Henry Rollins' $200K speakers: How punk is(n't) that?

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  1. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

    Picker's Paradise
    Wait a second, all gear sounds the same...not.


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  2. JL Godard

    JL Godard New Member

    Years ago (20, at least) I read an interview where he quoted that he "does not own an TV". In his apartment there is only "computer, good stereo and nice pair of weights".
    That was maybe even before his acting career, so in time he could have some pennies saved for something little better :D

    Many of us started listening to the music in a bleached T-shirt and waving an Iroc (I had, certainly), and he was the one who wore it for living.....whats wrong with that?
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  3. hifitommy

    hifitommy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    rollins has a rather advanced hifi system with wilson audio speakers and i think VTL electronics. he writes for LA Weekly and has a program on history channel--10 things you didn't know about..... (fill in the blank).
  4. CLB3

    CLB3 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Concord, NC
    Reading through this thread...wow...some interesting and varied points of view. My question is...how many of us are the same person that we were in our twenties? I remember being young and altruistic, but life is hard and you realize that it's not a bad thing to enjoy the ride when you can. No, Henry is not the frontman for Black Flag that I saw so many years ago, but I am no longer that dumbass kid in the mosh pit either.
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  5. hifitommy

    hifitommy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    HR is a musician who apparently can really hear and wants to hear close to the real thing. if you got a chance to listen to that equipment you would realize that it will deliver just that. we all go as far as we can with audio and thankfully i don't have and interfering spouse.

    henry amassed his cash pile by not making business mistakes and may now embrace whatever he desires. he still performs but not with black flag nor the HR Band, but usually solo while on tour all over the world. no need to get gruff about the way he has conducted his life, which he is quite transparent about.
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  6. cam661

    cam661 Member

    his money- who cares if he "sold out". Rollins is an entertainer in the entertainment business. he's grown in a lot of ways since the punk thing-if he wants to trade on the punk thing once and a while let him. but why resent the guy?
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  7. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

    I liked Black Flag before Henry Rollins joined the band.
    However if you want to hear the best or most interesting "yesterday, today or tomorrow music" on the planet, just tune in to the KCRW Henry Rollins Show.:bowdown:
  8. EyeGee

    EyeGee Big Ears Subscriber

    Northern California
    Well, he's certainly a music lover and has an amazing collection, if you believe his writing.

    He's also an intellectual and we know how they love their gear.

    I wonder what cartridge he uses on his TT.
  9. SuperLead100

    SuperLead100 "These go to 11"

    Rutland, Ma.
    Sorry, but my response has little to do with the original thread. That being said...
    It's not so easy to look oneself in the mirror and come to terms with ones flaws, but self reflection gets easier with practice; not to mention a refreshing and, I think, healthy way to live. It's a powerful feeling accepting your flaws, not beating yourself up, and moving forward to improve.
    I for one, know I'm not the same person I was 30 years ago...

    Ok, self help session over!:bigok:
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  10. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

    Colorado Springs, CO
    The man busted his ass for decades, I think he deserves it!
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  11. SpicySammich

    SpicySammich Active Member

    I don't think of myself as materialistic but I do like good sound. He is known to have a massive vinyl collection so... who cares?


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  12. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

    just a taste outside the law
    Crank it up Henry and party on.
  13. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

    What exactly would a punk system consist of ?
  14. ScottFan355

    ScottFan355 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    If I had that kind of money I’d have a sick system as well. But I’d also house some people down on their luck and pay some people’s medical bills. Who knows, maybe he does.
  15. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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