[kj] OT - Frnz Frdnnd

ade ade at the-lab.zetnet.co.uk
Tue Mar 1 17:30:17 EST 2005


I too am in fear of moaning about modern music like a pensioner
when it comes to FF, et al. I just don't see the point in being

Any music I've had a hand in has moved on from any sort of copying
(I did that way back in my teens) & into a place where I can call
on my influences without being so bl00dy obvious. I'd be embarrased
if I were churning out FF numbers ;)

So many of these bands smack me as being one-dimensional rip-offs.

I think the ultimate would be a few TG covers in the charts ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: gathering-bounces at misera.net
[mailto:gathering-bounces at misera.net]On Behalf Of Mark Kolmar
Sent: 01 March 2005 22:16
To: A list about all things Killing Joke (the band!)
Subject: Re: [kj] OT - Frnz Frdnnd

What was the ex-FF band?

I think you fail to see the new twist to the old style.  And you
connect these questions of style back to the way it was done in
previously.  In other words, you are indeed becoming your parents.

None of our favorite bands grew up on deserted islands and came up
with their sound in a relative vacuum.  Killing Joke, while original
to this day, also point back to their own influences, and recently
have built on the advances of their followers to good effect.  Joy
Division was a variation on heavy metal and punk.  They sound just
like Iggy & the Stooges, don't they?  And they were just a rock band
anyway if you get right down to it.


On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:29:53 +0000 (GMT), bluce ree
<bluceree2003 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Am I just getting old or something?  For the life of me I cannot see
> anything good about any thing I've heard Franz Ferdinand produce.  I mean
> has the most soulless, unmoving voice since that prick from Pet Shop Boys.
> The taut guitar playing and sound is so utterly unoriginal right now what
> with Futureheads, Maximo Park and Bloc Party and every other fucking band
> doing it.
> and to make matters worse I saw a video from the singer's last band and it
> was a horrible jazz/lounge parody in the style of The Divine Comedy.  It's
> like he's desperate to conform to whatever the NME readership want.
> and yet they've won every best band award going this year.  Why?  Please
> explain to me why...
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