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Music I Liked in 2008, take 1

"49:00" -- Westerberg

What my friends and I liked most about NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS . . . when it came out was the way the Pistols so purposely destroyed rock 'n' roll, made you have to think at least twice when you ever listened to rock again because their record had so clearly finished it off. It's nice every once in a while for someone to come along who realizes that but yet nevertheless is able to build something really interesting out of the sharp-edged, still-smoldering, but still-useful pieces of that destruction. Plus, lyrics that make me laugh when I sing them ("By the time you get your license/I'll be up for parole twice/And twice denied," the jailed daddy's lament to his young son on "Visitor's Day").