Ian Astbury trashes Baltimore
Is it humanly possible for Ian Astbury to keep his mouth shut?
The Cult's lead singer loves to rant between songs, and last week's show at the 9:30 Club was no exception. The group passed through Baltimore on their way to the gig, and Astbury said Charm City looked bombed out.*
According to one concert-goer, this is what he said:
"Is [Baltimore] even in the U.S.? Geez. It looks like Sarajevo."
The Middle East was also on Astbury's mind. At one point, he tossed a bunch of tambourines into the crowd and said:
"These are made by the Taliban," another fan recalls.
Tickets to see the hard rock band cost about $40, and the show lasted about roughly 90 minutes.
OK, Astbury, you took your shots at Baltimore.
Now it's our turn ...
We remember a festival gig in the early '90s when you were wearing flannel and talking about how hot Nirvana and Pearl Jam were and trying to make your music as grungy as possible.
Just a couple years earlier, you were rocking out in a leather jacket and jeans a la Guns N' Roses. Pick a sound/look and stick with it. And quit running your mouth.**
*Yes, some parts of Baltimore look bombed out. But I'll bet you didn't drive through those parts.
**I was only being half-serious there. I actually kind of like how ridiculous some of your remarks are.