For those of you who read this blog (if there are any- I may be talking to myself) I am taking a break from my usual rants against politicians to rant against rock stars who think only they can save the world. And whose music is overrated and they haven’t been relevant in years.
In order they are:
1. Bono – “Hello I am Bono. I am so great I only need on name. I know Bishop Tutu. I can save the world because I am Bono and I know Bishop Tutu. I am Bono”. Thinks his music is relevant but never was.
2. Bruce Springsteen. You know that grimace he does when he sings? You know the one where he squints his eyes, grits his teeth and scrunches his face? He now looks like an old man trying to push out a tough one.
Hasn’t been relevant since Reagan thought “Born in the USA” was a song about patriotism. Unless you count “41 Bullets” where he insulted every member of the New York City Police Department. He was so popular after that he had to hire private security because the cops, even the ones who were fans refused to provide protection when he was in New York.
3. Sting- Bono lite. May have heard of Bishop Tutu. Thinks he is out to save the world. Hasn’t been relevant since 1978.
4. Bon Jovi- Never was relevant. I just added him because how this no talent has managed to survive all these years astounds me. Formula rock. “Living on a Prayer” could have been sung by Journey, Foreigner or any of those bands and would have sounded the same.