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This is why journalism is important.
someone should ask Phoenix if they are still ok working with him
That collaboration was almost all the more 'Pitchfork-friendly' because he's a contentious figure teaming up with a band who are commonly regarded as 'really nice guys'.
asking every actor who has worked with Roman Polanski for the last 30 years if they're OK working with him. Or anyone who worked with Miles Davis/Ike Turner when they were alive. And you can add an endless number of similar situations.
roman polanski didnt make films about raping kids, and ike turners songs weren't about beating women
just want to check
He is a producer/songwriter on this...
and while that may be true, is probably too close to the bone
That's another case where it is worth reminding yourself what he actually did.
but he was an undeniably incredible director
I can add that having done various readings into different areas of American society, the author is right when he says that the voice of a regular black woman does not even make a difference at particle-level in the American media.
Amazing read. Feel pretty bad for enjoying 'Ignition (remix)' as much as I did at ATP Karaoke now.
Didn't know the extent of his crimes or the evidence to be honest. Pretty fucking shocking.
he is a horrid cunt but i didn't realise it was this bad.
even worse that the general pitchfork guy type appreciation of him is basically semi-racist hur-hur-huring. just shit squared really
No one with any kind of conscience should have anything to do with R Kelly.
Does anyone know if Pitchfork has ever responded to this?
you're not "co-signing" his behaviour by dancing to ignition. get a grip.
Rkelly reponded like a twat
This is a really well written and interesting article though and throws up a lot of things that I wasn't previously aware of.
Slight tangent, but does anyone know the Led Zep/Red Snapper story? Don't feel like I can Google it at work.
As Vanilla Fudge's popularity waned, the anecdote began to be attributed to various members of Led Zep instead. That's pretty well-documented stuff, but it doesn't stop hacks from trotting out the 'Led Zep put a shark up a groupie's vagina' story whenever they want to slay a sacred cow.
but as far as can be determined, it was Led Zep's road manager who did it, and it was filmed by a member or Vanilla Fudge, and John Bonham was there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_episode
Anyway, by Led Zep's own admission, they did things a lot, lot worse: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/sep/12/trampled-under-foot-led-zeppelin-review
i had no idea it was this bad. just remember the peeing in a girl's mouth thing. pretty fucked up, eh.