So this is what all the fuss is about? Okay, it’s a nice psychedelic pop song with a great hook. It sounds great, especially the drums. The lyrics are pure dad rock: “I don’t mean to seem like I care about material things like a social status / I just want four walls and adobe slabs for my girls.” That’s what the kids are into these days? Songs about supporting your family? Huh. I thought you didn’t start to get all defensive about your success until your mid-30s…
Gotta love Neil, webcam stizz. Chomping on an Apple, scoffing at his earbuds. Old coot! The chorus is typical Neil: “There’s a bailout coming but it’s not for you.” But he gets even more specific with a verse in the middle:
I’m a big rock star
My sales have tanked
But I still got you
Sounds like shit
Keep on bloggin’
‘Til the power goes out
Your battery’s dead
Twist and shout
On the radio
Those were the days
Bring ’em back
Cantakerous old codger! Love you, Neil. Now please go work on the CD version of the archives. Thanks!
Viia Music News Net.
Classic Morrissey. Pugg rock! And the grey in his hair suits him. Then again, he’s always looked like a middle-aged man even back in his twenties.
I literally have tears in my eyes from laughing out loud. I can’t believe it’s been online since 2007 and nobody I know has sent it to me before. It’s so perfect, I can hardly believe it.
I used to think I was a clever N.W.A. fan for saying, “Fuck the police coming straight from the underground / A young brother’s got it bad ’cause I’m JAKE BROWN.” But I’ve got absolutely nothing on this guy. Holy cow. I know I’m prone to hyperbole, but seriously everybody needs to watch this. It’s absolutely perfectly done. This dude needs to do a family friendly, British version of the entire Straight Outta Compton album.
It’s apparently from the BBC series Rush Hour. Wikipedia tells me that “BBC Three didn’t recommission the show for second series due to bad reviews,” which, based on this one sketch, I find very hard to believe.
I sometimes obsess over bands. Two of my heaviest obsessions were focused on The Smiths and Wilco. So, if I had been in the audience when Johnny Marr joined the members of Wilco, Liam Finn, and Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway on a cover of “Fake Plastic Trees” I may have pissed my pants and screamed like a little girl. Instead, I am watching the video in my office. Check it out.
Guitar phenom Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay claiming the band’s single “Viva La Vida” ripped off his 2004 song “If I Could Fly.” This sort of thing happens a lot, especially if the defendant is a mega-selling powerhouse, but the similarities are compelling. A crafty Youtuber has combined the songs for you to hear for yourself and has apperently stoked the anger of Coldplay fans. Yes, they get angry when they’re not shopping at World Market.
Via The NME.
Video: Jay Reatard – “See/Saw”
From Matador Singles ’08, which is a really good collection of poppy lo-fi messy garage punk songs. The fact that he comes from Memphis makes sense. I hadn’t heard anything by him before this album, but now I’m pissed I missed seeing him this summer.
Speaking of Glen Campbell…
From the Glen Campbell Good Time Hour, February 19, 1969.