#40 and #41 – Commercial Radio & Kings of Leon

4 12 2009

PBS, RRR, and other community stations the nation over are the enemy of the bogan. While the hipster is obsessed with finding music that the rest of the world is blissfully unaware of, the bogan approaches his radio from a different perspective. They treat radio as a filter, something that can take music they already like (Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Snow Patrol et al), process it, and find new music that is identical to it in almost every way.

But for the bogan, this is not enough. It is never enough. They grow weary of hearing ‘Chasing Cars’ again and again, so someone needs to remix it. Suddenly, Starsailor’s ‘Four to the Floor’ has a bitchin’ dancefloor mix, and takes over the airwaves, and bogans are happy. For a while. Then, Eric Prydz (or Prydg, or Prizjch) decides to take an 80s camp classic…and remix it. The bogan likes this greatly, because he can imagine, while listening to Nova, that he can see the film clip, with its ample bouncing bosoms.

Commercial radio knows this. Which is why they fill the airwaves with this unadulterated tripe, so the bogan can feel like it is at the club all the time – especially as it is driving to their friend’s place to start cracking open the woodies/cruisers. Even better though, during the daylight hours, when non stop remixes or replays may seem inappropriate, they bring in ‘comedians’ to make prank phone calls. All day. With remixed music playing in the background. Bogans can then engage in one of their favourite pastimes; standing around at work/uni/TAFE attempting to recreate the entire prank phone call verbatim. With a stunning lack of success.

Conversely, if a commercial radio station cannot afford the appropriate ‘comedians’, they bring in ‘celebrities’ to abuse people, in a pale imitation of the genuine hatred of life that AM radio is possessed of. This appeals to another of the bogan’s chief loves; confected outrage. The bogan can then feel wonderful by hating the very person they tune in to listen to every day.

Moreover, what the bogan truly adores about commercial radio is its ability to inform them about edgy, new bands – like Coldplay, Green Day or Daughtry, while still being exposed to the latest ‘Idol’ winner. Wait…

But the bogan, again, remains dissatisfied. Something is missing. The love of commercial radio can only go so far in creating a unique identity for the bogan, and as we’ve discussed, the bogan has a biological imperative to colonise. Thus, they discovered JJJ, much like white people discovered Australia, then began to beat the shit out of the locals. The first warning signs came a decade ago, when ‘Pretty Fly for a White Guy’ topped the hottest 100. But the signs were ignored. These interlopers would leave if JJJ introduced Aussie hip-hop to its rotation, surely? No, because the bogan is cunning, and can adapt. ‘Nosebleed Section’ thus found itself in JJJ Hottest 100 OF ALL TIME…

All of this brings us to the natural evolutionary musical endgame:

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon have consciously adapted themselves in to the bogan meta-band. They tick every conceivable bogan pleasure box. Kings of Leon figured out, sometime between their second and third albums, that there is a clear correlation between the number of records a band sells, and similarity of their sound to U2’s. They also sing about sex, without metaphor or innuendo, which removes the need to interpret lyrics, yet remain titillating to the bogan.

They emerged, fully-formed, from the world of indie-rock critical adoration, with songs like ‘Sex on Fire’, which gave the bogans a song that has its main hook featuring a lyric containing the words ‘Yeah!’ and ‘sex!’. Words that the bogan could then sing along to loudly as their local cover band played that now-ubiquitous paean to herpes. Bogans like rooting stuff, they like burning stuff, and they like mindless affirmation. “YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAH, THIS SEX IS ON FIRE!!!” is a scientifically blended formula; a tripod of bogan trigger points. There was no conceivable way that such a song would not endear itself to the bogan.

Also, they sing repeatedly about having sex with groupies. Being ruggedly handsome southern-rock types, who regularly visit the antipodes, female bogans can positively taste the back sweat, and flock to see them, listen to them and generally think a lot about them.

