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Pretty poor, no?
'one of those great songs, you know, thats really different'
- Jo Whiley
3 years on this forum, and this is my 1000th post.
bit shakey, but yeah.
it had a beginning, a middle and an end, that's about all you can ask of these things. ALthough it could have perhaps benefitted from a car chase to add a bit of drama and excitement.
'The octopus was really scary.'
Who gets the reference?
"Andy, you goooooniieeeeeee!"
but has little to no replay value. So yes. Except the Thou Shalt Not Watch Hollyoaks line, which earns them one of those things that Salman Rushdie had. Fatwa probably. One of them.
I kinda liked the' pimps, bling and hoes are not and never will be one of the 4 elements'. Not particularly clever or anything, but I liked it.
HOwever the whole song is, which is supposed to be a message about thinking for yourself is just a list of well, rules. And most of them are really poor. I think they had one or two good statements that they just padded out.
Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile… Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thall shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thall shalt not buy Coca-Cola products. Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants. Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyokes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it’s done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ’cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to.
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles… Were just a band.
Led Zepplin… Just a band.
The Beach Boys… Just a band.
The Sex Pistols… Just a band.
The Clash… Just a band.
Crass… Just a band.
Minor Threat… Just a band.
The Cure… Just a band.
The Smiths… Just a band.
Nirvana… Just a band.
The Pixies… Just a band.
Oasis… Just a band.
Radiohead… Just a band.
Bloc Party… Just a band. [ed.’s note: this is debatable]
The Arctic Monkeys… Just a band.
The Next Big Thing.. JUST A BAND.
Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say “Hey” thou shalt not say “Ho”.
When I say “Hip” thou shalt not say “Hop”.
When I say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise… kill me.
Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish you girlfriend was a freak like me.
Thou shalt spell the word “Pheonix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying “Is it”.
Thou shalt think for yourselves.
And thou shalt always… Thou shalt always kill
quite clever, I think. The repetitive music line, and the 'some people are just NICE' bits are cool.
the 'Ed's note' about Bloc Party isn't my comment, it's the guy who's blog I got that off. I'd debate that Bloc Party are even worthy of being included in that list...
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who is playing at Brainlove's thing tonight. I, for one, am excited.
this is just Wiley-hate. No bad thing in itself but when lesacvspip gets caught in the crossfire then we have to wonder.
but his solo stuff is brilliant all the same, i'd recommend getting his album if he has any copies tonight.
is it getting much radio airplay? or is whiley just trying to gain some indie cred (despite perpetrating many of the things mentioned)
the lyrics look quite good, a bit heavy handed and obvious but if its broken into the mainstream then great. theres not much of this sort of comment there, and if its got a 'bangin choon' behind it then all the better
it's coming out on Lex quite soon