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Coming Soon: The Horrors, Patrick Wolf
But how has Jack Penate become a joke?
And Patrick Wolf, huh?
Basically, you're making very little sense. I don't like you.
he's referring to his laughable new haircut - http://music.guardian.co.uk/video/page/0,,2045537,00.html and press play to get rid of the now outdated picture.
Jobriath? Ask your cool dad
because everyone I know who liked him a few months ago have suddenly come to their senses and are now ashamed of their sinful past.
thing is, patrick wolf's been around for a couple of years
he has only recently been hyped on a relatively large scale. Didn't seem him singing with Charlotte Church a couple of years ago.
Ok, maybe he is too talented to become a joke but when I see him I cringe.
i have a fanzine interview with him from when he was 15.
Does it really matter? I was merely trying to say that he was hardly a new artist.
a couple means, y'know, two.
although they're a joke as they're hyped.
patrick wolf is not some 'fad' just because he is getting quite popular now, you cannot group him in with artists such as The Horrors etc, who are clearly making transient music which will die along with fashion
he's been making music since he was twelve years old, and will continue to do so until he's 50 i'm sure, go listen to Lycanthropy and Wind in the wires, pisses me right off
But reply to stuff properly! It gets confusing.
Just click the reply to the post you want to reply too :)
I think bands like The Vines and Fisherspooner who attracted mass NME hysteria before everyone realised what a farce they were would be a more suitable answer to the thread title.
critical reception but I'd agree with you if I did.
The Horrors were hyped, but the album isn't too bad at all.
pretty funny jokes though. So good work.
full circle surely?
He's being hyped again?!
he so out he's in?
and you're OUT
wash your mouth with bleach
"Magic Position" came on the radio the other day and she started singing along. It made me smile.
will always stick in my mind as the ultimate "What the fuck was that about?" hype-victim.
And Gay Dad. For about 3 weeks they were the future of music. GAY DAD. Yes, that's right. GAY DAD.
'Fuck The World will do for the Vines what Smells like Teenage Spirit did for Nirvana'
still raises a chuckle. I did once love The Vines though
I remember both reading that and being naive enough to believe it.
in Notting Hill for 2 quid. Nearly bought it as well. Party Hard and She Is Beautiful are fucking quality, and I won't hear anyone tell me otherwise, even you, Seymour.
so I'll let it lie... ;-)
weren't that bad !
And quite enjoyable live !
he's produced Baby Dee's latest record, Regifted Light and its great
Terris, The Vines, Gay Dad, Andrew WK, Miss Dynamite, M.I.A.....don't know WTF Patrick Wolf is doing on your list though. Has more talent in his little finger than all the others combined.
M.I.A. is fucking amazing man.
I wondered if anyone would call me on M.I.A. It was more of a prediction - I happen to agree she's amazing, but after all the hype and publicity in the world, she pretty much dropped off the radar and her album stiffed, fab as it was.
as being a joke though - it just means she's had a very good album that's been unfairly ignored. No-one's really sitting around going 'god MIA was awful! what were we thinking?!'
The album s'alright, y'know. Amazing that the NME hyped them though. Their first release had no tunes at all. Their joint-headlined tour with Coldplay sounded hysterical- everyone left after Coldplay were done, so Terris started playing to a packed hall and ended up playing to three men and a dog.
I see someone's beaten me to that one by 4 FRICKIN' YEARS. I'm too old for this shit.
understand what you're trying to say. These are just bands that went through the usual hype machine, no? With most of them selling fairly well and that?
None of them are exactly on the level of Gay dad where the bubble just burst, and everyone was left standing around, scratching their heads, wondering what the FUCK they were thinking.
are a joke.
They were completely over-hyped, but I can see a future for them releasing goodish albums every couple of years.
Craig Nicholls (sp?) is a better songwriter than most of the random NME bands such as The Fratellis, Kasabian etc
The View (they became a joke far more quicker than the others)
The Coral (they had some good songs though)
except amongst indier than thou types.
