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Saturday, November 11, 2017

He cared a lot

RIP Chuck Mosley, the original singer of Faith No More. This song is about as close as Generation X ever got to a generational anthem.



Note to Boomers and Millennials: do not take the lyrics literally. That is what GenX sarcasm sounds like.

Updated note: Okay, maybe we do care about Transformers, a little, since they really are more than meets the eye.

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111 Comments:

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 11, 2017 6:39 PM  

Vox Day shamelessly plagiarizes other people's music videos.

checkmate, bee-yotches.

Anonymous Other Josh November 11, 2017 6:46 PM  

Wow. That was horrible. Lead singer looks like he should be in Korn. Sounds like Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song.

OpenID paworldandtimes November 11, 2017 6:48 PM  

GenX...

Our icon: John Bender walking off into the athletic fields.

Our pathos: the outtro to Pearl Jam's "Black." (best version is Pinkpop '92)

Our steelhearted action hero: Tim McVeigh

Our toxin: Bill Clinton

Our motto: "We saw evil, we flinched, we never forgave ourselves for that."

Blogger S1AL November 11, 2017 6:51 PM  

The ultimate serious-not-serious title?

Blogger Ingot9455 November 11, 2017 6:56 PM  

I use this song every time people accuse me of not caring on Facebook.

Blogger Lazarus November 11, 2017 6:59 PM  

Other Josh wrote:Wow. That was horrible

I found it rather catchy. It needs a couple of new verses to cover recent developments.

We care a lot about those Muslims refugees/
We care a lot about those playas on their knees....

Blogger Mr. Naron November 11, 2017 7:01 PM  

That was a weird time when everyone either took themselves too seriously or not enough. I preferred the clueless pomposity of the hair metal era. Still, this song holds up well.

Blogger VD November 11, 2017 7:06 PM  

Our motto: "We saw evil, we flinched, we never forgave ourselves for that."

Actually, I think Faith No More, 2nd Edition, also provided that.

You want it all but you can't have it.

If that's not the line that demarcates Boomer from GenX, I don't know what is.

Blogger S. Thermite November 11, 2017 7:15 PM  

Okay, maybe we do care about Transformers

Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee. Had all but forgotten that the Constructicons were the bomb back in '85 or '86, especially getting the whole set for Christmas at time when the only video game system I'd seen was my older cousin's Atari 2600.

Blogger Miss Carnivorous November 11, 2017 7:18 PM  

Love him, love Bad Brains.

Anonymous hoots November 11, 2017 7:21 PM  

I'm Gen X.
I have no recollection of this song.
-> This song cannot be the anthem of my generation.
QED

I think we're forced to choose something a little more grunge/altrock if we're really going for "anthem".

Blogger Aeoli Pera November 11, 2017 7:26 PM  

That was bizarre. Needs moar metul \m/

Blogger Increase November 11, 2017 7:31 PM  

"This song is . . . a generational anthem."

or a Rorschach test.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore November 11, 2017 7:37 PM  

Dang, I remember this joint! Thanx for posting!

Blogger Aeoli Pera November 11, 2017 7:46 PM  

That bass turnaround is pretty catchy tho tbh fam.

Anonymous Eduardo November 11, 2017 7:54 PM  

hahaha yeah that do sounds like GenX mentality in a nutshell.

We Millenials are wimps though, I guess we are too spoiled... or just had terrible parents... I vote for both.

Blogger Sam Spade November 11, 2017 7:59 PM  

The following albums with Mike Patton were really good specially "king for a day..."

This seems like they didn't even care about the music.

Blogger rumpole5 November 11, 2017 8:07 PM  

Very sad indeed.

Blogger 1337kestrel November 11, 2017 8:08 PM  

Ah, the 90s. It's easy to forget that there were several good bands that decade.

Blogger SciVo November 11, 2017 8:10 PM  

This song is about as close as Generation X ever got to a generational anthem.

I would've said Pets by Porno For Pyros but this is an elegy so I'll let him have it as a pity concession. It's the way he would've wanted it.

