The New mary Jane

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Arctic Monkeys are LIVE

Arctic Monkeys - Scummy
Video sent by captainfromtrashland

You know what we call real dope records in North America? Live. It's a term of respect, if you're record is "live". If you're live, then you must be doing something real good, and whatever music your churning out, it's working wonders for the audience.

I don't know how the term started. Maybe because KISS's live albums were so fantastic that pretty soon, the phrase became like a priviledge. But enough about KISS. Really, it's all about the Arctic Monkeys.

Don't be fooled by the name. They're the hottest band in the UK, they've broken countless records, sold billions of albums. There first single, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" has sold better than hotcakes.

And, yes, they're live. And I use that term in both ways. Sure, they're wickedly good, with messy guitar sounds and beautifull chords that mimic a sort of Kinks-ish atmostphere. But they're also "live" ... litterally.

If you've ever had a chance to see this band live, you've gotten a treat. Even hecklers have a good time at there shows. They're singalongs, they're ranchyness, and waves of people carrying more people on their arms.

Check this video out. I'm glad rock music still has this kind of a dirty, pretty atmosphere.


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