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Rob Zombie

Roseland (map) Northwest
Mon., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. 2014 21+


I've known people with otherwise perspicacious tastes who insist that White Zombie is one of the best and most significant hard rock bands to have ever existed. Then again, I've heard similar arguments applied to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and early Slipknot. While White Zombie's La Sexorcisto is an undeniably innovative and occasionally graceful—curious word choice, I know—synthesis of funk, metal, and psychedelia, its lasting significance is confined to its bridging the gap between shitty grunge and shitty nü-metal, and pioneering the irredeemably stupid "circus freak/haunted dollhouse" aesthetic that became a defining characteristic of the genre towards the turn of the century. Any artistic credibility Rob Zombie might have had was single-handedly obliterated by the release of his borderline comedic solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe in 1998, which, along with his equally deplorable forays into filmmaking, completely eclipse any and all of his minor triumphs. Just because he used to be better doesn't mean he was ever particularly good. MORGAN TROPER


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

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  • Mon., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. 2014
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