tomathy
one of primus' two fans
Join date: Jan 2008
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#1
does anyone like seasick steve? am i the only one?
monkey_dancer
Tastes like chicken.
Join date: May 2006
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#2
I quite like him.
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zapatista89
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Join date: Aug 2007
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#4
hes pretty sweet

3 strings ftw
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Fezz
Flanged
Join date: Oct 2005
74 IQ
#6
wheeeey seasick steeeve
his albums pretty cool
and i saw him at reading, such a cool guy he had a bunch of indie ****s chanting his name and clapping and whistling and all
j_hunter_hkr
aka Jamie
Join date: Jul 2006
664 IQ
#7
I saw him at Leeds Cockpit in November. Great performer and a really nice guy too, more than willing to talk to his fans.
opivy21
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Join date: Nov 2005
885 IQ
#9
Quote by ze monsta
He's been around for a while.
He's pretty good. Though it's a bit of a gimmick.

Gimmick how?
ze monsta
I wonder why I stay
Join date: May 2007
419 IQ
#11
Quote by opivy21
Gimmick how?

The whole redneck image . Isn't it obvious? He's still pretty good, but I reckon he's kinda taken advantage of it all.

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okay who is he? Links someone?

He's been on Jool Holland a few times.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pNoPNC3ebYQ&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kBJQOX_V4o8&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=F9MOalhXaiI&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qMf-em-56Mc&feature=related
opivy21
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#12
Quote by ze monsta
The whole redneck image . Isn't it obvious? He's still pretty good, but I reckon he's kinda taken advantage of it all.

Well, it's not like he's pretending to be a redneck. The guy was an actual hobo for part of his life. If looking like a redneck is an advantage in Europe, then so be it, but I don't know many popular rednecks, and there's plenty around here.
ze monsta
I wonder why I stay
Join date: May 2007
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#13
Quote by opivy21
Well, it's not like he's pretending to be a redneck. The guy was an actual hobo for part of his life. If looking like a redneck is an advantage in Europe, then so be it, but I don't know many popular rednecks, and there's plenty around here.


I didn't say it was an advantage. I said he's taken advantage of it.
SuburbanCowboy
Hear My Train A Comin'
Join date: Jan 2005
2,782 IQ
#14
Quote by ze monsta
I didn't say it was an advantage. I said he's taken advantage of it.



And if he wore a three-piece suit and played a shiny, new guitar then people would call him a sell-out.

And exactly how is he taking advantage of anything... by simply doing what he's always done?
ze monsta
I wonder why I stay
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#15
Quote by SuburbanCowboy
And if he wore a three-piece suit and played a shiny, new guitar then people would call him a sell-out.

And exactly how is he taking advantage of anything... by simply doing what he's always done?


I reckon that he's taken advantage, or people have taken advantage of him.
Made it seem like novelty music. I see that he might not have, but others have taken advantage of his situation/life.
SuburbanCowboy
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Join date: Jan 2005
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#16
Quote by ze monsta
I reckon that he's taken advantage, or people have taken advantage of him.
Made it seem like novelty music. I see that he might not have, but others have taken advantage of his situation/life.


I'd like to know how you'd market a homeless-looking man, with a busted 3-string guitar, and a wooden box for a drum pad, without making it seem like a novelty? (its 2008, not 1946)

The important thing is that he's playing the blues and if he can turn people on to the genre, then I see it as a positive thing.
ze monsta
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Join date: May 2007
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#17
Quote by SuburbanCowboy
I'd like to know how you'd market a homeless-looking man, with a busted 3-string guitar, and a wooden box for a drum pad, without making it seem like a novelty? (its 2008, not 1946)

The important thing is that he's playing the blues and if he can turn people on to the genre, then I see it as a positive thing.


Firstly, the music 'industry' have marketed him like a novelty, whilst some people respect what he's doing; the media has a field day about some dude dressed like a redneck, playing guitar. I'm pretty sure he isn't the first to do so. I don't like the fact that people make it seem like a completely new, novel thing.

But I agree, if people will listen to it, and enjoy it there is no problem; it is music, people can do what they like.
Beakwithteeth
Wild and Reckless Hobo
Join date: Nov 2007
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#19
Just found out abut him from ze monstas links, seems quite awesome.
Naivety Play
Champagne and Nakedness
Join date: Dec 2005
485 IQ
#21
Steve is awesome, wasn't aware he was seen as a gimmick at all. When he played on Jools the last few times he was certainly appreciated for his musicality, not his image.

Would love to see him anyway.
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