Anonymous Eduardo November 11, 2017 8:15 PM  

@20

*reads the lyrics*

...... ...... wow...

Anonymous Ervin Huntley November 11, 2017 8:27 PM  

Yesterday I read of his death right after purchasing a cassette copy of Introduce Yourself at the Goodwill.

Blogger DJ | AMDG November 11, 2017 8:29 PM  

Ooo. Nice call. I lean toward “Land of Confusion,” the version by Disturbed of course.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 11, 2017 8:29 PM  

11. hoots November 11, 2017 7:21 PM
I'm Gen X.
I have no recollection of this song.
-> This song cannot be the anthem of my generation.



a Gen X is going to remember his generational theme song?

imposterfag.
QED

Blogger Matt November 11, 2017 8:31 PM  

I watched Dirty Jobs today, so its been in my head since noon.

Blogger SciVo November 11, 2017 8:33 PM  

@21

I have always argued that the refrain was obvious sarcasm. Humans? Really??

Anonymous hoots November 11, 2017 8:45 PM  

In fairness, I was only 5 when it came out, so not surprising it didn't register with me. The best music was produced between '88 and '96.

Anonymous Laz November 11, 2017 8:50 PM  

"This song is about as close as Generation X ever got to a generational anthem."

I always felt it was Killing In The Name by Rage Against the Machine.

Blogger SciVo November 11, 2017 8:52 PM  

DJ | AMDG wrote:Ooo. Nice call. I lean toward “Land of Confusion,” the version by Disturbed of course.

Really? A 2005 cover of a 1986 song? You're just messing with us, aren't you. Well played.

Speaking seriously, Johnny Cash's Hurt from 2002 -- a cover of a 1995 Nine Inch Nails song, but by a guy born during the Great Depression -- actually and ironically may have captured us better than anything.

Anonymous Laz November 11, 2017 8:58 PM  

"Speaking seriously, Johnny Cash's Hurt from 2002 -- a cover of a 1995 Nine Inch Nails song, but by a guy born during the Great Depression -- actually and ironically may have captured us better than anything."

I generally don't like covers but that's a good one. Also I met Trent Reznor in '95 and he was a consummate A-hole.

Blogger DJ | AMDG November 11, 2017 8:58 PM  

I’m ashamed to admit, I knew nothing of JC until that release. Absolutely fell in love with guy and very quickly consumed his entire catalog. Then he died...

Lol. That’s the story of GenX.

Anonymous Eduardo November 11, 2017 9:07 PM  

@26

Hahahaha. I do see where you getting at.

But ... the song seems like it was made by someone with problems. XD

You know, I never were into the the whole rebellion mentality.

*Although my music taste is a bit awkward so who am I to talk about fellow insane people*

Blogger kh123 November 11, 2017 9:16 PM  

But where the hell is Crispin Glover.

Blogger Nate November 11, 2017 9:25 PM  

The defining band of Gen X was Cracker

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 9:27 PM  

Greg Allman, Tom Petty, Chester Bennington, now Chuck Mosley... the music world is falling to pieces.

Blogger SciVo November 11, 2017 9:31 PM  

DJ | AMDG wrote:I’m ashamed to admit, I knew nothing of JC until that release. Absolutely fell in love with guy and very quickly consumed his entire catalog. Then he died...

Lol. That’s the story of GenX.


Grow up confused, what's going on? Why are there three stacked price stickers on that Hot Wheels? Only to learn that our society is cannibalizing itself, sucking out every last bit of economic value from the institutions and destroying every last cultural value that our ancestors built and fought for.

Barely learn the importance of honor, and it's snatched away and replaced with political correctness, like a cruel cosmic joke. So maybe we should go with something nonsensical like Peaches by The Presidents Of The United States Of America. Because what does life really mean?

So I think it's impossible to declare a Gen X anthem that everyone would agree to as a shared experience, because anything that got too popular would immediately be suspect. Such can only exist in the sense of being descriptive or iconic.

