11 June 2005

Get Behind Me...


Have I mentioned that the new White Stripes album kicks ass? I heard Blue Orchid on the radio without knowing it was the White Stripes, and I LOVED it. I thought it sounded like a band of white folks covering a Prince song.

The rest of the album sounds nothing like it, though, and that's okay... it has a few instances of electrified stomp a la Led Zepplin (the band the Stripes most remind me of), a quick interlude of Meg singing that reminds me of The Velvet Underground, and a strange bit about Rita Hayworth that is just... weird and awesome at the same time. Get Behind Me Satan indeed...

6 Comments:

Anonymous J.P. said...

Man, there's too much good music coming out for me to keep up with. I'll hafta put this on the list of things to get, right behind Mercury Rev, Belle & Sebastion, and a few others...
Picked up the new Spoon album last week, along with the new System Of A Down disc - both are excellent! Spoon's got the textured indie rock thing down to a "T" and SOAD toss out an insanely catchy plate of (insanely fucked up lyrics, too) metallic mayhem.

11:06 AM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I've got the Spoon album, to, and you're exactly right about it.

I didn't know Mercury Rev had a new one out!

11:20 AM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Hey, the new Eno comes out this week, and the Kraftwerk live album (not sure about the corresponding DVD, though) came out last week, too! I'm gonna pick at least the Eno up on Tuesday.

1:48 PM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I pre-ordered the Eno album the day I posted about it here. :) Let me know how that Kraftwerk live album is, will you? I've never thought of them much as a "live" band, but then I read a great review of the CD over on Pitchfork Media, so now I'm curious.

6:30 PM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I've actually seen them live, and they put on an insanely good show. They're actually touring again, so I'm kind of excited for that, although I don't know whether or not they'll hit Seattle again. But yes. I'll have to see how the album is, but I'm assuming it's "Very, Very Good". But there's always examples of awesome shows with lousy product (I couldn't stand the Demons Dance Alone DVD, though the live show was on the short list of "Best Shows I've Seen By Anyone, Ever"). There is a lot of from-laptop stuff with Kraftwerk (understandably), but they also have the visual component; every song has its own video thing, there's costume changes, and, well, the Robots. I've got a DVD bootleg, which is unfortunately, not shot the best, but is still pretty decent, at least for "jogs good memories", anyway, and the audio portion is pretty decent, though I am going to assume the real release will blow it out of the water.

8:47 PM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Kraftwerk aren't hitting Atlanta on this tour... I don't they've EVER come to the southeast. :(

The Residents' "Demons Dance Alone" DVD was pretty good, I thought. I agree it wasn't as good as seeing it live (we went with C.W., his wife, and her cousin) and the live show blew EVERYBODY away. I think part of the problem is that that show depended so much on the intimacy of being right there, hearing those weird, but nakedly emotional, songs. With the DVD there's some emotional distance that's unavoidable in a recorded format, and that stole some of the show's thunder.

Given what you said about the Kraftwerk live experience, I'll still be curious to hear how the CD measures up. (But if there's a DVD, I'll CERTAINLY grab that.)

9:11 PM, June 12, 2005  

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