HIGH ON FIRE's Matt Pike Calls AEROSMITH A "Heaping Pile of Dogshit"
- Posted by RobInjection on January 22, 2013
Whoa, gotta love drama like this.
As part of AV club's column "Hatesong," they got musician Matt Pike to pick his least favorite song, and Matt Pike basically went off on Aerosmith, namely their awful song "Dude Looks Like A Lady." Here is the best part of his whole rant:
Oh God, I saw a live show. We played at some festival they played on. They were the headliner, of course, and Joe Perry had his little Guitar Hero videogame, and he did a guitar solo with his fucking videogame guy. It’s cartoon him and real him having a guitar-off. That made me want to puke, too. Then all I could think about was “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” and then all I could think about was their vast career of bad fucking choices. The simpletons of society have just eaten it up and made them as big as they are. They’re just encouraging them to make bad music over and over again.
That band hasn’t done anything since the ’70s. And in the ’70s, which was their most redeeming era, they still fucking sucked. Two good tracks that just won everybody over, and the rest of their career has been a hot, heaping pile of dog shit. I’m just not into Aerosmith, I suppose.
He also mentioned that his name for the "off" button his machinery is "the Aerosmith button:"
I’ve just always had this thing with Aerosmith. The guy sounds like a goat. [Bleating.] “Baaa, baaa, dude looks…” It just gets under my skin. I have this button called the off button or the mute button that I call the Aerosmith button on all my stereos.
He later went onto to call the band a "polished turd," adding "you dress them up in clothes, but they’re still a piece of shit. They walk around smelling really bad, sounding really bad, and making millions of dollars."
Basically, this whole thing is incredibly hilarious and worth reading in full. Personally, I feel indifferent about Aerosmith. I do enjoy some of their older material, and some of the big hits from the 90s, but I'm not about to put it on myself anytime soon. How do you feel about Aerosmith?
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