Blogger dienw November 11, 2017 9:34 PM  

Born 1958...Boomer.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 9:37 PM  

The oldest Gen-Xers were in their mid-20s by the time Cracker was really popular. I don't think you get more Gen-X than Def Leppard or Van Halen.

Blogger dtungsten November 11, 2017 9:39 PM  

Read the title and the song was the first thing I thought of. Being Gen X myself, I agree 100%

Bless you Vox.

Anonymous EH November 11, 2017 9:42 PM  

A generation's "anthems" are songs that not only capture the mood of their youth but with which they are likely to actually sing along, which limits the selection to songs that were widely played and had understandable lyrics.

Gen X anthems:

"We're Not Going to Take It", Twisted Sister

"Whip It" by Devo

"Personal Jesus", Depeche Mode

"Once in a Lifetime", Talking Heads

"Another Brick in the Wall", Pink Floyd

"Loser", Beck


Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 9:46 PM  

@40 If I had to pick one single song as the Gen-X anthem, "We're Not Going To Take It" would be it.

Blogger DJ | AMDG November 11, 2017 9:52 PM  

You mention The Pres’s and I think “Didn’t they do that cat song?” And then my muddled brain goes to that early 90s Cats in the Cradle cover, but for the life of me can’t find it in The Pres’s catalog. Then I finally find Ugly Kid Joe...

...and then I think, weren’t those the guys who did the Dizz Knee Land song? But no, turns out that was Dada, and I never owned a Dada record. What the heck!?

Started to dig through my old tapes box and found both Spin Doctors and a Screaming Trees tapes, but no Soundgarden. “Wtf,” I thought. Where was my Soundgarden? I knew it was in this box when I last dug it out.

And then I remembered...GDit!!!

I get so angry sometimes......

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 9:53 PM  

Sounds like Generation X alright: Putting on a false front of cynical apathy while strutting around to the whims if their MTV corporate overlords in the garb of a pre-fabricated "counter culture".

As much as Gen X loves to bitch about the boomers, the cul;tural and social nadir of the 90's happened on their watch.

Blogger Thad tuiol November 11, 2017 10:03 PM  

This just confirms what I've long suspected: VD and I have very, very different musical tastes...

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 11, 2017 10:04 PM  

34. Nate November 11, 2017 9:25 PM
The defining band of Gen X was Cracker





Cracker was that band that said, "I Hate My Generation". because they were late Boomers and had a little integrity ( which is a LOT for a Boomer ).

we agreed with hating the object of the song, so long as 'Boomer' was understood. we'd never sing that for ourselves.


the subject matter of Teen Angst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42V8CqWw0xM


was just a reprise of Ten Years After's "I'd Love To Change The World"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-8sCLWwLk

Blogger David The Good November 11, 2017 10:07 PM  

Nate wrote:The defining band of Gen X was Cracker

Yes.

And I second "Loser" mentioned above.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 10:08 PM  

As much as Gen X loves to bitch about the boomers, the cul;tural and social nadir of the 90's happened on their watch.

Civilization peaked just when Boomers were at the peak of their political power. What an amazing coincidence! Aren't Boomers lucky and special?

Blogger Koanic November 11, 2017 10:11 PM  

Grungy post-hippies signaling their spastically stylish moral exhaustion. Domesticated juvenile emasculation with a sprig of gay.

Nate's suggestion was amusing, but not much else. "Lol @ Dad" is not a solution, or even a spine.

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 10:13 PM  

Noah B The Savage Gardener wrote:Civilization peaked just when Boomers were at the peak of their political power.

There were Boomers in 16th Century Europe?

Gen X carried on all the worst trends of the boomers, then retreated into self-pitying apathy and listening to whiny faggots like Kurt Cobain and Kevin Smith.

Blogger SciVo November 11, 2017 10:13 PM  

Charlie Baud wrote:strutting around to the whims if their MTV corporate overlords
...
the cul;tural and social nadir of the 90's happened on their watch.


