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October 9, 2008 • 10:10 am
My friend Matt asked me a good question the other day, so now I put it to you. Listen to this tune and ask yourselves why these guys are not one of the biggest bands in the U.S.
Filed under: Music, "I'm Amazed", My Morning Jacket
These guys are doing pretty good, saw their name on a lot of festivals over the Summer, and have for the last couple of years. They’ve got the best of both worlds, they make their living playing music, but can still walk into the gas station without most people knowing who they are. As to why they are not more famous, I’d say the video is perfect evidence. They aren’t sporting stylish hair-dos or clothes, they actually play instruments, why, I bet they even write their own music! Still some great stuff out there, but you can’t wait for the radio to play it for you.
Kelly – It’s true that they do have a following – I am sure that the days of “suffering for their art” are behind them. And bless your cynical heart, you are probably right about why they aren’t any bigger. I gave up on public radio a long time ago.
Speaking of insanely awesome bands that have no media support but are sure not suffering. Clutch! I love these guys. Good old dirty rock. Sometimes bluesy sometimes just pure “rock your face off!” One of the best bands ever in my opinion. I listen to them daily.
Micah – Welcome back; haven’t seen you in a while. I will check out your recomendation based on their name alone. Seriously, that is a great name.
Kelly hit it. They don’t get the multi-million dollar push from companies who put out carefully crafted synthesizer garbage for 15 year old girls to spend their daddy’s money on; that’s why they aren’t “big”.
Bands like this will last, and make their money. Look at Phish. Real music, real talent, kick-butt live acts.
Good stuff though. That was a great tune.
Another note: I noticed on their website that they are playing New Years Eve in Madison Square Garden (ala what Phish used to do). So, if they can book MSG on New Years Eve, they are doing mighty well. Good stuff.
I found this to be very interesting.
Thank you for sharing it with us all.
It was great! 🙂
It will be a matter of time before they get a huge following.
Usually everything starts out West and end up big by the time it gets to East Coast.
This is the first time I’ve heard or heard of these guys. Good song. But it has a lot more punch near the end (starting with the bridge) than it does at the beginning. Do they have several more of this quality? I agree with the comments about the power of corporate promotion and the cult of personality thing, etc. that these guys don’t seem to have going for them.
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