Friends, whose opinion on music I once respected, stated publicly that The Objex "killed it" last night at their reunion show at the Double Clown, which I thought was appropriate since everybody in that band is a clown and nobody would give a shit about that band if it wasn't for the saggy double clowns on Melanie's chest. 🤣 Maybe I'm getting hung up on the phrase "killed it" because when I think of some of the bands I've seen "kill it" over the years, I just don't know how they can compare. The Germs in'79? Killed it! Black Flag in 1980? Killed it! Christian Death in '81? Killed it! (That gig still gives me nightmares) Dead Kennedys in '82? Fucking killed it! Slayer in '83? Killed it! Agnostic Front in 1984? Killed it!! The almighty SNFU in 1985? Killed it! I mean, I can go on and on! Siouxsie And The Banshees, Flipper, Minutemen, Misfits, Crucifucks, Nirvana, Green Day (with their original drummer), The Dwarves, The Who, Van Halen (they parachuted into the gig!), Stevie Ray Vaughn, Operation Ivy, Metallica, D.O.A., Beastie Boys, FEAR, U.K. Subs, etc. And I'm not listing these bands as some sort of credo building cool scene points BS or whatever, because I could care less what most of you out there think about me. I'm just saying that I've seen bands "kill it", witnessed performances that just left me with my jaw on the floor and unable to speak about anything except what I saw on the stage that week, and unless I missed something the unfortunate few times I had to endure the shitty mediocrity of The Objex, I just don't get the hyperbole. I mean, short of blatantly ripping off Mötley Crüe, what has that band done that is noteworthy? Did they release some nominal piece of music that I missed? If The Objex had just another guy singing for them, would the simps even care? Would anybody pay attention to that band if they didn't have a slutty attention seeking whore fronting them? The answer is no, and that's a fact. Sorry not sorry. And how sad is it that the so-called Punk Rock Museum chose The Objex to perform at their "Afro-Punk" night going on there in a few weeks. What? Were there no other real "Afro-Punk" bands available? Does having a "Afro-Punk" poseur singing in her underwear make you an "Afro-Punk" band? Guess so if you're a simp. Were the members of the Bad Brains not returning your calls Punk Rock Museum? 😁 Are they not qualified to be one of those shitty tour guides there? Or maybe they refused to participate in your parade of the horribles? Ugh. That phrase "Afro-Punk" is soooooo cringe. Let me know when there's a "Mexi-Punk" night going on there, with taco trucks in the parking lot, or an "Asian-Punk" night with free ramen bowls for all, or even a "Italian-Punk" night with pizza galore! hahahaha Integrity is hard to come by nowadays, and you certainly won't find it at the Punk Rock Museum, just like you won't find a shred of talent in The Objex. Never had it, never will. Gawd, what happened to the music scene here? Where did all the good bands go? Phooey! I'm gonna go back into my cave and wait and see what the future has planned for the local music scene. It's gotta get better than it is now... doesn't it???
by GE 138.