So which is it? Was it our watch, or did we have corporate overlords? Hint: the latter. It would be silly to blame a rump generation for failing to overwhelm its overnumerous predecessors, before the internet facilitated bypassing the gatekeepers.

But you just keep victim-blaming, champ.

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 10:17 PM  

SciVo wrote:So which is it? Was it our watch, or did we have corporate overlords?

CDs don't buy themselves, cuntface. Everything happened because you allowed it to.

Blogger Elder Son November 11, 2017 10:17 PM  

Two Steps From Hell - Never Back Down: https://youtu.be/uZTkg8GGEOo

Two Steps From Hell - Impossible: https://youtu.be/6qTghUgMOeY

Two Steps From Hell - Invincible: https://youtu.be/XPiWUq5DUjE

Two Steps From Hell - Strength of a Thousand Men: https://youtu.be/jIxas0a-KgM

Two Steps From Hell - Unforgiven: https://youtu.be/EjIvnm0GBH8

Two Steps From Hell - Victory: https://youtu.be/hKRUPYrAQoE

NEVER GIVE UP.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 10:18 PM  

@49 OK, I thought nadir meant peak...oops. In any case, it's ridiculous to blame anything about the 90s on Gen-Xers. Not all of us were even voting yet.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 11, 2017 10:21 PM  

Granted, I was definitely into the Mike Patton iteration of FNM, but have to agree on "We Care A Lot" being the quintessential GenX anthem.

I don't think it was a coincidence that Mike Rowe selected the song as the Dirty Jobs theme. Given the way he's been attacked by the snowflakes these days, I think it's been a more than appropriate finger in the eye of those types of folks.

And whoever suggested Rage...dude, do you even pay attention? Those guys are avowed Marxists.

Blogger Lazarus November 11, 2017 10:25 PM  

just say no to drug addiction

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 10:26 PM  

"CDs don't buy themselves, cuntface. Everything happened because you allowed it to."

Gen-X developed bittorrents. We killed the record labels and now we're killing Hollywood, despite all the Boomercuck lawyer attempts to stop us.

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 10:28 PM  

Koanic wrote:Grungy post-hippies signaling their spastically stylish moral exhaustion. Domesticated juvenile emasculation with a sprig of gay.

The most honest, objective post in this thread. Let's not forget that gen x ushered in the first wave of political correctness and allowed homosexuality to become acceptable in public life.

Blogger Nate November 11, 2017 10:33 PM  

The defining band of Gen X was Cracker

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 10:35 PM  

Noah B The Savage Gardener wrote:Gen-X developed bittorrents.

Which didn't stop you from supporting the (((media))) anyway. All it did was allow you to more easily consume that garbage.

Noah B The Savage Gardener wrote:We killed the record labels and now we're killing Hollywood, despite all the Boomercuck lawyer attempts to stop us.

So now a "boomer" is just anyone you don't like. If you really wanted to bring down Hollywood and the music industry, you would have stopped wasting your time with them. But you didn't. You allowed faggotry and political correctness to permeate the system.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 11, 2017 10:35 PM  

Who are you, Charlie, and why should I care or listen?

Anonymous GenXsly November 11, 2017 10:37 PM  

I'm as solidly Gen-X as we come, born in '70, hit every major milestone, including falling in love with Nadia in '76 as a child, remembering the gas lines, loving Van Halen, hearing about MTV from a buddy before it came out, was a pre-teen, teen and finally, an adult in the 80s...

and I do not recall ever hearing this song in my life...

Blogger Cecil Henry November 11, 2017 10:38 PM  

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Blogger Clint November 11, 2017 10:40 PM  

Nate wrote:The defining band of Gen X was Cracker

So "Teen Angst" or "Euro Trash Girl"?

Blogger Cecil Henry November 11, 2017 10:44 PM  

I've never heard this of this song!!!

