"Maroon 5 is band you're going to be hearing a lot of for many years to come!"

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Just heard this quote on VH1 by some stooge from Entertainment Weekly in regards to their video, "This Love". Now, while I'm sure they're perfectly nice guys, doesn't the notion that Maroon 5 have a long, successful career in front of them seem positively laughable? I mean, Maroon 5 are just this year's Third Eye Blind. Or am I missing something, and they really are the fuckin' second coming?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:50 (fifteen years ago) link

are you making this up?

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I wish.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:53 (fifteen years ago) link

i've seriously never heard of this band, and the name makes me think it's squirrel nut zippers "response" to mojave three

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:53 (fifteen years ago) link

that ol' rivalry

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:54 (fifteen years ago) link

are they like thrid eye blind in that they have one undeniable great song and everything else is ass and the lead singer is such a dick we get to feel really really good when their career tanks?

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:55 (fifteen years ago) link

That's prety accurate, actually....apart from the "undeniable great song" bit (well, "Harder to Breathe" is vaguely tolerable).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Maroon5/PhantomPlanet/TheLike are all in the same liferaft. Let's see who eats the others and survives. Those hungry young girlies'll are already chowing on M5's toes and working north. Soon M5'll be opening for them, as opposed to the other.

bh, Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Don't forget Rooney!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 08:59 (fifteen years ago) link

phantom planet is the one with jason 'i really really shouldn't've passed on donnie darko' schwarztman-coppola right?

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Are they worse than Room 5, though? That's the question.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:04 (fifteen years ago) link

guarantee you they're worse than hi five

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Buffoon Jive are worse than Fandom Plants.

bh, Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:07 (fifteen years ago) link

phantom planet is the one with jason 'i really really shouldn't've passed on donnie darko' schwarztman-coppola right?

I believe he's since been outsted.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:07 (fifteen years ago) link

did they replace him with jake gyllenhaal?

cinniblount (James Blount), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Nah, just some other greasy ass monkey in a retro-ironic heavy metal softball jersey.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 09:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Phantom Planet, while I wouldn't go as far as saying they're good, are definitely more interesting than these other bands.


And all these bands, even the Maroon 5, are better than Third Eye Bland.

djdee2005, Saturday, 21 February 2004 10:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Maroon 5? Awful fucking name. Worse than Pen 15.

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Saturday, 21 February 2004 10:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Phantom Planet, while I wouldn't go as far as saying they're good, are definitely more interesting than these other band

Agreed.

I think this is Maroon 5's 2nd single. We got some sampler from the album at the college radio station like 2 years ago...its always odd how these sorts of bands catch on (or whatever they do). I think VH1 just played the shit out of their video, much like Jason Mrzrzasa (I don't know if radio was doing this or not). Suddenly there is all these 'funky' white guys and I would like a murder weapon to murder them with.

I checked allmusic and Maroon Five were entitled Kara's Flowers before this with an album under that moniker. Which begs the question which name is more terrible? (x-postish)

Also I am always bothered by allmusic's lack of balls to rip into shitty ass shit like this. Though the review of the last Limp Bizkit album was pretty classic.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Saturday, 21 February 2004 11:04 (fifteen years ago) link

shitty ass shit!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 21 February 2004 11:20 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember Kara's Flowers! In a can't remember anything about them except that they existed and I ignored them sort of way. I think they were one of those bands who tried to have a vaguely indie-ish crossover radio hit in the post-"Sex & Candy" era.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 21 February 2004 12:51 (fifteen years ago) link

The "hit" was called "Soap Disco" and it got heaps of airplay based on the idea that they were going to be huge. They weren't. Bit I remember: "hey mama/ BIG CRASHING BIT/I'm something/ANOTHER BIG CRASHING BIT/Check it out, see what it's all about/Coz this is soap disco/some stupid chorus lyrics". It was rubbish.

