Respectful Insolence

Speaking of Holocaust denial, opening sentence of a review of a new CD by Be Your Own Pet:

Aside from the deaf or those in a level of denial up there with David Irving’s idiot pronouncements on the Holocaust, everyone’s aware that we live in great times for music.

Heh.

I’m not sure this sort of reference in the popular media is a good thing or not. On the one hand, it suggests a widespead knowledge that David Irving is a Holocaust denier, otherwise most readers wouldn’t understand the reviewer’s reference to David Irving. On the other hand, it implies that David Irving is far more well known than he should be, given his crackpot Holocaust denial.

I have no idea if this band is any good (although the reviewer seems to think so) or even if the band’s CD is available in the U.S.

Comments

  1. #1 Ali
    March 24, 2006

    On the other hand, it implies that David Irving is far more well known than he should be, given his crackpot Holocaust denial.

    That, or James Jam is the Dennis Miller of music reviews. (I wish I had a more obscure reference than Dennis himself; then my comment would be even more Miller-esque.) Now that I think of it, being a good music reviewer implies a level of Millerness. The good ones seem to draw tons of appropriate but nonobvious connections.

    Whoa, digression… sorry about that. :)

  2. #2 BronzeDog
    March 24, 2006

    You didn’t mean to get off on a rant there, but…

    Now I’m doing it.

  3. #3 Matt McIrvin
    March 24, 2006

    Their song “Damn Damn Leash” was in that free SXSW BitTorrent that made the rounds a while back. It’s a great song.

  4. #4 outeast
    March 27, 2006

    FWIW, I grew up (in Britain) with David Irving a household name… in the manner of David Icke.