Post by Friendly Destroyer on Feb 24, 2012 0:24:57 GMT -5
fun. is music inspired by Youtube. While we hear the Queen/ELO/ABBA influences I think attributing the inspirational sources to those artists is a little too generous. It feels more like they heard this music on Glee or saw a Youtube person play a cover song of a cover song with a whole bunch of loop pedals and synth drums. This is a band that has only ever heard the "Hey Jude (remix)", if ya get what I'm saying.
This is actually pretty amazing; it's so titanically awful that I can't turn it off. I have to see how many legitimate artists they can bastardize; I have to hear more asinine lyrics about 'Look[ing] into [his] nephew's eyes'. It's like getting vaccinated for a trip to Mexico, I have to put small amounts of all these deadly organisms into my system so that if I encounter them in their natural habitat they won't make me shit myself inside out.
The odd thing is that Nate Reuss (lead singer of fun.) was previously in a band, The Format, that was generally highly regarded, especially their album Dog Problems. They were still highly derivative (so HFG probably still hates them), but I found Dog Problems at the Multnomah County Library's used store for 75 cents and it's pretty good. Here's some irony from wikipedia: "The Format chose their name to make fun of the music industry's inclination towards a cookie-cutter "format" for a hit." And look at fun. now.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2012 12:30:40 GMT -5 by Mr. Earl
I feel bad but everytime Shearwater starts playing on my 'Sasquatch 2012' playlist I think it's jack black pretending to be all slow before the grand reveal. It's probably a coincidence with jack black's voice and me not trusting anybody who's trying a little too much to be epic, but it's pretty funny. It's happened too many times with the actual d for me to trust myself, but it's also pretty awesome when I figure out that it's just actually rock music. Fucking comedy rock...you're just my favorite!