Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It's About Time We Had A Motown Revival

I'm completely geeked out about Amy Winehouse. Also, not a little jealous that all those Brooklyn hipsters get to see her play with the Pipettes, which is my current fantasy lineup. I'm mostly excited that her emergence and success Stateside might mean that the indie rock kids will stop deriving their sound from the Boss ad nauseum. As the Object pointed out, if you listen to some of the earlier Springsteen work, the Hold Steady sounds a lot less original. But Amy Winehouse, ahhhhhh! Fresh breath of wickedly subversive Motown air!

Also, she proves the long-suspected theory that Pitchfork has no idea what the fuck they're talking about.

Let's just hope she doesn't go the same way as the former crack whore-cum-songstress Carla Bozulich, who, judging by Evangelista1, went back on the rock. That said, let she who wouldn't have to get drunk to appear on Charlotte Church cast the first stone.2, 3

1. That said, Geraldine Fibbers are pretty cool. I think I would like them better if they took a very low dose of Adderall, though.

2.Which would be worse- a Charlotte Church variety show or a Dakota Fanning talk show? Discuss.

3.According to Ms. 3pennyjane, who saw Winehouse perform on Charlotte Church, the whole thing was a pretty spectacular debacle and Winehouse pretty much is the second coming of Joe Cocker.


Blogger 3pennyjane said...

What I failed to mention? Is that they were singing "Beat It." You owe it to yourself to look this one up on YouTube, you really really do.

5:31 PM  

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