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May 21, 2005

Guess the point that I am trying to prove (there probably isn't one)

"influences include gnr, ac/dc, aerosmith, thin lizzy, led zep all classic and hard rock"

"influences include the smiths, the clash, the libertines, the beatles, joy division etc"

"I like a wide range of music from Led Zeppelin to G'n'R to Iron Maiden"

No no no no.

Why do peope who form bands tend to advertise for those that, like themselves, share such mediocre tastes? Obviously, such adverts are generally going to contain well-known names to maximise the respondents, but, in interviews, bands regularly cite similar names, whilst their music betrays the obviousness of their imitation.

There are a million and one shitty, nothing to them bands, filling up pubs across the country, and all sounding like the worst kind of derivative dirge. One of them, Oasis, managed to escape beyond even the clutches of a one page NME interview, and assumed a major role in musical culture.

Oasis fans – just what exactly do you see in them? "Proper rock like?" I despair.

To me, the rise of Oasis and others of their kind has had the same effect upon British music as Hitler had upon German democracy, and for once THE COMPARISON TO NAZISM IS PERFECTLY JUSTIFIED.

On the bright side:
"SONIC YOUTH/ DINO JR/ CONTORTIONS/ ERASE ERRATA/ YEAH YEAH YEAHS/ BE YOUR OWN PET/ CAT POWER/ PIXIES/ EARLY PATTI SMITH/ DUKE SPIRIT/ SNOW WHITE OR JUST ANYTHING NOISY, FAST, FRESH, MESSY, AND NOT OBVIOUS"

Praise be to God.


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