Not a paticularly enthralling show last night, in my opinion. I was particularly unimpressed by the two "biggest" bands (i.e. the ones who got to play 3 songs) Bloc Party and Keane. I was a real fan of Bloc Party's first album, but anything they've done since has done nothing for me. (At Glastonbury last year, I got bored with their set and went and watched Republic of Loose instead, which was much more fun.) Keane's second tune had silly beeping noises though it, which were its best feature.
I enjoyed the Malian duo Amadou and Miriam, and noticed that their bass player was the guy from the French hardcore bands Aussitot Mort/Amanda Woodward who played 'Curfew' at the Pavilion two years ago!
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Oh, and I forgot. On A & M's second song, they had a fat, hairy guitarist, and I thought "Hey, he looks just like yer man from the Magic Numbers"...
Did anyone see Snow Patrols' Performance of two songs off their new album? I wasn't too keen on it some people might be though. They sounded as if they were playing at a funeral, very morbid.
I have no fondness for Keane whatsoever, but I thought the first song they played sounded good.
It had a big "ooooooooooooh" in it, a bit like i am the Walrus, and your mans voice sounded infinitely better than the last time I heard anything by Keane. I'm no fan of them like, the album's probably balls, but I was pleasantly surprised by that performance. Not pleasantly enough for me to have watched the rest of the show like, but if hole patrol were on it that's no bad thing.
[quote:1c9a9c8273="outcomethepunx"]Did anyone see Snow Patrols' Performance of two songs off their new album? I wasn't too keen on it some people might be though. They sounded as if they were playing at a funeral, very morbid.[/quote:1c9a9c8273]You're taking better drugs than I am. Snow Patrol weren't on the programme. Fortunately.
Look, he's a wee jazz-troll man, if we ignore him he might go away.
The sight of Later with Jools on the listings used to make me always make a note to tune in.
Nowadays I'm more likely to avoid it when possible.
I also like that Spiralling song by Keane. It's good like.
Dunno what the feck has happened to Bloc Party, I used to really like em, but that sounded like a loada oul nonsense last night so it did. Dylan's kid was nae good neither. Usually there's at least one act on Jools that sounds the business but not last night unfortunately.
Snow Patrol were on last week, I'm so glad I missed it.
I noticed who was on last night's show and made sure to avoid it. Heard some of the Keane album in HMV, sounded like a really bad 80s new wave pastiche.
Downloaded Bloc Party's album (legit for a fiver) after reading a great review on teletext. It's pure shite, they've done a Radiohead (or so they think, probably) only forgot to write any tunes.
As for SP's performance last week, saw the Tuesday show and thought, nope, what a load of ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. The single is pure SP by numbers, very dull indeed.
I did however catch Sia the other week, hadn't heard of her before, but bought her album and it has some great songs on it, including one with Beck on vocals.
So Jools isn't all bad.
So Jools isn't all bad.[/quote:3782aea9ee]
Yes he is.
Search your feelings, you know it be true.
I also like that Spiralling song by Keane. It's good like.[/quote:9fa772e1cc]
Thank fuck for that, i thought it was just me. It's good isn't it. Don't think I'll buy the album like, but i'd happily hear that song on an advert or on the radio on a metro citybus without screaming "get off my tv!", which I probably would have done before.
Don't let the upside down, keep loving on the up and up, as that old disco electro song used to go.
So Jools isn't all bad.[/quote:d585e434b9]
Yes he is.
Search your feelings, you know it be true.[/quote:d585e434b9]
Jools is a twat of the highest order but last week, or the week before, he had on Eliza Carthy and Seasick Steve, this week Amadou and Miriam. The man is a fool but he does get the music right now and again.
Aye it's a good tune like, decent enough lyrics in it too.
I like that Biffy Clyro song "I am the Mountains, I am the See-eee--eee-eeeaa" too, and I never thought I'd say that.
If you're gonna be a rock band you should be willing to write songs about mad elemental things that come into your head and elves and trolls and swords and stuff like that, not just endless expositions of no-one understanding you and stuff, at least the former is a bit of craic and so forth.
I always liked Pearl Jam and their sinister tales of Care Homes and Butterflies and such.
The one saving grace in the last few series of Jools is that he has stopped "playing along" with genuinely decent old school artists and spoiling the whole thing with his incessent "tinkly tinkly tinkly tinkly" piano style. Fuck up like that's Lou Reed or somebody over there.
Just to clarify. I meant "Jools" as in the TV show, not the person. :wink:
Aye, but you can't beat "Pulling Mussels From A Shell" though, despite all your fancy talk.
Difford and Tilbrook. :shock:
[quote:dea5025e81="foamboy"]I did however catch Sia the other week, hadn't heard of her before, but bought her album and it has some great songs on it, including one with Beck on vocals.[/quote:dea5025e81]
She also does a lot of vox for Zero 7, and had quite a nice song for the end of Six Feet Under. Nice voice ol' Sia.
By the way - maybe the reason jools doesn't play boogie woogie tinkly pinkly piano over the artists anymore is cos it's live, and therefore they can't edit out any parts where he's particularly bad?
But it's always particularly bad. always.
[quote:62d88e8588="foamboy"]Difford and Tilbrook. :shock:[/quote:62d88e8588]
Yes, i didn't say he [i:62d88e8588]wrote[/i:62d88e8588] it, but fairs fair, he played the boul ivories on it
Watched it a few weeks back when TV on the Radio were on, not sure what 'big' act were on that week, but I just hope they took note. He does get some utter brilliance on at times, however it tends to becoming less and less frequent now.
I just cant get my head round Bloc Party's new stuff either, it screams out 'trying too hard'.
Did anyone see Camille O'Sullivan on that show with Snow Patrol? I thought she was (and is) excellent.
I think she represents those less heard of gems that Jools sometimes opens people's eyes up to
[quote:fdaeafaece="NiallMcGarrigle"]Did anyone see Camille O'Sullivan on that show with Snow Patrol? I thought she was (and is) excellent.
I think she represents those less heard of gems that Jools sometimes opens people's eyes up to[/quote:fdaeafaece]
Yeah she was great! Never heard of her before but I'd say she'd give a good show!
I think she represents those less heard of gems that Jools sometimes opens people's eyes up to[/quote:84b6a2c775]
Same goes for Lykke Li, she was on not so long ago and was excellent.