Video Hits played the video every week... their album can regularly be sighted in cut-out bins.

edward o (edwardo), Saturday, 21 February 2004 13:00 (fifteen years ago) link

I thought they were supposed to be a bad Busted.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Saturday, 21 February 2004 13:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I think the new Phantom Planet's pretty good, actually. Though the band may eventually share the same dustbin with Maroon 5, Hoobastank, et al., they're definitely a lot more interesting.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Saturday, 21 February 2004 15:50 (fifteen years ago) link

The interesting thing about Maroon 5 is that they're on an independent label (Octone), unlike Schwartzman bands Phantom Planet (Epic) and Rooney (Geffen). I'm in radio and I think I got the first Maroon 5 single worked to me for about 9 months before the first single took off, what was it, six months ago? (no, I've never played them, and Jason Mraz didn't take nearly that long because he had an indie release and relatively huge tour-based fan support to speak on his behalf.)

Anyway, it's not like a small label can't buy its way up the chart, but it can be a little harder. And Maroon 5, once they got going and found some traction, were able to get onto top 40 radio, where PP and Rooney haven't (although I think Rooney might). Will you be hearing a lot of them for many years to come? Eh. The rest of the album is consistent, they seem to write a decent song, and I hear they're good live. That's how Matchbox 20 started off.

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 21 February 2004 16:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Says the Octone website:

"Octone Records is a NY-based independent record label distributed by BMG Entertainment. The label specializes in developing lifestyle-oriented alternative and rock artists. After initial release, marketing and promotion on Octone, select artists are upstreamed to J Records as part of an exclusive artist development co-venture between J Records and Octone."

Yep, sounds pretty indie to me.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Saturday, 21 February 2004 16:21 (fifteen years ago) link

I wanna be upstreamed. But I don't want to sell out, man! Er.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 21 February 2004 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Early copies of Maroon 5's album came w/ wee stickers with praise from John Mayer. Both their singles are OK. I'm just as liable to flinch & cringe when a "rock band" starts making waves in certain ways, but seperated from that bias, they're OK. The video for "This Love" is a whole different tin of sardines, tho.

Given PP's 180-degree turn from anything sounding like "California" on their newest album, I think they're aiming for obscurity a la Harvey Danger or the Toadies. Or they're trying to ape Yes New York.

David R. (popshots75`), Saturday, 21 February 2004 16:35 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks for the information Josh, but I think most people here know that nearly every small label has at least a distro deal if not a development deal with a major also. Even well-placed small labels like Octone don't get the budget that an act on a major gets, that's part of the point that I was trying to make. Just from my own experience as a small-time radio person, I had one person calling me promoting the Maroon 5 record, and half a dozen each calling me on the PP and Rooney records. I'm just trying to answer the question in the thread title by saying that Maroon 5 has found more success with less resources than PP and Rooney, so maybe they will be around for a while!

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:06 (fifteen years ago) link

"Harder to Breathe" gets a whole lot better if you sing the "whoa-oh oh-oh" part after every line.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:33 (fifteen years ago) link

One of my friends likes that song.

I felt bad because I don't. I didn't tell her that. The worst part was she was trying to do air-guitar. Oh Lord! Awful! She was holding the 'guitar' like a baby!!! I wanted to burst out laughing. I just walked out of the class room and into the hall and headed twords the stairs to reccess instead.

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:37 (fifteen years ago) link

> nearly every small label has at least a distro deal if not a development deal with a major also.

Distro, maybe, but development? Anyway, I find it hard to believe that Maroon 5 made it onto MTV, VH1, radio, etc., without a big, big push ($$$) from a major label. The question is, if their ghost-underwriter dropped out, would they still do as well? I mean, Ruster Root still tours, as do a host of other like-minded bands, but their profile has dropped precipitously. So will I be hearing Maroon 5 for many years to come? Not likely, unless they stay as high-profile as they currently are, which means major label moo-lah.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

i like the OC theme song which is by phantom planet! (speaking of rooney)

s1ocki (slutsky), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:43 (fifteen years ago) link

That should be Rusted Root, of course.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh god, more crap for drunk girls to play to get me "in the mood"

Jon Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Rooney sucks!

