the killers - are they killer?

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i think they sound like a cross between the faint and shed seven. i'm trying to work out whether this is a good or a bad thing or if i even care. are these guys making waves stateside?

myke boomnoise (myke boomnoise), Friday, 21 May 2004 11:34 (sixteen years ago) link

are these guys making waves stateside?

Only in the hipster blogosphere.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 21 May 2004 11:36 (sixteen years ago) link

They're very good, though. I really like their new single.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 21 May 2004 11:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Would this be a different band from Paul Dianno's Killers?

M Carty (mj_c), Friday, 21 May 2004 12:37 (sixteen years ago) link

There was a single knocking about in our living room. They seemed so promising on paper. Las Vegas! "Intricate lyrics"! A dark side! (This is all paraphrasing the press release) Expectations were high.

Then they sounded like Shed 7. Not killer.

Although it is quite amusing to imagine a group of lads in Las Vegas being all "God, it sucks round here. It's just so, like, plastic. It's just for the tourists. I bet in YORK there are REAL people who have the coolest time. God, man, I wish we lived in York."

Anna (Anna), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:03 (sixteen years ago) link

ack. terrible!

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:04 (sixteen years ago) link

for people the wrong side of 30, The Killers sound like an 80s band: The Immaculate Fools.

The Killers / Longwave / Stellastarr* = all US bands that plunder 80s epic Brit/ Irish big rock sound.

Cactus World News in the 80s were the masters of the big epic rock sound - these new bands fall way short of the blueprint.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:10 (sixteen years ago) link

i had some mpfrees for a while but i rarely checked em out and when i lost the hard disk i didn't go search em out. so guess that answers the q.
nah. i didn't rate em. though i had big argie with someone from go beat about them - he loved em .. i didn't. so passions are obviously divided.

mark e (mark e), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:11 (sixteen years ago) link

hmm interesting martian. do you think these kids will have heard those bands? i really do hope they acknowledge shed7 as a big influence. the only reason i listened to the album all of the way through was precisely because they sounded like shed 7. i am still in shock about that really. they're not floating my boar really but to be honest i would rather have a few more singles like 'somebody told me' in the charts.

myke boomnoise (myke boomnoise), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:16 (sixteen years ago) link

They are dreadful. Their press sheet had them billed as "a cross between Duran Duran and Oasis" or something - FFS

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:23 (sixteen years ago) link

No it is highly unlikely that The Killers know about obscure 80s rock bands such as Cactus World News/ The Immaculate Fools/ The Opposition but I expect The Killers have listened to:

U2
The Psychedelic Furs


DJ Martian (djmartian), Friday, 21 May 2004 14:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Aren't these the lot touring with Morrissey?, apparantly he likes em - not sure what to make of that. They're coming over to Netherlands in a few weeks - may try and have a listen to some stuff before deciding whether to go.

Dean Birkett (Fynci), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:18 (sixteen years ago) link

The bridge bit on Somebody Told Me is alright, particularly when it's got the melodramatic synths on the second verse, but the chorus is just silly and the singer's voice is annoying.

They're American?!

Fergal (Ferg), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:24 (sixteen years ago) link

i think they're dull. they do sound slightly like my friends' band though (communique, who are better than the killers, certainly) so hopefully my friends can ride the radio wave after their record comes out.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:26 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't know anything at all about the band, but i like the mp3's i've had on my comp. for a while. that indie rock n roll song is the only real bad one.

i'm surprised they've managed to draw such polarising opinions from people. judging by their inoffensive style of music, i thought they would've been met largely with indifference or faint praise at best.

Mil, Saturday, 22 May 2004 00:25 (sixteen years ago) link

They have a good bass player.

Lukas (lukas), Saturday, 22 May 2004 02:59 (sixteen years ago) link

i think they're killer. actually, i'm kind of crazy about them, but several people i know (who i'm pretty sure aren't stupid) think they're as inspiring as warm milk, so who knows. the mysteries of music... and that "indie rock and roll" song is so gloriously queer i can't stand it.

stephin meritt wrote an article for the new york times featuring them called "music that's oh so stupid yet oh so smart" and i think that description is in the ballpark.

shut up, Saturday, 22 May 2004 06:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I hadn't even heard them until just now (I streamed the video for Somebody Told Me) and was pleasantly surprised. I would have been this band's biggest fan in high school...not that they cater to teens, but that I started high school in 1988.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 22 May 2004 13:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Hm, they're a bit like Marion actually.

