Sunday, February 22, 2004

Radiohead & Built To Spill = Neil Young Retread & Ripoff

From's "One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately" on Radiohead's "I Might be Wrong: Live Recordings" and Built To Spill's "Live" :

"Both of these bands are practically fellated by critics and fans alike, as if there's something new and exciting happening in their studio work. One is a Neil Young retread, and the other is a Neil Young ripoff. People, people: classic rock is not dead, just getting plastic surgery. Meanwhile, both bands release live albums that are just chaff to fulfill their contract obligations cheaply. All live albums suck, and these are no exception."

And if that's not harshing your mellow, here's more from on the "Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin":

"Maybe in this band's hometown of Oklahoma City folks think it would be cool if Led Zeppelin and Yes joined forces to back Neil Young on 'A Man Needs A Maid.' Well, folks in most other parts think the idea of Jimmy Page and Rick Wakeman playing together while Young warbles away would sound like a monstrosity. And trying to approximate the sound of this fantasy jam is just sad. As sad and unlistenable as this album."

And speaking of RadioHead, over on the ImOKhowRU Radiohead board a poster writes:

"Neil Young is the fucking man. He's probably one of the best singer/songwriter/guitarists to ever walk the face of this earth. There will never anyone quite like him, although I'm sure many people will try."

Hmm, I wonder how other Radiohead feel about Neil?

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