Pop band Busted to 'take a break'

iGav

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YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

'take a break' my arse... they're splitting up!!! :p

now if Green Day and Blink 182 would take the hint as well... result! :eek: :p

rinky dink link
 

zelmo

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I've never even heard of these guys, much less heard any of their smash hits. Judging by the pic, I supposed I'm fortunate for that. They look like a sorry lot. :rolleyes:
 

iGav

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powermac666 said:
I've never even heard of these guys, much less heard any of their smash hits. Judging by the pic, I supposed I'm fortunate for that. They look like a sorry lot. :rolleyes:

They're 'Punk' much in the same way as 'Green Day', 'Blink 182' and 'Avril Lavigne' think themselves as 'Punk'... ;) :p
 

Lord Blackadder

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Never heard of them, but if they're anything like Blink 182 then good frickin riddance. I was hoping that kind of crap hadn't caught on in Europe.
 

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Lord Blackadder said:
Never heard of them, but if they're anything like Blink 182 then good frickin riddance. I was hoping that kind of crap hadn't caught on in Europe.
They're much worse than Blink 182! :eek:
 

joepunk

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I to have never heard of them and couldn't care less as they have not had an impact on the PNW as far as I know. What kind of a name is "Busted" for a band? At-least most PNW bands here have more interesting names and much better music.

Blink 182 I can understand but Green Day I don't know. I had a roommate who was basically in love with Green Day :rolleyes: He is a huge fan and although I like the band enough they just look too much like other people wearing black clothing, ties, spiked hair.
 

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Thank the lord! and I tend to agree about Blink182 and Avril and Greenday.... the mindless youth that is my little brother follow the record industry like they are the pied piper.

Now if Eminem got the message that everyone's bored with his... Britney Smells, I hate Life, I have a daughter and I'm hard done by lyrics in every single song he does.... maybe we'd have a bit of sense.

oh and Busted did the Thunderbirds song
 

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I used to like Green Day but now its getting old and out of style, the 90's are over. :eek: But I still like grunge, Nirvana is timeless in my opinion. :cool:
 

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I don't think Avril is punk but more of a confused rock pop star that can't find her identity.
 

kettle

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Fake Punk

I hate fake punk. Here's what "Punky Bruster" - Cooked on phonics sounds like. A very funny record mocking the record industry's adoption of "New Punk" as product.

Fake Punk - Punky Bruster (mp3) it's a very good song even though it takes the piss.

Taken from the Devin Townsend Discography at [/URL] Hevydevy Records. There's loads of other Devin Townsend and Strapping Young Lad stuff on there too.

lyrics

Fake Punk
Words and music © 1996 Devin Townsend


This here's a song about the things you don't find in nature
This here's a tale about conditions of the head
At one time I wanted to expand my education but
Now I'll make more money if I dye my hair instead.


'Cause I've gotta be more punk, and forget about writing love songs
And even though I'm a middle class white Canadian
God knows I've been done wrong
'Cause I'm a fake punk! I'm a fake punk!
I'll even use a dirty word, I'll even write a mean song,
I'll even take a mean picture
'Cause I've got the hair for it!


I've always tried to dig myself out of the sewer
I've always strived to be a little bit more well-read
But oh no! Here comes that rock press interviewer so,
I'll just look real tough and say **** a lot instead


I'd be alright if I could just hang out with my girlfriend
I'd be just fine if they would close down all the bars
And maybe one day I'll join a protest against smoking
But when it comes to sincere angst you can just
Leave me the **** alone!
 

iGav

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kettle said:
I hate fake punk. Here's what "Punky Bruster" - Cooked on phonics sounds like. A very funny record mocking the record industry's adoption of "New Punk" as product.
Heheheh it's true though, bands like Green Day, Blink, McFly, Busted, Avril etc are no more 'Punk' than the 'Pistols were...
 

kettle

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iGAV said:
Heheheh it's true though, bands like Green Day, Blink, McFly, Busted, Avril etc are no more 'Punk' than the 'Pistols were...
And now people will read your post and go OMG! I thought the Pistols were the real deal.

It's amazing what 15 minutes of well remembered fame will do for a popular music career.

You know that "Number of the Beast" is number 3 in the UK at the mo, if people like new waves of music the first "Iron Maiden" album called "Iron Maiden" was a very punk influenced sound, very grimy and very London sounding, it came out in 1978-79 uk itunes link I listen to it like it's punk played by very accomplished musicians. The message maybe lost but the soul and sound are still in it.

In the UK there was also a "Lucozade" advert with Daly Thompson (olympic decathlete) with a brilliant soundtrack uk itunes link.

If there are any discussions on the actual bloodlines of a genre, New Punk was a finically inspired cloning operation, there was no love in that relationship. Where the heart of Punk actually lies today can be argued until the cows come home, one thing is for certain, the directions it spread were to do with love and not money.

Does anyone know if Lucozade is sold in the U.S.?
 

iGav

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And now people will read your post and go OMG! I thought the Pistols were the real deal.
No they won't they'll think I'm talking sh*t... :p
 

wdlove

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I'm sure that the pressures that they are under must be tremendous. Since they are so successful it would be a shame to loose them for good. The break might be a good thing, a time to just get away.
 

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I'm going to guess by that that you haven't actually heard them? ;)
No, I will admit that I haven't. Was echoing the comment of edesignuk and others. If they weren't a good band no one would care or even mention them.
 

brap

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wdlove said:
If they weren't a good band no one would care or even mention them.
wdlove, come on son... people are remembered for bad things too, on occasion. Everyone remembers the Spice Girls, now don't they? ;)
 

wdlove

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brap said:
wdlove, come on son... people are remembered for bad things too, on occasion. Everyone remembers the Spice Girls, now don't they? ;)
I happen to be more than old enough to be your father. You also have a very nice looking significant other. Either way the band is certainly being remembered. People can disagree politely on their view.