Fergal (Ferg), Saturday, 22 May 2004 15:16 (sixteen years ago) link

I hear this band name and think immediately of Satan's Fingers and The Hospital Bombers.

Akiva Gottlieb, Saturday, 22 May 2004 15:17 (sixteen years ago) link

the best ever death metal band out of vegas?

shut up, Saturday, 22 May 2004 22:05 (sixteen years ago) link

that new Killers single sounds like Ultravox!

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 24 May 2004 13:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Wait, which era Ultravox?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 24 May 2004 14:15 (sixteen years ago) link

The Midge Ure era, sadly.

The 1984 Midge Ure era (i.e. "One Small Day," etc.), even more sadly.

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 24 May 2004 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
Ah, here is a Killers thread. So, hey how good am I in not starting a new one?

Oh, the album is well fine. Both my kids now go round singing "I've got a soul but I'm not a soldier" now. Which can only be a good thing.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 21 June 2004 08:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, the album is well fine. Both my kids now go round singing "I've got a soul but I'm not a soldier" now. Which can only be a good thing.

The inclusion of the gospel choir in that song has to be the single most annoying thing I've heard all year.

No, wait, "Indie Rock & Roll" is.

abegrand, Monday, 21 June 2004 08:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Fergal OTM. They sound alot like Marion.

kinski (kinski), Monday, 21 June 2004 08:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Its more this thing of how the american bands that sound so much like britbands are the ones doing the business, more than the originals ever did.

The Killers bigger than Marion?
BRMC 'bigger' than JMC? (for a while)

Both bands are not undeserving, but are still 'lite' versions of the originals (although I don't know 'marion' enough to say they weren't 'lite')

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 21 June 2004 08:55 (sixteen years ago) link

As I recall, Marion were kinda Joy Division lite....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 21 June 2004 10:52 (sixteen years ago) link

.. which as JD were very heavy, doesn't necessarily make them 'lite'.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 21 June 2004 10:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Not heard 'Hot Fuss', but that 'Mr Brightside' song makes me wanna party.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Monday, 21 June 2004 11:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Are these the same Killers (aka Killaz, or Killahs perhaps?) who supported British Sea Power (on tour?) at The Fez in Reading last year?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 21 June 2004 11:31 (sixteen years ago) link

i think i saw them supporting the dirtbombs last year. or earlier this year, whenever it was. their trashiness reminds me of the rapture for some reason.

dickvandyke (dickvandyke), Monday, 21 June 2004 11:56 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
The Killers album is not perfect. However, it is clear to me that they piss all over Interpol and wipe the floor with the Strokes.

Bimble (bimble), Saturday, 24 July 2004 19:36 (sixteen years ago) link

their bass player looks like Hansel! He's so hot right now. So hot.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 24 July 2004 19:38 (sixteen years ago) link

xpost

They even beat early Marion stuff in my book, though I'm glad I'm not the only one who spotted the connection.

Bimble (bimble), Saturday, 24 July 2004 19:39 (sixteen years ago) link

here's a little thing i worked up a week or so ago for a blog that i decided not to bother with:

Global nuwave poprock, local media habits, my mom, me, & u

Hovering around 20 in the UK album charts is a drab pop-punky nu-wave band from Las Vegas named the Killers. . Apparently I need to crawl out from beneath the rock I live under, bcz I know this only bcz my mom sent me (as in: an envelope with a stamp on it, how quaint) (also, I was hoping it was a check) a clipping from the Des Moines Register’s style section from early July about them.

I grew up with the guitar player, Dave, in a small Iowa town. I wasn’t friends with him, but I knew him. He was quiet, and big into Smashing Pumpkins. You’d never know it from his current band but he could TOTALLY SHRED, too, such a shame. I went off to college and the last I heard he was jobbing in a Christian grunge band out of Newton. And now there he is with Strokes hair, a sportcoat, and tennis bracelets. They grow up so fast!

The online article has of course been ecto-trapped in the Register’s pay vaults, which is too bad, cos besides the obligatory local-boy-make-good angle I’d like for you all to see the hint of the contempt that the Des Moines media holds for Pella, the town I’m from. It’s not wholly accurate to describe Pella as an insular, conservative, religious community of Dutch Protestants, cos Dave and I are from there and are not that, but it’s fair enough. Pella is tacky and touristy as well (Register "critic" Kyle Munson sagely noted “omg, so is Vegas, weird!”), known state-wide for riding a theme-park version of its 19th cent. Dutch immigrant history to the bank every year. So poor nascent rockstar Dave had to answer eye-rollers like whether he’s ever worn wooden shoes and what his favorite pastries are. Well DUH of course he did; in grade school marching in the Tulip Time parades is MANDATORY. And Dave diplomatically mentions something from both the town’s bakeries, same as everyone else would. Don’t you media people know anything? More to the point, do you think that by broadcasting your dislike for this odd, churchy, nasty little burg you’ll somehow make living in fucking Des Moines any better? Get over it! (cue you: “yes geoff get over it”)

