9 Detroit Rock Artists People Love To Hate
Iggy Pop: just how many time has this guy been rejected from the Rock Hall of Fame? It’s no shock to learn that The Stooges as well as the MC5 were not very well liked by the masses during their heyday – though rock history has been very kind to both.
Alice Cooper: in the late 70′s this “Shock Rock Godfather” had every mom in America taking away their kid’s LPs and making them go to church.
Ted Nugent: Liberals loath him and most Conservatives are not exactly sure what to do with him – Detroiters however just dig his riffs and hard hitting rock.
The Gories: Tn the seminal Detroit rock documentary It Came From Detroit frontman Mick Collins said that he would purposely not tune his guitar just to piss folks off.
Meatmen: these Lansing natives took the staidness hardcore punk scene of the 80′s and put it it’s place. It was good to see frontman Tesco Vee is still having fun at this past year’s Hamtramck Blowout.
Kid Rock: in the early 1990′s before he was the “King of Rap Rock”, under their breathe many called him a Vanilla Ice wannabe.
Goober & The Peas: I saw these guys during my Freshmen year of high school while visiting my older sister in college. They played a huge fraternity party at the State theater in Kalamazoo. “Goobers” crazy onstage antics with barrels of hay flying all around and songs about “Hot Women & Cold Beer” had most of my sisters’ uppity sorority members turning their heads in disgust – I however loved every minute of it.
Von Bondies: this band’s brainchild Jason Stollsteimer seems to be a sort of a magnet for nasty comments by some locals, but Jason’s talent and drive allows him to rise above it.
Jesus Chainsaw Massacre: though clearly not as famous as the other bands on this list; following these guys on the modern Detroit internets is like watching classic pre-match coverage of the 1989 WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome with Andy Kaufman as the warm up act.