Interesting article here about the Last Shadow Puppets’ latest offering.
I’ve chatted about their new album before and it’s creating quite a scene. I mean, as much as any one record can nowadays. It went straight to number one in the UK charts, although again this is kind of meaningless for many readers of this blog. The chart toppers come and go, often without any impact whatsoever on my music life, despite what reviewers say. It’s only when an artist has overwhelming, sustained success and they end up everywhere else (talkshows, TV, on massive posters, in the news, etc) that I actually pay any attention to them and even then I mostly do it just to see what all the fuss is about. And this usually turns out to be nothing by the way).
However, an interesting point made in this article by Halle Weber is that a number of factors, including bands like the Last Shadow Puppets, are drawing fans back to guitar-based rock ‘n’ roll.
I’m not sure how true this is, but I do know that my girlfriend, a notorious Beyonce and pop fan, also tends to be quite keen on this album. Perhaps there will be more guitar music around for a while.
I know most of you guys are probably looking for a bit soul, but you might end up disappointed!
Below is one of the good tracks from the album, along with its video which I've only just watched for the first time. It's pretty zany, but it does remind me of one of those Style Council videos where everything is a bit camp and tongue-in-cheek.