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Though commonly associated with hip hop, rock musicians have recorded their fair share of songs disparaging one another. Let battle commence...

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Yeah....this happens so often that Bill started the thread without providing any examples ;>)

Patience, good sir.  See below...

I've never been sure about these two songs, but they seem like disses to me:

 

"I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass," Nick Lowe -- I've always assumed it was a comment on David Bowie, parodying his song "Breaking Glass" from Low. Nick's first EP for Stiff Records was called Bowi, a humorous response to the title of Bowie's album. Nick's lyric, "Nothin' new, sound of breaking glass," seems especially critical of Bowie's songwriting.

 

"Karmic Flop," Even -- Does anyone know this song? I've wondered if it's a dig at the Kilbey brothers and their Karmic Hit record label.

I know "Karmic Flop"... Even's a great band all around. I keep hearing about a new record that doesn't seem to materialize. Hadn't considered about the angle you propose but it does seem like too much of a coincidence, doesn't it?

 

yeah...Warren could be an asshole...what of it?!

This be be a lovely addition to my Singing the Unspeakable discussion as well...

Tim Rogers from You Am I... I cribbed this in a job resignation once, which I'm sure was completely lost on the audience, but the line "it ain't that I don't like you, you're just better off alone" hit the nail on the head. The recorded version is better, if you can find it.

 

Great!

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