The National changes "Bona Drag" lyric reference in "Pink Rabbits" live

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 12" on the slack, Jun 6, 2018.

By 12" on the slack on Jun 6, 2018 at 10:57 PM
  1. 12" on the slack

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    (originally posted in the thread: This is Morrissey: An Interview by Fiona Dodwell - Tremr)

    We just got back from watching The National on this beautiful evening in this beautiful town. They changed the lyrics to their song Pink Rabbits from

    And everybody was gone
    You were standing in the street cause you were trying not to crack up
    And Bona Drag is still on


    to

    And everybody was gone
    You were standing in the street cause you were trying not to crack up
    ... oh, fuck that man, he was good for a while


    ....

    True story


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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 12" on the slack, Jun 6, 2018.

    1. vegan.cro spirit# 453
      vegan.cro spirit# 453

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    2. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Oh is that the same lead singer who was gushing over Morrissey on Later With Jools Holland a few months ago - even dedicating one of the songs to him - but Morrissey blanked him when he came over and tried to talk to him? I'm sure Morrissey's heartbroken that he doesn't like him anymore, since Morrissey was so enthralled by him when they met in the flesh -- NOT!! :rolleyes:

      The National is a rubbish band for boring people.
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    3. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      The National is perhaps the best band around, so this of course is a drag...
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    4. g23
      g23
      The National are boring as fuck and every song is written in sepia tones. I wait for crescendos that never arrive, and fall asleep drooling on my lapel when they play- BUT

      "Fuck that guy" is the very common three word refrain I hear in the real world (not online) when Morrissey is brought up. It's happened enough times now to strike me as curious that so many would have it as a default response.
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    5. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      By the way, is it “fuck that man” or “fuck that, man”? Big difference.
    6. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Written some good music but like most of these "alt" US bands, liberal dickwads.
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    7. DavidK
      DavidK
      but Morrissey blanked him when he came over and tried to talk to him? I'm sure Morrissey's heartbroken that he doesn't like him anymore, since Morrissey was so enthralled by him when they met in the flesh -- NOT!! :rolleyes:

      Yeah it's only cool to be a prick if you are Morrissey!
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Matt is an infinitely more interesting lyricist than Morrissey at this point.

      Nice lyric change.

      The backlash is building.

      Don't worry, Morrissey's crack team of defenders will be sure to tell you otherwise.
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    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Conservatives don't do art well.

      You can't deal confidently with artistic tools like paradox, irony, and satire when you have such little self-awareness, and a lack of culture.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      "Conservatives don't do art well" -- the majority of western Art prior to 1965 says otherwise. Literally centuries of it. Didn't pay much attention in history class, did you, dimwit? Talk about lack of awareness! Your theory has crashed to the ground at the first hurdle.
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      The National’s last five albums have pissed all over anything Morrissey has done since 2004, that’s for sure. Also, one of the best live bands of the last decade. The only drag now is Morrissey, and the far-right apologists who seem to inhabit every nook and cranny of this forum now.
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    12. ACTON
      ACTON
      Snorefest. 'Good for a while' is better than they'll ever be. The singer is a pretentious twat, as evidenced with his white house bullshit when they were on Joolz Holland. Why do these bullshit singers always assume we care what they think. I couldn't be arsed putting a ? at the end of that sentence.
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    13. 12" on the slack
      12" on the slack
      Yes yes, that same lead singer who used to gush over Morrissey is now denouncing him (perhaps something to do with Morrissey's right wing assholery?) But you’re right, The National's output over the last decade can’t match the greatness of Morrissey’s… I mean stuff like Pink Rabbits ain’t no Kiss Me A Lot.

      Also, you are the Holocaust denier from the politics thread. I don't do Holocaust deniers. You tend to have poor judgment.
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    14. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      Feels weird that a Moz fan would be so hateful towards a band like The National. They share lots of similarities with Moz. Witty, yet profoundly dark lyrics. Strong vocal melodies. A sense of drama. A charismatic front man. Have you heard songs like About Today, Guilty Party or Conversation 16?
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    15. 12" on the slack
      12" on the slack
      They’re really not boring, though. I thought so myself at first, but the more I listen to them the more addicted I become. Underneath the sepia tones, the music is actually quite complex and layered, the songs well-crafted (I bet you they don’t show up in the studio with half-baked ideas unlike certain other artists - every note, every second of every track has a use and a purpose). And then there’s Matt Berninger’s lyrics - love, loss, self-doubt, darkness, desperation but also a great sense of humour; all delivered soulfully. How can you not love a line like "I'm so surprised you want to dance with me now, I was just getting used to living life without you around”?
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    16. ACTON
      ACTON
      I think they're ok but not great. The antics of your man on stage singing puts me off. So does the beard and the whole hipster vibe. I don't find him charismatic. I find Brett Anderson charismatic, or Moz, Lloyd Cole, Siouxsie, maybe even Sumner from New Order. I love those bands because the voice is as good or better than the music. Most bands to me either have none of the two, or one at most. But not both, certainly none of the more modern bands. To be honest I find 95% of the bands on Joolz to be pure unfiltered toxic shit.
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    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      The fact that Gregor Samsa and 12" on the slack both enjoy The National is enough to tell me that my view that "The National is a boring band for boring people" was entirely correct.
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    18. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
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      default because they can't think for themselves. PARROT THEIR PEERS AND WHAT THE MEDIA TELLS THEM.

      If it wasn't for M the National would never have stepped on a stage,

      ... UNGRATEFUL TURDS.



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    19. 12" on the slack
      12" on the slack
      Fuck off, Holocaust denier.

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