View Full Version : tom petty speaks out


Jesse
10-27-2002, 05:46 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=16913

THRILLHO
10-27-2002, 06:31 PM
that started off pretty strong, and then he starts to talk about sexualizing young girls and hip hop and the sixties and sounding like a rambling drunk old fart who's lost touch.

Best Looking Boy
10-27-2002, 09:28 PM
Well it's kind of easy for him to make that statement with all the bling bling rap on mtv. Not everyone knows about the indie hip-hop that only middle-class, white kids know about, oh yeah and Julio.

Best Looking Boy
10-27-2002, 09:45 PM
Yeah well what if there were like a zillion bands out there like Ween. It would just be fucking stupid. Not everything can be stupid. And a lot of these guys aren't even trying to be silly, in fact their dead serious.

frail_and_bedazzled
10-27-2002, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Best Looking Boy
Yeah well what if there were like a zillion bands out there like Ween. It would just be fucking stupid. Not everything can be stupid. And a lot of these guys aren't even trying to be silly, in fact their dead serious.


yeah. i agree. and i partially agree with the tone of the article, but i do think it's a little irresponsible perhaps to air those views in such a public way. then again, we live in a (questionable) democracy. i mean, i suppose he's speaking more to the type of people who only listen to that sort of thing and/or assume the style and ideals of that genre, and i use the term 'ideals' loosely.

sawdust restaurants
10-28-2002, 12:09 PM
Why is anybody surprised? I love Tom Petty, but he was never exactly well known for musical diversity. It's rather unsurprising that he would say stuff like that.

But at the same time, he does have his right to his opinions. And probably completely obliviously, he brought up a good point--the prevalence of bling-bling pretty much killed intelligent, mainstream hip-hop. I'm not saying there's no place for bling bling, goofy shit, but it seems as if the pedestal has swung too far in the other direction. It used to be that mainstream rap was the antithesis to the lowest common denominator of hair metal. Thirteen years ago when Chuck D said rap was the black man's news source (I can't remember the exact quote), it meant something. Now it's almost the complete opposite of that. And it's a goddamned shame, because for a while, those people were tearing shit up.

I'm not saying there's no place for a Jigga or a Missy, because there definitely is, but there needs to be more Ice-T's and Grandmaster Flashes.

Mr. Rhinoceros
10-28-2002, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Best Looking Boy
. Not everyone knows about the indie hip-hop that only middle-class, white kids know about, oh yeah and Julio.

<font color=#007AAA face="courier new">You're so Austin it hurts.</font>

theonemofo
10-29-2002, 12:12 AM
it's such a weak article. it's one thing to point out problems, it's another to fix them. who needs tom petty to tell you this stuff?

Best Looking Boy
10-29-2002, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Rhinoceros


<font color=#007AAA face="courier new">You're so Austin it hurts.</font> Thanks for the info fattie.

frail_and_bedazzled
10-30-2002, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by theonemofo
it's such a weak article. it's one thing to point out problems, it's another to fix them. who needs tom petty to tell you this stuff?

i do! i turn to tom petty for all my decisions in life.