well, yeah, that's a sad fact. along with the white stripes and the vines and all of the new york garage scene. it finally took new york to discover 'garage rock' to make it economically viable and then the money rolled in. nobody else ever cashed in. new york was never part of that particular scene - but virtually the rest of the planet was.
so, that's the way it always works. and that's what cracks me up and that's what my remark was about.
my comment really refers to the fact that we were doing this look at estrus 15 years ago. and it wasn't just us, oodles of folks were doing the hotrod/monster thing in spades. zombie came along with this "graphic style" much after everybody else. granted the band white zombie was into this a long time ago, but this particluar look attributed to him came along way after the fact that the whole garage rock scene all over the world had pounded it into the ground to the point that we weren't even using it any more.
cracks me up. "very rob zombie". that's a good one. speaks volumes about how this stuff works...
here's a funny rob zombie story:
a few years back when zombie was starting his label, he was trying to get every band with a "monster" shtick to put a song on a compilation record. he contacted estrus about a few of their bands (most said, "no way"), but he was particularly interested in a band called 'famous monsters" which had "monster chick shtick". it created a bit of a laugh because sean (the bassist from white zombie) was actually the one who started the band and played lead guitar in it. zombie didn't even know his own bandmate was in the band!
rock star myopia. if they don't notice it, it doesn't exist.