Because this was too good to pass up: Jess’ October post on the ’90s crass-in compilation Buzz Ballads 2 resulted in what may have been our most foul-mouthed, anger-tinged, comment of the year. Sure, 30 tracks of ’90s post-grunge schmaltz would put anyone in a bad mood, but this aggravated comment from someone who goes by the name “actualmusician” went the extra mile and got me thinking that some rock-radio staple out there wants to spend his new year selling the drama, and not applying novocaine to his clearly hardened soul:
Fuck all of you no talent wannabes who criticize these bands on this compilation of music.
First of all they did not name the title of this disc.
And second they probably put their songs on the disc to make money because most of them have none because you idiots all download your music off the fucking internet instead of buying their records or actually paying for the fucking download.
Don’t criticize someone else’s art if you cannot write the lyrics, compose the sheet of music, and produce the fucking record yourselves.
Most of you probably cannot even read music, or play something besides what you can learn by ear. Shut Up! You have no right!
And all that shit about this is a free country is just a defense mechanism to help you shield yourself from getting your feelings hurt. BooHoo!
The defensiveness and the sorta-inner knowledge of how the comp was named (hey, I didn’t know that Ed Kowalczyk and Gavin Rossdale didn’t get a say in its marketing strategy) make me think that “ActualMusicia” has to be someone whose band is on the compilation. So here’s the track list, once again!
Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”
Creed, “Arms Wide Open”
Oasis, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”
Staind, “So Far Away”
Simple Plan, “Perfect”
Fuel, “Bad Day”
Finger Eleven, “One Thing”
P.O.D., “Youth Of The Nation”
Collective Soul, “December”
The Jesus & Mary Chain, “Sometimes Always”
Candlebox, “Cover Me”
The Lemonheads, “Into Your Arms”
Barenaked Ladies, “Pinch Me”
Sugar Ray, “Someday”
Hoobastank, “The Reason”
Lifehouse, “You And Me”
Our Lady Peace , “Clumsy”
Three Doors Down, “Be Like That”
Counting Crows, “Round Here”
Toad The Wet Sprocket, “Walk On The Ocean”
Gin Blossoms, “Until I Fall Away”
Sister Hazel, “All For You”
Live, “Selling The Drama”
Tonic, “You Wanted More”
Eels, “Novocaine For The Soul”
311, “Love Song”
It has to be Stapp, right? Has to be.