Rock n Roll has become more defiant with age and just when you thought it can’t get any louder, it does. Just when you thought it can’t get any trashier, Metallica comes back with a more electrifying performances and bile. Rock remains on an endless streak of providence and its cultural influences still ranks high on the musical bill. Residing within an ancient war of being the main cost of social dejection and moral turpitude, Rock n Roll continues to prevail with a rock solid foundation and acceptance from the modern day youth. Despite of its reputation in creating some of the biggest controversies and swindle in recent times, it has delivered some of this generation’s most critically acclaimed and notable musical supremos, legendary tunes and influences. No matter how you view it, Rock is a pandemonium that will last forever, and its cultural influences will be here for a very long time.
With its continuing cult and unprecedented vibes, we track back some of Rock’s most shocking, exciting, and memorable ‘caught-on-camera’ Polaroid moments that is sure to evoke some ancient memories and will even make your grandma grasp in horror.
1. MORE THAN A BIRD, MORE THAN A PLANE, COZ HE’S METAL SUPERMAN
Let me show you how it’s done boys coz it aint easy to jump and sing at the same time, oh yeah! – Corey Taylor, Slipknot
2. OH WHERE, OH WHERE CAN MY BABY BE?
Look mom, i can climb, are you recording this at home? – Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam
3. NIRVANA ON HALLOWEEN STREET PART NUMERO UNO
Kurt: Kris can you like find the Jack Daniel’s bottle for me? I kinda lost it somewhere in this fat ass Barney uniform.
Kris: Jeez, Kurt. Why don’t you ask Dave to do it! There’s too much hair going on … and i can’t even see my bass!
Kurt: This is all your fault! I can’t even reach that itch i have right now!
Kris: No, it’s not! This was your idea!
Kurt: No, it wasn’t!
Kris: It was Too!!
Kurt: NO, IT WASN’T (…to be continued!)
4. THE NIGHTMARE AFTER THE GIG – BREAKING BASS (The Sequel)
I said, IT WAS !!!!!!!! – Kris Novoselic, Nirvana.
5. THE NIGHTMARE AFTER THE GIG (Sequel To The Sequel)
I said, IT WASN’T !!!!!!! – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
6. THE LION OF HARD ROCK
Allow me to demonstrate how it’s done boys, it was my signature style in the first place, anyways – Pete Townshend, The Who
7. CROUCHING JIMI & THE FLAMING GUITAR
Good Going, Pete. I gotcha back. I’m burning my guitar in support of you breaking one! – Jimi Hendrix
8. THE GUITAR SOUNDCHECK
‘Look Jimi, My Guitar believes he can fly.. and reach the sky’ – Pete Townshend, The Who
9. HIT ME BAVY ONE MORE TIME!
Yeah Pete, but i bet you can’t do this – Jimi Hendrix
10. THE RETALIATION OF THE TERMINATOR
‘Been there, done that, Marshall… but never with a guitar, try flying Jimi… then come and talk… ‘ – Pete Townshend, The Who
11. THE COBAIN SUPREMACY
Hey Pete, look at me, look look! Bet you can’t do this! Hahahahaha….– Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
12. THE NOVOSELIC PHANTOM OF BASS THEORY
‘…and me too! You got to have some swagger to pose like me, got to pose with swagger’ – Krist Novoselic, Nirvana
13. THE INCREDIBLE WHO
‘…everyone can dance but not everyone can jump with swagger, i can jump with swagger! – Pete Townshend, The Who
14. THE EPIC PUNK-ROCK LANDING
‘Oh my tummy hurts, my head hurts….that jump made me dizzy. Alright, you win.. but payback will be sweet! I’m so gonna write this in my journals!’ – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
15. THE POST-DYLAN ENCOUNTER, BEATLE WERE SPOTTED JUMPING WITH STRAGE DELIGHT
‘Oi mate, we had a hard day’s night, can we ‘jump’ in with some British Beatlemania, Arthur hair, drainpipe pants and silver lake shoes (the silver lake is totally made up by the writer) Cockney-thug swagger?’ – The Beatles
16. HAIL THE HELEN’s
‘Jump all day, jump all night, jump all day, jump all night, Just do it Beatles,it’ll be allright!’ – Eddie
‘They can’t jump’
‘The hair, the mop-top, won’t support the wind.. the hair will fly them back to London’
‘haha! Even Better… how would you know that, you never went to school’