Now, if any other publication on earth had thought to ask a musician on his/her preferences in wooden footwear or pastry it would be a sorta-funny dadaist jab (and megawierd coincidence in Dave’s case, since he’d actually have an answer). But for the Register it’s just pro-forma and sad. See, I could win a Pulitzer or go to jail for planting an unsolicited kiss on Barack Obama (both are in the works, mind), and the Register would be on the phone asking a “Pella boy” about the klompen and the pofertjes.

Anyway I listened to a few clips on the Killers’ website and they suck. Good luck Dave!

g--ff (gcannon), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:01 (sixteen years ago) link

i mean, not to bother with starting, above

g--ff (gcannon), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Now that's a post. :-)

Marion being an influence on anybody hurts my brain. And I don't even mind Marion much.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link

"The Killers album is not perfect. However, it is clear to me that they piss all over Interpol and wipe the floor with the Strokes"

now that's funny.

having always found morrissey and merritt highly overrated i am pleased to hear of their being implicated in this horrible, horrible alterna-fiasco. it's hard for me to believe some of the praise isn't people joking around. this is probably the worst shit i have ever heard in my life and i'm not kidding.
the way he says "potential" or whatever in that video is full-on fucking hilarious.

duke nevada, Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I've only heard three Killers songs and I thought they sounded spiffy. Big nu wave fun.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:23 (sixteen years ago) link

this is probably the worst shit i have ever heard in my life and i'm not kidding.
the way he says "potential" or whatever in that video is full-on fucking hilarious.

Oftentimes, I'm willing to forgive otherwise dreadful ticks in songs that make me tap my foot without thinking about it. Let go of your anger!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

"Let go of your anger!"

as another Dutch Protestant from the Southwest i'm afraid it simply will not be possible in this case. this is a transparent masquerade of a band, and though seeded in probably legitimate desperation, i will not personally be able get past the basic (and super-unsuccessful) ludicrousness of the approach.
i bet i like tons of stuff it will otherwise get lumped in with, but that always happens.
hey i also did happen to mention it's very, very funny... and meant it.

duke desert, Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:38 (sixteen years ago) link

i bet i like tons of stuff it will otherwise get lumped in with, but that always happens.

Yes, isn't that peculiar? I've got several examples of this sort of thing happening to myself, but can't explain why.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:41 (sixteen years ago) link

c-nn-n you fool, start yr damn blog already.

i have to write about these guys this weekend. they're okay. they get played a lot at work. they stike me as the manifestation of a cardinal music industry rule.

jess, Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:49 (sixteen years ago) link

care to share it?

duke cardinal, Saturday, 24 July 2004 21:52 (sixteen years ago) link

that would be cheating!

jess, Saturday, 24 July 2004 22:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"If something succeeds somewhere, sign something like it and make sure it can sell even more. Or you don't get your bonuses and your coke."

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:01 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
http://microsites.nme.com/thisweek/img/cover_170804_L.jpg

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:34 (sixteen years ago) link

NME this week
http://microsites.nme.com/thisweek/

the first the Killers NME front cover

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 15:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Nice review!

The Desired Effect is such an overlooked album

the article don, Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:30 (six months ago) link

it was the first properly good brandon flowers album, this one's the second

"dying breed" does the krautrock springsteen thing better than any war on drugs song. i do kinda wish "lightning fields" stuck with its blue nile first minute instead of turning into a joshua tree-era u2 song. the end result is still good but what could have been!

ufo, Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:36 (six months ago) link

It won't be long before "My God" become my favorite Killers song; that is, if "Running Toward a Place" doesn't catch up.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 22 August 2020 12:04 (six months ago) link

it was the first properly good brandon flowers album, this one's the second

― ufo

I was just going to ask about this. I've never really liked much for the band at all but The Desired Effect was brilliant. I listened to the last album hoping it would be more of the same but it didn't do anything for me. I guess I'll have to give this one a go.

