Thursday, February 09, 2006
Plasmatics Get Some Acknowledgement At The Shammys
Nice to see ex-Plasmatic and Ramones producer Jean Beauvoir invited to the Shammys this year....what you're telling me that's really Sly Stone. Damn. He reminded me alot of Brian Wilson when he first started performing in public again - having to be behind a keyboard that he didn't really play, looking really uncomfortable at being there and basically not caring. Who can blame the dude...having to be up there with crap artists like Fantasia, that dude from some boy band, Maroon 5, and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry who haven't been good since Toys In The Attic couldn't have been very inspiring. If the Shammys were actually about quality of music and not RIAA pushed artists (I use that term loosely) of the moment they would have invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers who've covered "If You Want Me To Stay" of Joan Jett who did "Everyday People" in the early 80's. Multiple music star medley's always suck.
I know this isn't related to the Sly performance, but who told Edge he could play blues guitar? Having him and that Limey Declan McManus on at the end for the tribute to New Orleans was total bollocks in my opinion. Quit rewarding those that imitate American music. It's cool that they love American music and Elvis has made some geat country and soul based albums, but they should have left the stage to those who were from Chocolate City. And why wouldn't they let Irma Thomas sing by herself - she's got one of the most beautiful soul voices ever. Don't even get me started on "looks like he's been hitting the Nautilus machine again" Springsteen.
Posted by Wally Bangs