Old bands releasing naff new stuff
They are all at it, Ride, Bluetones, Sleeper and others all going out on the “make some money from nostalgia” tour.
But on the flipside, went to see Leftfield play Leftism on saturday at Brixton Academy and they were ace! Managed to knock plaster off walls and SD card out of PC!
Seeing Stone Roses next month, so hoping they stand up, missed them last time round. Of the new material, liked the second of the two singles, but the first was a bit “pub anthem”Posted 9 months agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Stone Roses are current kings of releasing complete drivel aren’t they?
I can’t imagine what shite Oasis churn out when the inevitable happens and Liam and Noel make up and go on tour again. And thats coming from an Oasis fan…
On the flip side, I’ve just got the new Echobelly album. Only had a quick listen but it was fantastic – like a matured (less pop-ey) version of their 90s stuff. Great 🙂Posted 9 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Old bands playing their old classics, that’s what we want, yes?
(I saw Wheatus last night – superb; go and see them if you can. They get a bit of a rap for being a ‘joke’ band on the back of Teenage Dirtbag but they have some genuinely good songs, great stage presence / show, and they can all play too. Plus three backing singers doing a close harmony ‘mother***er’ always makes me smile. And it’s Wedding Present playing George Best, 30 years on :ulp: in 3 weeks time)Posted 9 months agobrooessMember
Same old beatles covers they’ve been churning out since they formed I would think
That’s just besmirching the Beatles! Oasis have always been a pub band – there’s no songs which sound anything like The Beatles or even a shade of their breadth or creativity…
Rock’n’roll was a social thing as much as cultural – there was a lot of social and economic change at the time so it’s a product of its times and I’m not sure it’s realistic for us to expect music like that to be continued to be produced half a century later – by either the original artists or new ones.
However the economic, political and social tectonic plates are shifting once again so hopefully some great new art will come through over the next decade… but like the 60s and 70s, the world that produces it will not be a settled one…Posted 9 months agoscudMember
Red Hot Chilli Peppers. From funk to terrible, weak ballads over the space of two albums.
You are right there, having read his autobiography (which is a great read) unfortunately they seem to have gone terrible when they gave up drugs, which i’m not advocating! last few albums have been bloody awfulPosted 9 months agocdocMember
unfortunately they seem to have gone terrible when they gave up drugs, which I’m not advocating!
Not advocating drugs, or not advocating good bands giving up drugs?
If ‘I’m with you’ and ‘Gateway’ are anything to go by, it should definitely be the latter 🙂
Also, Incubus. What happened there then?Posted 9 months agoMoolyMember
Looking through, has anyone come up with an old band that has released anything half decent?Posted 9 months ago
Orbital try but no doubt due to the lack of mind bending hallucinogens don’t get any where near. Chemical brothers. OK but Meh
What about Roots Manuva.
Are these old enough?
Not looking forwards in any way to the new LCD album when it comes>>>>funkmasterpSubscriber
Also, Incubus. What happened there then?
Lead singer slowly took control of the bands creative output. The less mainstream ideas of the guitarist got sidelined. A real pity as they were quite good.
I liked Soundgardens King Animal. Even more so now that it’s the last one they’ll do.Posted 9 months agojamj1974Subscriber
The view that older acts can’t make great records is a view that is almost unique to rock and roll… IME you don’t see that idea as universally adopted in folk, blues, country, soul, hip hop etc…
In a different note, I quite like the couple of new Ride songs I have heard, I enjoyed the two new ‘Roses songs and I have enjoyed every Charlatans album since the beginning – except Up At The Lake…Posted 9 months ago
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