‘I lied just to get into the band’ – Eddie Van Helen, & Knight Robert, Van Helen
17. YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE WHO, MATE!
Mind ya own bussiness lads and go jump at railway stations. Let the adults handle the business here, go get some yoko time – The Who
18. BONNIE AND JAGGER, KEITH AND CLYDE
So Keith, since the rest of ’em are busy fighting on who can do a better jump, i have just created what will be known as the Jagger moves. U wanna go celebrate and get drunk? – Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones
‘I was gonna write us a new song, but what the heck, let’s go on a bender’ Keith Richard, Rolling Stones
19. 1…2…3….JUMP AROUND, JUMP AROUND
‘So who said they can jump higher? who? Touch them up and go, ch-ch-chang-chang – Chris Cornnel, Soundgarden, Audioslave
20. THE HOT FIEND OF FOO..FOOH!! DAVE GROHL MAKES OUR HEART SKIP A HUNDRED BEATS
‘I’m checking my reflection in the mirror, …. lalala… (verse, chorus, verse) lalalal… I don’t know how is the weather..hmm..hmm..hmmm…’ .. what? Kurt and Krist are fighting over what? Let me know when they’re done, I’m writing some solo stuff for my future band.. that’s strictly off the records! u hear me, hey.. off the record i said! – Dave Grohl, Nirvana
21. FOCUS: ALL EYES ON QUEEN BEE
‘Yea..yea..whatever, i brought Darth Vader so all focus on me please! In all honesty, ain’t nobody can pull this stunt but me, so i’m gonna say, die trying b*****, ain’t that right Stevey, hey Stevey can you hear me? Are you still under there? – Fredie Mercury, Queen
22. WE’ll TAKE STEVE TYLER SHAKEN AND STIRRED PLEASE!
‘Yeap, fredy. I hear ya honey. For old times sake, i’m just gonna say ‘Dream On, baby. You are beauty queen of only 50 with some troubles in her life’
‘Just for the records, i can pull that of with my pinky, don’t tell Fredy’ – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith
23. THE BOHEMIAN QUEEN
I heard that Stevey! – Fredy Mercury, Queen
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This commercial was not brought to you by Led Zeppelin, its members, or anyone who are connected to Led Zeppelin. You are hallucinating, you had too much acid. (repeat after me, I-AM-HALLUCINATING)
25. SWEET SON OF GRUNGE
1. Somebody better call God coz his missin’ an angel
2. Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?
3. Do you have glue coz my heart just broke looking at you
4. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?
5. Can you hear that? Do you know that you are the sound to my garden
Can somebody PLEASE tell Chris Cornnel that its a crime to be this sexy!! – Chris Cornnel, Soundgarden, Audioslave
26. THE PACT OF TWO TITANS
Jeez, i thought they were never gonna stop talking.. ok, while everyone was busy, Keith Moon of The Who sneaked out to see his pal, John Bonham of the Led Zeppelin. That’s how the story will be. I’m off to Jagger’s party! – Keith Moon & John Bonham
27. MARGARET TATCHER HAD A DREAM BUT SEX PISTOLS TURNED IT INTO A NIGHTMARE
In the true spirits of English gentlemen’s, which literally did not exist in the Sex Pistols’ bible, the nihilist commanders in an impressive reign of 3 short years managed to pierce the Queen with a safety pin, ‘God save the queen’ shot to number one, became the greatest pandemonium in the UK, made headlines for cursing on cable network (thank God there was no twitter), Tatcher’s arch-enemies, invented the ‘pogo’ dance, started fights, chaos and everything that can go against the system and became the first and last band in grunge history to hit the top without media’s assistants! And their bassist died at 21,Sex Pistols are the ‘It’ of this generation nihilist movement. Raise your pogo hats, lads!
