Internet comment of the day

When Bruce Springsteen first met Paul McCartney, he couldn\’t keep himself from saying, \”Mr. McCartney, I have to tell you that you and your career have always been an inspiration to me in my music. I\’m embarrassed to tell you that, though, because it sounds so corny.\”

McCartney replied, \”Don\’t worry about it. I once said the same thing to Phil Everly.\”

9 comments on “Internet comment of the day

  1. Cool, the Everlys are a little forgotten about these days, but theirs was the first concert I went to see on their reunion tour in about 1984 when I was 6, my mother was a huge fan. Coincidentally the gig was in Liverpool.

  2. And, golly, the Everly brothers were crap: reasonably representative of the awful state of popular music between the demise of the Swing Bands and the rise of the Beatles.

    (Though perhaps not as crap as Elvis?)

  3. Though perhaps not as crap as Elvis

    Elvis’ early stuff (i.e. Sun Records) was superb. I bet there are few other artists who could pull off Mystery Train armed with only a guitar and a voice like Elvis could.

  4. A comment like this only confirms to me what an absolute prick Bruce Springsteen is.

    Then again, I think a lot of John Lennon’s stuff is crap that gets wildly praised because of its political views.

  5. @dearieme
    Prefer the Everlys to Swing bands(snort) and even a lot of the Beatles (who used Everly Bro harmonies hence Paul Mc C’s comment most likely)
    The guitar intros to Bye Bye Love etc were apparently on open stringing /tuned to a chord in homage to Bo Diddley.Did n’t they compose Not fade away for Buddy Holly ? Certainly had a big influence on Holly (got him to emphasise the glasses not hide them.)

  6. @dearieme
    Swing bands means Glenn Miller and Dorsey Brothers surely, churning out industrial scale dance music, not Benny Goodman and Count Basie who were brilliant jazz musicians as well as doing a bit of churning ?
    But even with these, the small group settings, Goodman’s trio,quartet and sextet recordings
    and Count Basie’s later recordings on that small label are more interesting.
    That you cannot find anything worth listening to between Swing and the Beatles is most odd: all the way through Swing and after there was an equal amount of Boogie Woogie piano including TW’s favourites Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson.This era segued neatly into rock and roll: the difference between Joe Turner’s “Shake Rattle and Roll” and the earlier “Roll ’em Pete” with Johnson is minor.Chuck Berry, one of those dreadful rock and rollers from what you consider the wilderness years before the Beatles (who could n’t rock to save their lives),recorded Will Bradley’s “Down the Road a piece “and Merrill Moore’s “House of Blue Lights” both from the so-called Big Band era-ish,when, running in parallel was an equally popular small group proto rock and roll movement that flourished when the Dinosaurs of Swing sank into the mud ,thank God.
    Notice I don’t even mention your shockingly disrespectful comments abour The King.

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