A few observations:
- The gap between Kasabian and Oasis, in terms of songs and stage presence, was enormous. Anyone who claims they're essentially the same band should try and watch them side by side. For a group who writes such straight ahead bombastic songs, Kasabian sound surprisingly weedy live.
- I thought Oasis started off fairly plodding and so-so, but really started to get in to their stride as the gig went on. The closing 20 minutes or so was brilliant.
- The audience they draw is worse than I could even have imagined. I don't think there was a single moment of the two hours when there wasn't a half filled beer cup flying through the air and hitting someone in the head. I was near the back and was drenched by the end. Worse than a football crowd.
- My Big Mouth, the first song that started to put me off the band's recorded output, actually sounded pretty impressive live
- The Masterplan is a brilliant song
- Lyla is not
- I also saw Blur at Glastonbury a few weeks back. I'd call it a draw between this gig and that one. Neither band is particularly exciting, but the songs almost make up for it.
for Fri/Sat/Sun would be pretty envy inducing since I won't be going next year.
Otherwise, Dr Dre, the White Stripes or the Arcade Fire aren't to be sniffed at
But their previous two albums had big gulfs in quality between the exceptional and less essential songs as well.
Regardless, The Wild Son, Jesus For The Jugular, Nux Vomica are some of my favourite songs from anybody
if I growled 'Come to Papa Bear' in voice two octaves deeper than normal while doing a grizzly impression?
Oh, you would.
I've done a complete 180 the past 12 months or so - I'm not sure I've downloaded an entire album for free in that time.
It's a few things - most of them to do with boring stuff like web access, but also guilt, now I'm in a position where I can afford to pay for it.
The result is I'm kind of back to where I was before MP3s emerged - I'm listening to a lot less music, but what I'm listening to, I'm listening to more and in more depth than when I had a backlog of 70 million records that I ended up skimming over.
I just keep imagining the same two note bass run, played at a different tempo according to scene. Fast for car chase sequences, slower during romantic encounters, really slow then suddenly fast in a stalk followed by stabbing scene.
I'm almost certain it's going to be rubbish though
that it was better than No Wow - Keep On Your Mean Side is probably one of my 10 favourite records EVER....I think I listened to it every day for a year and a half after it came out - so I thought No Wow was a bit of a let down by comparison.
Even so, having only listened to this twice, it's still only 7/10...
hasn't heard it yet?
'so, so, so, so, so, so, so' wrong
Some of the singles from the last one were superb
I love Keep On Your Mean Side but was fairly nonplussed with No Wow.
But URA Fever is pretty cool which is hopefully a good sign
and released it under any other name, there is no way it would be considered the best thing released this year. Brand loyalty coming into play here a bit I think.
is finally about to pay off
lyle's greatest post
and suggest they're actually synonyms
was that he actually got paid almost £1 million by the Daily Mail for the privelige. Given that his albums don't sell fuck all these days it was fairly irritating seeing him being lauded in some places as 'giving his music away'.
for the headline
there would be a thread called "NME - WTF! A new low" or something similar, with 50+ replies by the hour mark
being horribly underrated
Artist people on DiS don't like says something about artist they do like. Lots of puny indie fists shaken at screen.
It must be Tuesday.
Q Magazine is for people who enjoy that type of music, hence they nominate them for their awards.
Just a definitive time and date for the theoretical question "When Did Punk Die?"
before the song proper kicks in - there's not enough of that around these days
as I go to sleep.
Which sounds like an insult even though it's not meant to be
Cabaret Voltaire-referencing record they were mumbling about around the time of their last record
On being accused of nicking the guys tune:
"It makes me laugh....I don't know him from a can of paint. I'm 15 years deep. That's how you attack a king? You attack moi? Come on, man. You got to come correct. You the laughing stock. People are like, 'You can't be serious'"
they might realize what faint praise this compliment actually is.
I'd quite like to watch someone have that argument
find the slug/jellied eel conundrum a valid query
As a rule, people tend to look at you like you've announced you're a sex pest when you say it though
but then I also like Nu-clear Sounds itself. Which is weird cos I don't really like much else they did other than the first half of 1977.
from AM there. Good to see him talking some sense occasionally
what Be Here Now would have been like had they chucked on even three or four of those B-Sides - nearly everything on The Masterplan is superior to BHN.
I also remember just how disappointed I was when I heard that album for the first time - this was when it was still getting rave reviews early on, and I was a big fan....but after one listen you could hear how lazy it was.
what I was thinking - and I thought they already were taking a break given how little touring they've done recently.
2 minutes isn't it?
means I don't need to bother with basic, child-level comprehension of a sentence to slander their Vit C-free slosh. There is a whole generation of children force fed that filth on the basis that it was good for you and it ends up having more sugar than Pepsi. How this rant ended up on a Pete Doherty thread is another matter.
I have nothing but love for curly wurlys.
Curly Wurly's aren't making a profit? There's your headline, music related or not.
As for Ribena, that'll teach the lying bastards - the only thing with less exposure to vitamin C than their swill is Pete Doherty.
but I don't think they do it on purpose
Nirvana 'best of' CD with Puss on it credited to Nirvana.
I told him that it was actually a mistake (probably because the split-single thing) but he wouldn't accept it, in spite of the fact Dave Yow sounds not much like Kurt Cobain at all. And in samlltownsville in the pre-MP3 days it was difficult to prove otherwise.
We are no longer friends, and he's probably long forgotten about it, but I want to find out his address and send this DVD with a note saying 'IN YOU FACE MOTHERFUCKER. OWWWNED'.
Which makes me.....a psychopath.
then allow someone to sue for $120 million?
Cretinous yanks + their 'justice' system....a match made in heaven.
Scary for all the wrong reasons....
with Rick Witter on that there Mt. Rockmore and you've got yourself my ticket money
has the stronger batting line-up, so to speak. Two number 11's in Mel C and the ginger one from Girls Aloud I reckon. But Girls Aloud with greater depth?