This song is a masterpiece. If you disagree, stop being my friend immediately.
Best rock band since The Eagles.
So, just for shits and giggles, I decided to release a recording I did as an official-ish single that’s a free download. I put it under the name, “The Interrogations”.
The first track is an original song called “On A Whim” and the second song is an older recording which I remixed a bit called “Scholasltic Aptitude” which is a cover of a song originally by The Urinals.
I guess this single would be classified as shoegaze or dream pop, but the project might change direction depending on what mood I’m in.
I’m glad Mark E. is growling less these days. I actually wish his vocals were mixed higher here. Also, The Fall never lost the ability to write solid riffs.
Canadian dude with a moustache and acoustic guitar covering David Bowie = Potentially lame.
The fact he’s an astronaut and actually filmed a music video in space = UNDENIABLY AWESOME.
Well, Zach Hill played for Boredoms, so I can’t hate this now, can I?
Dear Ted Talks,
Please remove this video.
Sure, it has a nice message of “we should all look out of each other!” but it’s done in a horrible, pseudo-scientific way which is not helping critical thinking.
The Occupy Movement and the Arab Spring are nothing new. Why wouldn’t The French Revolution be considered a paradigm shift in humanity’s consciousness? Oh, because it didn’t line up with the end of the 13th baktun, right?
I feel dumber for watching this.
Okay, everyone… I find it REALLY hard to get into The Beach Boys. I’m sorry, but I can’t do it.
They were fantastic at vocal harmonies, yes, but I don’t actually like how their voices sound. It annoys me. Also, they were unsettling, and not in a good way. Their stuff always came off to me as insincere.
THAT BEING SAID:
I do admire them strongly and I find Brian Wilson to be fascinating, even if I don’t listen to their songs regularly. Their songs aren’t technically bad, either. And I acknowledge that they’ve influenced many musicians I love as well.
Take, for example, this cover of Never Learn Not To Love You by The Telescopes. I love it. More than the original, actually.
The Telescopes, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Cornelius and many others were influenced by The Beach Boys and their production techniques, so for that, I thank them.
However, the original song of this was actually Dennis Wilson’s rip-off of a Charles Manson song. Do you see what I mean by insincere?
People crap on Violent Femmes a lot, and yeah, Blister in the Sun is annoying. But were they really all that bad?
Even being hungover and performing for the least enthusiatic crowd, Wire managed to pull off one of the best televised live sets ever.
The “Forty Versions/Former Airline” combo beginning at 30:39 never fails to blow me away.