Monday, March 03, 2008

"Top Ten Worst Bands Of All Time" by Yeasayer



Brooklyn's unfaultably earnest Yeasayer – who are rereleasing their awesome album All Hour Cymbals from last year, probably because nowhere near enough people realised it was out already – took a few minutes out to cuss some bands for us. Can't really fuck with any of their irony-busting choices. They're on mini-tour at the moment, so if you didn't get round to seeing them last year, get down to the ICA on Wednesday. Or see them in Glasgow or Manchester later in the week, if you live there. The 'Wait For The Summer' single is out on 17th March, and the pretty cool video is above. Yes! Yes! It is! On with the hate:

1. Van Halen / KISS
Let them duke it out. To the death.

2. Bare Naked Ladies
They should be number one, but Van Halen really deserve it.

3. Lenny Kravitz
Apart from the fact that Lenny is terrible on his own, he also taints other artists, like Jay-Z.

4. Black Crowes
Why are these guys famous? Their career was made off of crappy covers. Plus they just seem like assholes.

5. Eric Clapton
What a loser.

6. George Thoroughgood
One whiskey, one bourbon, one shoot-me-in-the-head-right-now.

7. AC/DC
Little Australian men in little shorts singing the same song over and over again.

8. Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder influenced every bad singer from 1992 on.

9. Santana
Santana seems like a really cool guy, but he's had far too many collaborations with Rob Thomas.

10. Sublime
Snowboarders have really bad taste in music.

5/3 Bar Academy, Manchester
6/3 ICA, London
8/3 King Tuts, Glasgow
9/3 Night + Day, Manchester
10/3 ICA
'Wait For The Summer' single out March 17th, All Hour Cymbals album out March 31st

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey I thought Dummy was quarterly but it's been at least six months since the last one, what's going on?

Anonymous said...

1. Van Halen / KISS
5. Eric Clapton
7. AC/DC
8. Pearl Jam
9. Santana

??????

Let me guess, if we drag the top 20 out of these too-cool-for-the-room douches, do we see appearances by Elvis, the Beatles, Led Zep, & Beethoven? F***king morons.

Paul said...

New Dummy action coming soon. Apologies for the delay. Please hang in there.

Paul said...

On the Yeasayer list I have to agree, to some extent, with your comment. Putting AC/DC, Van Halen and KISS in a worst bands of all time list does suggest a certain kind of mindset - one with a sense of humour bypass perhaps.