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ARCTIC MONKEYS - BORROWING HEAVILY YET, SOUNDING ORIGINAL - MAY 11, 2014


 









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. I don't quite remember much about the other members in fact they looked a little arctic on stage, but they sounded perfect, not much improving on stage.

I especially enjoyed their blatant Sabbath "War Pigs" riff on "Arabella". This  band borrows from some of the finest in rock and roll and ties it  together nicely.