Except The View.
(I personally think they're all a joke except The Coral, who are good)
I would hazard a guess that most people's first thought when they saw the title of this thread was The Vines.
They are THE modern archetype of a hyped band failing to live up to expectations.
The result is they get far more shit than they actually deserve - leaving aside the abortion that was Winning Days, they've written two pretty solid, if predictable albums.
i thought of Terris, i even refer to this thread amicably as The Terris Thread.
Does everyone hate Patrick Wolf now?
if so, why?
and i dun leik his hair
All the indie-schmindy types hate him because he was on the Charlotte Church Show. Pathetic....
He's just promoting an album. What do people expect him to do?
threads a bit shit
Of course <slaps head> How did they manage to slip under the radar of this thread until now?
were terminally dull though.
I'm resenting all the Terris mentions in this thread. Terris just didn't need the hype, they were ace in a small venue and a couple of years just doing their thing without all the pressure might have turned them into a really good band. Might not of of course but I think once the NME latched onto them they were doomed. The albums alright though.
Weezer have become a joke but that's nothing to do hype, just a massive self-inflicted wound.
Has been around for a while though. So already your theory is flimsy.
should have thought longer before replying first time round.
'nu-metal' stuff like Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach etc but then they were kind of a seen as a joke to start with...
there's people out there that still like them.
They're wrong, but they still like them.
Nirva- (abandon reply)
The coral had been around for a while and had a couple hits spanning a couple albums, does that constitute a joke band? Their last album was pretty dull though
Once they played live, the game was up
The City is such an awful, awful song. Would like to hear what his fans have to say about it.
That are bigger fans than me seem to really like it. I don't really like it.
and is finally getting to the point where its all rubbish now.
not that his last album or so have been good... at all. I just have a feeling he's one of those artists that are just rather variable. I think he'll come back and surprise people at some point.
but I think I liked it. I think I'm still looking forward to getting his new album, because there's usually more good than bad to be said about them.
and I eat it with complete disdain
I'm going to say Kula Shaker.
though they're actually still going aren't they?
if we mean any band where someone mentions their name and you just laugh and say 'god are they still together?
I'd say the Enemy are the main candidate here.
I remember them being pushed quite heavily at the time, but they were truly appalling.
Jesus, what a pile o wank.
played the second or third drownedinsound nottingham show supporting komakino.
DRUMS = JOKE
They ARE the new Razorlight. It's like the New Wave of New Wave all over again.
Speaking of, should have mentioned this back in '07, but Younger Younger 28, heard them on a compilation cd recently and was utterly shocked at the second of hype they had.
It's cringeworthy seeing their interviews in NME.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik
The Dave Clark Five
Agree with The Darkness, very obvious from the start. PS Defenders of the jokes become part of the joke
Rather unfairly I thought.
A band that i'm sure will look even sillier than they do already in a few years time.
their debut album is called 'famous first words'... eesh
When I saw them at the Barfly it was so stupidly packed you'd think the Beatles had reformed. Then everyone realised they only had one song and were in fact bollocks.
Wonder what Joe Lean's up to these days? Are they onto the sixth re-recording of their album, still going "no, this is the version they'll definitely release..."
I'm not an avid fan of the mag but there have been some hits amongst the misses
I thought you were talking about the older band with Paul Cary.
If anything, they were underhyped!
Didn't realize somebody had aped the band name. Shame.
old threads being bumped.
and Lucien agreed with me from 4 years ago :)
is 5 albums into his career and has made 2 of my favorite albums fo the last decade. He's hardly become a joke. Can no eccentric male artist's with shades of David Boie exist in the new machismo music of contemporary culture. Also go back and listen to Close Calls With Brick Walls by Andrew W.K.. It's fricken awesome. He has the potential to be the next Captain Beefheart if he'd make more records like that.