Let me start off this dismissal by stating I’m over the age of 30 and I’ve grown up with KROQ for as long as I can remember, I know that its been shit for many many years, but its always been on my preset in my car stereo. However, this is a day to remember, I erased it, hopefully to never be heard from again. My dismissal of KROQ isn’t a “if its too loud you’re too old” stance of old man crying about youth. It’s about the fact that is fucking 2009 and they still play shit in heavy rotation from 1994. Haven’t we advanced to new sounds, new bands or a new culture? I recently realized in my short car trips the reason I didn’t feel older, and why I would get instantly irritated, it wasn’t because I wasn’t happy with my life it was because the music I was subjected to was the same shit I listen to when I was in high school. Its like time never changed at the KROQ studio.
With the loss of Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles I started to dial into KROQ more often, and I might as well have set myself on fire.
There is nothing cutting edge or “NEW ROCK” about KROQ Its like their MP3 player got caught on repeat. I made myself listen to this hack station for 1 hour at rush hour, to get to the root of my hatred. In one hour, I heard;
Sublime – Date Rape (Fucking worst song ever, I remember a kid in 9th grade giving a report on this song in Political science class. Even then I remember putting my fingers in my ears. Are drunk dead beat bros your only listeners?)
Stone Temple Pilots – Big Empty (Remember this Band? They’ve been gone for over 10 years, This song was in the fucking CROW MOVIE that I had to sneek into because I wasn’t even 17 yet.)
Sponge – Plowed (This band was a one hit wonder, never to be heard from again, except still in heavy rotation at KROQ)
Offspring – Bad Habit (Almost every fucking day sitting in LA traffic they play this song, so cleaver don’t you think?)
Linkin Park – In The End (I always thought everyone knew that Linkin Park was a boy band with Guitars, an Asian DJ and over hyped music videos? guess not.)
Nirvana – Lithium - (Nirvana was probably the turning point at which KROQ stopped playing Blondie and switched to anything from Seattle. I can’t hate on Nirvana, but they should be left to the oldies station)
MGMT – Kids (The one new song in the line up is still the most over played fucking song of the century, not new, not fresh, not even rock, next.)
The Toadies – Possum Kingdom -(This band never made it, yet, I hear this song all the time. Which leads me to believe, that KROQ has a tonal computer program that analyzes songs based the most pleasant tone rate you will listen to in a rock song, and this song must fit the desired tone, because it sounds like all the shit in rotation.)
Red Hot Chili Pepper – Give it away (Nothing makes me want to beat my wife and crash my car faster then hearing the RHCP, the sad thing is I think I used to like them, but the years of being beat over the head with their slick groove bullshit, I want revenge, I want them dead from the airwaves.This song is from fucking 1991, kids can now vote that were born with this song came out.)
Papa Roach – Life Line (Papa Roach was a rip off of a better band called THE DEFTONES who never got the love they deserved or the air play. This may be a newer song but Still, Papa Roach is boy band factory bullshit.)
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the name (I can’t lie, I like RATM, but they are long gone, let them be silenced, no one listened to their message then, no one is listening now, shhhhhh)
System of a down – Sugar ( This gimmick song was lame 10 year ago, its lame now and it will be laughed at for all time, stop playing it)
Incubus – Anna Molly ( This song made my butthole shiver, sounded like I’ve heard it before, it sounds like all their shit. Are people really still listening to Incubus? Didn’t they steal Into anothers sound?)
Cold Play – Lost ( I pulled over my car, cut my dick off and fed it to a homeless lady.)
I have to say this wasn’t a flash back lunch or weekend, this was primetime traffic time.
KROQ why haven’t you evolved? The sad demise of Indie 103.1FM in Los Angeles has really shown you for the sad puppet you are. Your hosts are soulless, I can almost hear the gun clicking in Jed the Fish’s mouth as he talks in gibberish about Panic at the Disco. Your morning Zoo is so past due for a make over, your hosts don’t even live in Los Angeles. The only shinning light to your frequency is Love Line, Love Line taught me everything I needed to know about rim jobs and blumpies when I was 8 years old.
KROQ, you are a zombie, you are holding a generation back from moving on with their lives. Give Rodney on the Rock a full retimerment package and a VIP area some where and stop your broadcast immediatly.
KROQ, you are not world famous, you are the brett Ratner of radio. You have been dismissed.
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