All this talk of douchebags has put me in a nostalgic humor. Viz:
Unless you are in a rock band, or used to be in a rock band, and therefore know the torment that is the Band Photo, you probably won’t find The Hall Of Douchebags too hilarious. I do, though, despite the site’s deeply retarded sexist tone. Arrested development, alas, is the cornerstone of the Local Rock Band Industry.
Anyway, the deal is people send in band photos and these Rock And Roll Confidential guys mercilessly deride them with mocking captions.
There are so many band photos in existence because of a pervasive myth in the local rock band industry. This myth states that a local rock band must have a press kit. A press kit is a manila envelope containing the aforementioned photo, your band bio (which must include the phrase “The Massengills burst on the scene in 2002 with a totally unique sound reminiscent of the MC5 and Kleenex!”), a few press clippings written by your friends at the local newsweekly, and a copy of the CD you produced in your basement. All local rock bands send press kits to record stores, radio stations, booking agents, clubs in hip cities they’ll never play, SXSW, and newspapers. Which is a mystery, because the last time anybody ever actually looked at a press kit (except to make fun of the photos and bios) was in 1946. The CDs instantly get thrown in the trash. Ask anyone.
See if you can spot La Twisty in this Hall of Douchebags photo!
I definitely blame the patriarchy for that tutu.