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...new album is gonna be good.
until this turns into a similar thread to yesterday's Kasabian blasting?
I do agree with Mognolian tho - its gonna FUCKING ROCK!!
a bunch of people here like them. personally i thought their first album was decent but the album versions of most of the songs werent as good as the single/demo/live versions.
That is also all.
like them, but definitely a lot of fun/great songs.
but i'm not fond of this new one. lets hope the album is good.
But hey, what do I know? I quite like the first Kasabian album
...how is it that Jamie Summer's post beats Jack The Biscuits post when it was posted 3 minutes later?
replied to anndisaster and not the main post
can reply to indiviudual posts and it will come up directly underneath it. I think thats how anyway?!
can anyone confirm?
...I'll ignore Summers. He likes Ryan Adams.
I sent Summers a rude message by accident for which I apologise!
I thought everybody would see it and public humiliation is more acceptable than singling people out...
Anyway, KOL album will be great!
are vastly better than Kasabian.
"Does this work? **New**
Just checking you're not being a c*nt..."
he only starred out one letter!
needs two stars. TWO STARS.
I really liked them for their first album but I've lost interest lately. I think it's connected to their hair coming under control.
would tho - wouldn't you smilinglady??!
mad hair or not??!
...is the one in the red and white stripy top then I definitely would.
yes I still would anndisaster!
not one of my all time greats, but i have both albums and really enjoy them when theyre on. Ill probably get this
I like it. 7/10 band.
I'm concerned. How could you go back now you're heard 1000 Hurts, though?
I love them so much,
on that you tube thingy sounded most excellent.
are areally a fantastic little rock n roll band .Full stop : )
why people liked that song 'four kicks' by kings of leon. four kicks is a VERY bad song. the rest of their songs, on the whole, are very good.
this new one is no exception.
I think both of their albums so far, are solid 8/10 records, and this new song looks promising.
I don't want to go to Astoria with AnnDisaster to see KOL.
She'll be an embarassing ginger loon.
2nd album = one of the best of the decade.
In Nashville, songwriters don't sit around waiting for inspiration to hit. They go to an office or someone's home - or maybe even the local bank with its own songwriting room - and produce. Songwriter's block is not an option.
``I had a songwriting appointment at 10:30 this morning,'' says Angelo Petraglia, who uses only his first name professionally. ``It's what I do almost every day. You go into a room with someone you may or may not know and write songs. Monday through Friday. It's a job. My friends in Boston think it's the strangest concept.''
Raised near New York City, Angelo moved to Boston in 1980 and played guitar in the pop-rock band Face To Face, which scored a Top 40 hit with ``10-9-8.'' After a stint leading the Immortals, he decided to move south in 1993.
``South to me was the South Bronx,'' he says. ``I learned country music from the Rolling Stones and Gram Parsons. But when I got to Nashville I realized the country songs I was hearing were kinda like '80s rock. What it boiled down to as a songwriter was writing good songs.''
Angelo learned the Nashville system. Songs are written by two, sometimes three songwriters, but not alone (``When you write so much, you need the chemistry,'' Angelo says. ``And you get things from people you'd never come up with on your own.'') Sometimes songs are written with specific artists in mind: Songwriters peruse ``pitch sheets'' detailing which singers are looking for what kind of song (``No cheating or drinking songs,'' more than one artist's management advises). Then a demo is recorded using Nashville's phalanx of studio musicians and given to a publishing company ``song plugger'' to sell to an artist or producer.
``Basically we make a fully produced record to pitch a song,'' Angelo says. ``It's insane. A demo now has the full arrangement, everything, all mapped out. That's what it takes nowadays.''
Angelo has gone from producing and playing guitar for alternative country singer Kim Richey to co-writing a No. 1 hit for Trisha Yearwood, ``Believe Me Baby (I Lied,)'' and having songs covered by Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn and Martina McBride. He currently has a half-dozen songs ``on hold'' with Faith Hill, which means that until the superstar decides whether to sing or pass, no one else can record them.
Angelo also retains his connection to rock and Boston. He worked on Peter Wolf's forthcoming album, produced a demo for ex-Del Fuego Warren Zanes and recently finished co-producing a reunion album by the Remains, the legendary '60s Boston garage band led by Barry Tashian, himself a Boston transplant to Nashville.
``This place is a dreamland,'' Angelo says. ``I call it Camp Nashville. I'm all grown up, but I'm living in a community of musicians. I get to play guitar and write songs every day.''
the other day.
She said there's apparently suspiscion that KoL are a manufactured Monkees-esque band who have all their songs written for them.
I can't remember her reasoning, but she said something about the fact it could be pointed out the fact they never have extra songs that aren't on the record or anything... or something.
Sorry. This isn't well explained.
Hmmm... I wonder if its a load of rubbish.
I hope it is, because I really respect them for turning my opinion round entirely with their follow-up.
you can still respect them, whether or not they are wholly responsible for their lyrics. To use the example that the guy did from that link, I greatly respect Justin Timberlake. Yet he plays no instruments or writes any lyrics. Even if Kings of Leon don't write all their stuff, they're still a pretty good rock n roll band
And I'm pleasantly surprised by the amount of appreciation for them on these here boards
but I like to listen to a record and think that the words and music are coming directly from their heart and soul. 'Milk' is my favourite KoL track, and if I found out Caleb hadn't written those lyrics, I'd probably go off it in great amounts.
But I can respect your point.