Here’s how I feel about the Grammys. Some time ago, people listened to classical music. And jazz. And country and so on. Rock and pop […More…]
I’m not sure when we started asking elderly men who don’t spend a lot of time looking for new music what the sounds of the […More…]
David Bowie is rock’s chameleon. He ch-ch-ch-ch-changes his persona every couple of years. It keeps rock critics on their toes: between hand-wringing over ’80s bands […More…]
If you told me that there was a law in England that bands had to have at least one terrible Caribbean-sounding song, I would believe […More…]
Kanye West is the best example of everything that is wrong with celebrities because he’s the worst. And he’s the worst because he thinks he’s […More…]
GT. DANE God, I am SO SICK of whispery vocals. What the shit are you people doing?!? It’s not that there are too many whispery […More…]
WILD HEARSES Half of how I pick which bands to see is based on their band name. And oy, what a name. “Wild Hearses”? Oy. […More…]
U2 what happened to you?
If I could have one wish come true, I would wish for the time I spent trying to “get” Tom Waits back. Tom Waits isn’t […More…]
There are a lot of band names that are dumber than Metallica, but most of them aren’t worse. Hoobastank is worse, sure, but what makes Metallica such a bad band name is the smugness. It thinks it’s an amazing band name. When Metallica chose “Metallica”, they thought “This is the final word in metal. With this band name, we’ll be the heaviest.” And they wouldn’t have taken it if they didn’t think they were an amazing band. As far as I know, there isn’t an Indium or a Calypsomnibus or a Salsalmanac.
A good rule of thumb is, if people tell you that a band created a “sonic blueprint”, it means the band is annoying to listen to. Also annoying to listen to? Some guy at your New Year’s party telling you he’d rather be listening to Kraftwerk just when you put on Don’t You Want Me by the Human League…
When we were talking about G’n’F’n’R before, I told you that the video for Don’t Cry was insane. I meant it. It’s Book of Revelation […More…]