Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wayne Coyne calls Arcade Fire "pricks"

Flaming Lips front man -Wayne Coyne- fresh off his band's song "Do You Realize?" being named Oklahoma's official rock song, decided to celebrate by dishing on a few indie celebs, most notably Arcade Fire. 
In a recent Rolling Stone interview Coyne let the mag know how he really felt about the Canadian-via-Texas rockers, who at first glance seem to be very sensitive chaps. 
"I'm a fan of them on one level, but on another level I get really tired of their pompousness. we've played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. Whenever I've been around them, I've found that they not only treated their crew like shit, they treated the audience like shit...I don't care if it's Arcade Fire or Brian Eno. If either of them walked into a room and treated people like shit, I'd be like, 'Fuck you, get outta here'..."
Jeez. Let us know how you really feel Wayne. 
However, it seems that Coyne has a habit of critiquing his fellow rockers and this wasn't the first time. 
In 2003, Coyne spoke to the Guardian about Beck, a former tour mate. 
"It's a total devastation to know that he's not a relaxed Californian stoner. When you hear his songs, you think he really must have some tender feelings, but then you find out it's a made-up thing."
And on Radiohead, in the same article:
"The Radiohead thing - we're famous but we don't want to be famous - is odd. We love playing music but we're too weird to play music."
In the meantime, we at Reverb will continue jamming "Fight Test" praying for the day when Coyne and Arcade front man Win Butler duke it out with huge green plastic fists. 

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