Thursday, March 16, 2006

not such a mystery

"For many an aspiring young musician, starting a rock band is about asserting independence and sticking two fingers up to the older generation."

Maybe it's just me, but I thought this rock-as-rebellion idea was long dead and buried. Those teenage girls screaming at Elvis are literally the grandmothers of Justin Timberlake's fanbase and surely Fiona Sturgess has noted how old Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are? In fact, the most surprising thing about the Arctic Monkeys is that their fathers aren't in the band. The Mystery Jets (I'm going purely on father-in-band concept, I haven't heard them) is the reality of rock, even if it seems like a statistical oddity.

"By the time Blaine was eight, he was the proud owner of his own drumkit and a copy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. That same year father and son began jamming together"

It's like Ornette and Denardo, so cute!