SNOBBERY CUTS BOTH WAYS
by Gianni RandomSchtuff
LOS ANGELES May 2003 -- Tragic facts about rock
star Dave Matthews:
1. Named "Male Acoustic Guitarist
of the Year" for two years in a row.
2. More people saw DMB last year than any other band.
* * * * *
Opinion: I'm not surprised that a talentless
artist such as Dave Matthews sells millions of records because,
in fact, most of the people that sell millions of records pretty
much suck. My problem is this: Dave Matthews fans are spreading.
It seems as if shallow girls and frat boys with
shiny jeeps and baseball caps are no longer the only DMB fans. This
fucker has now somehow infiltrated and convinced good people
that like good music, of this: That he is good.
Case in Point #1: You're hangin' out, talking
to this cute girl, and the conversation is flowin'.
You bring up music, and she's into some of the same
shit as you. You're stoked, it's almost too good to be true! Suddenly,
her eyes light up and she passionately reveals to you how "this
one Dave Matthews song" ... does it for her.
The bubble is burst. Rather than express your true
feelings about DMB, you turn quiet and withdrawn. You feel guilty
for being such a music snob. It's a CLASSIC fuct scenario that has
happened too many times.
Case in Point #2: You're at a small gathering
with a seemingly cool crew. Someone unexpectedly throws DMB in the
player. Soon they can sense your dislike of DMB from a subtle facial
Finally someone pipes up and says, "What's
up, dude? You don't like Dave?"
Instead of getting into some no-win music debate,
you shrink back with a simple reply that, "He's alright."
Conclusion: As observed, it is NOT cool to
NOT like Dave Matthews.
Readers must stay aware of this new and dangerous
Dave Matthews social faux pas. But I know there are
at least three people in this world that feel the way I do about
DMB, and I pray there are more.
Dave Matthews, stop infiltrating our scene, and
stop making your gullible, brainwashed followers believe with such
vigor that you are a good musician.
From: Jeremy Mooer (Ft. Collins, CO)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003
In response to the DMB article, I'd like to say
that I agree and disagree.
I've studied music and would have to say that, while
the violinist's solos are bland and annoying at best, the overall
sound of the band is decent. I've never purchased an album, nor
listened to them on a regular basis, nor consider myself a fan.
BUT, compared to about 90% of the stuff that IS pop music, they
are thousands of times more musical and have a great sense of direction.
Gianni, why don't you give us a list of your favs?
I'm interested what it is you think constitutes good music.
From: Ralph Corse (Kansas City, MO)
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003
The statement It is not cool to not like Dave
Matthews is right on the money.
This guy is now becoming a favorite for all teeny
boppers, let alone every frat/ coed in the country. He hit his peak
at 1994s under the table and I for one havent
seen the appeal since.
Great article, hopefully a Dave fan wont try
and kill me for agreeing with you.
From: Manuel R. Jovel
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003
I agree completely. The Dave Matthews band is little
more than uninspired shlock that appeals to the lowest bracket of
college-aged IQ holders. The music is bland, lacks passion or integrity,
and is intended only as background noise for sandal-wearing frat
boys and sorority sluts everywhere.
From: Josh Stella
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003
Nice mag. Keep up the good work.
I was around the Richmond, VA music scene as DMB was starting to
show up (they are Richmond-based, or at least they were). This was
at a time when there were many interesting bands popping up in Richmond
and playing the local clubs. Trouble for DMB was that no one was
interested in seeing them because they were annoyingly untalented,
overtly commercial and arrogant jerks to boot. They would find a
following and a large one, but not until they headed to the MBA/mercenary
asshole side of town. DMB ended up playing free shows almost every
summer Friday night at an outdoor venue in the new yuppie office
park side of town where the banks and insurance companies had set
There is no band I disdain more than DMB because
of the fraudulent nature of their sound (selling "alternativeness"
to poseurs who cannot tell the difference). ABBA had more conviction
and talent than Dave. Go pick up a Rattlemouth
CD if you want legitimate underground progressive rock from Richmond
and find out where Dave got the couple ideas he managed to steal
and reinterpret ad nauseum to the Amstel Light crowd.
From: "Sean Falese"
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003
I totally agree that Dave Matthews is awful. I
just heard on the radio a "solo" project he has done,
and the song was utterly terrible. The production was bad. The lyrics
were worse. It was called "Gravedigger" and I really thought
that it could have been the worst song of all time.
