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Re: Darryl on "OLP" (If ya can't stand Barney Rubble, just delet
> No, if OLP were from the East coast, they would be Sandbox. If OLP were
> from the East Coast with some cranial trauma along the way, they would be
> the Monoxides.
Eee, the fast judgement of the Monoxides is quite disturbing. True, a
lot of the songs on their album "Galaxy of Stooges" can be
forgettable after just one listen, and sometimes the lyrics are a bit
on the "ehhhh" side, but I've seen these guys live and I can say that
there's some potential behind this crew. Their hearts lie in 70's
punk and heavy metal, that's for sure, and catchy tunes like "Can't
Get Excited" and "Little Bitta Rosie" wake me up and get my
attention, compared to most stuff that's being put out by Canadian
"grunge" bands, or American grunge bands. Somehow, Talk Show's
"Hello, Hello", Matchbox 20 (which sound remarkably close to the
Counting Crows), or even Bush (who can only wake me up with two
songs, name 'em) don't cut it for me. Neither does Our Lady Peace. I
guess it helps to know that a band's heart is really in what they
play, rather in their own personal self-image (which is what OLP
_seems_ to be doing).
Sandbox don't get any appreciation points, because from what I've
seen, the guys are full of themselves. By the way Richard Wood and
their guitarist were "hamming it up" on the ECMA's, it didn't look
like Sandbox were there to make friends... Nor did they look anything
else than "Look at us, we're big, we're at the ECMA's and we didn't
even put an album out this year" when the ECMA's came to Moncton.
Anyone heard "Murder in the Glee Club"? Maybe there's hope.
Glen (aka Barney Rubble)