Lydon on My Generation
schrade at akrobiz.com
Sun Sep 2 10:23:47 CDT 2007
> > who pete is and what pete writes / sings are two different
> > things.
> This may be true of some songwriters such as Alice Cooper,
> but not Pete.
Careful, Jon. That kind of broad-brushed deification could be
used to argue that Pete's gay ("Rough Boys," "And I Moved")
*and* he likes to rape virgins ("Dr. Jimmy"). Obviously, the
issue isn't so "black & white."
> What Lydon said proves that he doesn't have a clue.
It's just Lydon being Rotten, isn't it? It's what he does. And
Pete helped pave the way for that type of harsh, sneering criti-
cism (think of the Beatles/"flippin' lousy" comment).
Much more stinging, IMO, was Kurt Cobain's comment: "I
hope I die before I become Pete Townshend."
- SCHRADE in Akron
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