Wow, that's a bleak sign-off!
Because Lemmy is long overdue a knighthood, his dedication to not being part of any system has ironically made him something of a national institution, because that's something we love in this country. Putting Ace of Spades on a stamp would be a deserved recognition of Motorhead's influence and importance in popular music history, but moreover it would be a acknowledgement of a triumph for a rebellious spirit which on the surface a 'moral' society like ours would never accept, but in secret we all wish we had. Of course Lemmy would probably hate it, but that would simply underline how right the decision would be.
My girlfriend is completely gay for Pearl Jam so I'll give it to her and she'll fucking love it and I'll look like the greatest boyfriend ever, she won't want to sell it because she loves them so much but she's banned from ebay anyway so she couldn't flog even if she wanted to. Then I'll keep the xbox stuff for myself so I can annoy her by beating her at playing her favourite songs on Rockband.
I've immediately wanted to go out and buy the record. Great writing Mr Power, it's been a thoroughly absorbing series of reviews.
largely because I love the new artwork. Enjoyable review too.
especially TEE. It seems crisper and more precise than most of the old ones, more reflective of the music, although I'm not so keen on the Radioactivity and Man Machine, not having the faces on the front of TMM seems wrong.
It's idiotic, how can a band possibly be responsible for other shit bands that copy them? Nickleback may never have had an original idea of their own, but how is that Pearl Jam's fault?
and still is.
It's not very good. Lyrics are crap, musically it seemed like it had a few interesting ideas, but they never really went anywhere. I'm still not knocking the sentiment though.
Complaining about a free anti racism song. I mean, the guy is a bit of dick, and the song will quite likely be rubbish, but it's kind of petty to knock the him for what he's doing because you don't like him.
Shame I missed it when it was first posted. This is view a have come to have a lot of sympathy for and a good summary of some of the reasons why I stopped downloading music illegally a few months ago.
I accept that I discovered a lot of music I now love and have bought after downloading it via p2p and I probably wouldn't have heard it otherwise, but what with spotify, last.fm and myspace etc I think it just laziness to think one has the right to do this.
I think attitude is the most important factor here, it certainly is to me. Assuming it is your right to have access to someone else's hard work without giving them any credit strikes me as sheer arrogance, being prepared to exchange money (however much it is) for a artistic product by definition surely means that you value it more than if you acquire it illicitly because you are not prepared to pay. I personally think that holding the attitude that music is free means that you treat what you do acquire with the same respect as anything else that you might get for free, i.e. very little, and that is certainly not a healthy state for a so called music fan to be in.
out of a perverse curiosity, to see how it can possibly be as bad as described. Like the musical equivalent of a car crash on the motorway.
Come on, that album is amazing. I'm not convinced singles from albums released last year should count (i.e. The Kills). And La Roux? Pur-lease, her voice is horrible.
Looks interesting apart from that though. Lots of stuff there that I've clearly missed.
I've read a few of yours now and I like your writing. I'm excited but apprehensive to hear this record, I love the single and nearly all of PJ's other stuff, but I never got on very well with Dancehall... It seems to be getting largely good reviews so I'm reserving judgement and looking forward to hearing it.
it's one of my favourite songs on Ten
I hate the idea that a band is somehow responsible for its copyists, it makes no sense. Perhaps that is not exactly what the reviewer is saying but I hear that argument a lot around DiS and frankly, it's bollocks. I also think that having such a rubbish group of followers only makes the original much sound all the more original and vital.
and if Daniel (which I love) is one of the weakest songs, it sounds like I won't be disappointed. From what I've heard of it, it sounds like it will be less immediate than Fur and Gold but I will certainly be putting in the time.
but i'll take a complete guess at b) It's Jo and Danny
I thought we'd got over having "[Band] do a Radiohead" as every other music news headline. That phrase seems to have become a very tired cliche in a very short period of time.
I mean, what has this even got to do with 'doing a Radiohead'? That phrase is just a soundbite which now seems to mean releasing something with an unorthodox marketing strategy. Are Portishead doing that then? Not really no, but they might do in the future, maybe. And since he specifically says he won't be giving his music away free, I really don't see how this even qualifies as 'doing a Radiohead'.
I've never been compelled to say this before, but this is really lazy journalism.
this is brilliantly awful
Love Will Tear Us Apart
why oh why oh why?
without an advert taking up half of the front page didn't it?
ipod advert, the better.
I loved that. His lion princess was a fox.
to start with, then I thought it was mixed strangely/badly. I should have realised what was going on.
this made me chuckle. I quite like the sound of in-between-breast-suffocation.
who's album came out 2 days earlier than the other?
"Death Magnetic, ... was released two days earlier than scheduled ... and beat hyped-up black clad Glasvegas' self titled début to number one, despite giving the Scottish rockers a two day head start."
they really got burnt there!
DiS seemed to love them before the whole 'copying' debacle, now it hates them. I thought the album was good, not amazing (apart from Untrust Us, which is brilliant). So the it seems to me that the lovers have become haters, not the other way around.
still means nothing to me. one of their song 'lyrics'?
when i was being shown around my university halls of residence, Pauline Quirke was there with her daughter too. I was in the same room as Pauline Quirke!
they have cheese which according my froggy step dad "shlang de morte" - it smelled so bad, i had to leave the building.
but now i'm going to have to go and download, ahem, i mean buy all those others. except foals. nah fuck it, might as well.
I was convinced Third was in the Mercurys though. dunno where i got that idea from
it was terrible. very disappointing. i'm holding out a slim hope that the album is better than that
it's just an insult, its a question of context. i'm not defending his actions, it was probably iladvised to say that but i dont think it makes him a homophobe. whether Homme is a twat or not is another question, but since when have rock stars not been twats?
also, if this festival was in norway, presumably the kid was norwegian and didnt understand most/any of it?
would be more accurate. Pointless
a few of those titles are a bit shit i think, will be interested to hear it anyway though.
and obviously (i'm not sure why this isn't addressed) Britain's got Talent, X factor etc are all just giant and extremely successful marketing strategies anyway,
that was pretty weird....
i just saw that picture!
i'm happy with that i spose.
It seems to have the opposite affect on me.