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Rock Stars Talking Smack About Each Other in Song

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Bankston, May 20, 2011.

  1. Bankston

    Bankston Member

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    We all know rappers diss each other in songs all the time. But what about rockers?

    Nikki Sixx claims that Bruce Dickinson wrote "Tattoed Millionaire" about him after he banged Bruce's wife.

    He was also the target of Godsmack's "Crying Like a B*tch."

    Pink has taken shots at the pop princesses she was compared to early in her career in songs like "So What?" (Jessica Simpson) and "Don't Let Me Get Me" (Britney Spears).

    Any others?
     
  2. Sweetfinger

    Sweetfinger Supporting Member

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    Extreme's "Kid Ego". Don't remember who it refers to tho.....
    Pretty sure there are some Fleetwood Mac songs that fit the bill!
    and....
     
  3. kevinhifi

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    The obvious one is Neil Young writing "Southern Man" as a dis on what he generalized as a southern American mentality. Lynyrd Skynyrd responded by politely threatening Neil in "Sweet Home Alabama."
     
  4. Ultron

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    never knew that.....:huh
     
  5. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Rap stars were on to something...they dis each other generating successful publicity and sales go up. Eazy E, Ice Cube, Snoop, BIG, Dre, Eminem, etc

    Maybe rock's not completely dead if they can use that tactic?
     
  6. '70 RS

    '70 RS Member

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    The New Radicals 'You Get What You Give'

    Fly high
    What's real can't die
    You only get what you give
    Just dont be afraid to leave
    Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
    Fake computer crashes dining
    Cloning while they're multiplying
    Fashion mag shoots
    With the aid of 8 dust brothers Beck, Hanson
    Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
    You're all fakes
    Run to your mansions
    Come around
    We'll kick your ass in!
    Don't let go
    One dance left
     
  7. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    The New Radicals had this little lyric in their one hit wonder:

    Health insurance rip off lying
    FDA big bankers buying
    Fake computer crashes dining
    Cloning while they're multiplying
    Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
    Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
    You're all fakes
    Run to your mansions
    Come around, we'll kick your ass in!


    edit - 70RS, JINX JINX BUY ME A COKE!
     
  8. '70 RS

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    Time stamp baby......I beat you by a minute. :p
     
  9. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    That's it, you don't get the Gas Face! ('cause I'm nice!)

    [MC Serch]
    Aiyyo, good lookin out Don man peace
    Punji, yo who gets the Gas Face?

    [Punji] Little Vic for the Gas Face
    [Serch] Tony Dick, gets the Gas Face
    [Zev X] No Gas Faces for Plugs One Two and Three
    [Serch] No Gas Face for Professor Prince Pa-paul!
    [?] My friend Tina gets the big Gas Face
    [Zev X] No Gas Face for DJ Subroc
    [Serch] No Gas Face for KMD
    [PNice] Hammer, shut the **** up! Gas Face! AHUAHAUAH!
    [all] WHAHAHAOAHH
    [PNice] What do we think about Hammer? HAOWAHWOHAHBHABHAHBHAHBBHB
    [?] G.Y.P.
    [Serch] Get Yours Posse does not get the Gas Face
    [Serch] But P. W. Botha gets a Gas Face
    [all] WHOAHBLBLAHBHA-WHOO!
    [?] Dante Ross gets the Gas Face
    [Serch] Yo stop dissin Dante on records y'all!
    [Serch] Elroy.. Elroy.. Elroy Cohen, gets the Gas Face!
    HAHAhahahahahaha, that's all..
     
  10. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Miki Berenyi of Lush wrote the song "Ladykillers" verses each with a specific rock musician in mind.

    The first verse is about Liam Gallagher.

    The second verse is about Anthony Kiedis

    The third verse is about Matthew Sharp (then bassist for Weezer)

     
  11. Grandturk

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    That's why I say "hey man nice shot"
     
  12. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't think that song is actually about a rock star. Pretty sure it is about the well documented public suicide of a state official in the 80s, Budd Dwyer.

    Here is a statement from the band Filter on the song:

    "The song 'Hey Man, Nice Shot' is a reaction to a well-documented public suicide. It is not a celebration or glorification of taking one's own life. The phrase 'hey man, nice shot' is a reference to the final act itself, an expression of guts and determination of a person standing up for what they believe is right. We are extremely sensitive and respectful to the family and friends of Mr. Dwyer. We have both lost friends to suicide and felt nothing but sympathy and loss for the victims, and those involved in such a tragedy."
     
  13. '70 RS

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    Well I heard mister Young sing about her
    Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
    Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
    A Southern man don't need him around anyhow
     
  14. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    "Was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions"?
    A poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons"?
    The rabid rebel dogs ransack the shampoo shop
    The pop princess is downtown shooting up
    And if that goddess is fit for burning
    The sun will struggle up the world will still keep turning"

     
  15. '70 RS

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    Still debating over who 'You're So Vain' was directed at:
    Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Nick Nolte, David Bowie, David Geffen.....
     
  16. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I have read that "And Your Bird Can Sing" by The Beatles is at least in part a dig on Mick Jagger and then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
     
  17. aliensporebomb

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    I still want to know what half of the songs on the second half of side one of Todd Rundgrens' "A Wizard A True Star" were about, particularly "Just Another Onionhead" (the most oblique lyrics ever including the extremely odd "Dada Dali") and "You Don't Have To Camp Around" (obviously referring to a closeted friend or band member wrestling with homosexuality all the way back in 1973) on side two we have "Does anybody love you" (a subtle dig about an insecure ex-girlfriend or female friend) and/or "Is It My Name?" (referring to naysayers and critics or possibly even other musicians perhaps?).
     
  18. '70 RS

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    John Lennon "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" directed at McCartney.
    Harrison "Sue Me Sue You Blues" directed at all of them.
     
  19. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Definitely. Good call outs.
     
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