At some point, it becomes socially acceptable to like even the most universally-reviled bands. Sometimes they even do a 180 and become “legendary, seminal pioneers.” For example, everybody hated Thursday and Saves The Day when they came out and you were definitely a mallcore poser if you liked them, but now they’re heavily jocked by Absolute Punk kids and other annoying dorks.
I’m not sure if Limp Bizkit has reached the point of being socially acceptable yet, but fuck it, I love their early shit. “Nookie,” “Break Stuff,” and “Faith” are all sick tracks and I give Durst major dap for popularizing North Face jackets. I’m sure some of you also have love for Bizkit, so what do you think of their new song “Gold Cobra”?
I don’t think the song is very good but I love that they are straight partying like it’s 1999, like they were just brought out of a 12-year cryogenic sleep and assumed nothing changed since the days of LFO and Kid Rock. I’ll spare all the obvious, low hanging fruit jokes about rap metal and Fred Durst, because I think we’ve all heard those before.
Instead, I will ask a question: why didn’t people make fun of Wes Borland and his fucking stupid costumes more often?? Say what you want about Durst being a wigger douchelord, but in my eyes Wes’ “HEY GUISE LOOK AT MY SILLEE OUTFIT” zanybro antics are a thousand times more annoying.
I think I know the answer, actually. In spite of his costumes and stage antics, he seems like a real nice guy who’s just a little on the dorky, weird side- like someone you would’ve known since you were in 2nd grade, only when you got into hardcore in 8th grade, he was still into Primus, Weird Al, and making horror movies with his parents’ video camera. You kind of grew apart but were still cool whenever you ran into him at Guitar Center or whatever. He’d come out every time your hardcore band played, and even though he would be wearing a Dr Suess hat and silk, button-up Dragonball
shirt, everybody was cool to him because he’s probably a really nice, considerate dude. When someone from an out of town band would ask “What’s up with THAT guy? Why is he at THIS show?” you would shrug and say “Uh, I’ve known him since like 2nd grade. He’s cool, that’s just how he is…”