Everything I know about music tells me I hate them... I want to hate them so bad... I see the video for "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and I hate them so much... so much... but despite all this, I can't get that crotch-damned song out of my head!!! BASTARDS!!!! GET OUT OF MY BRAIN!!!
"I believe in a thing called love.. just listen to the rhythm of my heart..."
Guy can jump registers decently, but Freddie Mercury did it better, of course. (Back In Black)
Delissandra Splitshadow - Marauder of Clan X
Grandmaster Poisoner (250), Master Potter (195), Grandmaster Lush (200)
Now keep in mind I don't know the history of the band, but they've always struck me as a band that was created as a joke by guys who had "real" bands they played but created this joke hair/metal band, but that joke band started being more fun than their "real" bands.
I may only think this way because that also describes what some friends of mine went through a few years ago with their metal "tribute" band, Crack of Doom.
Darkness are superb live! .. nice to see a far more positive response than when I posted about them here 6 months ago. Permission to Land is a great album (but didn't deserve Brits Best Album award, imo)
But .. hey! lets face it ... they're very 2003 ... time to move on (not that many of you seem to have reached 'there' yet ).
Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters (been living in my walkman), expect Peaches to move up the radar, Razorlight (but not in the US - doubt you've really heard of the Libertines yet) - speaking of which I'd love to see the Libertines get more success after their stuttering last year with Pete Doherty in prison - but they need to get a second album out before the summer. See how Distillers get on with touring Coral Fang (that released in teh US yet?)
tempted by The Delays, The Ordinary Boys, The Cribs, 10000 Things. See how thier next few singles pan out.
Blueskins debut album out soon, and was impressed by thier Number 23 EP (and last couple of times i saw them live). I'd rate those over the Zutons.
also expect a more 80's influence to dominate for the first half of this year.
Cause .. all of this I'm talking about the UK music scene, even though i am mentioning US bands.
Make or break second albums looming may include The Datsuns (surprised no-one here even mentions them), Kings of Leon (have they got back in studion yet? don't think so), Von Bondies don't seem to have made a dent with thiers. - shame.
Darkness's christmas song was a fine zenith for them, as a cheesy christmas song (but you couldn't dance to it - rude to all DJs who played it in clubs I've been in), but for 2004 they need to get back to thier basics AND make record stuff that doesn't sound a different version of anything off the first album.
I'm not in the US, I'm right across the pond from you - Norway.
Franz Ferdinand is cool, but they were sorta 2003 for me as well. By Peaches, I pray to god you are not talking about the band I know as Peaches, which is a swedish girlband consisting of two 11-year olds who sing like someone grabbed a pitchmachine and jammed it down their throat. Scissor Sisters is new to me, need to give it a whirl.
I'd recommend Span and Surferosa to you Fab, two very decent Norwegian bands that just finished touring UK, so their CDs should be available. Span is a pretty standard grunge/garage rock band, with one wicked single - Found - and a very decent album ("Mass Distraction"). Whereas Surferosa is rather indescribable. 80's retro, girl screaming vocals, with a good blend of modern rock/electronica thrown in.
hey Fablar - I saw the Libertines in LA - kind of.
the lead singer had been in rehab or jail or whatever and his band was all mad at him and he was mad at them so he left and formed his own band which he deftly named 'the libertines' also. drama ensued.
Gah! I rate bands from live perfomances more than CDs to be honest.
like TURBONEGRO! (excellent live, but Scandinavian Leather was a disappoitment - allthough the earlier albums Asscobra and er .. I've forgotten are supposed to be very good). Please let me be right when I think they are Norwegian.
And I saw Cata Salsa Experience (or something like that) as well recently, from your homeland ... well worth seeing. And bass player who rates up there as 'cool bass players'
I know what you mean about Franz Ferdinand .. I saw them a couple of times last summer, but I rate them as 2004 as the album has only just come out, and they've only just made it 'big'. Indeed, i first saw The Darkness back in '02.
Scissor Sister is pretty disco .. they from New York .. you might have heard their version on Comfortably Numb (one of the weaker tracks on the album in my mind ... Laura, Filthy and Tits on teh Radio being highlights)
Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar) and Carl Barat (guitar/vocals) are best mates and excellent song writing duo. Excellent songwriters - gunna stress that.
Pete starts taking skag.
