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tonyinsf
(crash course raver)
02/04/06 11:00 PM
Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof  

Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof And Bono

Paul Weller just isn’t in a good mood this week, fresh from saying he’d “rather eat my own shit than duet with him” over rumours he may perform with pap whiner James Blunt at the Brits, the modfather has gone on record attacking some of the biggest names in rock history.

In a interview with Uncut Weller didn’t hold back when launching scathing tirades on the likes of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Sting, U2 and Bob Geldof.

Weller, who will take home the Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Brits, said of one time winner Geldof: “Bob Geldof. What’d he win it for? Can’t be for his music, man. I mean, if it’s for his charity work in Africa then you can’t knock it, but Boomtown Rats, fuck off.”

Next in the line of fire was Sting, of whom he said: “Fucking horrible man. Not my cup of tea at all. Fucking rubbish. No edge, no attitude, no nothing.”

Then on U2 front man Bono he fumed: “The whole thing of Bono becoming the Pope - what the fuck’s all that about? Pseudo-American rubbish.”

Weller didn’t have any respect for the dead, blasting Queen legend Freddie Mercury. “He said he wanted to bring ballet to the working classes. What a cunt.”

A finally he called the quality of David Bowie’s output into question and his receiving of the Lifetime gong, saying: “Wrong! I like about three records of his. The rest of it’s pish.”

All Gigwise can say is the interviewer must having been rubbing his hands together. Oh, and Weller - remember the Style Council?!






russellmael
(crash course raver)
02/05/06 07:35 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof [re: tonyinsf]  

weller = cunt

though he has a point.



Jerome
(wild eyed peoploid)
02/05/06 08:13 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof [re: russellmael]  

Very fresh sounding. I agree with everyhing except about Bowie.



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/05/06 08:46 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof [re: tonyinsf]  

I actually think his comments are funny, I'm not sure why he spouts off this abuse, but it gets him media attention.

I wonder what three Bowie songs he likes?


London Bye Ta-Ta...

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
02/05/06 09:09 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Ge [re: tonyinsf]  

You know, when Morrissey does this crap I always find it highly amusing but this is just ridicilous. By repeating the words cunt and fucking over and over again, Weller comes off as an average glue sniffer, if there really is such a thing.

Besides, I think he should feel some sort of sympathy towards Geldof. After all, both of them managed to record dreadful albums that weren't initially released...

Keats and Yeats may be on your side, but Im on Morrisseys. Therefore, you fucking lose.
~ Oscar Wilde on Morrissey

russellmael
(crash course raver)
02/05/06 09:20 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Ge [re: RabbitFighter]  

The most stupid thing he says against Freddie Mercury.

a) He misquoted FM
b) Borderline homophobic
c) Jealous of a better working class hero?



Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
02/05/06 09:27 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Ge [re: russellmael]  

Does it matter? It is just one man's opinion.

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Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
02/05/06 09:28 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

I wonder what three Bowie songs he likes?


Where did you come up with songs? His quote was And finally he called the quality of David Bowies output into question and his receiving of the Lifetime gong, saying: Wrong! I like about three records of his. The rest of its pish. I take that to mean albums. And you know what? He's got a point. It took Bowie 25 years to achieve what he did in a 10 year period, the 70's. Let's think about it. 10 great albums, give or take, between 1970 and 1979. Possibly 7 great albums during the next 25 years.



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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/05/06 09:57 AM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Geldof [re: Tristan]  

I thought he was talking about individual records, as in songs, I didn't realise he meant albums, so what three albums would Mr Weller consider good?

In reply to:

The rest of itfs pish


Never heard that word before.

But I have now...

pish


exclam.
used to express annoyance, impatience, or disgust.
- ORIGIN natural utterance: first recorded in the 16th cent.




(From The Concise Oxford English Dictionary)


Oh well better than an expletive eh?


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Edited by diamondogz74 on 02/05/06 10:02 AM (server time).



LadyGravedigger
(stardust savant)
02/05/06 12:18 PM
Re: Paul Weller Attacks Bowie, Mercury, Sting, Ge [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

Does it matter? It is just one man's opinion.


True. And who is this guy anyway? What makes him think that his opinion in this matter is more important than anyone else's?

But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals, sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten


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