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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Six Most Uncool Members Of Cool Bands

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM

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4. Phil Elverum - Mount Eerie / The Microphones

The music Phil Elverum makes as Mount Eerie (formerly The Microphones) is consistently interesting, frequently chilling, and often devastating. I also suspect that Phil Elverum, the person, might be a serial killer. You may be asking, how can the sole member of a one-man band be its least cool member? The answer is "exactly."


3. Robert Plant - singer, Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant is a capable singer who writes decent lyrics from time to time. But when Zeppelin was jamming, he was the most worthless human being. Rather than just pull an Ozzy and wander around stage or take bong rips in the back of the studio during the long guitar solo, Plant made atrocious sex noises and said "baby" so many times in a row you'd think he was dared. Producer Alex Newport once told me that if Kurt Cobain was the singer of Led Zeppelin, it would be the greatest band of all time. Not sure if I agree, but a Plant-less Zeppelin sounds amazing.

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