He is so talentless and this "solo project"
just proved it to me. The only thing that makes Dave Matthews' music
even listenable is his back-up band. I
really hope this album bombs and he realizes he is horrible.
From: Anthony Robinson
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003
Hey, I really appreciate you bringing up this topic.
You are so right. Dave Matthews is a stuck-up prick that whines
in his trite and jaded "songs". He is an awful excuse
for music, and his infiltration of society is so true and has happened
many a time.
ESPECIALLLY number 1. Me and this girl I really
like are both into Simon and Garfunkel big time, and S&G is
respectable music. But then she talks about DMB and I'm just screwed,
so, thank you again. And I am sad to say that I am one of very few
in my High School that think as I do, and its unfortunate to have
such cool people zombified by this mindless dribble. Thanks.
From: Chris Oakes
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2003
Know how I found your site? By Googling for "people
who like Dave Matthews" and variations thereof. My purpose:
a quasi-panicked quest to find an authoritative biopsy of the social
cancer that is spreading in the form of the Dave Matthews Band.
I was especially looking for an apt fan description, since I have
as much a problem with some of the fans -- mainly the late-30s/early-40s
male professional version -- as I do with the Dave that gratifies
You know that thing Dave does with with his voice
-- all falsetto and, like, "soaring" (as some critic has
no doubt adoringly described it). Well -- all I can do is shiver
like I do sometimes after a whiz in bar-bathrooms.
I'm pretty sure when Dave goes a-soaring, most of
his sandal-wearing, mellow-but-professional fan-dudes feel roughly
"spiritual" at that moment -- yet also rather refined
in their musical tastes. The positive thought- vibes make them sway
a little more soulfully to that snappy, hollow, plastic-body strumming.
They're cool now to wait for the joint to come back around, once
Steve from marketing finishes his semi-bogarting toke. But nevermind
-- the grass of "Shoreline" [insert Generic Amphitheater
with lawn] and Dave -- well guys, it doesn't get any better than
Outside of the college crowd, some of my assumptions/
hunches about most Dave Matthews fans:
- They enjoy rollerblading.
- Their DMB discs spend 75% of their time spinning on a CD player
a car stereo located in the dash of a sport "utility"
vehicle with cup-holders and leather seats. There are mountain bikes
on the roof.
- They got pretty fucked up Friday and pretty much laid low Saturday,
smoked a joint, and put on some DMB. (Early stuff, which they REALLY
like, being as they are even more "alternative" than most
DMBers, if you can handle it.)
- Opened a nice Cabernet. Paid the condo fees, bills. Checked their
dating service inbox. Called and left a few voicemails; noted to
each candidate that they were currently listening to "some
Dave Matthews." Held the phone out. (Didn't mention their plans
to spin a porn DVD later on after an hour of Dave makes even their
hand look romantic.)
So, thank you. Your points were funny and spot on.
And Josh Stella's reader comment was especially gratifying and provided
the kind of descriptive detail I needed: "DMB ended up playing
free shows almost every summer Friday night at an outdoor venue
in the new yuppie office park side of town where the banks and insurance
companies had set up shop."
But best of all: "ABBA had more conviction
and talent than Dave."
P.S. This thing about them being good musicians?
Well, the fact is that the average good musician makes for high-grade
crap when it comes to pop music. Half the time studio musicians
suck the soul out of a song as bad as those poor dudes who've resigned
themselves to the purgatory of Paul Shaffer's band on Late Night
with David Letterman. I mean it works for that show, but musically
-- keep those guys away from your recording studio. How Warren Zevon
stood them, I'll never know.
From: Seth Forster
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003
Yeah, it's a problem, the whole DMB thing...but
there are ways around it. For example, when someone asks you a question
concerning "Dave" (since they seem to be oblivious to
the band, who by the way, are much more skillful, if uninspired
musicians), you can respond by saying something to the effect of,
"Yeah, I love Bowie. He's not as good as he used to be."
Or make a David Crosby reference, or any other Dave will do, particularly
Dave Edmunds of Rockpile.
But no matter how bad you think you have it, it's worse for me.
