Hmmm...vaguely similar to the Hives? Hmmm....
Great guitar part.It brings me back in 1973-75, Jeroen, their 1st albums were killers.A friend of mine saw (what's left of) them recently, they still rock, it seems.Patrick
The Hives??? Jesus. The Wilko era Feelgoods were (and are) godlike, they are without equal in this world and the next. The idea of the Feelgoods without Brilleaux is a heresy. There's a brilliant dvd of a Southend gig from 1976 doing the rounds which includes an expanded audio version of Stupidity. It is truly righteous. . . They were a band without affectation.
Essentially, years before it became a commodity, this was "punk rock" at it's finest. I doubt that anybody who saw a Feelgoods show would ever forget it. Although, the music was rooted in the past, they gave it such a boot up the arse. Eddie and the Hot Rods too, sound way more fresh now than The Clash do. That The Hives have appropriated some rock moves is not in question but they do it well and from the heart. If somehow they can point the young 'uns back at this crew then more power to them.
Perhaps my wording wasn't the best (it's hard for facitiousness to be understood via typing words...).I was inferring that the moves seen in the video, along with the playing and tune, reminded me a bit of the Hives, especially their 'big' hit I Hate To Say I Told You So...and that's not a bad thing. While The Hives aren't the best band ever, and I only have one cd, I think they aren't a bad band at all. Fun to watch live too -- there's something there that many bands (small or big) don't have -- charisma.Regardless of being derivative, The Hives are better than many bands out there in the mainstream music world. Bringing RnR to the mainstream ain't a bad thing...Band like them help lead kids to the music many of us dig here.That's all...back to your regularly scheduled program...
I think the Hives are as good as The Solid Senders !jos
I had the pleasure of finally seeing Wilko live last year, while DJing at The Spitz, and took him along a DVD dub of that Geordie Scene prog. Despite being full of a cold, Wilko was awesome, and also touched that I'd brought him the DVD. The capcity crowd was full of old Feelgoods fans, and a lotta young kids, all of whom were absolutely floored by Wilko and co. (especially after I got the soundman to turn the guitar up in the mix!). RIP Lee Brilleaux, one described as being like "Ridchard Widmark, without the hat, but with the cigarette." Joss
Wonderful stuff Jeroen! I really regret not seeing the Feelgoods at their peak. Eugene from the Rezillos revealed to me that one of the biggest influences that made the Rezillos form a band was seeing the Feelgoods at Leith Town Hall in early 76. It was a simultaneous "Wow!" and "We can do that!" moment combined.Yup, the Hives sure copped a lot of their look/sound from the Feelgoods and a few others too. Like Mr H says if they end up pointing a few youngsters back to the originals then that's ok by me.
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