Saturday, August 27, 2005

So I guess Broken Social Scene has a new album out. Everybody and their dog is freaking out, and frankly I don't see the point. Another album of anti-climactic ambient instrumental garbage doesn't really do it for me. As a matter of fact:

Dear Canadian indie-rock bands,

We already have Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, The Arcade Fire and Godpeed! You Black Emporors crowding up the pointless indie-pap catergory. That's already too many, so please don't feel obliged to join the party. Maybe try starting a real band instead.

Sequentially,
Tay

Come to think of it, the only thing that I like about any of these useless "supergroups" are the side-projects that they spawn. Metric, Feist, Final Fantasy and Stars come to mind. I wonder how the hell such mediocre melodramatic bullshit can turn into really awesome acts that we can proudly call Canadian? I think the conversation would have to go a little likte this:

"Hey, you wanna dump these losers, stop playing music that sounds like a Downs-Syndrome jam session, and start playing actual music?"

"...sure!"

That's really all I have to say about that.

24 Comments:

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Three words: Bachman Turner Overdrive.

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger jon said...

No, two words:

Kim Mitchell

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

One word:

Rush

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger jon said...

Two words:

April Wine

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Two different words: Guess Who

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger jon said...

One compound word:

Loverboy

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

One word:

Trooper.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger jon said...

Three words:

Jeff Healey Band

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Two words:

Tom Cochrane.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger jon said...

Two other words:

Neil Young

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Two words:

Gordon Lightfoot.

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger jon said...

Two words:

Colin James

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

One proper noun:

Chilliwack

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger jon said...

One word:

Crowbar

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

One word:

Streetheart

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger jon said...

4 words:

A Foot in Coldwater

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Two words:

Bryan Adams

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger jon said...

Two words:

Glass Tiger

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Two words:

Leonard Cohen

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger jon said...

Two words:

Bruce Cockburn

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger The Irishman said...

3 words:

This Is Retarded.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Tay said...

Two words:

Shut up!

 
At 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your brain is Ka Ka.

 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

metric, stars, feist etc are not side projects, those are the broken social scene members original bands. BSS is more of a side project

 

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