Your favourite Rock curmudgeon .....

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  1. bumnote

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    Chuck Berry...for decades he was the very definition of a curmudgeonly old man.

    Too cheap to hire a band to tour with.
    You know my songs, I don't need to rehearse.
    Complained about how everyone that ever played rock and roll copied his style and covered his songs...yet getting paid for those covers.
    Did one thing well...and kept doing that one thing in the exact same way.
    Wore white leather dress shoes.
    Had the same hair style he did when he was in his 20's.
     
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    I do love his music so much. I’ve met Peggy (x wife) and his daughter....they are very sweet.

    This guy.

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    Seems Sir Paul is vying for that honor these days.
     
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    Ginger Baker, FTW
     
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    Ginger Baker came out of the womb an old complaining bastard...then he got worse.
     
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    Yep!

    NY is completely off his rocker! I used to subscribe to his archives but I had a tendency to drift over to his "Contrarian" which proved to be nothing more than extreme partisan politics masked with curmudgeonly delivered concern!
     
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    Robert Fripp.

    [drops mic]
     
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    Yes! In the new King Crimson he demanded that Bill Bruford avoid hitting cymbals because the cymbal camber interfered with peoples’ ability to hear his midrange guitar tone.
     
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    I can't pick just one.
     
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    John D Morton
     
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    Albini probably. Although he may be hangin' up the belt, he just did (today?) a longish explanation of sorts about his past work, statements, etc. Twitter if you’re so inclined, seemed pretty thoughtful.
     
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    Definitely Townshend, who was a grumpy old fart when still in his early twenties. But I still love his contributions to rock & roll...
     
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    I don't think cranky old farts - or curmudgeons as we are calling them in this thread - are amusing for the most part. I guess I'd also pick Neil Young, because if you see his solo act, he's not that way at all. He's funny, charming, sly, genuine, and a great story teller in between songs. Of course, it's possible I caught him on a good day, but still...
     
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    He designed the Marshall stack because he couldn’t stand it when people talked when they were playing. I kind of admire that.
     
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    I can't believe no one mentioned Roger Waters! I've lost all respect for Van and Eric (you know why), and for Neil, because of what he did to Peg, but at least she got the ranch before she died. I guess the kids have it now, if it hasn't been burned to a crisp. We used to hike on his land all the time, as well as lots of that area under the redwoods between the bay and the ocean, on the peninsula south of SF and north of Santa Cruz, mostly in the Woodside/La Honda area, 'cause we lived in Redwood City, which is just east of there.
    As to Ginger Baker, you gotta see the documentary, where he starts pummeling the guy making the film with his cane, smacking him on the head!
    John Lennon was also a known DB at times, and Pete Townsend prides himself on being a jackass. And, I think everyone in Zep, except maybe JPJ, is/was a complete jerk too.
    Unfortunately, fame and fortune turns at least half of those who acquire it into jerks, but they always were. The money just allows them to be themselves with no consequence
     
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    Being a curmudgeon too I don't see why I have to put up with all those jerks.
     
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    Neil Young is a big part of why I took up guitar in the first place.

    But this photo ... he seems to be about to shout "Get offa my lawn!"
     
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    A friend of mine met him at a guitar show. RD asked him “Go get me a hotdog, wouldya?”
     
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    Once in an interview, Ginger Baker was asked about Clapton's herion addiction
    Baker said it was all a lie...Clapton was never a junkie...because he was too CHEAP to be a junkie.
    It doesn't get any more curmudgeonly than that!
     
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    If John Lennon were alive, it would probably be him and he would be a curmudgeon with Capital C! lol

    Having said that, my nomination goes to Keith Richards.
     
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