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When looking ridiculous cost an artist their career.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. bgmacaw

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    So that’s what cost me my music career... I feel so much better now.:rolleyes:
     
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    Ditch the Blooze Daddy hat, and I think you're there. ;)
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    I don't know, I thought Al Davis and the Christian crusaders did OK.

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    "Blues Daddy hat"?!? :eek:o_O That's the first time anyone's accused me of that! :twisted:

    When I think of "blooze daddies," I picture a fedora or a pork pie hat. Mine's a Stetson Sturgis.
     
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    What about these guys?

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    Well, that stunt was pulled at a point in his career where it not only didnt matter what the reaction was, even if it was bad publicity it was more publicity. And the record did ok..... For a newcomer.... :lol:

    Bottom line IMO, it was a moment of "look folks, I can do whatever I want!"

    Well, their career didnt turn out so bad for what started out as a college joke and whim.

    But like others pointed out already.... Most of the examples have been a success despite the silliness, not a failure as a result.

    Pop music has been full of it all along. Elton John for example. P.Funkedellic at another exteme.
    More recently, Saia, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Brittney, the list goes on and on.

    Heres another twist. The Gorillas. Live performances by animated characters.

    Theres so many more examples, all a relative success while exploiting the opportunity to look foolish. A few who even can claim some fame, yet walk down the street unrecognized. Kind of a cool trick of you can pull it off.
     
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    I don’t know, if only Billy had incorporated more arm swinging, probably would have been fine...
     
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    Neither Slade nor Twisted Sister careers foundered because of their outfits. In fact they probably drove them.

    Slade were a favorite on the BBC's Top of The Pops TV show in the pre-punk 70s (a) because they were quite happy to mime and play along and (b) because everyone tuned in to see what ridiculous outfit Dave Hill - the one with the long straight hair and the goofy teeth - would be wearing next, and he made a point of out-doing himself for every appearance. What put Slade's career into something of a nosedive was the advent of punk rock. Nonetheless they continued to do sell out tours for years, nay decades to come, and Quiet Riot's career doing cover versions of Slade hits from the 70s didn't do their bank balances any harm either.

    Twisted Sister (I saw them live in Portsmouth Guildhall in England) used Dee Snider's sort-of cross-dressing to stand out in a crowd when there were more new hair metal bands than you could shake a curling iron at. So it didn't do them any harm either.

    If you want to see a career ruined by looking stupid, check out All About Eve and their disasterous appearance on Top of The Pops. For some reason still unknown (I think sabotage, but...) the backing track they were supposed to mime to wasn't playing in the studio but did play out to TV Land. Career over.

     
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    Saw Kiss without the makeup on their tour of the UK in 83. They sucked.

    Saw ZZ Top a couple of years ago in Sugar Land. Cardboard cutouts would have been more animated, but I'm told they've always been like that: stand there, play it, if the crowd likes it great, if they throw beer bottles...
     
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    PS Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer did some great send-ups of Slade at home and on vacation. You can find them on youtube. Apparently the band thought them really funny too.
     
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    All he really needed were longer canines and he'd have nailed it.

    I love the antedote about Liberace and his critics BTW. he said "I cried all the way to the bank".
     
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    At least you can rely on Mr Robert Zombie keeping it real...

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    Yikes, that was unfortunate!
     
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    rock stars have flunkies to do those sorts of things for them.
     
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    the second wave of black metal was in some ways a reaction to death metal bands wearing sweatpants.
     
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    Darn, I always suspected having both khaki and dark khaki colored cargo shorts may have been a risk :oops:.
     
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    WTH is black metal?
     
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    when you're on stage it's time to put on a show.
     
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    an offshoot of metal music that started in the eighties in a few places worldwide and really got codified in the early 90s in norway.



    it tends to involve a lot of makeup and stage costumes and for a hot second in the early 90s, church burning and murder.

    while i think darkthrone is a way better band, watain is a better illustration of how theatrical black metal gets:



    quite a few of these bands are pagan or satanist.

    or i dunno watain is great live but their records just don't do it for me.
     
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