Commercial radio rapidly realised this, and began looping Kings of Leon to play at least twice every half-hour, and incorporating Kings of Leon into every conceivable competition they ran. Of course, KoL could be painted coconuts playing speed calypso funk, and the bogan would love them just the same, provided the radio networks played them 10-15 times a day, their ad was on in between Rove segments, they appeared on Rove, their song was on The Footy Show, and you could win a night with them in Vegas if you bought enough cans of Mother, etc.

It was, and presently remains, a match made in bogan heaven.

*UPDATE*

For those who doubted, behold! Kings of Leon’s new clothing range and remix album! No doubt they will feature on a Ministry of Sound compilation soon…


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102 responses

4 12 2009
C.H.

Haha I love the graph.

~ C.H.
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4 12 2009
Harold Holt's Floaties

The first few KoL albums were crackers – such a shame they then served up a 2dayfm album as their latest offering.

If I ever had any musical credibility, I think I blew it all when i accepted an offer to see them play at the Sydney entertainment centre for their latest tour. I’d imagine that is what watching a boy band is like. A horde of screaming female teens/early 20 somethings who all promptly left and went downstairs to maccas once Sex On Fire had been played.

7 12 2009
brad

“A horde of screaming female teens/early 20 somethings” you are surely taking the piss harry, kind of clarifys why bands with so called artistic integrity ‘sell out’ and mainstream,i mean lets face it play a gig to a couple of hundred neurotic ugly people paying 10 bucks a pop or ” a horde of screaming female teens/early 20 somethings” paying 80 bucks a pop.

4 12 2009
Tone

Bold, fearless prediction: Muse will be the new KoL. Especially once commercial radio figures out that they have somehow managed to communicate with the dead and are channelling Freddie Mercury. Even though bogans are inherently homophobic, they do love their Queen.

You heard it here first.

Nice prediction there Tone. Definitely gets the TBL seal of approval. – TBL

4 12 2009
Kat

Isn’t Muse already the new KoL?

4 12 2009
j-ho

Muse are already there, the numbers of ‘chevy’ utes I see driving around ith the new album pumping out of is amazing.

4 12 2009
Kris

>>Kris (15:50:57) :
Avacado, Taramasalata and Muse (the band). Smith St, Collingwood and the Windsor end of Chapel St>>

Ah not so fast there Tone – I made that very same prediction re: MUSE on the BOGANS WILL LIKE topic on Nov 17th…. I do agree though.

4 12 2009
Tone

Kris,

Consider your prediction ‘peer reviewed’. 😛

Of course, the question now is who will be the next Muse?

28 01 2010
Rachel

Isn’t it funny how Muse have been around for what seems like ten years, have been making the same music the whole time, but are suddenly the latest thing? It’s like the rest of the music world caught up to them and now they just sound mainstream. Anyway, more luck to ’em.

4 12 2009
Simon

Ha, I think this explains Alex LLoyd winning with that god awful Amazing, the female bogan has huge voting power and loves trite simple lyrics. I don’t listen to commercial fm so just wondering if Jet has done a KOL, they seem to have all the same ingredients.

A better argument would be that KoL have done a Jet. – TBL

4 12 2009
Simon

Shit, am I that out of touch? Oh well back to my Sleater Kinny albums.

4 12 2009
FT

oooh, so true. You know what really pisses me off? When you love a band for years, see them at the local pub whenever they play, paying only $10 for the show etc, and then all of a sudden they hit the big time and get played on commercial radio. From then on, you can’t ever see them again for less than $60, and you have to put up with bogans at the gigs who only know one or two of their songs that gets air time, and who shout obscenities at the band when they play old stuff that the bogues don’t know.

I always find myself torn, as I want to be happy for the band that I’ve supported for so long, as they have finally ‘made it big’ etc, but I want to despise the band for selling out to appease to the masses.

2 01 2010
ultravomit

that was like Wolfmother – a decent if derivative band playing at the Hopetoun or Petersham RSL for 10 bucks – the rest is history. Although I was not torn since they changed so much musically, and it was easy not to be loyal…

4 12 2009
Kat

What Tool has to say on such matters:

All you know about me is what I’ve sold you…
I sold out long before you ever even heard my name.
I sold my soul to make a record ….
And you bought one.

