Tuesday, May 24, 2005

When a band imitates.

Tell me, why is everyone jumping into the 'Echo & The Bunnymen bandwagon'? Recently, we've heard of U2's flirtation with the band's music stylings and next up we have Coldplay on the brink of imitating the Liverpudlian's sound, courtesy of 'Speed of Sound'. Well you know...the pianos...the jangly guitars during the chorus, very un-Mancunianlike. *thinks of Joy Division, Oasis and The Stone Roses* Heh.

It's notable to mention that another track from Coldplay's new album, 'Talk', will sample Kraftwerk's 'Computer Liebe'! (Download 'Computer Liebe' by clicking on the link)

No, it's not a bad thing; I do love The Bunnymen's 'Crocodiles', 'Ocean Rain' and like all music enthusiasts that shun greatest hits compilations of rock bands, skipped 'Ballyho'. But why all this craze lately?

Come next week, I have a strong gut feeling that the music industry's best kept album (in terms of leakability), X&Y, will be out in torrent sites and downloaded incessantly like packets of cigarettes. From what I've come across so far, the songs have been real 'growers'. I just hope that Chris Martin keeps the falsetto voice he so often belts out at a minimal.

Wait, what? You don't know of a band called Echo & The Bunnymen? Ian McCulloch is GOD, you fuckwit. You gotta be kidding me!

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