcroft is more trustworthy than the editors of RS.
posted by deadcowdan at 6:47 PM on January 31, 2004


all that kid dialouge was made up
posted by Satapher at 7:12 PM on January 31, 2004


I LOVED The Who and The Doors when I was eight. Still do.
posted by synecdoche at 7:32 PM on January 31, 2004


for a 6 yr old that Ben kid was a bit too smart. I certainly didn't know what 'bass' meant when I was 6, much less know when it's 'brilliant.'
posted by neustile at 9:05 PM on January 31, 2004


Benjamin on "Smells Like Teen Spirit":

This would definitely win Pop Idol.

Somewhere, Kurt Cobain is rolling over in his grave.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:26 PM on January 31, 2004


ben is cool. the english don't mean the word "brilliant" the way we do, as in "inspired". it just means "cool". just like "gorgeous" means "exceptionally beautiful" to us but (as far as i can tell) actually means "inspired" over there. also, i know kids ben's age that would know what "bass" means. it's all in the parenting.
posted by centrs at 11:29 PM on January 31, 2004


Hi-styrical!

This reaction to Zeppelin had me on the floor...just cause I know 18 year old stoners who would say the same things...actually...it's probably the best LZ argument I've heard in years...

Beth It's kind of eeeevol. I'm going to watch Lord Of The Rings Three next week.

Holly No you're not.

Beth Am.

Holly Not.


This was a fantabulous link. :)
posted by dejah420 at 12:24 AM on February 1, 2004


shocking that they neglected to throw a beatles tune in there.
posted by kjh at 12:42 AM on February 1, 2004


just like "gorgeous" means "exceptionally beautiful" to us but (as far as i can tell) actually means "inspired" over there

No, it doesn't. It's commonly used to mean very beautiful, or very tasty in the UK.

Ben sure likes his rock music. Raaaawk!
posted by nthdegx at 3:30 AM on February 1, 2004


shocking that they neglected to throw a beatles tune in there.

Well, they can't publish 6 y.o.'s slagging off the Beatles, can they? Somebody would get ridden out of town on a rail!
posted by rocketpup at 3:39 AM on February 1, 2004


Holly: It sounds like when your wee goes back up.

What does this mean in 7 year old English parlance?
posted by the fire you left me at 12:27 PM on February 1, 2004


I have absolutely no idea. Maybe the..splash..it makes?
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:33 PM on February 1, 2004


maybe it's the irish that use "gorgeous" that way then. i've heard many a person use "gorgeous" as slang and could infer from the context that they didn't mean "very beautiful" or "very tasty".
posted by centrs at 12:41 PM on February 1, 2004


We are using second-rate boy bands as a yardstick for what music is good now? What a sad, sad world we live in.
posted by dg at 1:54 PM on February 1, 2004


Who's Annie Key?

She's the one you strike to continue.

*rimshot* Hi-yo! /Ed McMahon
posted by y2karl at 2:38 PM on February 1, 2004


I call bullshit on this. The dialogue smells like, not teen spirit, but some staff writer just that little bit too clever for their own good.
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:26 PM on February 1, 2004


not nearly as funny as this
posted by m@ at 5:04 PM on February 2, 2004


Link not working m@.
posted by asok at 5:52 AM on February 3, 2004


google cache second page seems to work from the google cache.
posted by m@ at 6:41 PM on February 23, 2004


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