Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Perhaps vampires is a bit strong but...(Arctic Monkeys) (LP 104)

Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (CD - Domino, 2006) ***

Genre: English pop/ rock

Places I remember: Fives - Leigh-on-sea

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: When The Sun Goes Down

Gear costume: Fake Tales of San Francisco.

Active compensatory factors: In 2005-2006, there was no escaping Arctic Monkeys if you lived in the UK as we did then.

They were exciting. Fresh. Young. Organic. Articulate. Guitar driven. Seemingly new (listen carefully and the sixties beat groups were clearly an inspiration) and not hyped by a record company.

Singing in a blatant Sheffield dialect, Alex Turner was clearly right for the time. I'm not too sure that it's aged well but who cares. This is about a new band in 2006, not an aging band in 2017.

Take a look at that video and get a feel for a band alive in the moment!

Where do they all belong? The next album was my favourite worst nightmare!

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