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Edited Oct 04, 2008, 15:17
Re: Bands You Just Don't Get ...
Oct 04, 2008, 15:13
Hunter T Wolfe wrote:

I love Tim and I love Len, but I just don't get Jeff Buckley at all, or his histrionic interpretation of 'Hallelujah'. I know the entire world loves him and he died for all our sins, but... meh.

Also, I can't stand The Flaming Lips. Granted, some of their early work is quite enjoyably chaotic, but mainly I hate Wayne Coyne's faux-naive, faux-profound, 'I speak the truth like a child' wide-eyed creepy guru-messiah schtick, which amounts to spouting dreadful American hippy platitudes in a whiny high voice with KY Jelly melting in his beard. Their hit singles over the last decade have musically been more akin to Coldplay, yet they receive tons of critical plaudits.

I REALLY don't get it.


Jeff was a lot better live than on record, as the syrupy production on "Grace" unfortunately removed a lot of the edge from his performances. Fair enough though, his dad was miles better as an artist, if not - by all accounts - as a human being.

Even as recently as five years ago I would have disagreed with your assessment of the Flaming Lips - "Hit To Death in the Future Head" is one of my favourite albums of all time - but I'll admit that their recent output has tested the patience of even a long-term fan like me. Too much widdly prog nonsense.

Mind you, even "At War With the Mystics" wasn't as bad as the last two Mercury Rev hjave put out. They need David Baker back in the band, pronto. On a good night, the early line-up were a blistering enough live act to raze entire civilisations. Now they're just boring Dadrock bollox.
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