trakMARX Awards - 2002 R.I.P.
Fakers, shysters, lightweights & cunts. That was 2002, that was. A fistful of CDs & an armful of vinyl thats as good as it got.
Impostors, careerists, professionals & twats. That was 2002, that was. A gob full of platitudes & a pocketful of payola thats as good as it got.
Hype, questionable morals, other peoples ideas & bullshit. That was 2002, that was. A shelf full of industry awards & a bank account full of zeros thats as good as it got.
How was it for you, darling? Bored? Unimpressed? Asleep? The futures so been done before we already own it. Repackage, re-evaluate, re-press & re-promote. Morrisey still hasnt paid what he owes.
Disappointment & bitching aside, there were still a few gems glistening in the brown stuff:
trakMARX.com awards the critical list.
Best UK Act: The Buff Medways
Best New UK Act: Reverend Pike
Best Worldwide Act: Major Matt Mason USA
Best New Worldwide Act: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Best 45: The Beatings Bad Feeling
Best LP: The Buff Medways Steady The Buffs
Best Compilation LP: Hot Generation 60s Punk From Down Under
Best Re-issue: Rocket From The Tombs The Day The Earth Met Rocket From The Tombs
Best Live Act: The Buff Medways
Best Rock & Roll Read: Richard Hell Hot & Cold
Best Book (Fiction): James Ellroy The Cold 6000
Best Book (Non-Fiction): Gary Mulholland This Is Uncool
Best Film: MC5 A True Testimonial
Best UK TV Show: Phoenix Nights
Cunt Of The Year: Liam Gallagher
Best Zine: www.artrocker.com
Best Label: Munster Records
Best Website: www.dogtowndiaries.com
The critical list was compiled in accordance with votes cast by trakMARX staff & contributors: Jean Encoule, Marquee Smith, Little Big Mouth, Guy Debored, Evan Halshaw, Nick Kuntz, Suburban Kid, Art Angry, The Katestar, Oami Salomy Maloney, Oliver J, Darren Scum, Jack Bukowski, Yanek Mochshitzski & The Hendersons (who will, obviously, all be there).
www.trakMARX.com - 2002