Thursday, December 16, 2010
Rock & Roll Sabotage
This is simple, really.
What band would be so much better if it wasn't for their horrible lead singer?
My trusty iPod, on its usual shuffle mode, threw the Yardbirds lowlight, "Still I'm Sad" at me, and I suddenly realized, whenever I get raved up about this band, it's always about the raucous performance of the musicians, not the hypothermic delivery of Keith Relf, who admittedly tries, but really just doesn't belong.
Yes I admit, "Still I'm Sad" is a terrible example. It's just not a very good song to begin with. But even through all of my favorite moments, I find myself twitching just a bit, wishing it was a young Rod Stewart or just about anyone else...'cept maybe Jack Bruce....singing those songs.