Thursday, March 31, 2005

THAT WAS MY IDEA

Surely the most puzzling thing about Brandon Flowers' attack on the Bravery is his belief that The Killers are themselves so distinctive anyone who sounds a little like them must have copied them:

"Look at a band like the Bravery. They're signed because we're a band. I've heard rumors about [members of] that band being in a different kind of band, and how do you defend that? If you say, 'My heart really belongs to what I'm doing now,' but you used to be in a ska band. I can see the Strokes play or Franz Ferdinand play and it's real, and I haven't gotten that from the Bravery. I think people will see through them."

These are words that will come back to haunt him when he releases that gospel album...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doubly ironic given Alex FF Kapranos's dodgy past in a.. uh... Ska band.

Apart from that... "wwwwwwwwanker".

Has anyone else noticed that the current crop of nu indies all have the most appalling interview skills. Even kneejerk Boy Georgeisms are preferable to this plop.

If I was an enterprising person I'd be running a course.

lizb said...

Is it arrogance by Flowers or is he just bored of journalists making the association? Lazy Bravery articles are always littered with the comparison so maybe it's the hacks who are the dull ones?

Sam E seems a little more polite than Flowers about the whole situation though:

http://sfgate.com/eguide/music/popquiz/

Q: Does it bother you that people say your band sounds like the Strokes and the Killers?

A: No band likes to be compared to other bands because we all like to think we're unique and original and all that, but at least we're being compared to good bands instead of crappy ones.

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