Thursday, September 13, 2007

Crimes against music.

When Eddie van Halen plays the keyboards, it's a crime. He's one of the best guitarists ever. When I first saw the video for "Jump," I screamed at the television, "Get up! Stop playing that! Go get your guitar!"

When Nancy Wilson sings lead, standing right by here is the Best Voice in Rock and Roll, her sister Ann, and that's a crime. Nancy is one kick-ass rhythm guitarist, and I never thought I'd say that. But when she sings lead on "These Dreams," the Baby Jebus cries crocodile tears.

When a rap guy interrupts Joss Stone, that's a crime. Some guy named "Common" ruins the song "Tell me What We're Gonna Do Now" on her new album. Most of these songs have a cool R&B feel, complete with horns, backup singers, and even strings sometimes, but I have no fucking idea why she has to stop singing so some idiot with a rhyming dictionary can talk the lines he wrote that rhyme like this: AAAA.

That's all I have for now, I'm sure you can come up with your own examples. Maybe when Jimi Hendrix played the flute on "If Six Was 9"? Not sure about that one, but it was awful.


Kindralas said...

People who don't bother to like Tool?

Ulysses Dutra said...


I totally agree with you.