Monday, May 23, 2011
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum
The plan today was to talk about Miles Kane, former (UK) Rascal and Last Shadow Puppet, and his new release "Colour Of The Trap," which British mags across the board have gone gaga over. I listened to it over the weekend and thought, "This time they are right."
Kane's got that Oasis-y, retro-y, Arctic Monkeys-y, and Beatle-y thing happening in spades. There's even one ballad, "My Fantasy" that could be a lost Marc Bolan track. Let's just say, I've really been digging Miles Kane, someone Mojo says is "fast becoming one of Britain's landmark composers."
So as I started prepping today's post, I put the record on again, trying to find the one track or two that may tickle the fancies of you readers. What sounded bright and exciting on Saturday, suddenly sounded like third-rate glam.
I'm not sure I can explain. For a day, "Colour Of The Trap" had potential to end up on my 2011 Top Ten list. By the third pass, it seems so thin and derivative.
Give a listen to two tracks, one of which is the aforementioned T. Rex rip, and the other, a not-so-secret nod to John Lennon. Is there something here or is the British press just being loony?