|Bassist leaves Say Anything|
2010-09-29 by Dave Donnelly STAFF | 64 Replies | 4606 Views
Say Anything bassist Alexander Kent has left the band.
Kent explained his decision in a Facebook post: "All of the guys and I are still best friends and hopefully always will be. There are no hard feelings and there was no altercation. I have just decided to start the next chapter of my life.
"As George Bluthe once said, "It's time for me to mozy on, partna." I'm not sure what I'm going to do besides start brewing beer and going to school. I'll still play music too - maybe with Brian from Weatherbox."
Kent will be replaced by Kenny Vasoli of Person L and the Starting Line for the upcoming tour with co-headliners Motion City Soundtrack.
Never heard this band. Should I start?
who cares at this point
As George Bluthe once said, "It's time for me to mozy on, partna."
listen to "...Is a Real Boy" Soapy. shit's good.
Max writes pretty much everything, but I've heard that Alex did contribute a bit, and his basslines were tasteful. In any case it could be worse.
this fucking blows. glad they are still touring. ill see them soon
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Bassist from pop punk band leaves
theyve had like two different bassists before
doesnt really matter
bemis is the only one people care about anyways
I am somehow not scared for the band's future... Sad when a member leaves, though.
they're more than just an average pop punk band. dudes are legit.
headline should be...
"not max bemis leaves say anything"
so people will not care just the same as when they hear "bassist"
they're a very above average pop punk band.
"Bassist leaves Say Anything. No-one seems to notice."
everyone throws a hissy fit when the guitarist leaves misery signals but say anything loses a bassist and its whatever?
I see how it is.
Dude was super solid, super nice, and one of the more energetic performers in the group.
Cannot wait to see them with Saves the Day and Motion City in a month. It's going to be amazing.
alex kent is the shit. don't know what the fuck y'all are talking about. while is a real boy is still my favorite say anything album, the bass work on idotg is miles and miles ahead of its predecessor. clearly because of this guy.
Say Anything is still alive as long as Max and Coby are in the band.
andcas i care about this more if it helps, but i feel like this band has already peaked, and pop-punk isn't really my thing. I did like Was/Is a real boy and IDOTG but just didn't feel any desire to even pick up their latest after listening once.
What I'm trying to say is if I want to listen to this band ill listen to one of those and be content.
Don't mean to poke my head into the convo but I was a bit skeptic about their latest myself, even being a fan before it's release, but after maybe 3 or 4 listens I found myself enjoying it profoundly.
omg kenny vasoli
Oh, that's a shame.
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Saw them live. Wanted my money back to get beer.
eh. replaceable. don't even like the band anyway.
probs the kind of band where you need money for beer and the show to get drunk and sing along to
say anything is great live.
not saying they wouldnt be good sober, but i would get drunk for sure
oh I was.
kenny vasoli?! what a lucky prick. hatboro PA represent
Digging: Self Defense Family - You Are Beneath Me
saw these guys live once shithoused and i can confirm entertainment factor
sad bassist left though =(
tapit idk how many more times ill allow that guy and his mustache to look at me
lol who is that?
fuck man get rid of that shit
its creepin me out
its my senior pic
terrible band, this is the first good news posted about say anything on sputnik.
He will be missed.
But this band made the best pop-punk record bro. Hardly even close to terrible.
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News sucks. :/
Bummer, but that's pretty sick that Kenny Vasoli will be on the tour, wish I could go
Kenny Vasoli owns, this is awesome news. Maybe he will stay with them :O
Always sucks when someone leaves but oh well. The new SA album is still my most anticipated album for next year.
Band completely sucks
WE'RE PASSING SLOW, WE'RE PASSING SLOW
Awww, the guy who looks like Jay left
I have his autograph, it's pretty worthless.
do you guys realize that alex kent is the hot skinny chick in the band with the long hair?
Oh wait Max Bemis is the only member in this band who does anything.
Band is so overrated..
Band is so awesome...
Could care less about the band or the bassist, but the quote was epic! Its Bluth though.
Max Bemis writes every instrument's music anyways so its not like this effects anything at all.
ugh band is so good
not sure this will change their sound much, if at all.
AD quote is amazing though. dude sounds awesome.
okay you guys need to break out of the delusion that max writes all the music. that was true for IARB, but ever since then coby linder, the drummer and alex have written the drum and bass parts. so this will affect the band more than you think. still not really at all cus its the fucking bass, but still, stop being retarted
Too bad bassists are disposable
"terrible band, this is the first good news posted about say anything on sputnik."
Couldn't agree more. Terribly awful band, we can all only hope that this has a domino reaction and the rest of the band leaves and never speaks about or attempts to create any music ever again.
lmao. basically the only two constant members of the band are bemis and the drummer.
get over it. band rapes face.
idk where you're getting your facts man... all sources ive seen point to bemis writing all the instruments parts and the other members just playing them. But okay.
just look at the wikipedia page nigs
Yeah Max said once in an interview that Alex was a much better bassist than him
I'd like to also point out in regards to the 'Bassists are disposeable' thing that whilst this is true, how many crappy bass players are out there?
It's like omg bassists are so unimportant but when they suck they get complained about. Shit's wack.
Anyways, band is good, got some good songs, has weak moments in the cheesy lyrics (see: Crush'd, but I think that was purposefully cheese) but altogether don't really see anyone in their genre, or anything close to their genre, doing anything as interesting as this dude. I mean, IARB is seminal, but their last two albums were still pretty solid.
Oh shit WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO WITHOUT A BASSIST?! Probably continue on and no one will notice
Oh shit WHAT WOULD THIS THREAD BE LIKE WITHOUT ANOTHER COMMENT ABOUT HOW THE BASSIST IS USELESS?!
Probably continue on and no one will notice
so bassists in shitty bands are forever missed but in good ones dont matter. I learned something new today.