This song was around during our last year in college, I thought it was pretty good, but I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it at the time. Fast-forward to x-mas 2008; I heard this on Rock Band and remembered just how cool it is. A short series of mouse clicks latter and I discovered that the whole album is pretty cool. The equation that I’ve seen thrown around of Siamese Dream + Loveless seems to hold up pretty well. Dig, yo:
Holy crap. Art punk exists in Japan?
I thought you would appreciate this video, and the totally 80s hairstyles.
I just recently got into the Zombies. They are, of course, best know for “Time of the Season” which I never really cared that much for, but I find that almost all their other songs totally rock my world. The late 60’s had such cool music. I’m jealous.
How anyone can hate Fuji Fabric (フジファブリック), I can’t imagine. Their melodies are interesting, the verses and choruses match together like two pieces from seperate puzzles, but still make seem to make a clear picture, and they sing about UFOs! What is not to love? Plus, the man’s complete indifference while he sings is hypnotizing.
And my personal favorite:
Now, I never thought very much about Panic(!) at the Disco, other than that they were obnoxious teen pop in the vein of fallout boy. but when I heard that they recorded a Beatles influenced, psychedelic pop album, I was intrigued. So I “acquired” the album and it turns out that I actually kind of like it. It would be a stretch to say that it’s a true psychedelic record; it lacks the mind-expanding disregard for convention to be that. What it is though, is solid pop-rock dressed up with a psychedelic aesthetic that makes what could have been “just another album” interesting enough to stay in your CD player. One song in particular stands out to me:
Now, the Beatles they ain’t, but it’s still a good listen and if it gets the kids to wade into deeper musical waters then consider it a success.
The Smiths were a really good band. Now, I know that’s a “well, duh” sort of statement but I never really listened to any of their music (outside of “How Soon is Now?”) until maybe about a week ago.
This particular tune is the sort of beautiful melancholy that made me so emo in high school.