The Week in Comments: Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup with Melvins Lite, Cro-Mags, Chumbawamba
Published Jul 11, 2012As usual, we've put together some of the great and not-so-great reactions to our online content with Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup. Here are just a few of the stories that have generated the most conversation this week.
To start, influential alt-metal champs the Melvins are currently touring through Canada as the three-piece version of the band, Melvins Lite, and have partnered with Exclaim! to document their northern expedition in a tour blog. We posted a photo of the guys on Facebook and received a huge response. Bill Patko said, "I would love to have run into them in front of a Tim Hortons. That would rock!!" Commenting on last Wednesday's concert in Ottawa, Andre Lariviere said, "The Bluesfest show was wicked. So glad I finally got to see the Melvins." For some comments from the Melvins themselves, head to the blog here.
Next, Harley Flanagan, the original bass player for one of New York City's early hardcore-metal crossover outfits, Cro-Mags, was accused of stabbing two of his former bandmates. Some of the resulting comments seemed to be quite tongue in cheek. "Meathead!" shouted Temsik, while Jimb added, "That's so metal!" Perhaps missing the sarcasm, this prompted Tyler to state plainly, "New York music fans are morons."
After roughly three decades of making music, British anarcho-rockers Chumbawamba decided to call it quits. Since the group is most famous for their 1997 hit single "Tubthumping," our Twitter followers got nostalgic. Toronto musician @gentlemenreg tweeted, "If I was still in highschool I might feel something. #overit," while @emilyreports joked, "So, guess they won't get back up again."
Finally, long-running punk act NOFX unveiled their new seven-inch featuring a partially nude Margaret Thatcher dancing with Ronald Reagan. Uncork my Dork said, "I don't mind throwback music, why not have the politics be relevant for right now?" Jimb replied saying, "It's Reagan grabbing Thatcher's naked ass! That's relevant no matter what year it is."
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