Sunday, January 15, 2017
The Cooper Temple Clause - See This Through And Leave
Friendship test time.
Did you ever get deep into reading Q magazine round about the turn of the last century?
(there is a "right" and a "wrong" answer)
Well, maybe somebody here did. So, whatever. And maybe that somebody would scour that thing the same way he (or she...no judgement. I get that gender is treated as fluid nowadays) would scour Maximum Rocknroll circa 1989 looking for anything written in Varsity font. But now he (face it, it's only a dude who could be this nerdy) is reading the fine print of who is playing the Carling stage at Reading alongside British Sea Power, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Nine Black Alps, Doves (before they got too big), Super Furry Animals (also, before they got too big), and maybe like, Turin Brakes or something. Bands that could only exist in England and make a living playing a blend of classic rock, post hardcore, brit-pop (sorta classic rock already), folk damage, and Manchester 1987 dance pop. Some weird hybrid of Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Fugazi, Small Faces, Badly Drawn Boy, and Oasis.
But I'm going to tell you, that shit has aged well. Better than most crap from the early Aughts (The Vines, anyone?).
If any of that made any sense to you, and you never heard The Cooper Temple Clause, give it a try. At least promise you'll make it all the way through the first song before passing judgement.