“old bloke moan klaxon”
As I get older and continue to indulge my obsession with music there are a couple of things which seem to me to define the ageing process pretty clearly.
The first one is seeing a band headlining a festival or selling out a night or two at Wembley and thinking “what? surely the 2000 people who are likley to show up will feel quite lonely there”
I include the following bands about whom i missed the memo – Kasabian, Foghorn and the Machine, Foals (decent band I’d happily see at Shepherds Bush or the Forum so my provblem is not entirely driven by personal taste!). This isnt just an age thing, I completely see how Arctic Monkeys can sell out such venues for example and even The 1975, Christine and The Queens and others who have headlining festival slots.
The second is the growing trend to release albums which weren’t very good in box set/superdeluxe format. (this mild rant has been brought on by The Cult’s upcoming set of Sonic Temple which stretches to a 5CD box set with actual sweat from band members, some DNA and whatever else they can find laying around on » Continue Reading.