Friday, March 30, 2007

Boss tones

I'm moving house at the weekend, so please excuse any inactivity in the next few days. To keep you amused in the meantime, my deconstructing-The-Da-Vinci-Code blog The Chasms of the Earth makes a fleeting return.

Wild link: did you know that Dan Brown (who 'wrote' TDVC) went to the same school as Win Butler off of the Arcade Fire? I've only just found the time to listen to their lauded-to-high-heaven new album (Neon Bible) and I must say, for all the tortured baroque-rock posturings, it really does sound like mid-80's Bruce Springsteen, doesn't it? Except for track 10, which is The Go! Team moonlighting as a Prefab Sprout cover band. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but at the same time doesn't quite make for the quasi-religious experience that some critics have identified.

Not to worry, I got a free badge with my copy.

11 comments:

Kieran said...

A free badge? Bloody hell.

Billy said...

Are you wearing the badge now?

patroclus said...

If so, can we see a photo?

Taking a photo of yourself wearing a free badge and posting it on the internet is much more important than moving house.

Geoff said...

Arcade Fire need a cull.

I know you're supposed to like all these Canadian bands but only The Dears do it for me. 70s, was Bruce. 80s, was The Smiths.

patroclus said...

The New Pornographers for me, please.

Annie said...

Inactivity? Nooo! I'll get withdrawal symptoms.

That picture came up very huge in my feed reader, it was quite frightening. You old cynic, me, I love the Fire (as nobody probably calls them.)

Annie said...

Good luck with the house move, (I forgot to say in my selfishness.)

rockmother said...

Good luck with the move. I've been meaning to listen to more Arcade Fire as I'm not massively keen on what I've heard so far. Ohh - I love a free badge. That would be a good name for a band The Badges.

orange anubis said...

I've been loving Neon Bible. Did Springsteen have a big organ in the mid-80s?

Billy said...

I like The Dears, the New Pornographers and Arcade Fire. Do I win a prize?

Good luck with the move.

Betty said...

Arcade Fire are one of those bands who come along every few years that I have a real aversion to - The Cure and Smashing Pumpkins are also in this category. The thing they all have in common is that droning sound and whiney voiced singer.

Best of luck with the move. I hate all that stuff.