My sister listens to him all the time. I went to Indiana University
where I heard "Crash into me" AT LEAST 9 times a day,
and I'm in a band where some roofies-totin' fratty/business major
wants to get laid and asks you if you "know any Dave"
right in the middle of a Replacements or Elvis Costello cover (played
for the exact purpose of showing those morons that great writing
does exist in college rock, even if it happened more in the '80s).
Plus our drummer loves the guy.
He only writes about half of his own songs too, from what I hear
... but they all sound alike anyway. The voice is like a cross between
Joni Mitchell and Kermit the Frog (except I liked those two). Gotta
admit the band is extremely talented (even Dave Matthews himself
is a pretty good guitarist by today's standards ... which aren't
that high), but they use their powers for evil not good. Why does
that violinist insist on playing the same damned solo every time?
If I were Carter Beauford, I'd just pound those drums so hard that
I couldn't hear that whiny, pseudo-sensitive crap, and maybe all
the stoners would discover the groove, the beat, rock and roll.
Guess the lesson here is that girls (in general, but I'll state
it as a fact, since this holds true for about 95% of 'em) don't
know good music. If most of the female population likes it, it sucks.
How else do you explain Macy Gray?
From: Ben Perkins
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003
In my opinion, the Dave Matthews Band is the most
overrated band in the world today. Maybe in 2005 there will be another,
but for now DMB has no rival in that category.
What gets me is that people somehow equate his music
with talent or deep thought-provoking songs. My wife has good taste
musically, but her one big mistake, musically speaking, is coming
under the spell of Dave Matthews. (Let me just say that I respect
my wife's musical likes and dislikes. And everyone is entitled to
their own opinion. And I know she probably thinks a lot of the music
I like is horseshit.)
My wife has long been a big fan of DMB, but I never
really paid much attention, or even knew of any of their songs.
Then, in the spring of 2000, I started noticing all this press DMB
was getting about their upcoming album: internet, newspaper, cover
of Time, etc. Shortly after the new album came out, I bought the
CD for my wife, but didn't give it much thought, except that I couldn't
stand that awful song, "A space between."
What finally got me was when several co-workers
were talking about an upcoming DMB concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre
(in Washington State) where Dave and the boys play several concerts
each summer. My supervisor, a fifty-year-old man, was talking excitedly
with them about what a great concert it was going to be. I decided
at that point to listen to some of my wife's DMB CDs, and see what
all the fuss was about.
After listening to some of the CDs, watching videos,
and trying to get into the music, I can honestly say that Dave Matthews'
music really sucks. It is downright awful. I don't understand how
people can listen to this stuff. Over here in Seattle, Dave Matthews
is worshipped like he's some godlike figure. As if the arrogant
folks of Seattle should be so fortunate to see Dave perform in his
prime. As if 100 years from now, Dave will be remembered as some
legendary music pioneer.
As for Dave's fans, with all due respect to my wife,
I agree that he seems to attract the obnoxious, arrogant frat boy,
sorority bitch type of crowd. He also attracts the snot-nosed yuppies
who think their coolness level is elevated because they are into
Dave's cool sound. You see a lot of this kind of crowd in Seattle,
one of the most overrated, arrogant, snotty cities in the country.
If someone gets a lot of airplay and publicity,
their music usually has some redeeming qualities. (For example,
I am not a fan of Justin Timberlake, but in all fairness, his solo
album does have some good songs, even though some of it is fluff.
And I can see where his music would get heavy airplay on mainstream
radio.) But I can't find any good qualities in Dave's music. His
music is horrible, plain and simple. I don't know of any songs by
him that I can listen to for more than 10 seconds.
As far as his band goes, they seem average at best.
That violinist (Boyd Tinsley) seems to be highly regarded by a lot
of people, but he's the most annoying part of Dave's group. If Dave
got rid of that violin music, his songs would still suck, but it
would still be a dramatic improvement over the unlistenable horseshit
he's currently generating.
I wouldn't be as critical of DMB if it were not
for the constant hype over his latest move, and the arrogance of
his growing legion of fans. I would put DMB's music at about the
same level of Hootie and the Blowfish. But that's too much of an
insult to Darius and the boys. At least Hootie and the Blowfish
knew not to take themselves too seriously. (And their music was
more listenable than Dave's ever will be.)
Now I hear that Dave's got a new solo album coming
out, and so we'll have to endure another onslaught of Dave mania.
