Apologies in advance for the following stream of vitriol.
Not realizing that Saturday Night Live was a repeat (and still not funny), I sat through the first song by musical guest Sum 41. They surprised me with they’re practiced and contrived suckfulness.
Ways in which Sum 41 appears to suck:
- I thought the first 30 seconds of the song were a Beasty Boys cover.
- The coordinated whole-band hopping, reminded me of N’Sync
- Sum 41 -> Blink 182
- Lead singer/guitarist had Billy Idol hair and sneer.
That’s what I could remember. Overall, these guys seemed every bit as engineered as O-Town, just targeted at the opposite market. Why are today’s kids such hapless suckers? Don’t they see how they are being manipulated? Do they care? The idea of punk doesn’t look anything like it used to. All the groups and divisions seem so contrived now, if somene was to stand out as an individual, would anyone even notice?