What's your favorite disguise? [/meta]
posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."
-- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Monday, November 14, 2005
No Offense to Rob Schneider
A lot of pseudo rock bands are coming out (not out of the closet though, *pauses* I hope). Yesterday, I was watching MTV Sessions and they featured a local band called "The Speaks." I'm not sure how they got their name but definitely, it isn't from Stephen Speaks.
The vocalist said they just recently released their first album/CD under Warner. If you were in a bar and they perform, you'd appreciate them. Guitar was good. However, after listening to several songs, you'd feel like you're hearing the same song over and over again. Most bands are actually like that. Especially if only one gets to write good songs or, probably, since they are of the same interest, all songs sound alike and convey the same message.
The consolation is, some bands are too creative to come up with different titles instead of "insertitleoffirstsong," "insertitleoffirstsong part 2," "insertitleoffirstsong part 3," until the last cut in the album/CD.
If one really prefers to wallow in sadness, The Speaks is an option.
There's a catch though: If you really want to appreciate the lyrics and sway/cry with the melancholic music, you have to close your eyes.
I bet you can't cry if you have Rob Schneider as the vocalist.