And the Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer newspapers can once
again show their incompetence and immaturity by giving Dave and
the boys front page exposure and gushing reviews. And God forbid
if I have to hear another story of his concert in Central Park for
charity. As if he's the only musician who ever did such an event.
From: Jason Morrow
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003
Recently DMB played Central Park for free. My wife asked me to take
care of getting tickets. It conveniently slipped my mind.
Her friends had a blast.
Mental note: Take her friends' musical recommendations
with a grain of salt. Oh my god. I married someone who would be
interested in a DMB concert. Must get her on a steady diet of My
Morning Jacket and Mates
From: Michael Wilde
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003
I am a 43-year-old white guy and have not followed pop music since
1982. I've never heard one DMB song that I could identify by name
or tune, and I agree with your assessment 100 percent.
From: Emee Pumarega
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003
There's a hilarious song by Don Lennon, "Matthews
Comes Alive", that describes the DMB phenomenon dead-on.
Find it at:
From: Devin Walters
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003
Want the truth? I was a FERVENT DMB fan when I heard
that Live @ Luther CD. And it was different for me, because I was
in 7th grade, far from a sandal wearing yuppie. In fact, Tim's slide
solo on Ants Marching is 50% of the reason why I started playing
guitar. In retrospect, it was more because of Tim, but Dave's groove
just did it for me back then.
I went to (counting stubs on my wall) six Dave shows,
and the last one ended it all for me. I have since found Phish --
any guitar player/musician will know where I'm going with this now.
But, anyway, I was standing there with 1000s of yuppies, and their
yuppie girlfriends, and I was just like, what the fuck is this guy
doing on stage, and why didn't Ben Harper open for him this year?
Because Dave, you are too old, and your sound is
NOT cool anymore. The violin player is a sawing joke of a rock star,
as he plays with his mouth wide open like he's actually expressing
something. Bass player is technically pretty flawless, but he doesn't
bring that much to the table at all. The sax and drummer are the
only two worth listening to. How the hell did white boy Dave get
lucky enough to play with these virtuoso musicians? Dave Matthews,
I beg of you, quit asking Trey Anastasio to do your CDs. If I hear
another blazing solo over your shitty voice, I'm gonna die.
From: "Christina Pruett"
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003
I for one, whole-heartedly disagree with you. Besides
being musically talented, I feel Dave Matthews' lyrics are amazing.
I hate the fact that just because he is popular,
people hate him. I just graduated college, and at college I have
multiple types of friends... But mostly, I hung around the new "hippy"
crowd. Now these guys prided themselves on having the best musical
tastes. But I for one found that their tastes only depended on,
not musical abilities, but what the new underground hippy trend
Of course, their mainstay was Phish... And they
always complained that Dave was a "money-making machine."
I'm sure Phish makes no money off of their albums or tours.
I love all the critics out there who don't take
time to enjoy music that is popular and just thrust it into the
I have no expertise in music, but I know what I
like... And I also know that my tastes don't depend on what is popular
or unpopular, or cool or uncool.
I love the fact that all of the comments listed
on your site agree with you. I'm sure that I am the lone person
in cyber land to disagree with you.
From: "Tom Zinschlag"
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003
After reading your article I whole heartedly agree
and it is nice to know that others feel the same way I do that Dave
Matthews is all hype. About a month ago I purchased the Matrix
Reloaded album. My whole opinion of the album changed when I
found out that they allowed a techno remix by Paul Oakenfold of
a song that was already terrible by Dave Matthews. Maybe say Paul
should stick to what he does best: speed racer techno, not remixing
songs by washed-up talentless trendy artists.
From: "TERENCE ADAM ROSE"
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003
Let me start off by getting a few things out of
the way, and a few things off my chest. I am a Dave Matthews Band
fan, and yes even a Dave Matthews fan.
I am a freshman at PSU. However: I do not drive
an SUV, do not belong to a frat, both because I can afford neither,
and because I loathe each, and what the hell does the fact that
someone, such as I, wears sandals have to do with what kind of music
he or she likes? I mean, you never see sandals at Phish concerts
or anything, right? A sandal is a piece of footwear for Godsakes.