28. SLASHING YOU SANITY AND VISION SINCE 1981
‘…where am i? Where’s the rest of the dudes? Jeez, i forgot my pants again. Alright, this is gonna be a permanent thing from now on, the no wearing pants thing and showing up in your boxes coz you are a rockstar and you don’t give a damn. I’m not bein’ cocky or anything… but the hair needs 2 hours to get ready after a drunken night..so it’s either the hair or the pants and i choose the hair… you can enjoy my legs.. original and not shaved’ – Slash, Gun n Roses
29. GRUNGE PRINCE CHARMING & FASHION ICON
‘I know you like my hair, i know you do. I might colour it pink next week.. sweet. I know the dude form Nirvana already done it, but Layne pulls hairstyles better, don’t i?’ – Layne Staley, Alice In Chains
‘I tell you one thing, Jagger is no sex symbol, he is more like a mother figure’ – David Bowie
31. NOT SO HOT NAKED CHILLI CONCERT
The Most Epic Tragedy and there’s been worse – Red Hot Chilli Pepper
Forget about jumping, see if Kurt Cobain can do this? – Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam
‘Don’t mind me Eddie, I’m right behind ya, just right behind ya’, – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
33. 6-STRING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
‘We are the champion of the wurrrllldddd.. we keep on jumpin till the end..heyeyeyeeee’ – Eddie van Helen, Van Helen
34. Awesome As Fuck!
Am I just paranoid?
Am I just stoned?
-Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day
34. GIVVRRUWEY GIVVURREYWYH GIVVITEWAY NAO!
‘Ok John, so you got to jump like this..move your head up and down. Bang your hair up and down..k, k John.. u got that right? – Anthony Kiedis & John Fursciante, RHCP
35. PEARL OF TEXAS, THE ROCK REBEL ROUSER
Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl ~ weeeeeeeeee- Janis Joplin (19/01/1943-04/11/1970)
36. THE OTHER GUY IN YOUR MOMMY’S LIFE B4 YOUR DADDY CAME ALONG
In simple English:
Saw Elvis’s shadow – faints
Smell Elvis’s perfume – faints
Overheard Elvis talking – faints
Elvis comes out: scream, scream, cry, cry ..hysteria..hysteria.. die
911, ambulance, ER, doctors, surgeons none of ’em could save lives coz the real doctor was Mr. Heartbreaker, love maker….soul shaker… and he has left the building. (thanks for the inspiration, En Vogue) – Elvis Presley (08/01/1935-16/08/1977)
37. BUFFALO SOLDIER, DREADLOCK RASTA MANIA
Everything’s guna be alright
everything’s guna be alright
hey..hey.. everything guna be alright
Jah Se! – Bob Marley (06/02/1945-11/05/1981)
38. IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE
‘… so kids, before you roll into the world of scremeo, learn how to jump, burn guitars or burn them. For a hint of fashion, you can always take fashion lessons from me. I give 20% discount for beginners so call me – David Lee Roth
39. THE ROCK N ROLL PREMIUM HELL RAISER
‘….let them play, let them have some temporary fun coz i’m goin to blow them up like me cherry bombs..muahahha..muahahah..hahha’ – Keith Moon, The Who (23/08/1946-07/09/1978)
4o. THE SUGAR RUSH WEETABIX KID
‘…haha.. that was so funny!’ – Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam
and.. finally a 2 track-picture bonus, please close your eyes for:
Rock n Roll Epic Tragedy
THE GAME WAS CALLED: SPOT THE TIP OF MY HEAD
Flea ‘fleeing’ away with his guitar (there’s too much tragedy here, we are completely lost for words for this extraordinary bassist’s extraordinary efforts at being extraordinary tragic. – Flea, RHCP
WHEN TREE’S PLAY DRUMS
Enough already I say. Thank you for tuning in folks, now go do your home works – Joey Jordison, Slipknot
This list was painfully compiled by our in-house resident critic and contributor, Acid-Tounge 16 Sweetheart. She claims no individual rights to any of the pictures above and has stolen a whole lot of ’em from the good citizens of tmbr (thank you tmblr for being extraordinarily kind without the knowledge of being kind) and the creative rights falls to the photographers who has framed this extraterritorial moments for us to bear. Shortly after we published this article online (since our magazine did not want to publish Flea’s picture), we took a stage dive into the pool and started practising under-water screaming. Cheers!