I bet I do look good on the dancefloor

1-2013-10-25 18.21.59This 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

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

Mystery Song

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!

1-2013-10-25 21.09.56

 

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.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “I bet I do look good on the dancefloor”

  1. Ha! I drove past here on my way to Heathrow! Didn’t make it over to Oxford, but London is amazing. Also, I will never complain about Boston streets and traffic ever again.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s