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Coco Rosie

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

If I told you that a band was capable of creating a song that sounded like a wounded female elf with a speech impediment singing nonsensical lyrics over some sweet electro-reggae, would you believe me? The world could not possibly posses such evilness, could it? Unfortunately I have experienced this darkness first hand and it goes by the name Coco Rosie.

This is kind of the worst stuff ever, even despite the fact that there is only one song on their most recent album that has any sort of reggae feel to it. Yeah I get it – these two women are wicked crazy, like they probably have pet ferrets that they caress while reading French poetry and use those huge salt crystals instead of regular deodorant. The music on their album “The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn” has the sexual swagger of a neutered R. Kelly watered down with art school pretension, this is the type of stuff that makes me hear a Rush song and think “Hey this isn’t too bad”.

Rotten Pumpkin

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

It is hard to stay optimistic about the future when each day seems to bring more and more catastrophe.The other day I was driving and happened to turn on the radio.   I randomly scanned the dial only to land on a station playing a new Smashing Pumpkins song. The good mood that I was in was crushed by the horrid whine of Billy Corgan and his crap sounding guitar.

Sounding much like they did over a decade ago, the Smashing Pumpkins have established themselves as the Sha Na Na of alterna-rock.