I am sorely disappointed with the amount of people
out there who have convinced themselves that they are Cameron Crowe,
Peter Travers, or Austin Scaggs, and believe they are experts in
the field of critizing music. As previously mentioned, I am a Dave
Matthews fan. However, I like and appreciate nearly every kind of
music, but I certainly do not feel the need to criticize those who
don't. I listen to everything from Robert Randolph and the Family
Band to old Snoop Dogg, Rage Against The Machine to Led Zeppelin
to Dave Matthews, classical guitar and piano to various forms of
jazz and blues, including Medeski Martin and Wood to the delta-blues
singer Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker.
So piss off GianniRandomSchtuff, with your overzealous
attempts at sounding like a sophisticated and refined music fan.
And piss off to all the rest of you who jumped on Mr. Gianni's bandwagon.
When decrying the musicianship of someone mega-popular and richer
than you'll ever be, perhaps you could provide a little proof to
back up your own righteously angry rhetoric, because I have to tell
you, you all sound like a bunch of whining highschool students in
Dave Matthews has a very unorthodox lyrical style,
and he is obviously doing something right if guys like Carter Beauford,
Tim Reynolds, John Popper, and Trey Anastasio want to share the
stage with him. Speaking of Trey Anastasio, and all you rabid Phish
fans out there who despise Dave for his colloboration with Trey,
I say this: Dave Matthews did not hold a gun to Trey Anastasio's
head. A committed guitar player since the seventh grade, I willingly
admit Dave's acumen for playing guitar is not what anyone would
call spectacular, and somewhat dims in comparison to the musicians
he plays with regularly, in his band and beyond. However, I can
count on one hand the number of other modern acoustic players out
there who have come up with as many unorthodox yet highly melodic
licks as Dave Matthews has.
Before this letter turns into the Great American
Novel, I'll challenge any rabidly anti-Dave fan to come up with
ten good reasons why he sucks so much, and to provide his or her
own "professional" and "sophisticated" view
on what constitutes a good musician. I'd also challenge the editors
of this site to not censor this letter and, frankly, I'll be suprised
if it even gets posted seeing as how the opposing view is virtually
From: "Matt Mazzenga"
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003
I'm sure this will be ignored, because it's not agreeing with all
of you ... so i'll keep it short so as not to waste too much of
I have seen nothing in these comments but generalizations, insults
at DMB's fans (which has nothing to do with the band's music, itself),
and blatant lies (He doesn't write half of his songs? Where the
hell did you get that from?).
It's obvious that you are all just bashing the DMB because it is
the "cool" thing to do these days. You're just as bad
as the fans you make fun of. Perhaps if you can actually give a
legitimate reason for not liking the band (and legitimate does not
include "he sucks", "his fans wear sandals",
or "he's pop".), then someone might actually take you
Otherwise, you're only embarrassing yourselves.
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004
From: "spencer blackman"
Dear DMB impassioned:
The last commentator asked for more reasons to dislike
DMB other than just a dislike of DMB fans or a refusal
to like something just because "it's not cool not to"
(though I don't see why those reasons are less valid
than any others... ) and I'd like to add my 2 cents.
I think Dave Matthews himself has talent and has
written some damn good songs, though not lately. However, he chooses
to surround hmself with completely uninteresting musicians like
Tim "The Wanker" Reynolds and whoever that violin player
is who is always on coke and plays one note. Moreover, his concerts
are bad, boring, repetitive, poorly produced and designed to make
as much money as possible. Plus he's fat. But it's also his job
... and why do we care so much anyway? If he sucks, don't listen.
I just saw the "Dave and Friends" show ( I went because
it was my friend's birthday and also Trey was going to be there)
and it was horrible.
Also, Tim Reynolds is so bad.
That's it. Peace.
From: "Joseph Staton"
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004
I'm not going to beat up on Dave Matthews or DMB.
The one thing I think everyone can agree with that wrote in to complain
is this: DMB has so many rabid followers that you're not ALLOWED
to question the solidness of their musicianship or artistry. If
you don't like them, then it's a major character flaw in your music
appreciation or understanding.
Well, I don't like Dave Matthews, I find him boring
and unoriginal. But that's me... What you shouldn't do is turn into
the DMB evangelical minister and beat me up about it thinking I'll
"see the light" through your persuasive logic.
I'll never convince my wife to like Bob Dylan's
voice, and no one can make me like DMB...
-- Joseph Staton
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005
This is regarding the article by Gianni RandomSchtuff
(which I assume is a pen name).
