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I think it's a mark of cuntedness.
But it's almost an accepted part of PR now, isn't it. Ooh, how can I guarantee column inches for my new single... I know! I'll slag Bloc Party off! Winner!
the only bad press is no press.
when I've got a great new post to promote. Like this one.
You look like you're from University Challenge ehwhat.
bum dead kittens and stink of girl-hair
what you mean, childish?!
it's just something we have to accept as part and parcle of the PR machine.
Some comments (normally made by the Gallaghers) are so poorly thought through that they do make amusing reading though.
I think that the only person who can actually do this well is Noel Gallagher. I have begrudging respect for the man.
I can't rememeber if it was him or Liam who said that Kaiser Chiefs wear too much make-up, Bloc Party look like university students and that they didn't think either of them were that good. But whichever one it was it did make Oasis sound like a bunch of granddads.
some examples please?
looked like Zorro on doughnuts was a fairly inspired piece of commentary I thought
People should stop reading what bands are saying and concentrate on their music.
They would be so much less shite music then...
Whenever I read a band slagging off another band I always find - no matter how much I like the band doing the criticism or dislike the band being criticised - it almost always reflects badly on the band being critical.
It's weird how it's become such a standard thing but it'd never happen in other creative areas (when did you last hear a fim director dismissing another director as shit for free publicity)?
Even though it can admittedly sometimes be amusing to read a well aimed insult I really do feel it's a cheap shot and that bands shouldn't really publically slag off other bands full stop.
the amount of hyperbole spouted is in direct improportion to the quality of the single