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What's the greatest moment of revenge in Music History?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Houseplants, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

    Not really revenge but I feel Liam Gallagher has given Noel a bit of a run for his money with his solo career...I actually prefer Liam's stuff and don't think anyone, especially Noel, expected Liam to do as well as he has...relatively speaking.
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  2. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Whoever was on the receiving end of "You're So Vain"
  3. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Warren Beatty and two unnamed men.
  4. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Nick Nolte was one, I heard
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  5. Bassist

    Bassist Forum Resident

    Tom Tom Club and Trick of the Tail would have to figure pretty highly though "revenge" may be overstating matters a little.
  6. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear has to be somewhere in the top 20.
  7. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Lennon maneuvering commercial radio into airing multiple versions of his anti-war anthem every December in hot rotation, on the basis of entitling it "Happy Xmas".

    (Probably Cohen should get some similar credit for getting them to air "Hallelujah"...except that it was unintentional...and nobody should wish over-exposure of Pentatonix on anybody...)
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  8. MadMelMon

    MadMelMon Forum Resident

    Jack White forming his own band after getting dumped by The Go.
  9. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
  10. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

    California Day
    Not all of Hawkwind's old ladies -- only 3 of them, 2 of whom he'd been banging already.

    John Cipollina, Gary Duncan, and Dino Valenti did the same kind of thing to get revenge on Grateful Dead for an Indian raid (complete with arrows!) that the Dead made on the ranch where Quicksilver were living at the time. Quicksilver planned to take revenge by holding the Dead up at gunpoint in the middle of a Fillmore Auditorium show, but San Francisco PD stopped them before yet could get into the Fillmore, and Quicksilver were arrested. Cipollina told me that he and Gary and Dino later got their revenge by by cuckolding the Dead's old ladies while the Dead were out of town.

    Cipollina told the first two parts of the story (the Indian raid, and the arrest before Quicksilver could get into the Fillmore) many times in interviews over the years, but never really talked about the last part with the Dead's women. Getting him to tell me was like pulling teeth! Many years after Cipollina told me, Duncan told the story to Record Collector magazine.
  11. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
    Listen to Her Heart. Petty’s message to Ike Turner when Ike tried for Mrs. Petty.
    Ike seems to appear in a lot of these revenge scenarios!
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  12. NudieSuitNezHead

    NudieSuitNezHead Fading Through The Door Into Summer

    East Tennessee
    Mike Nesmith punching the wall of the Beverly Hills Hotel after Donnie The K's lawyer made the mistake of reminding Mike of his contractual obligations. Then Mike states, "That could have been your face, mofo." After this meeting, The Monkees had near total artistic control.
  13. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Zappa being told by ‘a very important person’ in the industry that his work had no commercial potential. Zappa wore that phrase like a badge. Certainly proved that guy wrong. Also being told by some guy that he thought he could clean up the Mothers and make them as big as the Turtles. Pretty ironic.
  14. somebodynothing1000

    somebodynothing1000 Well-Known Member

    manic street preachers are whitering in pain somewhere at the tough of it.
  15. somebodynothing1000

    somebodynothing1000 Well-Known Member

    i think pink floyd would qualify. in nick mason`s book, he remembers one very very early gig supporting a solo alan price (from the animals). after they finished, alan came to his organ, turned up the reverb and smashed cluster notes and proclaimed "That`s psychedelic " and the audience cheered or something.
    we seem to forget how badly treated the floyd were during the syd era, specially outside london. they used to throw coins and beer bottles at them all the time.
    i wonder what alan price is doing now at the moment. lol
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  16. somebodynothing1000

    somebodynothing1000 Well-Known Member

    another one, but i dont know if its true:
    the velvets and the dead played toguether one time, and the dead opened for the velvets one night. supposedly the dead, as usual, kept playing for more than an hour. the velvets retaliated by doing the same thing the next night, since it was their turn to open. judging by how the dead did the same thing to creedence, (or that one time the dead refused to let the doors use their equipment, just because they were from LA, and forcing them to play on pignose amps), i think they deserved that.
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  17. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    John Lennon's Lennon Remembers Rolling Stone interview....... comments on Paul that diminished his reputation for decades, he hit a few other people in the process.
  18. hi_watt

    hi_watt The Road Warrior

    San Diego, CA
    I read in one of the Stone's books that Jagger supposedly shagged Mckenzie Phillips after sending her dad off to the store: revenge for John getting Bianca Jagger.
  19. MartyGabriel

    MartyGabriel Jaded Realist.

    Phil Spector and the whole "Dance the Screw" thing.
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  20. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best


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  21. somebodynothing1000

    somebodynothing1000 Well-Known Member

    i find Liam Gallagher hilarious actually. there is humour behind those raging rants. at least he didnt went as far as his brother, who actually did say things that were very very out of line. (sadistically poking fun at Brian wilson`s mental state)
  22. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    The exact timeline of this eludes me, but I believe one of the all-time “winners” would involve Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, and Mike Love’s daughter Shawn. Dennis married Shawn. Previously, he’d also had a relationship with Mike’s wife.

    Needless to say, Mike & Dennis didn’t exactly get along. Considering that Mike & Dennis were also cousins, this is more than a little disturbing.
  23. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    "My Pet Snakes" from Jenn Lewis to Blake Sennett.
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  24. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    When Hairy Styles left One direction and made a masterpiece ...he was all like..." take that boys I'm the star d' ya know what I mean mates?" .

    ...when miley cyrus quelled the haters and stepped out of her dads giant mullets shadow and dropped the awesomeness that is " Party in the USA".
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  25. cloneofkane

    cloneofkane Well-Known Member

    Austin, TX
    Lynyrd Skynyrd getting revenge for the South against Niel Young for Southern Man in Sweet Home Alabama.

    Since I just posted about him in another thread, John Tilman's success as Father John Misty after a bitter break with Fleet Foxes.
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