Contrarian Rock Writing Hits A Heretofore-Unseen New Low

Sep 12th, 2008 // 16 Comments

51lMIUWh16L._SL500_AA240_.jpgFrom a blurb for the forthcoming book I Hate New Music, which sets out to “celebrate a time when Foreigner, Frampton, and Foghat fought for total chart dominance” and push for Thin Lizzy to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “Author Dave Thompson examines the sacred cows of the past 30 years – from U2 to Days of the New, from Radiohead to The White Stripes–and then slaughters them for their sins against our souls in this un-put-downable compendium of outrageous opinion, hilarious anecdote, and wild accusations.” Um, exactly where is Days Of The New considered a “sacred cow”? Some dude’s basement somewhere in Wyoming? [Amazon via antiMUSIC]

  1. AL

    un-put-downable?

  2. PengIn

    It’s about time somebody put Days Of The New in their place. These fries aren’t going to cook themselves.

  3. KikoJones

    Anybody making a case for Queen as best band ever is highly questionable to begin with.

  4. janine

    @KikoJones: …careful…

  5. Mr. Praline

    LOUD NOISES!

  6. DaeSu

    @KikoJones: If you’re lookin’ for a Friday beatdown, you’ve come to the right place!

  7. Eugene Langley

    Where is Days Of The New considered a “sacred cow”? India.

  8. revmatty

    I’ll stir it up: Queen is largely over-rated and coasts on a handful of hits one of which is a novelty song. Go.

  9. BadUncle

    Jesus. I can’t think of a musical era less compelling or distinguished than that of Joureigner and Frampton. It was a tedium perfect for weed.

  10. Reidicus

    I think someone got his Rock ‘N’ Roll a little too Hootchie Coo’d.

  11. Dickdogfood

    OH AWESOME, he’s a hack-ack-ack-ack-ack: [www.davethompsonbooks.com]

  12. Chris Molanphy

    Just wait till he takes on that infernal Dishwalla!

  13. musicmope

    One week in Europe would convince you that Queen, ABBA and Depeche Mode are more important and influential than the Beatles ever were. Bowie and the Stones come out alright, though.

  14. Rufus On Fire - David

    Just from that blurb, I’m convinced that Klosterman did it a million times better, and with 100% less douchebaggery, in Fargo Rock City.

  15. TheContrarian

    No Queen dissin’ please.

    But yeah, this seems ridiculous.

  16. Anonymous

    Days Of The New?

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