I begged and pleaded for my mom to change the station when their song came on. BUT FOR SOME REASON< SHE WOULDN'T!!!

What the Hell!!!

I was pissed. I laid down on the backseat of the car and tried to think of something to get my attention away from the god awful song!

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

sounds like the beginning of a short story

s1ocki (slutsky), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:48 (fifteen years ago) link

How old are you Aja?

Jon Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:48 (fifteen years ago) link

13

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:49 (fifteen years ago) link

We should all post our ages as part of our posts from now on. It will clear up a number of things.

Andy K, 65 (Andy K), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Why'd you want to know my age Jon?

I thought you already knew?

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Rusted Root, up to their last album at least, was still on Island/Def Jam, who does throw around a bit of money (no one throws a party like they do), so there you go. And Clive Davis/J/BMG is notorious for fucking up the promotion strategy of rock bands and/or A&Ring them poorly in the first place, so that's actually another strike against Maroon 5. Most of these development deals work like this: the baby label works the band until they sell x number of records (usually 25K-50K) and then the major steps in with their marketing muscle.

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:53 (fifteen years ago) link

This explains a lot!

Jon Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:56 (fifteen years ago) link

My age?

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Yes!

Jon Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 21 February 2004 17:58 (fifteen years ago) link

What does it explain?

Aja (aja), Saturday, 21 February 2004 18:00 (fifteen years ago) link

well if we're gonna compare "Semi-Charmed Life" to "Harder To Breathe," I sure fuckin' hope that Maroon 5 don't last as long as 3EB. And frankly, judging by that damn american dreams thing and his Vanessa Carlton jazz, I don't think Stephan Jenkins is going away anytime soon. I actually found what I heard off Out Of The Vein pleasantly mellow compared to the overproduced Blue.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 21 February 2004 18:07 (fifteen years ago) link

The label specializes in developing lifestyle-oriented alternative and rock artists.

What on earth does this mean?

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 21 February 2004 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Pot. Lots of it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 21 February 2004 18:34 (fifteen years ago) link

I think it has something to do with Friends.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 21 February 2004 18:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Tattooing california across your torso is tacky don’t get me wrong but so is posting to ilx

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:23 (six months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/RR7Baz0.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 14:44 (six months ago) link

this should probably be in controversial opinion, but I find Adam Levine hot when he's not actually performing music.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 14:55 (six months ago) link

Like in that movie? "Begin Again"?

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 14:57 (six months ago) link

xp don't in any way say that there's anything good about Adam Levine in this or any other thread; what one finds hot is in actuality controversial

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:38 (six months ago) link

He has an entire clothing line at K Mart. It wouldn't have been that expensive to clothe him.

I think he probably is pretty hot, with a Navy Seal-like vibe or something? I also really love Ibanez Jem-series guitar, particularly the neon ones.

peace, man, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

he's got a real non-aesthetic aesthetic going on for sure

mh, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:47 (six months ago) link

He says unexpectedly funny, self deprecating things. Maybe this is like what happens when men find out hot women have thoughts. Or maybe it's the yoga thing.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:58 (six months ago) link

Now I am looking at that pic of Trudeau planking on a table.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:01 (six months ago) link

where is the poptimist who will stan for this band

this kind of music is p popular on ilx from what i can tell. you know, shit music.

FernandoHierro, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:04 (six months ago) link

Maybe this is like what happens when men find out hot women have thoughts.

In that aspect Levine reminds me of Mick Hucknall.

just another country (snoball), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:57 (six months ago) link

(and come to think of it, also other aspects)

just another country (snoball), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:58 (six months ago) link

he was funny on 30 rock

maura, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:31 (six months ago) link

this kind of music is p popular on ilx from what i can tell. you know, shit music.

