Monday, August 27, 2007

Good, New Music...Where Have Ye Gone?

The more I listen to the radio and new music, the more I hear a different band singing the same shitty song over and over and over again.

Is it me or is all of the new music out there today junk?

Okay, I've heard of Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance and the guy that sings the song "You're Beautiful". But that's about it. And they're really not that fantastic.

It's not like I want to diss new music nowadays. On the contrary, I'm trying real hard to like some of today's artists. I actually want to listen to some twenty-somethings get their angst out in album form.

When thinking about the short attention span of the music industry and music fans nowadays, I'm reminded of the movie That Thing You Do.

Written and directed by Tom Hanks, the movie follows a band in the 60's who record this great little diddy called (surprise) That Thing You Do. They're signed by a record company and proceed to tour the country and, basically, sing the same song over and over and over again. They don't have any follow-up music as good as the tune that catapulted them to the top of the charts. Eventually, the group crashes and burns.

It's not a great movie, but it's sort of mirroring what's going on nowadays. With I-tunes, music downloads and all the pirating going around, it seems like we're going back to the times of the 50's and 60's when 45 record singles ruled the world and one-hit wonders were king.

Have new bands lived such a privy, non-suffering life that they have nothing to sing about besides love ballads to their high school sweetheart?

Need some inspiration? Go do some drugs, head out to a bar and bust someone's teeth in with a beer bottle. Then go home and write a song about it.

Just gimme some good music. Will ya?

2 comments:

minnesota said...

Oh no, ya don't have a CD 101.1 FM up dare?

Your Finest Eimer said...

@minnesota
No CD101. We've got 92.3 out of Cleveland. They think they're playing new music, but it's re-hashed Korn and old Beck tunes.

Sigh.