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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. Archon

    Archon Well-Known Member

    Queen's popularity getting up the critics and naysayers noses.
  2. Sky Dawg

    Sky Dawg Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Neil's "Everybody's Rockin".
    The John Fogerty/Saul Zanetz dispute.
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  3. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    My favorite "Revenge" in music history...................

    Patti Smith
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  4. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    ...and the winner is ....
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  5. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    List all respect for them when I heard this ... Totally scummy thing to do.
  6. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Can you elucidate? Was Lou fulfilling a contract or something?
  7. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Best laugh I've had all week .. I do hope that was a joke.
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  8. Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars Forum Resident

    Pete Best making a million pounds for one album after being kicked out of The Beatles.
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  9. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    I think Cony Island Baby completed that contract (RCA), at least when I go by the RCA/Arista box set.
    Althought I don’t doubt it to be an artistic statement I do think in part it was Lou flipping the bird to RCA when they demanded a follow-up to the Top 10 success of Sally Can’t Dance. I think it was a smart move, cementing Lou as an unpredictable force with a degree of artistic freedom.
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  10. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    In the case of Waters I doubt it.
  11. Ken E.

    Ken E. Senior Member

    New Providence NJ
    Johnny Cash’s middle finger.
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  12. bzfgt

    bzfgt The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler

    New Jersey
    nothing compares to this:

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  13. Trader Joe

    Trader Joe Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Paul McCartney's revenge - destroying any perceived musical competition with his former band-mates.

    1. World wide Acclaim and Appreciation.
    2. Musical Masterpieces For Decades.
    3. Billions of $$$.
    4. Close Friends and Family.

    And much, much more...
  14. SonyTek

    SonyTek Forum Resident

    Inland Empire, CA
    Lindsey, who wrote "Go Your Own Way", about his and Stevie's ill-fated romance.
    Stevie absolutely hated having to sing the line "Shacking up's all you wanna do".
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  15. idreamofpikas

    idreamofpikas Forum Resident

    Liam's last album was a no1 in the UK, a live album of Liam singing a bunch of solo and Oasis songs. Liam's success is great for Noel as songwriter of many of the songs he performs live Noel is picking up royalties. Liam also keeping Oasis in the public eye is also great for Noel, the primary songwriter of that band.

    Noel likely gets satisfaction from Liam failing with Beady Eye or him succeeding as solo act.
  16. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    Dennis Wilson had an affair with and later married Shawn Love--the illegitimate daughter of his bandmate, cousin, and arch enemy, Mike Love. I hesitate to use the word "greatest" to describe this, but it was surely an aggressive act of vengeance. I love the Beach Boys, but they are indeed a diseased bunch of mofos.
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  17. idreamofpikas

    idreamofpikas Forum Resident

    I don't even like Queen, but I do enjoy seeing people get themselves into knots trying to explain why they are not one of the biggest bands of all time.
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  18. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    yup /thread...
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  19. Juan Hitwonder

    Juan Hitwonder Forum Resident

    Eminem identified his real-life high school bully by name in a song called "Brain Damage." In the lyrics, Eminem calls him a fat kid and a racist, and beats him senseless with a broomstick at the end. He poses with his foot on the fallen bully's chest. The actual person sued Eminem and lost.
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  20. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    They appeared perfectly happy to give it to him, though. I think they were glad to clear up any lingerng bad blood.
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  21. BornBeforeTheWind

    BornBeforeTheWind Forum Resident

    This. I always have a laugh at that scene in Imagine where John and George are kicking ‘Beatle Ed’ while he is down. ‘Number 5 in Sweden.’ Those comments didn’t age well.
  22. idreamofpikas

    idreamofpikas Forum Resident

    Less of a revenge against the Beatles but the music press who had ridiculed his name by associating it with failure for the last 50 years.

    Pete's a multi-millionaire and now has appeared officially on a Beatles record. His name will go down in history as a Beatle, even if for a short time, while 99% of the people who mocked or pitied him in print will be forgotten. I think we can say that Pete has had some kind of revenge on the position he was put in.
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  23. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    He's living well and has the right attitude, which is the best revenge
  24. Jo B

    Jo B Forum Resident

    Minnesota USA
    Queen opening their masterpiece, A Night At The Opera, with a scathing song about Norman Sheffield and his business practices.
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  25. twicks

    twicks Forum Resident

    Ice Cube, "No Vaseline."
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