― FernandoHierro, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:04 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you're a delight

there's a great tim f blurb centered around "what lovers do" somewhere on this board

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:32 (six months ago) link

"It Is Happening Again": Tim writes about songs from 2017

there it is

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:33 (six months ago) link

he was funny on 30 rock


30 rock made Alec Baldwin tolerable, it was a v special show in that regard

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:37 (six months ago) link

Adam Levine is probably a nice person. This is over the top.

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:43 (six months ago) link

actually... (thread)

But seriously, ask me how Adam Levine got me fired from Rolling Stone.

— Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) February 4, 2019

maura, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

hm ok

ah i see

Ahem. B/c this is blowing up in a way I didn't intend -- or maybe I did? -- let me point out that I'd been given clear instructions from my editors and I more or less ignored them, a dumb thing for any writer to do. I didn't give them what they wanted, which is a writer's job.

— Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) February 4, 2019

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link

Maroon 5 is band and you should all feel bad

gray say nah to me (wins), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:29 (six months ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/MnX1hgO (NSFW-ish)

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 02:27 (six months ago) link

lol

my man stans for skin care AND adderall? covering all his bases I suppose

flappy bird, Sunday, 10 February 2019 06:46 (six months ago) link

this kind of music is p popular on ilx from what i can tell. you know, shit music.

― FernandoHierro, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:04 AM

who is this delightful creature?

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 February 2019 12:21 (six months ago) link

lurkers from rym sometimes get brave all of a sudden

dyl, Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:58 (six months ago) link

this kind of music is p popular on ilx from what i can tell. you know, shit music

^^^ new ILM board description IMHO.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 10 February 2019 17:02 (six months ago) link

Yes

flappy bird, Monday, 11 February 2019 07:02 (six months ago) link

first post in this thread is pretty funny now

alpine static, Monday, 11 February 2019 07:10 (six months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy who brings tofu dogs to a barbecue.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:30 (six months ago) link

he looks like my hero?

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:32 (six months ago) link

At arm’s length: are tattoos finally becoming uncool?

The mostly negative response to Levine’s artwork may be partly because so much of it looks new. The lines are too crisp, the ink too dark. It’s also a bit too on-point. It’s all tigers and roses: a look that prompted one Twitter user to muse that Levine “is tattooed like he’s the main character in Memento but the mystery is where he left his Juul [e-cigarette]”.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:12 (six months ago) link

There were two significant moments in the tattooing world last week.

How could they overlook Ariana Grande getting the Japanese characters for "little barbecue grill" tattooed on her hand?!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:17 (six months ago) link

Oh, wait, they mentioned it. That's a bigger boo-boo than whatever Bieber apparently did and I did not hear about.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:19 (six months ago) link

where does this rate on the Ben Affleck scale

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy who gets the words "Little Barbeque Grill" tattooed in Japanese above his butt.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:23 (six months ago) link

otm

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:26 (six months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy who gets A-D-A-M L-E-V-I-N-E tattooed across his knuckles.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:27 (six months ago) link

A D A M L E V N

unless he does some between the knuck work.

nickn, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:21 (six months ago) link

ouch hell no

calumy (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:31 (six months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy who doesn't take his Men's Health magazines into the bathroom because he wants to keep them in good condition.

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, February 4, 2019 12:45 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this one was my fav

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:15 (six months ago) link

i'm just sticking with "Fuck the NRA" indefinitely but i'm sorely tempted by "the mystery is where he left his Juul [e-cigarette]"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 February 2019 06:22 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Rereading the beginning of this thread is funny.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

is Levine's face packed with dry ice or

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:31 (four months ago) link

are levine's shorts packed with dry ice or

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:32 (four months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy whose shorts are packed with dry ice.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:53 (four months ago) link

Adam Levine looks like the kind of guy who always refers to guacamole as 'gwak'.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:36 (four months ago) link

"yeah... yeah no a little more... great yeah.. no yeah that's perf"

flappy bird, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:49 (four months ago) link

why don't you join us for margs and guac

rip van wanko, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:55 (four months ago) link

def a dude who guacs that way

Hunt3r, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:56 (four months ago) link


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