I have hated Dave for years. I still do. I registered
the domain DMBSucks.com several years ago, but do not have time
to keep it active or post material. I was hoping the author of the
article would have some interest in taking it over.
I will transfer it for free as long as someone will
take care of it and spread the obvious word of Dave's sucking.
Once again, DMBSucks.com is yours for the taking
if you choose. Glad someone sees it my way.
From: "yard" (Poland)
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005
I've read that article and all the comments. I must
say I'm a bit shocked. I didnt realize how contrary opinions there
are on DMB and how 'polarized' is its status in USA. I'm a musican
and I'm from Europe where DMB is marginally popular (he wouldn't
sell even one stadium gig in Poland where I live for sure -- possibly
he could sell one club gig in capital city -- Warsaw). First of
all I must say I like their music a lot. The musicanship of all
band members is top grade -- especially drummer and bass player
and Dave himself for his unique acoustic guitar style. The band
has perfect and recognizable sound, good groove. They write great
songs with unexpected structure and many ideas well beyond musical
ability of typical 'rocker'. Still, despite musical and arrangement
complexities, they write catchy and melodic tunes. Sometimes to
write a pop song that sells is harder than to write a 30-minute
suite of alien gritty sounds that is supposed to be 'sophisticated'
work of true artist.
The jazz/fusion background of DMB musicans takes
rock music to totally different level of musicianship. I don't like
bands who sell their inabilities, lack of musicality and poor ears
as 'alternativness' -- I perceive them more as a con artists than
as real artists -- they are usually good at talking about why their
music is so good and they know how to amaze journalists. You can
say "my music is a blend of Enstruzende Neubauten, the Swans,
Frank Zappa and Bartok," and journalists are drooling ;)
I run through all the arguments against DMB stated
here and I must say that to me they are more a social kind than
musical kind of arguments. I don't live in USA and I'm not aware
what is trendy and what's not and I don't know your reality. So
I'm not biased toward any of social 'groups'. It's stange that opponents
can't say anything on WHY the music sucks -- they concentrate on
supposedly stupid, low IQ people who like Dave. Mass popularity
cannot be only reason that the music sucks. Just look how relative
it is -- here in Europe DMB is virtually unknown by masses. Among
fans here it's perceived as highly sophisticated, alternative band.
He doesn't tour Europe cause he wouln't sell a gig... strange isnt
Jarek from Poland
PS. Excuse foreigner's grammar ;)
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005
First off, who ever said that those "case in
points" EVER happened????? Oh and what's this about?? Quote
"I'm not surprised that a talentless artist such as Dave Matthews
sells millions of records because, in fact, most of the people that
sell millions of records pretty much suck." I'm pretty positive
that you COULD NOT get a group of six random guys who play those
instruments and do EXACTLY what they do. And they DON'T SUCK. Every
single person in the band, and even the crew behind the scenes who
make them look VERY good, are EXTREMELY talented. If you couldn't
already tell, I'm a huge fan and I'm going to completely back them
100% on this HORRIBLE site.
I know that Dave Matthews writes 99.9% of his songs
along with his fellow band members. I completely DISAGREE with this
site and I feel so bad for every devoted fan who views this site.
I have grown up with this amazing band. I never really appreciated
their talent until this year. Their songs do not get old because
they are different ever time you see them in concert. They do their
solos on the fly and just goes with the flow. This rock band has
strange lyrics (Dave!! haha) but who cares!?!? If the UNEDUCATED
IDIOT is basing his article and opinion on that, then that's sad.
All that matters to me is the mesmerising music.
I am 15 years old and have seen DMB in concert one
time in my life so far. I have been to other concerts and DMB puts
on one of the greatest shows EVER! I love this band. They are extremely
UNIQUE in every way. How many rock bands include a very talented
violinist and a sax player??? None that I know of except DMB.
Dave Matthews himself even has said that it's the
talented people playing their intruments and the crew working around
him that makes him look good. He grows on you and you can't let
Most of his songs he plays in concert extend into
ten to twenty minutes long sometimes. I know this because I have
EVERY CD. They are amazing.
I hope I made a point clear enough to DMB haters
that DMB is real and very good.
God Bless and I hope DMB haters open their eyes
and realize that this is the only real music out in the world right
OH AND THEIR NOT POP! THEIR JAZZ ROCK!!