Other than Radiohead obviously.
In the real world...
Morrissey, Misfits, Devo, Iron Maiden
British Sea Power, definitely. the few days I spent reading their messageboard was mindboggling.People hiring coaches to follow the band on tours of faraway countries. Travelling from around the country to see them at their monthly Brighton show. Detailed discussions of 'landmark' shows from about 10 years agos which were really just small capacity shows in Kings Lynn, or something.
Just a really weird, obsessive group of people.
There's people that have seen them hundreds of times and travel the length of the country, and overseas to be at the smallest of gigs.
I've seen them 3 times in one week and it's well worth it!
I've discovered that pretty much all bands' forums are made up of people like this.
But their fans are probably only as zealous as the fans of pretty much every other big boyband in history - except they didn't have a social networking site they could scream on.
they'll disappear as soon as the next new hyped boyband comes along. You can't say the same of, for example Iron Maiden fans...it's not as if they all pissed off the minute that Korn (for example) came along.
was the first band that sprang to mind. The lead singer seems like a nice enough bloke but then you have a Nicky fucking Wire - what a tool.
But the worship they garner for an extremely patchy career is a bit bizarre.
For my sins I did once queue for 5 hours to be at the front of their Brixton gig when I was 15. Some people had been there since 6am. Ah, youth!
Girls queuing for hours to get to the front, grown men with feather boas on. Think it has died down post-Richey and post-them getting all old and dull.
The Manica have always been shite.
maybe like Grateful Dead or Justin Bieber
Turbonegro for a more 'alternative' choice.
Literally everything they have ever produced is pure genius based on the reaction on their message board
but do really hardcore B&S fans still exist?
highlighted by the success of the last Pledge Music record
...although a meeting of Wildhearts fans is a meeting of rational, funny and very lovely people. I don't see much wide-eyed zealotry!
YOU FUCKING PRICK
Insane Clown Posse, obvs.
this documentary about Juggalos is quite sweet actually:
hands down. no contest. end thread.
berksy has nailed it.
It will tell you all you need to know.
you're on the edge of the rabbit hole.
Wikipedia search 'Juggalos' and prepare to shake your head a lot angrily.
Take it easy, Bromie.
Certainly up there with the best of the crazy-sponges of the world.
They have one good album, but most of their fans cream over every one of their average releases.
Plus they also seem to sell out every tour they do.
despite being massively unknown he's sold out the Royal Albert Hall, had a top 10 hit, had one of his lyrics voted the seventh greatest lyric of all time in a BBC poll and has managed to make a film about himself with funds contributed by fans (and in turn selling out The Odeon in Leicester Square). Not bad.
in the Daily ail that My Chemical Romance fans believe there is a place called the Black Parade where they will go if they kill themselves. It was in the Daily Mail so it must be true.
Oh, Tori Amos fans, unbearable.
I've taken a passing interest and liked some stuff of hers along the way. But I'm not a superfan.
Saw her live last year, and she was fucking superb. And sweet. And there's a backstory/narrative to latch on to. It's not difficult to see where the loyalty comes from. Good luck to 'em.
although ICP mention has won the thread.
seem to be quite a few of them who only listen to NIN, live members' projects or NIN support bands.
then you're probably right.
As if they have any fans outside of DiS.
given that they played the O2 without having a 'hit single' as such, just loyal fans and decent exposure.
Do correct me if I'm wrong, don't really know much about them but like most of what I've heard.
they're a megawatt rock band, sure, but I'll guess that maybe 70% of their fans from the 1999-2004 period haven't put on a Muse record in a good few years
they act as a gateway band for teenagers, like a springboard to other stuff. which is fair enough. but their die-hards don't come close to some of the acts mentioned up thurr ^^
Which is always the worst and most obsessive kind of superfan.
Ask Luke from The Quietus about the hate mail they got after my negative review of his gig in Vietnam last year. Dylan fans are truly a breed apart. I did suggest that he run a "Who's the greatest - Dylan or Jacko?" article, but he said he wouldn't live to see the end of the week if he did.
You could make a cake at all their gigs with the amount of flour that is thrown around.
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