Posts from 16th January 2003

Jan 03

SIGUR RůS – ( )

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SIGUR RůS – ( )

Come on people, did we not learn our lesson with Bjork? Iceland is full of evil, evil people who think nothing of drinking a skin full of Eagle Lager and pitching themselves off of buildings. Whilst I have nothing again heavy drinking, the plummeting aspect seems like the height of stupidity. Especially when you then don’t die and spend most of the rest of the year in the studio making music which can only be described as downbeat Radiohead. Music truly has no limits.

The Růs think they have cunningly designed an album in ( ) that is Tanya proof. How? Well every track is untitled, so how exactly am I supposed to slag off a track called . Well, using the clever concept of chonology I present a unique guide to hating Sigur Růs.

Track One is slow, proggy and has a block singing the word “Ysiyrr” over and over again for about nine minutes.
Track Two : see Track One.
Track Three : see Track One.
Track Four : see Track One.
Track Five : see Track One.
Track Six : see Track One.
Track Seven: see Track One.
Track Eight : see Track One.
And then, thankfully, seventy five minutes later it ends. In their blurb the band say that they want to capture the geography and beauty of their home nation in their music. And in many ways they suceed, with the exception of the beauty part. Much like Iceland they are a bit rocky and leave me cold.

I’m a big fan

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I’m a big fan of cheeky charming chappies Blazin’ Squad, AND NOW I KNOW WHY!

NB – this info is from Popbitch. Take your salt and sprinkle it over your chips of disbelief as you will…

“Russ Ballard of 70s prog-rock band Argent was the genius behind classic rock hits like Rainbow’s Since You’ve Been Gone and God Gave Rock and Roll To You for Kiss. So what the fuck is he doing writing Love On The Line for Blazin’ Squad?”

Now if only he would turn his talents to Busted. Unlike Jel, I loved the fact that they were an unashamed boyband with guitars! Look at their toothy grins and synchronised scissor kicks! However, WHY O WHY did they have to duck from this fantastic route they were carving out by attempting to take the get-out clause of hem-hem credibility? Their Futurama-esque video replete with “cartoon” boybands falling off a “conveyor belt” was an instant smack to the head. Come on Busted, save yourself and release Dawsons Geek!

(I will be trying to find their album in the sales, FWIW)

THORT: it would have been GRATE if Blazin’ Squad had appeared on the “urban” Wotsits advert.