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but who did?
that the same is true of the Strokes.
Anyway, give a band enough time going around playing AC/DC covers and the like, they're bound to manage to make some good songs. It's only once you ask them to do another album that it all falls to pieces. There are loads of bands out there that died on album number 2 because it turned out they only had about 8 good songs in them.
..I say is as I'd assume their phenomenal plane crash fall from grace has forced them back to day jobs, surely?
But yes, differentiate between great songwriting and creating a good little earworm.
There's a huge contingent in the UK (and around the world) of unreconstruncted rockers who are fully indifferent to/unaware of what's cool.
those songs are actually written in incredibly well, whether you like his voice or the tongue in cheek nature or not. the actual arrangements are huge.
I just happen to be immune to their whole 'hilarious' rock schtick and not really care for the songs that much.
They're pretty catchy, but lets not kid ourselves they're Lennon & Macca, eh?
First albums are normally the best as they've had a lifetime of working on them. Then they run out of ideas and have to write another album within 12 months. It's gonna be shitter.
Justin Hawkins used to write songs for adverts so he's not useless.
Just sayin like.
with nothing but disdain. Including the aforementioned name change. In fact, ESPECIALLY the aforementioned name change.
That much is evident.
Could go for hours listening to that.
Jimbo Bowen 1 year ago
wow!! just came across this randomly... i think it was fate!! i didnt know there was a band that still made music like this!! does anyone know more bands sort of like this... with a classic sort? of sound to their rock!!?