yeah, it says you’re a fucking sellout

by lestro

So the emo/punk/rock band Alkaline Trio has officially sold out to the point where I don’t think I will ever be able to hear one of their old songs without spitting.

Because not enough people think “dark punk” when they think of overpriced athletic shoes, the Trio’s teamed with Nike for to design a Trio-branded athletic shoe.

Makes me want to fucking vomit.

It’s one thing to license a song to a commercial to try and find a new audience. I may not like it, but I understand why bands do it. And in today’s day and age, where art, design and commercialism all swim in the same lane at the pool, it’s just another delivery system.

But teaming with motherfucking Nike? You have to be kidding me.

“Seeing the swoosh and our logo on one product is unbelievable,” singer/guitarist Matt Skiba said in a statement. “The shoe looks amazing and provides some insight into who we are.

Yeah, you are fucking sellout pieces of shit with no soul and now, every piece of “art” your goth pussy punk asses have ever written is suspect. Even the shit you did with Hot Water Music. Even their brilliant covers of your particular brand of gloomy medio-core punk are suspect.

We’re on to you Alkaline Trio. And you will never get another cent from me.

Hell, I won’t even download your new record.

This type of bullshit being passed off as punk rock means once again it is time for the streets to reach up and wipe clean the state of music today.

It’s the return of the fucking dinosaurs. These arena rock, make-up wearing side shows are exactly why the MC5 and the Ramones and the Pistols and the Clash had to destroy rock in order to recreate it. Then, when the spandex and the hair spray and the fucking make-up again grew too fucking big for it’s own good, Jane’s Addiction and the Pixies and Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine had to rise up and wipe the table clean again.

Well we’re back there again and this time it’s a fucking trojan horse. This time the make-up wearing arena-rock sellout whores are wearing punk rock’s clothes, thinking we might notice. It’s individuality packaged and sold as a fucking uniform.

but Something New is very, very close.

And I guarantee it’s not wearing fucking Nikes.

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