Post by know ID yuh on Oct 5, 2010 17:14:21 GMT -8
1. I wasn't too impressed with their Sasquatch show. 2. Their album should have been an EP, but instead has a lot of filler. 3. Their more recent show was one of the best shows I've witnessed this year. 4. I won't miss them live again. 5. I'm not in my early twenties.
Ok, just gave these clowns a listen since the kids have been yapping about them since Squatch `10.
THE FUCK, I do say. When did Jethro Tull knock-offs become the thing to be?
I try so hard not to be condescending about the shit kids in their early twenties are listening to, but you guys do NOT make it easy.
as a person in my early 20's i'm quite confident that you are the one with some severe maturity issues. you sound like a god damn whiny bitch. who gives a flying fuck about what other people like? if you don't like it, listen to shit that you enjoy. end of story.
Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 6, 2010 9:51:09 GMT -8
'Jade' sounds like something off of 'Minstrel in the Gallery'. 'Simplest Love' sounds like something off the back end of 'A Passion Play'. 'Janglin' sounds like one of the cutesy, whimsical album cuts from 'Warchild'. And that guy's voice absolutely sounds like a lazy, American Ian Anderson.
I love Jethro Tull (from`68-`76). But if you remove the acerbic religious commentary, flute solos, How's-Yer-Mum Britishisms, and the furious, intricate guitar work of Martin Barre... Well, you have Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Something like that. Wait, you are comparing my musical taste to that of a youngster?
What I'm saying is that younger people tend to enjoy some pretty terrible music because, generally, they are still defining their tastes and, generally, they haven't exposed themselves to the TRULY great work that it is ripping off.
My criteria for 'terrible' is something that is unimaginatively derivative. Edward Sharpe et al. are bringing NOTHING new to the table, it's all recycled Polyphonic Spree dogma with the faux rugged Americana that Dr. Dog lifted from Skynyrd and, yes, the lyrical and structural style of Jethro Tull (its in there, far less pronounced than Midlake, but it is in there).
Know, you're right in between - clearly you've been listening to music for a long time. You acknowledge that the ES&tMZ record is middling at best. But by your admission you were vacuum sealed in a cabin far from live performance your whole life - how does that shitty music suddenly turn magical (but, as you said, only in a small venue and not out in the open air of Sasquatch)?
It's the NOVELTY of responding to something that you (the generic 'You' who represents the generic 'kids in their early twenties') are feeling so strongly. I'm happy to report, from the future, that the Novelty Kick never goes away, just becomes less frequent and more sweet.
How can I generalize so extensively? Because I had to explain to every whippersnapper here who The Residents are. That's not a matter of taste, kids, that is a hole in your education six miles wide and six miles deep.