LOL

4 12 2009
Lis

Though Kat – the first song from said LP that your quote comes from was a bogan hit in….1998 was it? – with the bogans not actually understanding the subtleties of Stinkfist.

21 04 2015
powerlounge

Most bogans struggle to understand a quarter of the subtle genius that is Maynard James Keenan. They just hear loud guitars and the occasional swear word.

If you go to a live Tool concert (not a festival set) you’ll see all demographics there except bogans. They have almost universal appeal amongst people who like progressive heavy music.

4 12 2009
Ben

FT, welcome to the world of hipster hand wringing.

4 12 2009
Steve

The Killers. ’09 V Festival – nauseating moment surrounded by bogans singing “are we human or are we dancers”. For fucks sake.

4 12 2009
r.jett

why on earth were you there with them watching the killers is the question. I would basically throw them in the same ultra bland cesspit as snore patrol and lame play.

4 12 2009
Stephanie

“Kings of Leon figured out, sometime between their second and third albums, that there is a clear correlation between the number of records a band sells, and similarity of their sound to U2’s.”

I have no idea what you’re talking about. Their first and second album (Youth & Young Manhood, Aha Shake Heartbreak) were more Southern Rock than anything else. Maybe you’re talking about Because Of The Times to Only By The Night. (3rd to 4th album).

At their concert in Melbourne this year they said something like this after playing Sex On Fire, the song my sister and I sat down in protest during. “our fans that were there from the start were the ones that weren’t singing along to that song” Maybe it’s just a clever calculated move on their part to get so famous they can go back to doing what they love.

In saying that, Only By The Night and the reception of trend whorish bogans is really sad. Especially when cover bands and the local pub start cranking it out and people at their concerts only think they have 1 or 2 albums and get a confused face when people are screaming along to Four Kicks or The Bucket.

RANT RANT RANT!

Well, technically, while Because of the Times didn’t achieve the bogan love it clearly sought, it was undoubtedly a U2 wannabe. Just check the Edge-esque reverb on the guitar on the opening track. The prosecution rests. – TBL

4 12 2009
j-ho

Yep, KoL jumped the sharked with the third album for sure. I was hugely dissapointed with it while I had hoped it wasn’t the direction they were headed in, the next album sadly confirmed my fears.

4 12 2009
Stephanie

Oh for sure that the 3rd album was mostly painful and much like one of U2’s over produced wanks BUT it was nowhere near like horrid 4th. I couldn’t get past the sound abortion that is ‘Sex On Fire.

Holy Roller Novocaine!

4 12 2009
dazz

I was just thinking that KoL needed an airing.

not for the “sounds like u2” aspect,.. but the modern bogan loves a bandwagon and also loves discovering bands and telling everyone about this new sound… despite the fact that said bands have already been around for 10years, have been successful on the indi/hipster scene and already released 3 or 4 or 5 albums.

I think there is more potential to explore the themes of bandwagons and bogan discoveries (+5yrs after everyone else knew about it).

4 12 2009
sfarrugia

Dizzee Rascal

9 12 2009
dizzy

oh shit yes! he’s like rap’s answer to that fucking twat delta’s shacked up with… total knob and useless lyricist!!!

21 04 2015
powerlounge

Oh yeah, The Prodigy too.

4 12 2009
Dave (or is it Davo?)

Thanks for expanding on the musical theorem I have parted with on your Facebook updates. I would like to mention that I hated Kings Of Leon before they were cool.

4 12 2009
Anonymous Bosch

I don’t even know who the hell they are! Some things this site talks about re: Television, Radio and Music goes right over my head. Whats an ‘Underbelly’? Who the hell is Andrew Bolt? Rove Who? And now this band.

Actually, technically, we never mentioned Andrew Bolt. Just whacked a photo up… – TBL

9 12 2009
dizzy

yep, me too.

as my brother described them: “it sounds like some guy taking the piss out of another guy by squealling into a microfone…”

may they burn in hell with all the other “new” artists on commerical radio.

speaking of “new” artists – I now officially hate the Hilltop Hoods, how many fucking times can ONE band win the SAME fucking ARIA….

