Monday, January 08, 2007

Gods Worshipping Gods

An interesting list, this one. ("Religious affiliations of 100 Greatest Rock Musicians". Link via Metafilter.)

The best represented religion is, naturally, Christianity. The subcontinent has a small but impressive delegation. There are 2 Hindus (both fine lead guitarists), 1 outstanding Parsi vocalist and 4 Buddhists.

It is also interesting to see how many "lapsed Baptists" are on the list. (Just curious - did Buddy Holly's "lapse" occur before or after February 3? Baad joke.)

The Moody Blues are "Urantians"? "Red is grey and yellow white / but we decide which is right"? Whatever, man.

Eddie Vedder is an "atheist". Neil Peart of Rush is an "Objectivist". Aaargh.

AC/DC has no religious affiliation against their name. If you are 14 years old, I know you *will* take that to mean "Anti-Christ/Devil's Children". Sigh.


MockTurtle said...

Hey, whaddaya got against objectivism, huh? ...other than Ayn Rand and her crappy books of course.
Nice list, thanks for the link.
Veganism is a religion?

km said...

LOL, my problem against Objectivism is precisely that - those crappy books. And Rush's music makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.

Veganism is, and so is Atheism. Huh.

MockTurtle said...

Bangalore in the 60's and 70's used to have an underground magazine called 'Atlas Drugged' that wrote these pro-pot, anti-capitalist pieces to poke fun at the rising popularity of Ayn Rand's philosophy. I believe an uncle of mine once wrote an article or two for it. Wonder if I can find a copy on EBay?

km said...

MT: And if you do find it on eBay, you must put up an online edition.