My mind turns to the likes of Ghostbusters II. I think of Vigo, and what he must be going through in that painting while watching that guy from Ally McBeal run around the museum running the show, knowing that he is but a painting. You know I cry myself to sleep at night, knowing that I’m just the Psychobabble voice. Hah! I imagine you understand how Vigo feels.

Its VIGO!!

Its VIGO!!

What brings this up? I’ll tell you. An album I’ve not visited for a while is back on my Rhapsody player. Which one? Oh, I’ll tell you. It encompasses the anger of the generation it represents, all wound up into a super-tight coil of springloaded belligerence. One of its kind in style and antagonistic grace.

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance has this nice little song called Dead! That when it first came out struck me as really mean and rotten. But soon I remembered that not all music has to be nice and polite.  I’m sure Insane Clown Posse would be where they are today had they called themselves the Misunderstood Clown Posse.

The Black Parade always struck me as one of the most edgy albums of the year, and even the decade. I can’t wait to see what these guys do next.  I heard they all mellowed out and are in the process of making an acoustic album about forgiveness and hugs. I actually don’t know what to say to that… You’re a rumor monger.

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Its going to be really strange, but hey, its the freaking Flaming Lips:

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I’ve had a question sitting at the back of my head for a while. I hope someone can answer me. I encourage you to comment!

What happened to Wilco after Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? It seems to me that the last 2 albums (A ghost is born, and Sky Blue Sky) have been… not good…? Was it that Leroy Bach left the group and some creativity went with him? Is it because the preasures of their growing success put the kibosh on the type of wild creativity that flowed so fluidly with YHF? Or was it that YHF was some sort of awesome cosmic freak accident? (Would be very unfortunate and I highly doubt this is the case.) Has Jeff Tweedy said anything regarding it? Or is it that I just haven’t given the albums a chance

Anyhow, post comments! I need to know… just to satisfy my own aching desire to know.

Pinks new album just gave me an ulcer. Its time for a reality check. I was silly and decided that I could write a good review on even the most out of my style album. I saw that Pink had just come out with a new album so I started listening to it. Everything went black and when I woke up my speakers had cut their own cables…

I try to be enthusiastic or neutral in the least… but I… I cant… It’s so so bad

Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads – (7/10)
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The Kaiser Chiefs canceled some U.S. Tour dates in order to work on this album. During that time they wrote the first single for the album, Never Miss a Beat. So here’s what I have to say: Hook laden and demanding you to dance, this album is one of the most fun Brit-Rock albums of the year. Your foot will be tapping weather you want it to or not. You can’t stop it, so don’t even try it! The first half of the 11 song album is the stronger and it sorta tapers off at the end and starts to sound a tad generic.

That point aside, it is a solid work; fans of the boys from leeds will be pleased!

Songs of Interest:

  • Never Miss a Beat
  • Like it Too Much
  • You Want History
  • Tomato in the Rain

In no particular order and for no particular reasons other than they are great albums:

  • Grant Lee Buffalo – Mighty Joe Moon
  • Jeff Buckley – Grace
  • Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
  • Ether Aura – Before We Could Sing
  • The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
  • Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball

Theres alot of talk floating around on the net about a Led Zeppelin 2009 Tour. There is also alot of talk about Robert Plant opting out, and then back in, and then out again. There is talk regarding auditions for a new lead singer and —  Hey! uhm, hi whats up? One question? Sure, I guess. What is it? Where can I go to audition for Led Zeppelin! before Robert Plant gets back on board? I’m not even sure if the news is real or not. You don’t even sing. Thats ok, I will sing if I can be part of Led Zeppelin! I mean. c’mon, its Led Zeppelin!, ya know?

I see your point, it would appear that the group has any of the trillions of loyal Zeppelin fans to choose from. But would it be the same? You remember the bitter division of the fans when David Lee Roth was replaced. That is a great point, replacing Robert Plant in a Led Zeppelin! reunion tour would effectively divide those who idolized Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. And don’t forget John Bonham and John Paul Jones. I’m sure that John Bonham would love the exclusion of Robert Plant. At least they replaced him with someone who sorta has a birthright.

Anyhow, this is what John Paul Jones had to say:

“I’m afraid, there’s no final answer yet. As you probably know, Jimmy, Jason and I are actually rehearsing and we’ve had the odd singer come in and have a bash. As soon as we know — which we don’t — we will let you know. But we really hope that something is going to happen soon because we really want to do it and we’re having a lot of fun, actually, just rehearsing. Jason is actually tremendous… We really wanna do something and Robert doesn’t want to do this, at least for the moment. I don’t really know what his plans are. He really doesn’t want to make loud music anymore. We do. I mean, I love acoustic music, but it doesn’t stop me from turning something up… And what we’ve done so far sounds absolutely fantastic. When it does come, it will come, and you’ll know about it”

So what it sounds like to me, is Robert Plant likes the direction his recent work, like Dreamland and The Mighty Rearranger, is going and doesn’t want to go back to the past to the loud sounds of Led Zeppelin. I understand and respect his point of view. I still want to audition. I think you would need a few more qualifications than “gimmic of some unknown blogger for two days”.  Hahaha, you’re the unknown blogger!