4 12 2009
Jackatron

Oh does the bogan love commercial radio. The endless sound effect gimmicks keeps them from possibly being bored for .5 of a second. Even when a song is fading out the radio DJ must interrupt this extremely boring part (to the bogan mind) of their favourite song just so they don’t switch channel.

I love the analogy of why ‘sex on fire’ is such a hit. If the chorus didn’t say sex it wouldn’t have been 1/100th of the hit it was. Bogan humour LOVES sex, I think they find the word hilarious, risqué and daring. I see this as a type of revenge to parents and authority. Childhood rebellion misinterpreted and never ending.

‘Fuck you dad! The songs I like have swearing in them! I listen to comedy about SEX! When I go out with my friends we stay up REALLY LATE!! Fuck you authority, I showed you!’

Worst example of this on the radio them playing the Lily Allen song ‘fuck you’ with wacky sound effects over every swear word… this accentuates the ‘daring’ language and provides wacky hilarious gimmicky noises which characterise FM commercial radio perfectly.

– END EPIC RANT

4 12 2009
dazz

And dont forget Bogans, when distracted, feel they need to ring radio stations to get their 5secs of Fame and air their bogan thoughts and issues with pseudo commercial radio celebrities. One of the best examples is bogans ringing stations and asking for getting parenting or financial advice from a on air physic. Other examples include implicating their other bogan friends in “gotcha” prank calls or even the sound bite, “Hi, I am (insert bogans name) from (insert bogan dwelling) and your listening to hot hits/nightly countdown/top 5/add free 50/etc… on (insert commercial station)”.

I could go on, but that would be self indulgent.

4 12 2009
Brad Sheldrick

So there are no obscure artists that only toffs listen to singing about sex or saying the word sex in the chorus of their songs?

I certainly hope not because god forbid they become hugely successful and popular and garner the attention of bogans. That would mean you would have to find some other obscure artist that only toffs listen to.

There certainly are many. But they happen to remain, you know, good? – TBL

4 12 2009
r.jett

………that is assuming KOL were good at one point.

4 12 2009
Jackatron

I’d hope most people on this site would like bands based on personal taste, not whether it’s trendy to like them or not.
It’s a shame when bogans misinterpret the message of a song, overplay the song or (most often) both, but I’m hoping most of us will still like the band regardless of bogan input. It can be hard to love a band forever though when the style changes so much that they don’t suit your taste any more. Black eyes peas would be a good example for me.

9 12 2009
dizzy

i am acutally ashamed to say i saw the black eyed peas in concert MANY years ago… when they were entertiangin and (IMO) groundbreaking…

now they’ve added some fake tits and are probably laughing all the way to the bank

“i’ma tell the world why hiphop is haunted // money is a drug and MCs is on it”
i rest my case…………..

21 04 2015
powerlounge

Once upon a time THe Black Eyed Peas weren’t bad. Then they sold out and got a moderately attractive woman as lead singer and went pop.

5 12 2009
Lee

The same reason Rage Against The Machine became huge over night all those years ago …….fuck you I wont do what you tell me……. which incidentally are the only lyrics people seem to be able to sing from this band.

14 12 2009
Dave (or is it Davo?)

I went out one night and they started playing this at the club I was at (a club that also features live music which I would otherwise never attend) and they started playing aforementioned R.A.T.M. song and I started singing along and dancing like a douche bag to take the piss… i then looked around and saw that by comparison, i was dancing normally.

I felt so disgusted that I may have been seen, and people may have thought I was actually enjoying it.

21 04 2015
powerlounge

If the average bogan truly understood the message pehind Rage Against The Machine they would be racing to the shower to scrub off the nasty “left wing propaganda”

I know a few people who stopped listening once they got the message behind the music

4 12 2009
4 12 2009
Kat

Oh God no. Not Hey Hey It’s Saturday again. No wonder everyone is torrenting.

