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ARCTIC MONKEYS - BORROWING HEAVILY yet, SOUNDING ORIGINAL 6/11/2014


 


Arctic Monkeys borrowing from Classic rock





Alex Turner looking like a young John Lennon 

I understand why these guys are famous,  ALEX TURNER has created a persona that makes you feel like you are in a cool music time machine, Alex has channeled- a 50's teen idol, John Lennon circa 1962, and Liam Gallagher 1998. Combined together these three  influences ooze: charisma, wit, and sex appeal. His nasal pitched vocals create a familiarity; and of course who doesn't want to hear a sexy guy sing to you about the love he makes and the love he takes. 


They are cool - in fact - So cool, the rest of the band kinda looks arctic on stage. Without Alex I really cannot remember much about the other members. However, I do remember they sounded perfect. Not much improv on stage. The finest tribute was their "WAR PIGS" SABBATH riff on "ARABELLA". YES I AM SOLD, this band  gets rock and roll... and ties it all together.