Gen X:

'We're not going to take it'

'Don't look back' FYC

'INdie Queen' Marv 3

And Sloan: 'Losing California'...

because by God we are!!!

No????

Blogger DJ | AMDG November 11, 2017 10:49 PM  

Hey Charlie, Koanic,

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but take it exactly like GenXCartman makes it sound...

https://youtu.be/Fkx8Jyrf6bk

Blogger Koanic November 11, 2017 10:49 PM  

You can tell Xers are sawed-off Boomers by how they defend themselves and niggers from criticism with approximately half the butthurt intensity.

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 10:55 PM  

@65

Fitting you chose a South Park, a cartoon by a Jew and a good goy who reveled in pseudo-rebellion while still promoting the agenda of their (((masters))). It's no wonder Trey Parker turned into a fag-enabling, self-hating white cuck who married a stripper and is raising her negroid son.

Blogger DJ | AMDG November 11, 2017 10:59 PM  

Lol. I just...lol.

It’s so unbelievable, but not at the same time. Guy! I’m GenX. I’m the one who’s supposed to be so angry. C’mon.

Anonymous Laz November 11, 2017 11:03 PM  

"And whoever suggested Rage...dude, do you even pay attention? Those guys are avowed Marxists."

So what. "F*ck you, I won't do what you tell me!" epitomizes my portion of Gen-X. There were a few drunken nights that got out of hand because of that song.

Blogger Michael Maier November 11, 2017 11:03 PM  

Huh. I never noticed until just now that the last two lines of the song are different.

And Johnny Cash's "HURT" is just ridiculously awesome.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 11, 2017 11:08 PM  

It's no wonder Trey Parker turned into a fag-enabling, self-hating white cuck who married a stripper and is raising her negroid son.

Guy who isn't wasting his time with Hollywood knows all about their personal lives.

Anonymous Laz November 11, 2017 11:08 PM  

"Who are you, Charlie, and why should I care or listen?"

He is right on one point, we are all complicit because we didn't stand up to them every single time.

Anonymous Laz November 11, 2017 11:16 PM  

@61. GenXsly: "and I do not recall ever hearing this song in my life..."

It really reflects the youngest Gen-X, those born '73 to '76-ish.

Blogger Elder Son November 11, 2017 11:22 PM  

It's okay! Ya'll are just frikking AWESOME! Group hug!

Blogger Koanic November 11, 2017 11:23 PM  

I'm Gen X! I'm ironically detached! Can't you tell I'm Loling? How do I lol harder on this keyboard? I wish this were a music video so I could demonstrate my eclectic clothing!

Anonymous Stirner November 11, 2017 11:24 PM  

Not a mention of "Smells Like Teen Spirit?" Always thought that track captured the feelz of GenX.

Also, the final scene of Fight Club with Where is My Mind by the Pixies:

With your feet on the air
And your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head'll collapse
If there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself
Where is my mind?

Blogger Feather Blade November 11, 2017 11:38 PM  

Oh the Dirty Jobs theme song. I like it.

Guess I'm Gen X! Which is a relief. The family was trying to lump me in with the Millenials last Thenksgiving.

Blogger Rashadjin November 11, 2017 11:44 PM  

...I feel like I understand Gen X so much better now...

Yah, Johnny Cash - Hurt is epic and apropos too. Good suggestion, that.


(<.< >.> I prenominate Crashing Under by Fivefold for Gen Z, even if it's just being hopeful.)

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 11, 2017 11:46 PM  

@71

Doesn't take much to see a picture on /pol/.

Laz wrote:So what. "F*ck you, I won't do what you tell me!" epitomizes my portion of Gen-X. There were a few drunken nights that got out of hand because of that song.

Yeah, getting drunk on the weekend is really shaking the system. I'm sure the squares were thoroughly shaken by your roguish antics.

Anonymous Mr. Rational November 11, 2017 11:54 PM  

@35  Don't forget Bill Bruford.

@40  Johnny Cash also covered "Your Own Personal Jesus" and did so powerfully.