4 12 2009
Jodie

Hehe. Bogan schadenfreude. Love it.

8 12 2009
big s

this has never happened before.
How big must the hadron collider be to throw Ray at Darryl?

4 12 2009
toony

Glad to see you add this. It really is the clincher for mine.
Commercial radio = bogan.
JJJ = bogan, and an ignorant twat to boot.

Personally, its the dulcet tones and uncensored access to both music and information of http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/
Even generous enough to stream….

4 12 2009
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. It would be remiss of me not to point out that Kings of Leon were largely unknown to the bogan-at-large until the scar-headed guy from Idol sang “Sex on Fire”.

4 12 2009
Boris

This site is so cathartic. Roll on #42.

4 12 2009
Benjamin

Offtopic I know, but here is a stunning example of British CUBs here that made me feel better about ours:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8393701.stm

5 12 2009
Ed

Triple R or 4zzz listeners thinking they are different and therefore not bogan supplies some laughs as brief as they may be although I must say I get more laughs from Rebel FM. Testimony to the power of the bogan.

5 12 2009
Valo

I remember seeing KoL just after they released Youth & Young Manhood, with maybe a few hundred other people. They were great, and the people there were actual fans. I saw KoL this year as well, and was surrounded by fluro’s saying things like ‘I only know one of their songs’ and ‘Yeah Nah we’ll leave after Sex On Fire’. I couldn’t understand why someone would pay $80 or so to listen to ONE song. But then again, the bogan is a strange beast that can be something of a chameleon crossed with a sheep. It can change, but only if everyone else does.

5 12 2009
Unfunky Marky

`a chameleon crossed with a sheep`. Best bogan description ever.

5 12 2009
Lee

What about the cliche “long time listener first time caller”? Triple M used to be a decent station here in sydney but not to long ago I was flicking channels and listened to this station for a while when they had the Martin Molloy show on and every wanker that phoned in quoted this line then eventually it was shortened to “long time first time”

5 12 2009
Kondor Man

Sorry, but when did we start “owning’ bands? yes it’s annoying when the band you “discovered” moves from RRR to MMM but get over it! Do you seriously expect these bands to earn crap money, play in shitty pubs to maintain their/your cool status? Despite what most musos say, they all have a price (just like all of us do) so give them a break. yes it’s annoying when bogans jump on the bandwagon, but they’ll jump off just as quick.

5 12 2009
j-ho

There are plenty of great groups out there that have retained there artistic integrity. it does not matter what they say, it’s all there in their music.

5 12 2009
Chris of south yarra

ill walk into oncoming traffic if hey hey its saturday comes back on air…

It’s coming. You’ll find that some of the blind bends on Alexandra Avenue will give you the type of traffic you require. TBL

6 12 2009
gg

nothing was more infuriating when the bogans caught on to KOL and came in hordes to see them perform blocking the view of people who have been into them since the beginnng because of the annoying “hit” sex on fire.

6 12 2009
Sam

Loving most of the blog but you are pushing it with your Hipster glorification. The following quote is shameless:

“While the hipster is obsessed with finding music that the rest of the world is blissfully unaware of…”

Sure, bogan music sucks. But is music that no one has ever heard of always a good thing? Why? Simply because of the fact that no one has heard of the band? Sure if they are a new band, or a band that has morphed, but using obscurity as a measure seems like a strange way of assessing musical quality to me.

The essence of the above Hipster quote can be smelt in everything that he does, the clothes that he wears, hair styles, shoes etc etc etc.

While bogans are absolute d!cks, “Hipsters” are without a doubt try hards. What is wrong with being a “normal”? Not annoying anyone else, not disrespecting everything and everyone, not constantly trying to be different for the sake of it.

But at the end of the day I will take you Hipsters over Bogans anytime.

