12 definitions by SMiek

'Radical' guitarist with Rage Against The Machine.
Used the guitar as a 'sampler', in that he could make it go 'woo woo' like a siren. Then proceded to use pedals and feedback to make pretty unimpressive noises.
Wore a cap that said 'Commie', which juxtaposed with the millions of dollar he earnt from three albums etc with RATM. His comments that his band signed to Epic was because they wanted to destroy the machine from the inside, was obviously very naive bullshit.
Now with a very bland, unadventurous, Middle Of The Road band called Audioslave.
Tom ruled on the first RATM album, what he was doing was unheard of before, even the follow up was incredibly different.
Used long words in interviews to sound intellegent.
Tom Morrello says "The youth feel disenfranchised..." or something
by SMiek April 03, 2006
Four piece band from Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Released 'Dragline' in 1993, and 'Death To Traitors' in 1995. Was dropped by A&M, and followed up by small label eps.
Initially dubbed 'Grunge' when they first appeared - they eschewed all the elements that came with the moniker, in favour of incredible lyrical content and strong music composition. They were anything but 'Grunge'
Singer Mark Hennesey had a deep, gargled glass voice, often unfairly compared to Eddie Vedder - his lyrics told a story, and were the strongest points of the band - he now teaches poetry in Lawrence, and it's fair to say he is good at his job if his input in Paw is anything to go by.
Guitarist Grant Fitch's guitar was vaguely reminiscant of southern rock in the vein of Allman Brother, Govt Mule, but only as a reference. Heartfelt and beautiful. Now works in a guitarshop in Lawrence.
Drummer Peter Fitch, brother of Grant, had a John Bonham about him. He never dropped out of rhythm, and kept it going along.
The band had various bassists, Charles Bryan featured on the first album, but left the band and had a song and album title dedicated to him (Death To Traitors). Followed by Jason Megarowski.

If only this band hit the big time, they deserved it. But I'm glad they didn't as they are an extremely special band. They also liked their beer, which is always a good thing about a rock band.
Paw were only partly ignored because the press dubbed them 'Grunge', and everyone was sick of Grunge. They weren't.
by SMiek April 03, 2006
The name given to a person (mainly a girl) who decides to become celibate - this then applies for the time being, while she is shagging people on the side - she is a born again virgin, because she doesn't want to shag her boyfriend.
Born Again Virgin mainly given to slightly ropey females who are moving onto more shags - possibly abused when younger
by smiek October 29, 2006
Rollins was good in Black Flag and early Rollins Band. After 'Weight' it all went seriously downhill. Even his spoken word is recently unfunny and rambling, and lacking consistant 'truth' from show to show (meaning most stories are probably made up or massively exaggerated).
Balances his massive ego, self-righteousness, selfpromoting and self-appointingness with being quite a cool guy.
He hates soul-less-ness in music, his rants against the rich musicians like U2 are spot-on, he seems to keep going at it, without really selling out (some argue he had long ago).
Has no time for his fans.
Also annoyingly says he 'loves work'. I'd love your job Henry. Do you want to swap? Let's see if you'd 'love work' then.
On top of the gripes, he is one of the 'straightest' performers in the media, and that is a good thing.
Fan: "Hey Henry, can I have your autograph?"
Henry Rollins: "Fuck off kid! I'm only friendly on stage."
by SMiek April 03, 2006
Singer who found fame in Faith No More. Later used his fame to boost Mr Bungle (who were an excellent, excellent band), but never received the attention they deserved.
Quit Faith No More, and then quit Mr Bungle, and now makes a lot of tepid music under different monikers.
Embarressed by the fact he blatantly copied Anthony Kiedis, even though he was light years ahead in terms of talent and originality, and his dress sense in the early 90's late 80's, and his part in the 'funk metal' scene, and the fact Faith No More are called the Godfather's of Nu-Metal.
Also slightly embarressed by his typical late teen/early twenties' adventures. Now pushing his thinning career into cult (shit) films roles.
Check out Mike Patton on 'Mr Bungle' 'Disco Volante' 'Angel Dust'
by SMiek March 31, 2006

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