Monday, July 16, 2007

Time machines

What is the first thing that you would do if you had a time machine?

a) attend the gigs you're sorry you missed?
b) revist the gigs you're glad you saw the first time around?
c) go back and buy an extra pair of your favourite shoes?

On rare occasions it can be more satisfying to listen to the 'copyists' scavanging the music of you past than to the original artists they seek to emulate. This is normally only the case where the young pretenders have a very natural songwriting style, so that at least the song sounds their own, if not their style. Check out Mr Fogg. You'll get the stylist references straight away, but he'll win you over with songs that are worth several listens.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I'm certainly enjoying the Woodentops copyists more than I ever enjoyed Rolo McGinty & co first time round.