Monday, January 16, 2006

The Next Nirvana


Would some band out there please step up and be the next Nirvana? How much longer do we have to endure the boredom of current pop rock music? (In a fit of rage.. andTim picks up his Bic mechanical pencil to stab himself in the eardrum... stopping just short of impaling himself.)

Mikeandtim are music aficionados. Music critics. Music appreciators. In fact, we both even play the guitar. Granted neither one of us has had much large-scale success, but we have found localised critical acclaim at times. I often feel that given a week of either of our lives, or a week of any your lives (our readers tend to be among the top 0.1% in the world in terms of academic brilliance, sense of humor, artistic creativity, and physical attractiveness) that a proper rock record could be made which would beat the pants off anything offered on "modern" rock radio.

There are the occasional encouraging flashes.. "Juicebox" by the Strokes, is probably the most recent.. but are we really content to allow our rock landscape to be ruled by bands like Death Cab For Cutie? Don't get me wrong.. Deathcab is decent, but they should stick to their indie thing and channel as much Sonic Youth, REM, and the Cure as they can.

I want ROCK. I want bang your head and shake your butt at the same time.. despite the physical consequences that such action might cause. I am willing to take on the risks of whiplash full-steam if it means keeping this pencil out of my eardrum. Guitar riffs with meaning.. The White Stripes meet Fatboy Slim. Linkin Park with a side of soul. A band who looks at the U2 albums Achtung Baby and Pop as the basis for a new brand of rock music. CREATIVE loud/soft dynamics. Multi-layered and textured bass lines. Proper use of drums (see: Meg White). And a vocalist who can channel heaven and hell (see: Robert Plant). Is that asking too much? This is a mission for America: We have 300 million people. Can 2-5 people out there somewhere make a relevant and revolutionary rock band to bring us out of this state of suck?

2 Comments:

At 1/16/2006 09:35:00 AM, Blogger Curt Awakening said...

Speaking about missions...I thought this video was really motivating...

 
At 9/03/2008 05:18:00 AM, Blogger Paige said...

Still waiting.....

 

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