MM Vol 2 - 106 - Good Charlotte
art by dcjosh
Superman can't walk? Ah yes, but he sure can fly!
I collected the Superman comics when i was a kid, just like millions of others. So what was cool about Superman? To me, I would have to say his powers are the major fact i kept reading this book for decades, because it certainly wasn't the character i was interested in. Sure, he was an alien, that helped. Sure, he felt alienated [pun alert] being here on Earth. But lets face it, he was a smarmy do goody two shoes and that didn't help his popularity, unless you're from the Vatican. So i surmise after all these decades, reading the book, watching the movies, etc, it was the vast amount of his powers, whether it was super speed, heat ray vision, flying into space or the strength of twenty Lobo's that made this character to the legendary popular culture status that Kael is today.
The only power i ever wanted from Superman was his X-ray vision and i would like to state, it's for reasons i just cannot say! [would you believe me it was for reasons to see through $$$ scratchy cards? What do you mean they are coated out of lead??]
you've been punked! art by 99mia99
The East Coast post-grunge/pop-punk outfit Good Charlotte was founded in 1996 by identical brothers Joel and Benji Madden. Inspired by a Beastie Boys performance on their 1995 Ill Communication tour, the Maddens enlisted the help of several high school classmates in assembling a band that combined the energetic elements spawned from '70s punk with the sentimental ballads of mainstream corporate rock. Good Charlotte was soon formed, with Joel Madden handling lead vocals and Benji Madden playing lead guitar. Paul Thomas (bass) and Aaron Escolopio (drums) completed the early lineup, while Billy Martin later joined as a second guitarist. Although the band hailed from the suburban town of Waldorf, MD, Good Charlotte quickly made a name for itself in nearby Washington, D.C., playing the WHFS annual rock show HFSFestival in 1998 and 1999. A year later, the band issued its spunky self-titled debut on Epic, and the single "Little Things" made minor waves. The Madden brothers scored a gig as MTV VJs and soon were all over the network's late-night rock show All Things Rock, which gave their band's profile a boost. The two spent time behind the scenes writing songs for their sophomore album, but Escolopio left the group to join his brother in Wakefield before recording could commence. Josh Freese was quickly enlisted as the band's temporary drummer (Chris Wilson would later replace him permanently). By the fall of 2002, Good Charlotte was ready to release The Young and the Hopeless, and their expanded audience was ready. Singles "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Anthem" catapulted the band into the mainstream in 2003 and eventually drove the album into triple-platinum sales; shared dates with New Found Glory for the third annual Honda Civic Tour were equally successful.
wallpaper art by evengeance
In 2004, Good Charlotte returned with The Chronicles of Life and Death, which hit number three on the Billboard charts but failed to sell as well as the band's previous album. Wilson exited the band in mid-2005, citing health reasons, and later went on to join the Summer Obsession. Dean Butterworth (who had previously drummed for Morrissey, among others) joined up in time for sessions for the crew's fourth album, which were held in Vancouver and away from the Madden-loving paparazzi (especially Joel and his then-girlfriend Hilary Duff). The much more varied Good Morning Revival appeared in late March 2007, spearheaded by the single "The River," which featured M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. ~ [MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide]
For more Good Charlotte see MM Vol 1 #070
This song has a crowbarred rating of 58.4 out of 108
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