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  •  Feel much the same way about Glen Danzig. (1+ / 0-)
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    jared the bassplayer

    Danzig a brilliant horror musician and comic writer who's frequently played with reactionary politics, racism and white nationalism, seasoned with heavy doses of misogyny. 'Bullet', 'White Devil Rising', publicly dissing Obama as a "real horror." etc.

    Unsurprisingly, his Misfits replacement (umwhatshisnameagain?) runs a right-wing punk site.

    Come to think of it, Alice Cooper, a pioneer in horror rock, is a Regan-worshiping right-wing culture warrior. Then there is the depressing  number of death and black metal bands openly courting organized racists.

    Maybe I'm being too glib, but perhaps there is something to this notion of between fear of the unknown extending to fear of the other.

    •  Metal has always had a problem (1+ / 0-)
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      James Kresnik

      ...with sexism and racism. The misogyny in metal is breathtaking, but the racism a bit more subtle. But one need only look at the near-infinite number of metal band and their fans to see that there's something wrong with that picture.

      The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

      by lotusmaglite on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 04:31:17 PM PST

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