Saturday, November 05, 2005


After that great incredible renaissance of rock music we had back in the 1990's with all that amazing grunge/alternative scene which exploded with no end in sight it seemed around 1995/1996, then came the tragic downfall and great bands such as Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, and Rage Against the Machine dissolved and are only a mere memory now in 2005. We got invaded by Britney Spears, N'Sync, Hip-Hop, and other purely commercial pop music which sometimes is good, but not to the level of what the previous decade was producing in quality.

Well, there's this little rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada called The Killers, and upon listening to their album Hot Fuss, I am excited to hear something new and different all over again. Classified as indie rock by some, The Killers' debut album is actually quite good and catchy. I'm hoping these guys will continue to make better albums with this kind of quality and will survive in the very competitive and shallow music business. So far so good, selling about three million copies and counting of their first CD.

And that lead singer Brandon Flowers is such a hot guy too. Married now I guess, but I'm pretty sure he's smoked some man pole with ease in the past.

Probably still does now.

To watch/listen to some of their music videos, with particular attention to their best song All These Things That I've Done, go here:


Mario said...

mr. brightside is the best rock dance song. when they play it in the clubs (after 3.00 AM, usually) I go crazy.

Bill German said...

i liked the b&w video. it reminded me of the eagles desperado album. i cant relate to todays music very much either. music had so much more class in the 70's (dylan, joni mitchell etc...) Music today is much more cynical and violent and mirrors the world we live in. Now where did I put my Ludwig CD? I had such a hangover this morning.

WAT said...

Yeah, nothing will ever compare to the brilliance of the 60's or 70's, I too love those two decades for the extraordinary quality of the songwriting too, but once in a blue moon in this the modern age, you will find some bright spots. You just gotta look a little harder it seems.

Brad said...

I got soul, but I'm not a soldier...

Great line. Weird the dude's Mormon, though. Creepy.

If you like the Killers, you should check out the Kaiser Chiefs, a really amazing British rock band. So catchy, it should be illegal.

WAT said...

I love the Brits when it comes to music! I'll check them out! Thanks!