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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The "Killers" Blow!!

Brandon Flowers, the lead singer for the band The Killers once said, "Controversy is never a bad thing." Apparently now he thinks it is, especially if you're "un-American" like Green Day.

The following is an article in which Brandon Flowers attempts to rip Green Day a new asshole. Sadly for Flowers, he looks like an American Idiot who's soiled his diaper two years too late!!

Brandon Flowers doesn't want to be an 'American Idiot.'

Brandon Flowers has criticised Green Day for what he sees as their calculated anti-Americanism.

In particular, Flowers singled out the track 'American Idiot' and the fact they filmed their DVD 'Bullet In A Bible', which features the song, in the UK.

"You have Green Day and 'American Idiot'. Where do they film their DVD? In England," The Killers' frontman told The Word. "A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me."

Explaining he was offended by the set-up, Flowers added: "You have the right to say what you want to say and what you want to write about, and I'm sure they meant it in the same way that Bruce Springsteen meant 'Born In The USA' and it was taken wrongly, but I was really offended when I saw them do that."

The singer added he felt the DVD was a bit of a a stunt.

"I just thought it was really cheap," he explained. "To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song - those kids aren't taking it the same way that he meant it. And he [Billie Joe Armstrong] knew it."

The Killers' frontman said he believed that his band's new album 'Sam's Town' is a much better representation of America.

"People need to see that, really, there are the nicest people in the world here!" he declared. "I don't know if our album makes you realise that. But I hope it's from a more positive place."

Um, they're like two years too late. The American Idiot album came out on September 21, 2004. Why didn't they complain about Green Day's "anti-Americanism" then? Oh wait, they didn't have an album coming out at that time. They didn't have an album to promote. What a coincidence that they now have an album to promote so they attack another band. Do they honestly think that's going to get people to go out and buy their CD? I'm not!! In fact, I know that a family member bought me the Killers CD for Christmas this year. After reading about the laughable attack on Green Day, I told my family that they could take the CD back to the store and buy me something else because I don't want it. And they did!!

Brandon Flowers clearly shows that he knows absolutely nothing about music and symbolism. For a man who claims that Bruce Springsteen is a great influence on him, he knows absolutely nothing about what Springsteen is saying in his music. If Flowers thinks that "Born in the USA" was a patriotic song, he's clearly an idiot!! He also knows absolutely nothing about the symbolism behind "American Idiot" and any other song by Green Day.

The last time I looked, Billie Joe Armstrong was an American. Therefore, he has every right to say whatever he wants about America, American politics, and the American people. He doesn't have to shut up just because he's a musician. And why can't Green Day go to another country to film a DVD? Oh, God forbid some British or German kid says "I don't want to be an American idiot." It's a song dumbass!!

If you want to talk about delusional, let's look at Flowers. He thinks that the new Killers album is a better representation of America. He wants this album to show people that there are really nice people in America. What planet is he living on? Perhaps he should do himself a favor now and just shut the hell up. Stop attacking a band because you don't agree with what they have to say. Stop being a jealous prick because the Killers will never be as big as Green Day, no matter what kind of album you put out. And if you're so patriotic Brandon, perhaps you'll end your music career, enlist in the military, and show just how "patriotic" you profess to be. If not, shut up because you're a jackass who is only making yourself look bad.

And if you really want to know what I find more offensive than anything Green Day could do, it's the video for "Mr. Brightside." Talk about a disgusting display of exploiting women. In the video, women are standing in front of ogling men flashing their boobs and underwear at them for their entertainment. That's disgusting!! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go listen to American Idiot!!


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