This past Friday I went with my friend Mafalda in to London for a concert at the hall pictured above, Earls Court. We went to see Arctic Monkeys, a band with roots in northern England and a recent album called AM. My favorite album from these guys is “Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not” from 2006, which features such hits as “I bet you look good on the dance floor”. They have released a few other albums since then but I didn’t really like the sound much, until their most recent AM. The new album is a little darker and heavier at times, with some definite influences from classic rock.
Check out what I mean:
Here is snippet of a song called Arabella
Does that sound like any song you have heard before? Well, the first time that I heard it this song immediately came to mind
Yep, that would be War Pigs from Black Sabbath. I’m sure that I’m not the only one to make this connection and hear the influence, the band wasn’t very subtle about it. In fact, they are so forward with this song being an inspiration that when they played Arabella on Friday, they took 30 seconds to play War Pigs in the middle!
Anyway, the concert was great. The bad sounded good, played all the songs that I know well and wanted to hear, and had the entire place rocking. I’m very happy that I got to see them play live, thank you Mafalda.