Sorry you feel that way Sam, but that was kind of our point. We try to apply our sarcasm liberally and evenly. – TBL

6 12 2009
Jodie

Interesting you should say this. I tend to prefer indie music and go to gigs of artists most people haven’t heard of. Having said that, as much as I can’t stand the unimaginative bogan sheep, nor do I like the “I’m different and odd” art school scenesters all trying to out-fey each other. I dress, probably, in a similar way and I like the same music but some of them, I feel, could benefit from a punch to the face.

Just my 2c.

6 12 2009
Jodie

Just to add- I’m definitely guilty of “I liked them before they were popular” syndrome. I was dismayed to see mainstream types at the last Andrew Bird show I went to. Collars up, tradies’ sunburn, shouting for him to play his most mainstream song, natch.

7 12 2009
Paul 'Boags' Bogan

I fukn love this band!!!!!111

7 12 2009
Shane

I always find it ironic that some of the campest bands/music on the planet have had their greatest success in Australia: ABBA; Queen; The Village People; Culture Club; and more recently the Scissor Sisters.

8 12 2009
bogankings

I saw the Kings support the strokes at the palais in 2001. Hundreds of angry offended bogans openly abused them through the whole gig. I spoke to the Kings after the gig and they said ‘Aussies just hate us we will not ever come back here’. Now they are populars with the great unwashed masses the very same obnoxious bogans now brag about how they they saw the kings first aussie gig.

14 05 2010
tim rogers

they didn’t tour in 2001…

8 12 2009
M E Nelson Esq

I can’t believe that neither this blog nor all the comments have mentioned ‘Triple M’, the most bogan of all commercial FM radio stations. For crying out loud, here in Melbourne they’ve just recruited for the breakfast shift the pin up boy for bogans everywhere, the doyen of the ‘bogue nouveau’ and President of the most boganic of AFL Football Clubs, Eddie McGuire.

15 12 2013
c0cky

‘boganic’!..haha..sort of evokes ‘organic’..suggesting a superior level of purity..

9 12 2009
lol-plates

Same thing happened to Parkway Drive, saw them at a unibar for $10 now its heaps expensive. But I’m one of the old school bogans meander around with ripped metal band shirts that ive had since i was in junior high school and have a fixation for loud things, so i guess my opinion doesn’t count lol.

10 12 2009
Luke

Parkway drive have always, and always will, suck.

2 01 2010
Lil' Big Middy $2.Fitty

I would like to inject the “band” “Crazytown” and of course in particular “their” “song” “butterfly” (you know the one -“…your my butterfly, sugar, crazy…”) into this discussion as i believe they have been unexcusably overlooked… Even though this “song” is almost 10 years old you will still find it on commercial rotations and massive shopping centres (another topic i hope will make the list). If “So Fresh” has a greatest hits edition (Oh the irony!) this musical vomifestion should absolutly be track 1!

2 01 2010
Lil' Big Middy $2.Fitty

….”your my butterfly, sugar crazy… hey baby mama come’n dance with me, you’re so pretty you make me go crazy!”

While lyrically sound, the rhyming is sharp and ever so refreshing when taking into account the $hamle$$ compulsion to emphisise their own pop name by reapeating the word “crazy” at the end of every stanza.

– End shamless compulsive rant

10 12 2009
Your Local Dandy

Doesn’t news.com.au also qualify as a favourite bogan pastime? Many’s the moment when in a fit of workday boredom the bogan has logged on to news.com.au, because it’s easier to spell than theaustralian.com.au, abc.net.au/news or economist.com..

14 12 2009
Trippytaka - Mara

Yep… another band destroyed.

17 12 2009
Cat

One thing I think you need to add about the new bogans is pizza capers or the gourmet bogan pizza shops lol as well as Short Stack the band has anyone seen them at all? They are very new bogan.. Lack talent, try to be something they are not, the big hair and we all know that back in the 80’s it was the mullet and now it is whatever Short Stack or people with similar hair seen to have. Most of the children of the old 70’s and 80’s bogans seem to be into this type of bogan music really check it out and you will all really see what I am on about. I do feel they are more bogan than Kings of Leon.

18 12 2009
Jodie

Short Stack- worst band name ever.

