“I don’t see a story unfolding with bands because it is gap year music. It seems like somebody has said, ‘I think I’ll do an album then my dad will give me a job in the accountancy firm’,” he commented.- James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers.
Couldn’t agree more. I have argued this for a while. A lot of bands have only one album and a lot of influences. One album in them simply because they have no story to tell. But they are literate after a nice education at a public school, their patents paid for piano lessons but they wanted guitar or drum lessons to impress the girls. Maybe that’s why a lot of the better bands right now contain more than the historical average of women.
So with their nice childhoods, they can knock-out one album before they run out of ideas and there is always maybe DJing, or being a party planner before moving into ‘serious life’. Its a shame but you can see it in many bands from The Libertines to The Editors. Simply not that good. Not enough depth or history to them. No Johnny Cash. No Matt Berninger. No Dave Berman.