kitchen person, Saturday, 22 August 2020 18:12 (six months ago) link

this album doesn't really have the same synth-dominated sound as the desired effect but it's another album of brandon flowers at his best so if you liked that one i'd expect there's probably a lot to like here too

https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-killers-to-release-another-new-album-in-2021-it-might-be-better-than-this-one-2735596

it's cool they're working with the same producers for their next album, they really seemed to have made a difference for this one so i'm looking forward to more

ufo, Monday, 24 August 2020 09:23 (six months ago) link

this album is very produced by jeff lynne without having been produced by jeff lynne

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 24 August 2020 23:02 (six months ago) link

Lynne in 1990

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 August 2020 23:10 (six months ago) link

oh yeah that's what i meant

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 01:05 (six months ago) link

i like this album quite a bit but can't really get into either of the side enders ("lightning fields," title track) yet. "dying breed," "caution," "fire in bone," "running towards a place," "when the dreams run dry"... all pretty staggering

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 01:06 (six months ago) link

Somehow Big Arena Rock and Roll finally coming down to a semi-self-tortured Mormon who can't decide what to do with himself in creeping middle age is a little too on the nose for mainstream America's self image as a whole, really.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:09 (six months ago) link

I mean it doesn't not sound like recent Foxygen

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:14 (six months ago) link

(from what I half remember)

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:15 (six months ago) link

some thoughts

1. this is the first Killers album i can enjoy without embarrassment
2. this is the best Killers album because it just sounds like the really good Brandon Flowers solo lp
3. they are covering more bases than the dnc with these guests here - and covering Neu! and Can in one song? come on guys - but then i'm pleased Mr Rother gets some royalty cash
4. they're best when they're not being subtle about who they're cribbing from
5. jonathan rado continues to prove himself to be grrrreat
6. given whose sound it's cribbing, calling that song Running Towards A Place is ON THE NOSE GUYS
7. the Triffids / Big Country / U2 / Tears For Fears bits are better than the attempted springsteen bits
8. they still need to remove the anthemic wannabe gospel sections
9. if you'd told me that from the class of 2001ish, in 2020 i'd be enjoying the Killers more than any semi-recent work from The Strokes, Interpol and the rest of the gang, i would have been fairly surprised
10. i've had a lot of coffee but probably stand by all of the above

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:41 (six months ago) link

11. not sure how it's possible to have consistently terrible lyrics but good songwriting... but he seems to succeed on every track here

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:43 (six months ago) link

Don’t listen to the lyrics baby we’re a dying breeeeeed

rb (soda), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:46 (six months ago) link

12. if you folks fancy more semi anthemic springsteen-ish business (feat Brandon + Rado), that last Alex Cameron LP may be your bag

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:47 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmlEM--lmdo

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:48 (six months ago) link

they are covering more bases than the dnc with these guests here - and covering Neu! and Can in one song?

I'm relieved I wasn't crazy when I pointed out in my review that I heard "Moonshake."

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 12:56 (six months ago) link

( i meant sampling obviously - not covering )

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 13:03 (six months ago) link

Assuming they did sample and not just copy, the audacity of doing so with both Can and Neu! on the same track is something, and perhaps one of the most unexpected places to hear that since the Kanye West album that sampled Can.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 13:13 (six months ago) link

the credited samples on "dying breed" are "moonshake" and "hallogallo", i think they might have layered the motorik beats from both?

9. if you'd told me that from the class of 2001ish, in 2020 i'd be enjoying the Killers more than any semi-recent work from The Strokes, Interpol and the rest of the gang, i would have been fairly surprised

yeah it's bizarre, the last good album before this by any of those sort of bands was comedown machine. really never would have expected they'd have an album as good as this in them

ufo, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 13:27 (six months ago) link

Never been a fan beyond their first two singles, but I gave this a spin because of all the talk. It was OK but honestly the title track was the only thing that made me look up. And I guess people who like the album don't like the title track? To me it's a kind of perfect '80s movie soundtrack pastiche, like Bryan Adams singing with Tom Tom Club or something.

I saw the Killers at Bonnaroo a few years ago, they put on a good show and the crowd was definitely into it — I was honestly kind of surprised how many songs most people seemed to know. Brandon Flowers is such a weird presence. He totally had star quality on stage, but it was more like late-night talk-show host star quality than rock star quality.

I saw them open for Morrissey in a small club, shortly after the debut was picking up steam. The only thing I remember about it was one of the Killers' amps bursting into flame.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:25 (six months ago) link

I love the title track.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:29 (six months ago) link

It definitely jumped out at me as significantly different enough in tone or approach or whatever that I was glad to discover it was the last track. Like, I dunno, "Love Makes the World Go Round" on "True Blue" or something. Or sonically akin to Ric Ocasek writing for Broadway.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 19:16 (six months ago) link

Feels like it really hits its '80s stride with "Lightning Fields." "Fire In Bone" mines the same nebulous Rorschach references as the 1975, imo (is that Wang Chung I'm supposed to think of? because that's what I'm hearing tonight.)