Blogger Brad Matthews November 12, 2017 12:38 AM  

The Real Thing, one of my top 3 favorite albums of all time

Anonymous DeeJay November 12, 2017 1:00 AM  

LOL. I vividly remember hearing this in early '86, it was probably my first exposure to an 'alternative', non-Top 40 musical scene out there. In wrestling parlance, the nods to the Garbage Pail Kids and Transformers "got it over" for me... but in fact the whole song was a response to "We Are The World", which was sickeningly ubiquitous on the radio around the time FNM recorded it.

As for Gen X (I'm one), as a 'generation' it's shaping up to be no better than the rest. Oh yes, we were all sooooo independent-minded, anti-corporate and scrappy cynical. Then we pulled the lever twice for the unvarnished socialist promising Free Stuff, with his Pepsi logo and HOPE slogan.

Blogger Shimshon November 12, 2017 1:28 AM  

Never heard of the song or band. But then again, I moved to Israel in 1993 and disconnected pretty completely from American pop culture even before that, other than the 1990s-era Internet (again, in Israel, when phone service was still metered). River Phoenix died while en route. I remember that. He was probably a victim of abuse too.

Blogger SJ November 12, 2017 1:48 AM  

Gen Xer here. My favorite song of all time. You bet we care a lot

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 12, 2017 4:02 AM  

82. DeeJay November 12, 2017 1:00 AM
As for Gen X (I'm one), as a 'generation' it's shaping up to be no better than the rest.


as i've pointed out before, that's the primary defining difference between Boomers and GenX:
we never tried to pretend that getting stoned and rolling around in shit and mud ( Woodstock ) made us special.

we aren't Narcissist dumbshits.

we acknowledge that we've made errors.

Boomers spend all day bleating about how awesome they are and cry about the slightest criticism.

Blogger bw November 12, 2017 4:15 AM  

"Or a Rorschach test"

+1

Blogger bw November 12, 2017 4:16 AM  

Or

(((+1)))

Blogger SciVo November 12, 2017 4:30 AM  

@85:

We can be nihilistic dumbshits. Tying this back to the actual topic at hand, I think the worst of both generations is brought out when we turn our backs on Christ -- when we have... (•_•) / ( •_•)>⌐■-■ / (⌐■_■) faith no more.

Blogger bobby November 12, 2017 5:23 AM  

"Not a mention of "Smells Like Teen Spirit?" Always thought that track captured the feelz of GenX."

That was a Boomer song. Cobain was just born too late.

Anonymous Laz November 12, 2017 5:29 AM  

"Yeah, getting drunk on the weekend is really shaking the system. I'm sure the squares were thoroughly shaken by your roguish antics."

I think you're projecting. Back then we drank until we passed out, woke up and sweated it out at work. We were ready for more beer by lunch. I have to say that was one of the milder substances we ingested on the daily.

Blogger Unknown November 12, 2017 6:14 AM  

These guys look like they are having fun. That's nice to see in performers.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 12, 2017 6:50 AM  

I got ur fuckin GenX Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyR0r1m8enQ

We weren't all so dejected.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 12, 2017 6:59 AM  

I'd like to see Millennials commandeer this but I might be asking a bit much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3xcybdis1k

Anonymous X November 12, 2017 8:33 AM  

"Then we pulled the lever twice for the unvarnished socialist promising Free Stuff, with his Pepsi logo and HOPE slogan."

Speak for yourself dude. Didn't know any Xers that were fooled by Obozo. Oh yeah we are STILL not running this thing look at the top STILL not many Xers up there but plenty of boomers, enough said.

Anonymous X November 12, 2017 8:38 AM  

"I'm Gen X.
I have no recollection of this song."


That's because there were so many fucking good songs then compared to the boomer shit and the shit now.

Blogger Michael Maier November 12, 2017 9:03 AM  

"Not a mention of "Smells Like Teen Spirit?" Always thought that track captured the feelz of GenX."

You mean Boston's MORE THAN A FEELING?

