Spring is in the air, which reminded me of this old post. It’s a time for spring cleaning as well as a time for getting on your hands and knees in the garden, pulling out weeds and getting real dirty.
This post initially appeared 3/20/08.
Here’s a real simple set of questions:
Take a bath, already!
1. Name a band/artist you’re pretty sure you’d like better if they had a bath – that is, if they took a little better care of their presentation, be it more thoughtful arrangements, better sound, more focused Look, etc.
Meat Puppets‘ first two albums were interesting enough for me, but it wasn’t until they “took a bath” for the making of Up On the Sun that they really clicked for me. (Shortly thereafter they’d scrubbed themselves up too much, but that’s another matter…)
Get his sneaks!
2. Name a band/artist you’re pretty sure you’d like if they loosened up a bit, if you and your friends could scuff up their brand-spankin’-new white sneaks a bit.
Crowded House was in this category for me for a number of years until someone finally scuffed up their sneaks over the course of their third and fourth albums. There were outright holes in their canvas Docksiders by the time of the excellent Together Alone.