On Good Charlotte's 'Revival'
No, you weren't imagining things. That really was Good Charlotte performing on MTV's New Year's Eve Tila Tequila-fest. You might say that they're, like, soooo 2002 - but MTV had 'em slotted after the stroke of midnight, meaning the boys from Waldorf, Md. (and Annapolis, etc.) got some national run to start 2008. (The video evidence is here.)
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Nah. Let's recall, briefly, that my Sunday magazine story on Good Charlotte was the most popular print-edition punching bag that I produced in 2007. (Endless hours of chat abuse!)
Also: The band's 2007 album, "Good Morning Revival," was a commercial flop stateside - and a critical one, too, with Metacritic figuring that the album was worth about 45 out of 100 points, according to various reviews.
Sayeth the EW scribes: Their pop-punk sound may now be punkless, but that won't stop GC from amusingly copping a 'tude. The year's funniest song: "All Black," in which Joel Madden discusses his predilection for dressing up "like Johnny Cash." Somewhere, J.C. is not only rolling over in his grave but also having his funeral suit retroactively changed to a nice mauve.
Happy new year, boys!
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