I’m in The Cure camp on this. While I like some of Johnny Marr’s guitar work, I can’t stand Morrissey. I know he’s Irish — don’t care. That’s why I put the Cure in my playoffs and not The Smiths. I’m sure Morrissey is loosing sleep over that, but he can soothe himself with a big pile of money, I’m sure. And for those of you who prefer The Smiths and their irritating lead singer, write your own damn blog.
P.S. Gonna try to finish the next game soon. Hopefully this weekend. I’ve been busy.
P.P.S. And if you like The Cure, be sure to vote for them here
I saw Bad Religion at the KROQ Weenie Roast yesterday. Bad Religion played and they were awesome. I didn’t put them in the playoffs this year, mainly because they slipped my mind, but also because I’m not sure how popular they are outside of Southern California. Here, they are punk rock legends. Real warriors and elder statesmen who continue to tour and put out great albums. They just did a 30th anniversary tour, for cryin’ out loud! I think their new stuff is pretty strong, and the crowd loved them at the concert (although they were not the headliners).
If there was a band that deserved to be in the hall because of one song, I’d say it was Joy Division for “Love Will Tear Us Apart“. Nevermind the influence they’ve had on U2, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and the Killers (not to mention New Order). This was their only song that topped the charts, and that was only in New Zealand and France. But what an amazing song. Dark, moody and atmospheric, the lyrics are rather gloomy, but something about the music is…, kinda pretty. This is not to say the rest of their catalog isn’t pretty strong as well. Very few bands with 2 originalalbums (and an EP) have as much influence they have. Twomovies have been made about them in the past decade, and they seem like they’rethemostcoveredbandsince the Beatles. They’re kinda like the Velvet Underground for the 80’s; not many people bought their records, but everyone who did started a band. But if there were one song that perfectly encapsulates a band and anticipates the direction music was to take in the next 10 years, I’d say “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” is it.