Superb! I think I have now heard the best ever rhyming couplet ......ever! Taken from Gary Allen's mediocre funny song 'what would willie do?' - here it is "He loves all the people, no matter their races, hell he even had a hit counrtry song with Julio Iglesias" !! How great a line is that!!
I read recently that Lou Reed was only really a poor man's Herb Albert. Whilst i am not sure that is fair comment - here are a few others I find hard to disagree with:
The Quireboys really were a poor mans Faces.
Guns and Roses really became a poor mans Rolling Stones.
The Scissor Sisters started out as a poor mans Elton John.
The Verve could be called the poor mans Echo and The Bunnymen,
P J Harvey borders on the poor (wo) mans Patti Smith at points.
Ronan Keating is not even close to being the poor mans Cliff!
I have whinged about 'reformed' (re constitued!) bands and anniversary tours before - but ..... with Metallica doing Master of Puppets Anniversary, The Pixies, Public Enemy, The Levellers and many more in the last 12 months, surely the music world is regressing? Sometimes the band even play the album on stage following the same track listing?! I really can't decide where i stand. Do i hate that the album is reduced to a commodity that they can then reissue with bonuses as well? and follow that with a 'generate a pension' tour? Or do i begrudge the fact that they are cashing in on older items when they should be trying to push new boundaries? Or do i begrudge going to see these bands and knowing i won't see tracks from other albums that i love? I really don't know. Where do i draw the line. I am certain that by the time of the 20th Anniversary tour of 'Oooopppps' I did it again Britney certainly won't be as hot!
An Alien, A legal Alien. A Englishman in Dublin.