Blogger Edgar Abbey November 12, 2017 9:03 AM  

I'm surprised at how many GenXers have never heard of this song. Have they never seen "Grosse Pointe Blank"?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 12, 2017 9:04 AM  

"we are all complicit"

I'm neither boomer nor genX. That being said, I wouldn't take issue with it if he stuck to that, but that's about the only accurate thing he's said. It makes me wonder what gen he belongs to, honestly.

Blogger SciVo November 12, 2017 9:32 AM  

Edgar Abbey wrote:I'm surprised at how many GenXers have never heard of this song. Have they never seen "Grosse Pointe Blank"?

I saw the movie. It was an amusing trifle. I don't recall the song.

Blogger SciVo November 12, 2017 9:46 AM  

This is as opposed to The Saint, which was also a trifle, but I got the soundtrack -- which (like Singles) was actually better than the movie -- because of songs like 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps.

Blogger Joel Godfrey November 12, 2017 10:36 AM  

Cro-mags 'World peace' would work for a small portion of us Xers. We would all have different themes man come on. Some metal, some devo new wave types and some rap or early dance, there was a lot going on through those years.

Anonymous Charlie Baud November 12, 2017 10:55 AM  

Laz wrote:I think you're projecting. Back then we drank until we passed out, woke up and sweated it out at work. We were ready for more beer by lunch. I have to say that was one of the milder substances we ingested on the daily.

So you're only accomplishment as a generation was consuming and imbibing? No wonder the 90's were such a garbage dump.

Anonymous liljoe November 12, 2017 11:03 AM  

the dawn of grunge era...Gen X, mocked as slackers and stoners managed to produce America's last great cultural hurrah before succumbing to Third World "hip hop Nation".
i submit Alive by Pearl Jam as another possible gen x anthem, but We Care A Lot is as good as any

Blogger kmbr November 12, 2017 11:24 AM  

I forgot all about this song.

FNM was great. I saw them once in a little venue (Mike Patton days).

Good times, the 90s. Positively innocence compared to the degeneracy today.

Blogger SciVo November 12, 2017 11:30 AM  

@101:

You're still here? Oh, right, I forgot to tell you: Don't try to troll a troll, man.

Blogger L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright November 12, 2017 12:55 PM  

> Updated note: Okay, maybe we do care about Transformers, a little, since they really are more than meets the eye.


lol

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Fine Purveyor of Quality Artisanal Gorm ) November 12, 2017 3:44 PM  

92. I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 12, 2017 6:59 AM
I'd like to see Millennials commandeer this but I might be asking a bit much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3xcybdis1k



dude.

that's Disco.

Blogger JLKent November 12, 2017 6:45 PM  

Disco's back, man, circa mid-2013

It's no surprise, really. It's not news that the top level of read-only culture is completely depleted of new ideas.

Anonymous Red Cabbage November 12, 2017 7:11 PM  

I always liked Faith No More's album "Songs to Make Love To." Somehow their deadpan cover of "Easy Like Sunday Morning" hit just the right note of irony.

Anonymous Athor Pel November 13, 2017 11:37 AM  

I saw the title of this post at the bottom of my browser page and immediately thought of the Faith No More song. I was going to post a link to it in a comment and then I scrolled the page to see the body of the post and there was the very song I was intending to link.

I laughed.


OT: comment deletion - Over the weekend, at home, I placed a comment with the same message as above in this thread and it was gone within minutes and hasn't come back. Either the mods are deleting comments from alternate IPs or a bot is doing it.

This comment is coming from my work place and they are never disappeared. But almost all comments I place from home diappear.

What is up with that?

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit November 13, 2017 12:30 PM  

Huh. Can't believe folks missed Dire Straits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag

There's your GenX anthem right there: real (dirty) jobs are for chumps, might as well sell out to Hollywood Values...

My husband actually listened to music and went to concerts, though so he might have better suggestions than a gal whose "defining music" was the LCMS hymnal and The Limeliters.

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