View Full Version : Pete Townshend responds to Kurt's journal insult


NO CODE
11-05-2002, 11:37 AM
"Generation" Gap?
Who guitarist Pete Townshend has addressed Kurt Cobain's quip "I hope I die before I become Pete Townshend," which the late Nirvana frontman wrote in his just-published Journals. "I mourn little Kurt," Townshend writes in a book review for British newspaper The Observer. "Once beautiful, then pathetic, lost and heroically stupid boy. Hard rock indeed."

Jesse Miller
11-05-2002, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by NO CODE
"Once beautiful, then pathetic, lost and heroically stupid boy. Hard rock indeed."

Townshend said that?! That's ironic.

Someone should let Pete know that ever since Keith died, they've been The Poo.

And Lifehouse Elements was worse than Hitler.

THE MACHINA666
11-05-2002, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by NO CODE
"I hope I die before I become Pete Townshend,"

Hahaha!

DeviousJ
11-05-2002, 03:28 PM
I like the way he felt he had to respond to something a dead guy wrote 10 years ago

FearFactory
11-05-2002, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by DeviousJ
I like the way he felt he had to respond to something a dead guy wrote 10 years ago

I was thinking the same thing. What a petty man he is.

sawdust restaurants
11-05-2002, 04:16 PM
I wonder if he realizes by responding to that, he's just affirming what Kurt said.

Deege
11-05-2002, 05:19 PM
yeah, but Pete still has a point.

GlassDreams
11-05-2002, 05:57 PM
ehh...read the rest of it.

http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/diary/display.cfm?id=25&zone=diary

Junebug
11-05-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by DeviousJ
I like the way he felt he had to respond to something a dead guy wrote 10 years ago


I second that...or fourth...whatever. It's kind of sad.

Best Looking Boy
11-05-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by Jesse Miller
Someone should let Pete know that ever since Keith died, they've been The Poo. While he's talking to the ghost of Kurt Cobain maybe he should ask moon to come back so he can stop sucking

ChristHimself!
11-05-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by GlassDreams
ehh...read the rest of it.

http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/diary/display.cfm?id=25&zone=diary

he keeps talking about "nevermind, their first album."

Finsta
11-05-2002, 09:41 PM
Yeah, this review is some pathetic ass shit.

It basically says "I'm boring, so I don't like things"

Mason R Butler
11-06-2002, 12:29 AM
Out of context. I didn't read as much negativity in his review as whoever created this 5 line synopsis of a large article. I saw a lot more sympathy than bitterness.

Cherub Angel
11-06-2002, 12:45 AM
Simple.

He's pissed.


The final nail in the Who coffin was hammered in when Entwistle died.

GlassDreams
11-06-2002, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by I Hate Music
Out of context. I didn't read as much negativity in his review as whoever created this 5 line synopsis of a large article. I saw a lot more sympathy than bitterness.

Exactly.

feb4films
11-06-2002, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by I Hate Music
Out of context. I didn't read as much negativity in his review as whoever created this 5 line synopsis of a large article. I saw a lot more sympathy than bitterness.

My god - I couldn't agree more. Not only are you people castigating Townshend for some remarks taken completely out of context, but you're ripping on Pete fucking Townshend...

Jesse Miller
11-06-2002, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by feb4films
I'm gay, I'm gay, I'm gay... but you're ripping on Pete fucking Townshend...

Because he deserves it. Not really for the Kurt thing, but for sucking in general.

feb4films
11-06-2002, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Jesse Miller


Because he deserves it. Not really for the Kurt thing, but for sucking in general.

Sucking now or always sucking? If he sucks because of his post-prime years then you have to say, in relation, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin suck too because they went through the same downfalls. And, in my opinion, Pete Townshend's contribution to rock and roll dwarfs Kurt Cobain's...

Jesse Miller
11-06-2002, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by feb4films
Sucking now or always sucking?
Originally posted by Jesse Miller
Someone should let Pete know that ever since Keith died, they've been The Poo.

feb4films
11-06-2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Graveflower
feb4films is the worst username ever. Did you really need to make a new name to promote that shit? Sheesh!

Where the fuck did this come from? Having this username is no different than anyone else's - what's wrong with promoting a website or a band or a baseball player or something you do? Did I hurt your feelings at some point or are you just lashing out for no particular reason?

feb4films
11-06-2002, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Jesse Miller
The Poo


Didn't he do anything - didn't the Who do anything before Moon died? Is that not enough or are those achievements erased because of what comes after?

feb4films
11-06-2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Graveflower
Cheers for having no sense of humor.

Sorry, but it's sometimes difficult to tell when someone is joking when it's just typed words...

Jesse Miller
11-06-2002, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by feb4films


Didn't he do anything - didn't the Who do anything before Moon died? Is that not enough or are those achievements erased because of what comes after?

No, of course not. But on the same token, you can't excuse Psychoderelict because of A Quick One...

Townshend is just salty that Kurt Cobain never sucked his dick like Eddie Vedder does.

sawdust restaurants
11-06-2002, 04:33 PM
We are ripping on Townshend because he is the epitome of trying to hold onto one's stardom in the midst of irrelevancy.

feb4films
11-06-2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by sawdust restaurants
We are ripping on Townshend because he is the epitome of trying to hold onto one's stardom in the midst of irrelevancy.

I guess we just view him differently...

Karl Malone
11-06-2002, 08:45 PM
Karl Malone play tonsil tag with Pete Townshend last night.