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:27 (six months ago) link

And yeah, as far as anthemic camp goes, "My God" is the best, and probably would have made a good final track, because how do you beat that?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:33 (six months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Probably the first Killers album I've enjoyed all of, though I think Battle Born came close

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 23:06 (five months ago) link

Can't wait for the remix album (Imploding the Bellagio) and deluxe edition (Imploding Luxor)

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 23:07 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I knew these fuckers would eventually cover it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHn_wrST3_Q

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 October 2020 01:44 (four months ago) link

oh god i could kiss them

this is so good!!
actual studio performance vid here

https://youtu.be/ey_j7-wIo4U

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 October 2020 02:14 (four months ago) link

holy shit, no shame

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 October 2020 02:25 (four months ago) link

In a good way!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 October 2020 02:26 (four months ago) link

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey_j7-wIo4U

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 October 2020 02:27 (four months ago) link

I watched this clip 10 times before bed.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 October 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

sigh, so excellent

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 October 2020 19:57 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJHbOJOlp-9/

that new album they were talking about might be on its way even sooner than expected?

ufo, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 15:03 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y020G_d8QHU

new song, an Imploding the Mirage outtake. it's pretty good and interestingly off-kilter for them. really lovely arrangement too

ufo, Friday, 29 January 2021 09:20 (one month ago) link

"there's dignity in calloused hands" lol this guy.

they had me up until the gospel choir

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 29 January 2021 14:05 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I am loving this album. They are best when they embrace anthemic ridiculousness <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:18 (two weeks ago) link

OTM. Though for me it falls in a strange void, great while I'm listening to it but not great enough that I'm actually going to listen to it. I should tell people in my house just to put it on occasionally.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 14 February 2021 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

i put some more jameson into my carcass and then posted this to the youtube electic blue cover comments. i think i'm pretty otm:

why is this awesome? it's awesome because it's true. brandon earned that smile at the end. there are more obscure songs to choose which could have shown his taste and erudition concerning forgotten culture and more obvious songs that SCREAMED i'm so 80s in a way that is still in the water today but this is the sweet spot - this is what the airwaves were like at the time. what, brandon was six when this came out?

icehouse fans, don't get me wrong, i'm not saying this is lesser 80s bobka. by way of example, on my computer, inxs' don't change shows up per algorithm on my screen. that's a great 80s song, also one of the best songs of all time. actually the greatest song of all time. brandon should cover that. it should be a constitutional amendment that brandon should cover that. however, anyone knows the greatness of don't change. electric blue, and go with me on this, some people weren't there at the time. or else they forgot. brandon has the genius to know, he knows.

what i'm saying, is some things are great because they are timeless, but timelessness loses out in the end because it belongs to everyone and to all times. this is so of its time, and we are edified when someone brings that time back into the light. thank you brandon for being that light.

a bit effusive, but i stand by my sentiment. duchamp says something something something abt an artist pointing at something and whatever. this was a great thing. it's a great thing.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 07:04 (one week ago) link

brandon flowers is a cool dork. thrre are nerds, and geeks, but those are defined by their mastery. dorks are enthusiasts, they love love love things. the strokes were music nerds, they killers were music dorks. all hail the dorks.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 07:20 (one week ago) link

it's like a duchamp readymade, the purest distillation of a readymade in the history of art. there it is, the thing. lookit. lookit the thing, it's awesome. did you lookit before? no, but lookit.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 08:24 (one week ago) link

are you hiding, somewhere behind those eyes

goddam, that's so sweet and innocent. the best and most overlooked lyric in pop. bam! there it is. brandon delivers it like it was nothing.

also, heart emoticon to alfred, indisputably the greatest 80s stan in the known universe.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 08:55 (one week ago) link

long story short: this caught my attention and i reacted favorably.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 08:59 (one week ago) link

also it just occurred to me to look up don't change and the killers so there it is. did the best person in the world, brandon flowers, cover the best song in the world, don't change? it's as obvious as, randomly for example, i wondered if the best person in the world, kermit the frog, also covered the best song in the world, once in a lifetime. yes, they did.

slugbuggy, Sunday, 21 February 2021 15:06 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAqcpc4e6hU

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 16:04 (one week ago) link


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