Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you haven't heard of this band by now, and you don't love everything they're doing, and love them, then pull
your head out of American Idol real quick. Um. Because these guys are what I like to call talented musicians.
Their latest album, PHOENIX: WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX has really blown me away. OK, so if you are new
to their radicalness. Start with "Long Distance Call", righnow...
Then, I'll let you move on to a little deeper cut with "Listomania". (From wiki) The album's first single is "Lisztomania". The term "Lisztomania" was coined by the German romantic literary figure Heinrich Heine to describe the massive public response to Franz Liszt's virtuosic piano performances. There were allegedly screaming women at these performances, and the audience was sometimes limited to standing room only.
Then rock it with 1901.
Also notable on the album WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX is "Countdown (Sick For The Big Sun)" in which the lyrics ring, "Do you remember when twenty-one years was old?" Its this line that basically sold the whole album for me. These guys are digging a little
deeper than your average run of the mill rock band. Yes they are from Paris, Yes they sing in English, Yes they might
be trendy, but it is undeniable that these guys are kicking ass right now. And you should know it.