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GUEST,Fibula Mattock Eminem carrier of folk torch? (122* d) RE: Eminem carrier of folk torch? 22 Feb 01


I'm not an Eminem fan. Or a Marilyn Manson fan (although his music is slightly better). I thought both of their stage performances were jokes. I read a very good article a while ago (in the Mirror, of all papers!) about an Eminem concert. Apparently the audience was mostly middle to upper-middle class teenage girls, lapping up the "rebelliousness" of it all as it's so far removed from their nice suburban lifestyles. The journalist considered it all a big show in the style of the shock rockers who have gone before: Ozzy bit the head of a bat (albeit alledgedly unknowingly); Eminem was questioned about popping a probable asprin onstage and pretending it was E. Jim Morrison was arrested for obscenities onstage; Eminem sings about murder. Certain bands are always out to shock, and as for being a danger to society, well no one takes bands like Iron Maiden seriously, so they? Did they? Isn't Eminem just the next in a long line?


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