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Idlewild gets cranky over OutKast album title

So, apparently Scottish rockers Idlewild finally crawled out from whatever rock they were living under, and realized that OutKast stole the band's name for their latest album/film. Rather than sit back and enjoy all the extra exposure that Google searches will provide, they've decided to get pissed about it. Here's what frontman Roddy Woombie had to say on the band's official website:
"Not sure what's up with this new OutKast album. (I) keep seeing posters for it and thinking I've forgotten about a concert. Not that it's likely Idlewild would play a show with Andre 3000 and Big Boi (what a stupid name). Maybe when our new LP comes out next February some unfamiliars will think we're some sort of OutKast tribute. Could be interesting. Probably won't be."
News Flash: your name is Roddy Woombie. You're not in the position to be making fun of anyone's name. Period. Now stop whinning, we know you're secretly loving all this.
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Ugh. Another reason why Idlewild (the band) is so lame.

Austin L. Ray

Yeah, their music may have gone way downhill, but come on, I still love the name Roddy Woomble. Once can only wish for a name that odd.

John Zeiss

Do they realize that the group Everything But The Girl had an album called Idlewild in the late 80s? Did THEY steal from them? It's asinine. I can understand if it's a band NAME, but the name of an album? Please.


[...] Scottish band Idlewild, last heard from making the eyebrow-raising claim that Outkast stepped on their toes by naming their film Idlewild (people who probably confused the two: zero) eventually got back around to making music. The fruit of their labors can be heard April 3rd, when their sixth full-length Make Another World comes out on Sanctuary Records. Track listing after the jump… [...]

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He wasn't pissed off. More like cynically amused. His name's Woomble too, not Woombie. Nice try though, Pitchfork...I mean Prefix...I mean, whatever.


And uh, Big Boi actually CHOSE that name, which does make it totally laughable.


Oops, that was a typo I never fixed. I know it's Woomble. Pretty funny name, either way.As for comparing us to Pitchfork? Ouch. Real original.

John Zeiss

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