24 12 2009
Big Jamie

Kings of Leon were shit when they played fourth rate southern rock and are even shitter now that they play U2 lite teenybopper crap. They are the fucking Jonas brothers with facial hair. If they didnt have a pretty boy singer ( and I use that term in its loosest possible definition ) they’d be well fucked. Also what the fuck is he on about? Example: lyrics to Kings of Leon- Notion-

I got a notion waza wa jaza be arye bade awnser in my story today, give me a sign give me a rhinooooooo.
Donock it, donck it, ba be da booooooooo
Donock it, donck it ba be ba boOOOooOOooooOOo ahhhhhhhhhh
I jussss a wanted to know if I could go home in a ramma limma day off the daaaaay, e…veryone says do no ho ho hooo.

Profound stuff.

6 01 2010
John Hooper

This isn’t Bogan. This is Australian. Of which, you’re one, once you set foot outside the country and your regional variance is too minor to be detected.

11 01 2010
james

the first 3 kings of leon albums are amazing. 3 of my favourite albums, ive been annoyed when my friend said the’re overplayed , there last album is overplayed i could listen to the first 3 non stop.
what i also dont like is kings of leons success made indie cool to bogans, and now the colar popped muscle heads who would call a tight pant wearing dude like myself a faggot are now sporting skinny jeans from jay jays with the same popped colar as always,
now there infiltrating brunswick and smith street stick to chapel and frankston

13 03 2011
M-Pathetic ... NOT!

Hmmmm, I see they have also infiltrated your spelling and grammar ‘james’! 🙂

15 01 2010
Loittle Byebee Toygan

The Killers? Dizzee Rascal? Empire Of The Sun? Beyonce? Timberlake? Daft Punk? iTunes? Regardless of their musical intention, they have been Bogannifed.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Chicken or fish?

11 02 2010
Tone

To say that the likes of The Killers, Beyonce, Timberlake and Empire Of The Sun were ‘bogannified’ (sic) is to infer they were not bogan in the first place.

Here’s a funny anecdote: a few years back, when The Killers first burst forth onto the NaB radar, a former boss of mine was lamenting on how much music had gone downhill (he’s a Triple M listener, so he’d know about such things). Anyway, he said he couldn’t believe there was a band called ‘The Murderers’. Turns out he meant The Killers. Hilarity ensued.

11 02 2010
Jack Ryan

It amazes me that bogans believe that Nickelback, Daughtry, and Creed are actually different artists……….f*ck commercial radio

11 02 2010
Jack Ryan

oh, I forgot about Hinder as well

8 04 2010
Somewhat Bogan

I love how the bogan loves to call in commercial radio stations. My favourite is when they have request time. “Yee mate can you play that sexy bitch song by akon?”. They request songs that are in the current top 10 that you can bank on hearing on the hour every hour for the next 3 months, but they are still braindead enough to request it, and the station is braindead enough to play it.

11 04 2010
Will S

I remember for about 6 months last year, every time I happened to flick the radio on in the car I heard one of the 2 Katy Perry songs they played. It was spooky.

12 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

This Entry might just be the funniest thing I have ever read.

well… it is right now.
cheers

14 05 2010
tim rogers

Like them or hate ’em there is no denying that Kings of Leon have something special. They have produced four incredibly diverse albums which have each evolved significantly from the previous and have not suprisingly found mainstream sucess. I was there (pretty much) from the beginning & whilst it pains me to see them being tortured on commercial radio, you can hardly accuse them of selling out. Great music will always find its way to the masses eventually.

26 05 2010
pb

diverse? their sound has changed from their earliest stuff but i’d hardly desribe it as diverse.

26 05 2010
Tombarina

Agree. If I change one pair of socks for another pair of socks for another pair of socks, that hardly supports a claim that one is sporting a diverse range of footwear.
(Mind you, it also whiteants any hardly claim to be living a full and interesting life, either. Let’s forget that example….)

26 05 2010
Tombarina

*delete “hardly”*

14 05 2010
tim rogers

I am not disputing bogans love ’em though.

