not inept at shit. their first album, the blue album, it came out and sold
thanks to "buddy holly" "say it aint so" and "the sweater song"
two years later they put out Pinkerton which didnt sell, so then they chilled out for a few years and moped
miraculously, a few years ago, they came back with "the green album" and racked up rave reviews, huge crowds and monster sales.
suddenly Pinkerton was deemed a hidden classic masterpeice in a stroke of re-writing of history,
along the lines of the Beastie's Paul's Boutique (which also "flopped")
and Rivers was crowned the emo nerd geed god genius by the young and not so young alike, but especially the young