One of my favorite pieces of music journalism

simon_belmonT 2/23/2021 12:32:50 PM
Buoyed up by their freak occurrence US Top 20 teen hit versh of 'Summertime Blues', the rest of this first LP wedded the Cheer's brutally tough soul and blues rhythm section to Leigh Stephens' inordinately disconnected take on the role of the modern lead guitarist, almost every solo commencing as though the guitarist had been caught on tape actually in the act of Giving Up Guitar Playing. Chaos ensues every time his turn comes, as Stephens' inner demons force him through the solo ("Come on Leigh, you daft tripping c*nt, you can give up guitar after this one final assault").

- Julian Cope
BULLETHEAD 2/23/2021 12:42:57 PM
"pretty good" is my go to phrase
webmaster 2/23/2021 1:11:01 PM
"almost every solo commencing as though the guitarist had been caught on tape actually in the act of Giving Up Guitar Playing"

lol
simon_belmonT 2/23/2021 1:19:51 PM
Cope is a genius
Alabama_Man 2/23/2021 1:39:07 PM
Music journalists and critics are usually just a bunch of stuck up assholes who lack musical talent and write a bunch of bullshit they think makes them look smart
barbara 2/23/2021 1:42:25 PM
go f*ck your sister about it, loser
simon_belmonT 2/23/2021 1:49:14 PM
Alabama_Man 2/23/2021 1:39:07 PM
Music journalists and critics are usually just a bunch of stuck up assholes who lack musical talent and write a bunch of bullshit they think makes them look smart


Posted by a guy hiding behind a gimmick
theocean 2/23/2021 1:55:58 PM
as much as pitchfork sucks and continues to suck more





this is a classic....
simon_belmonT 2/23/2021 2:06:33 PM
Lol

Also it should be noted Cope was speaking very positively of that Blue Cheer record. Out of context it may seem like a jab
theocean 2/23/2021 2:26:44 PM
remember the buddyhead axl rose rating system?
simon_belmonT 2/23/2021 2:27:28 PM
Yes I do and I loved that
Alabama_Man 2/23/2021 2:34:54 PM
Salty much? Lol if the shoe fits