23 06 2010
Tubski

Hello, I’m a Canadian who recently went to Australia. When I was visiting, I was there just as Kings of Leon was getting big. I loved them completely. Sex on Fire was good, but that song only left a glorious taste in my mouth that had to be satisfied. I got their newest album and fucking loved it. Brilliant, harmonic, soothing, and invigorating. It was my road album. Along with the newest Joel Plaskett album “Three”. It’s sad for me to hear that the Bogard’s down their now love Kings of Leon and are ruining it for guys, but hell I’ll admit, it was damn fun singing it drunk off of Snake Bite at the bars. Thankfully when I got back home the Kings of Leon craze with the Douchebags, as we call our Bogards, here had ended. Yet, why the fuck should I let the fact that some ass hole’s enjoy the music I do? Music is to be enjoyed, some bands just have well produced hooks, but the verses deliver the artistic side you crave, expect Nickelback and Creed, fuck that shit. We make fun of anyone who listens to Nickelback with even a shimmer of enjoyment in their eye. But at this point in the digital word, there is so much music people have never heard of, or forget that we can harvest from to fill our hungry ears. But hell, I’ll still enjoy some mainstream music, select mainstream of course, but it’s popular for a reason, not just because a bunch of douchbags listen to it. (Admittedly, I once listened to Nickelback with enjoyment. Most Canadian Youth did, but it’s just a phase that not all leave. har. har.)

25 06 2010
Ben

Go away Candabogan!

25 06 2010
Ben

“Music is to be enjoyed”

I’m vomiting, Canadabogue.

25 06 2010
Ben

They used to play this at Baroq (Barongan) night club in Melbourne. On the D-floor the bogans would loudly sing the hook. I would just stand there looking at each and everyone one of them disgusted.

(They didn’t notice though, they were too busy being drunk, spilling my drinks, spilling their drinks and dancing *near* ladies – a secret bogan strategy that no one can decipher except the bogan. Subtle and brilliant.)

11 10 2010
Ash

I think “Dancing Near Chicks” deserves it’s own TBL post. I see it whenever I go to any establishment with a significant bogan population.

27 07 2010
Thorny Devil

Next KoL: Biffy Clyro. Next Snow Patrol/Coldplay: Temper Trap. Probably a bit behind the zeitgeist on these predicitons, but I am 1/4 bogan and from the Alice.

7 09 2010
Anton

After reading the previous posts on bogan music, I decided to release some google foo. Unfortunately, it didn’t take much.. As much as I /really/ didn’t really want to believe it.. http://www.houseplanet.dj/index.php/January-2010/Kings-of-Leon-Use-Somebody-Eric-Prydz-Edit.html

King’s Of Leon. Remixed by Eric Prydz. Played at Ministry of Sound.

8 09 2010
pb

awful

15 11 2010
Brommers

Hear, hear……and hear this…..www.homebrewradio.com.au. I reckon if we stress it’s Aussie it’d appeal to bogans and then there’d be a revolution….or not.;)

21 11 2010
Rubble

It is hard for an artist to get away from the bogan desires once they’ve dabbled in it.

I remember going to a Diesel concert in Melbourne a couple of years ago.

Yes, he was a bogan favorite. But as he grew up so did his music and he continued to release new albums.

We went to a concert for one of his latest albums and a lot of the people who attended kept yelling out for his Johnny Diesel and the Injectors day material.

So what happens is that new fans stop attending concerts and the artist is left to play to the same bogans who purchased the cassette in the 80’s and 90’s.

Fortunately he played his planned set only.

13 02 2011
Greg Rudd

I wonder where 2ch fits in for the older bogan.

30 08 2011
magicmunt

Someone should make a bumper sticker that says “Triple M: music for people who aren’t really into music.”

20 05 2013
The Sturgeon

So many comments about this craptastic band an not one mention of Noiseworks.

28 05 2013
Beeky

… or The Screaming Jets

“They said you’d never get anywhere
Well, they don’t care and it’s just not fair
That you know and I know better
(Everybody now)”

Yeah. Nah. AWEsum.

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