This tour needs an Echinacea sponsorship.
Good times! Meanwhile, I spent $25 to see Johnny Marr at a small club in Boston over the weekend and had the time of my life.
I agree wholeheartedly that the Jam were (and continue to be) severely under-appreciated on U.S. shores. Perhaps their early opening slot on a Blue Oyster Cult tour (true story) had something to do with their failed trajectory. Since their career was relatively short and they only released a handful of studio albums, I’m not so sure that their discography is suited to this kind of treatment. Paul Weller’s solo career, however, is another story. Talk about under-appreciated!
TL;DR. Oasis’ first couple of albums contained a handful of decent songs, but success went to their heads and they’ve been phoning it in ever since. To this day, I have no idea why these guys remain wildly popular in their native land.
The difference is that “Time Fades Away” is actually a really good album.
I’m pretty sure it was Ringo who came up with the “mocker” line, but I could be wrong.
I’m all for artists moving out of their comfort zones, stretching out, experimenting, etc, but in the case of Weezer, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Rivers needs to stop letting other people write (and sing) the songs, Ric Ocasek needs to be Weezer’s producer in perpetuity, and Pat Wilson needs to give up his strange obsession with the guitar. Seriously, dude. You’re a drummer. Deal with it.
New music category: TTRTT (“This techno-rave type thing”)
Stereogum has officially entered the clickbait game.
It’s the b-side of “Attack and Pick Away at Your Friend.”