Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Apologies from The Get Up Kids

I've been a fan of The Get Up Kids since I was about 13 years old and have seen the word emo change from an "underground" scene of mainly skate punks and band kids into the blasphemous word it is today; with no thanks to the likes of "Fall out Boy" and "My Chemical Romance". Now who is to blame for this ugly change, could it be the MTV generation or the fact that anyone with garage band can make their voice and cheap guitar sound "half decent"?

Well apparently we have "The Get Up Kids" themselves to blame as highlighted in a July article on the Guardian website:

"Honestly, I don't often think about the state of emo," Suptic told Drowned in Sound. "We played the Bamboozle fests this year and we felt really out of place. I could name maybe three bands we played with. It was just a sea of neon shirts to us ... the punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It's like glam rock now. - If this is the world we helped create," guitarist James Suptic said, after looking into the crowd at a reunion gig, "then I apologise."

Please click here for the full article

Thanks to my good friend John Graham and his twitter account for highlighting this article