Archive for March, 2016

Weatherstate – Dumbstruck ep

March 21, 2016

Weatherstate – Dumbstruck ep

This is a record that could make me write 10,000 words on the purpose of music, but I won’t.  Yet.  Instead I’ll review the fucker twice.

Review One

Absolutely top notch punk pop from Weatherstate courtesy of the guys at Failure By Design.  If you wanna support your scene, support the band, support FBD or simply love punk pop then BUY THIS FUCKING RECORD NOW AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT ONE LITTLE BIT.  9/10.

Review Two

WTF is the point of this record?  Nice enough, but if I wanna listen to the Ramones I’ll listen to the Ramones.  If I wanna listen Green Day I’ll shoot myself in the face.  For the purposes of this review I have listened to the ep top to bottom 11 times now.  It races past, listening to it is not a drag on any level, every song is very good… but why?  I struggle to work out the point other than the band like punk pop, the band have fun playing punk pop, and you might as well have something to sell at gigs and boost your profile.  Forgive me, but if you’re in a band and you want my full attention then set your sights higher, show more imagination, prove to me you’re artists with something to say, not the musical equivalent of a photocopier.

Can I just ask you to re-read that last sentence again?  It means what it says.  It does not mean what it doesn’t say.  If you’re in a band you can do what you want, including telling me I’m a know-nothing opinionated arsehole.  But if what you’re doing doesn’t have a passion, a vision, a bigger picture, a bit of originality then please don’t expect me to be very interested, even if you can write a song.

Elbow – Back to Black

March 18, 2016

Is there a worse cover version ever?  How is it even possible that a boring, shit, tedious, pointless band who make song after song that deserves 0/10,000 on the Wildeye 1-10,000 rating system, can take a decent song and make it sound worse than their own original dross?  Do I care either way?  Well actually I do, I do not want to go on a murderous rampage, so I am morally and practically disposed to hating things that risk sending me down a dark dark path.  Fuck you Elbow, fuck you.

Buffalo Club, Star Inn, tonight 18th March 2016

March 18, 2016

Secret Black Boyfriend.

Grenades.

New Cowboy Builders.

Cheap to get in, great pub, great venue to see live music, expect noise.  Looking forward to it.

Dan Ozzi

March 18, 2016

I’ve just read a load of old shit this guy wrote on the net about Nirvana, having also read a load of old shit this guy wrote on the net about album reviews.  Three [consecutive] comments from other people left beneath the article –

“Even for satire this is really terrible”
“What the fuck was the point of this?”
“This was a waste of my time.”
Anyway, I have four questions.  I would do the research myself but I really can’t be arsed.  Has Dan Ozzi ever written anything worth reading?  If so, what?  Does he get paid to write?  If so, could you please give me the email address of the person who hands over the cash because I have a few thousand words I wish to say to him or her?