but you also have to ask yourself, how is it that 3 members of one of the best bands ever went on to produce the audio abomination that is Confusion?
surely, bashing someone on and on accomplishes nothing and is no good food for conversation, i admit that.
anyway, that's pretty much what annoys me so much about NO: how come those guys
ever managed it?
and so, i just gave 'low life' another chance (naturally skipping 'love vigilantes' altogether
'sunrise' isn't too bad as a song -- i'm sure i could like it if someone made a decent cover version of it. i guess with me it pretty much focuses on mr. sumner: that track is just an amazing example, i think. honestly, when i listen to 'sunrise' i can't help it but to imagine i'm listening to some funny gag-reel from last week's local 'idols' show, where some poor wanna-be-a-singer-no-matter-what kind of dude is trying to cover a song although he can't sing shit. that's honestly as bad as it sounds to me, mr. sumner's singing. and so i can never understand how it is possible that musicians like that didn't manage (or even want to try to manage) to find someone else to sing for them! to me it's almost like a bad joke that just keeps going on and on, year after year.
so actually, as long as they stay instrumental ('elegia') i can start to imagine what it all could have been -- yet as i proceed with the album and 'sooner than you think' hits in with its "hello, everyone, it's nice to be here..." and the illusion is smashed to pieces...
and then, the semi-disco-hell of 'sub-culture' follows with it's classic opening lines of "i like walking in the park...." -- no....
ok ok sorry guys, i know i should go home and feel ashamed. but i'm not just writing all this in order to mindlessly bash-bash-bash some band. it honestly never ceases to puzzle me, how come they turned out like that. and although comparing JD and NO is pointless i do think there are fair reasons to ask those questions and maybe also discuss them a bit.
but in case a change of subject is preferred, currently:
even if one disliked his style musically and didn't care about his kind of guitar tricks either, one cannot but admire the natural plasticism of his vocals.