This music seemed so unreal, so glitzy and mainstream and safe when compared to the music we chose to listen to
Will be terrible when they start to play, so catch them now.
I miss you, Joey.
Capsule interview conducted on 10 March by Reinspired blog for its first-year anniversary.
It’s a weak, flimsy premise for a song: not thought-through, sappy, opportunistic, smug, the opposite of naive … something that this song is often called by its defenders.
Speaking as a Ramones and Undertones fan, I love a bit of self-parody, me. As long as it’s done straight.
I thought, since we were called CRIME, we should feature famous criminals on our posters! First, a series of war criminals, then gangsters, then serial killers, and so on. So, I thought we should start off with Hitler…
Vivian Girls are the guv’nesses, same way Ramones were once the guv’ners.
Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]
The echo is sullen. The harmonies are anything but. The guitar sound is very early Creation and pure Shop Assistants