Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Strokes Have a New Album / Angles
If you love or hate them, you can't take away the fact that the Strokes are one of the most important bands in rock and roll in the last decade. They have single-handedly kept real rock and roll alive in the new miilineum! (Jarvy's opinion only....of course) But let's really take look at what has happened to not only the "Business of Music", but pop culture itself. In 2001, when The Strokes eponymous album "This is It" was released, the record business was basically dying a slow death. The years Top 10 songs on the Billboard Chart, included; Eve featuring Gwen Stefani , Peaches & Cream, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink - Lady Marmalade, Nelly featuring City Spud , Destiny's Child, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot. That list in it's self could trigger a 3 page post.....but my point here is along come these kids from the NYC art college scene and have capture the masses by playing music that could of come straight out of Andy's Warhol's factory in 1968. As my life has always been about music, I can remember that time so clearly and that the first time I heard the record. It was the first time since I was 18 years, that I actually felt "that feeling" that a great new rock band could provide......and that is knowing that everything was "going to be ok", because you had a new friend. One that would help you through the dark hours....just by putting that piece of vinyl on the turntable and turning it up to 10!! No, they are not the most prolific players, but they understood....what it was really about. Just as The Velvets, The Stooges,The MC5, The New York Dolls, and The Ramones all had. The new record is officially to be released March 22nd, but I had a chance to here an advance copy and "Jarvy's Take" is The Strokes are still the BEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND in America today!!!