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Anyone see the group "Sleigh Bells" on SNL over the weekend?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

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    What is up with that?

    There was a backline solid wall of Marshall stacks (just the cabs), and these two preppy looking dudes wearing denim jackets, playing Jackson superstrats, complete with pointy headstocks and 80s graphics, and this emo/punk chick doing her I'm sure very angsty vocals .

    Was it irony?


    I just didn't get it.


    Guess I'm getting old.
     
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    I lasted less than 10 seconds before I changed channels.
     
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    I always have to try to figure out what the hell is going on.

    I wasn't able to.
    Maybe they're purposefully trying to confound geezers
     
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    That was the worst thing I've ever heard. How the hell did they get on SNL????
     
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    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

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    I am betting that by 2030 or thereabouts it will make perfect sense to me
     
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    Dang Vandal Punk Kid's !

    Turn Off that Darned Racket !!

    And Get Off My Lawn !!!
     
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    Wasn't sure what to make of it musically but it looked to me like they did well with an English amp manufacturer sponsoring them.
     
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    I thought it was interesting. The guitar players were going full out for the '80s. The pointy Jacksons and the chorus drenched notes...I had to check the calendar to see what year we are in right now.
     
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    That chick was hottish FWIW
     
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    I found it more creepy than ironic -in fact, I think irony is dying out amongst the youngsters . . .
     
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    I actually said to my wife..... "Let's give them 30 seconds, those are cool guitars". I lasted until she opened her mouth.

    Saved me about 20 seconds! :mrgreen:
     
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    So you SNL viewers generally switch when the music is on?

    I try to watch , if I can bear it, I find it helps to keep me at least a tiny bit aware of "hip" stuff that's going on that's outside of my normal circles. I've learned about "Vampire Weekend" and "My Morning Jacket" and others this way.

    Whether that's a good thing, I'm not sure, yet.
     
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    Same here. Though I didn't run out and buy the latest Vampire Weekend record, I did enjoy what they played ("Cousins") and enjoyed seeing it being played on an Epiphone.
     
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    taxer, the VW tune that stuck with me from their performance was the other one they did, i think. "giving up the gun"? I liked the line about "I saw you play guitar, in the seedy bar" and the whole thing was either annoying or infectious, I'm not sure I've decided which
     
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    No bass player, no drummer....guess it was a backing track. Music for the next decade maybe. Plus the mix was horrible...vocals buried. I tuned out of both performances.
    Makes me wonder how the heck bands get booked on SNL. LM must have hired a very young, 'in the now' person to handle the bookings. That particular element of SNL has gotten pretty lame lately, although the cast is great.
     
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    I think it is good when SNL takes risks.

    I remember being in the audience when they had Kid Creole and the coconuts or something back in like 1979 or 80... and I had the same reaction.. what???

    I think Kid Creole did not have a huge Journey type career or anything.... but, over the years they have taken some risks that worked out and were ahead of the curve (of fandom)

    So... like their skits, some are just hilarious and amazing and completely memorable... many are not...

    SNL at its worst is when the church lady becomes predictable... or the Chevy Chase line becomes stilted... If you saw Steve Martin in the 70's... at first, it was so fresh and so incredibly witty... until it became smarmy...

    his 'wild and crazy guys' foreign bit, was funny on SNL until complete mopes began saying it in the workplace...

    The only way to be really good is to risk being really bad... sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.
     
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    They're interesting...more of a studio duo than a "band" as most here would define an act.

    Some of their stuff is chock full o'hooks and pretty fun.

    For something a little more accessible from them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmFgejWZjtg
     
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    Wasnt my cup of tea or cup of anything.
     
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    I don't care how old you are....they sucked.

    You know what they reminded me of? They reminded me of a band you'd see who only gets Tuesday night gigs playing to two people. Seriously.

    I'll allow for the possibility that their records don't suck and maybe they're just bad live, but they don't cut it live.

    Can't believe people were beating up on Lana Del Rey a few weeks ago, yet there doesn't seem to be a big internet uproar about how lousy they were.
     
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    Didn't see it, so I can't speak for their performance, or their live act, but their first album is awesome.





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