Carl gets annoyed.
Pete becomes unreliable due to skag.
Carl kicks him out of band until he 'sorts himself out'
Carl gets replacement rythm guitarist and continues with tour dates outstanding.
Pete forms new band called .. er .. Libertines
Pete renames band Babyshambles (another Libertines term from 'the babyshambles sessions')
Pete goes round Carls house to talk. After pouring his heart out, realises he's being talking to his reflection in the door as no-one had answered. Pete wigs out, breaks in and nicks a load of stuff.
Pete arrested, morphines in his blood, sentenced to 6 months jail for breaking and entering ... first offense!
Pete cleans up in jail, appeals, reduced to 2 months.
Carl meets him outside the prison as Pete is released. Re-union.
Band is back! I buy loads more tickets to see them live and get involved in stage invasion and other Libertines induced fun.
And Peaches ... imagine a female, rock version of Har Mar Superstar. Shake ya dix, shake ya tits!
Everything involving Josh Homme or Nick Oliveri is absolutely fantastic. That means Kyuss, Dwarves, Mondo Generator, Eagles of Death Metal, Desert Sessions, and of course Queens of the Stone Age. Those two are @#%$' genuises, too bad they had a fight recently and aren't making music together anymore =/
I highly recommend those bands listed above, especially all 4 albums of Kyuss and the 3 albums of Q.O.T.S.A. If you like that kind of stuff then pick up all 5 Desert Sessions albums, and if you like that then procceed with Mondo/Eagles and Dwarves =)
Really splendid stuff. Currently known as Bagheera in Savage and Day of DefeatEdited by: Valrog at: 3/4/04 1:55 am
Very impressed when i saw Eagles of Death Metal live! (maybe because subconciously I was expecting QOTSA-Lite or something so had a great suprise). You reminded me I want to go down and order their album - I'll do that as I pick up my copy of Aur Der Maar (sp?)
Tenuous link time -- Josh Homme - Dave Grohl
Anyone heard Dave Grohls new album Probot? (or something similar) I didn't buy it, and heard very indifferent reports which is a shame. Edited by: Fablar at: 3/4/04 3:40 am
The Probot album is great if you like heavy metal, as it is really is heavy metal. I never really listened to metal, but I did like the Probot album - that has to say something. By the way I'd skip the new Auf Der Maur.. Even though Nick Oliveri and the Kyuss drummer are behind it, I heard Der Maur herself ruins the show. Did you see the video? I mean she's not a very convincing rock chick... She's too pretty and fragile as cruel as that may seem =D
Now the Distillers chick... Did you know that she and Josh Homme are dating these days? Josh and PJ Harvey broke up and now he's on the hunt again. I'm a junkie for that kind of gossip
Quote:like TURBONEGRO! (excellent live, but Scandinavian Leather was a disappoitment - allthough the earlier albums Asscobra and er .. I've forgotten are supposed to be very good). Please let me be right when I think they are Norwegian.
Yep, very Norwegian indeed. A friend of mine knows guitarist Knut Schreiner pretty well, he grew up about 10 miles from us. Scandinavian Leather was a disappointment, aye, but the album you forgot - Apocalypse Dudes - is one of the best Norwegian rock albums ever.
I've never caught them live before actually, but I'm going to be rigging and watching their concert on the 17th of March, which will be insanely awesome. They are legendary for their live acts.
Quote:And I saw Cata Salsa Experience (or something like that) as well recently, from your homeland ... well worth seeing. And bass player who rates up there as 'cool bass players'
Yep, Cato Salsa Experience are awesome. Been a big fan for years. Rigging and watching them the 13th of March as well, so that week will be pretty sweet:
12th - Ash
13th - Amulet + Cato Salsa Experience
17th - Turbonegro
20th - Melody Club
21st - 'Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band' (Amazing local electronica act, bet you'll be seeing them over there very shortly)
The best part is, it's all free, cause their playing at my university, and I'm a sound technician
As for Scissor Sisters, I caught their Comfortably Numb cover on the radio today - and was hugely disappointed. I'd listen to the PF version anyday, but I may grow to like it, it's on heavy rotation now. Will try to find the album and give it a try. (What's worse, the ComfNumb mp3 I just stole fair & square had some mad anti-piracy screeching that nearly blew my ears out. @#%$.)