Posts from 19th June 2003

19
Jun 03

Blink 182-Adams Song

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Blink 182-Adams Song
Punk hates itself as much as it hates the world, the adolescent anger that fuels it becomes self loathing with very little provocation. Suicide is not unknown, and other behaviors that are so self destructive that they become de facto suicide are common. Pop Punk, the watered down, kids all aright fun younger brother of “real” punk does not have the same issues though. Which makes this song bizarre–moving away from the puerile shit jokes and the adolescent sex gags, it is a painful document of teenage depression. It speaks the voice of punk musically, but also in the sheer documentary power of the images. The idea of giving property up, rooms sealed up like morgues, apple juice spilled in the hall. All of the details strike me as not only true but accurate. It is not angry, but sad-and this sadness cannot be recovered.

SIOBAHN O’DONAGHY – Overrated

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SIOBAHN O’DONAGHY – Overrated

Calling your first single overrated is inviting the critic to give you a good kicking. Unless of course no-one rates at all. The odd thing about this song from the Sugababe wot left (was pushed, girls can be so cruel, etc etc) is that it is actually relatively difficult to rate in the first place. It has the dubious honour of being an almost perfectly anonymous Radio One playlist kind of song that you enjoy while it plays, and then you completely forget. Until you hear it again when you remember you quite liked it. And then it goes again. Perfect for playlist longevity as no-one is going to get annoyed by it – except maybe Keisha and Mutya. Coupled with an equally anonymous ad campaign Siobahn is going for that hardest of roles in UK pop – the respected pop musician. Next step Glastonbury.

I was going to tell you what it sounded like, but it just went of the radio and I’ve just lost my train of though. Unrated then.

GRAM PARSONS

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GRAM PARSONS

Hmm, the clue to his drugs habit was in his name wasn’t it?