Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wiki has the best music writing... probably by accident

What's the difference between Ira Louvin and Bill Monroe?

On the Wikipedia page dedicated to the Louvin Brothers, an unknown author (or authors?) writes the following:

"Ira would sometimes become angry enough on stage to smash his mandolin; otherwise his style was heavily influenced by Bill Monroe"

Take that, Paul Simonon. Decades before the iconic "London Calling" album cover photo was snapped, Ira Louvin beat you to it.

But who would smash a mandolin? That would be like squishing a butterfly or kicking a bunny rabbit. Come to think of it, it pains my heart to watch a guitar getting smashed too. If it angers you that much, give it away! Set it free! Such violence is unnecessary.

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