Do you know why it's hard to convince someone older that any young new band is worth their salt? It might be because there is a finite number of bands you can like. It could be five, or it could be five thousand. But, even if you dislike only one band, that finite number would be whatever the total amount of bands that ever existed is, minus one. What I'm getting that is that the older you are, the harder it is for a new band to enter your top 100, or 500, whatever the amount of bands is that you like. Your bullshit detector is more finely tuned, Every sub-genre has it's own version of new wave, and by that I mean watered down pap, and if you've listened to music actively for decades, you've seen several . Regardless of their originality, is this new band better than, say, Chuck Berry? Or even the Shaggs? That's another thing, speaking of the Shaggs. The Shaggs generally sucked as a band, but it was the package, their back story, their most awesome LP cover, even the title of the album, The Philosophy of the World. The big thing? They were authentic. That's one very important variable, practically mandatory for admittance into the Top (fill in the blank).
So, I heard this new band recently, the Maxines. A guitar/drums two piece. Holy Flat Duo Jets Mr. Airplane Man White Stripes Black Keys Batman! (Bullshit detector on standby.) Aw hell. I'm too lazy to be harsh tonight. So I'll just sit back and wonder exactly what the Maxines' first Cramps record was. And if they didn't own the No New York no wave compilation, how long it will be before one of their hipster friends shoves it at them.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Maxines - Drug Store mp3 at Nu Rave Brain Wave
The Maxines - Hang Around mp3 at Austin Town Hall