Thursday, September 16, 2004

just another quick thought on blinded by the lights: Comparing it to Weak become heroes is such a great e-burnout parallel. The mood in blinded' is so much darker, more intense ('i'm having such a great time' to 'i'm totally fucked'), and the music follows (encouraging, happy pianos to chastising cold synths). Even if there is a kind of seductive artificiality to the scene in Weak become heroes, it's so much more attractive than the kind of club in Blinded by the Lights. I've been listening to the slightly cheese Soul Central version of Strings of Life, and even though it's all super smooth bongo-and-reverse-cymbals production and has a dreadful/genius tinkly piano show-off, I maybe kind of slightly just prefer it to the original and the real ale misty eyed reverence that goes with it; but it seems a similar attitude those boring stern chords and serious intoxication in Blinded versus the optimism and pre-jading fun depicted in Weak Become heroes. I shall now cower in wait until the techno heavies come and kneecap me with a 909 cowbell...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

dizzy new heights

September 16, 2004 at 1:23 PM  

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