I have gradually come to the conclusion that all bands that are purely instrumental suck. Iâ€™m particularly thinking of the likes of Mogwai, Billy Mahonie, Godspeed You Black Emperor and more recently, Audrey.
I know that this is a blind spot for me, but I need some kind of vocal. I donâ€™t mind bands that have the odd instrumental track, but those with no vocalist at all just come across as the worst sort of self indulgent muso twaddle. Iâ€™ve seen all of the above live at different times and theyâ€™ve always sent me straight to the bar.
Is it just me? Where am I going wrong? Who are the great instrumental band?