6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
What the HELL did you expect ?,
This review is from: The Weirdness (Audio CD)
To be fair, I mostly agree with Andrew J. Stevenson's review (apart from the number of stars, right). But tell me what other band could reform 34 (I mean, THIRTY-FOUR !!!!) years after its last effort and still find the guts to give it a go. Well, these dudes have, and, in the case of being THAT Iggy Pop and THOSE Asheton Brothers, that's something.
Ok, "The Weirdness" is no "Fun House", nor it is a "Raw Power" Vol.2. But then again, what is ? Nirvana's "Nevermind" ? Well crafted pop songs with volume turned to 11. The White Stripes' "Elephant" ? A white blues tribute to guitar heroes. The Clash's "London Calling" ? A more than fine effort from a (brilliant nevertheless) bunch of American music fans who turn out to be punk's success story all by themselves. Let alone "Never Mind The Bollocks", "Exile On Main St." and (yes) even "Revolver".
Just for tracks like "My Idea Of Fun", "She Took My Money" or "The End Of Christianity", this output is well worth the wait (which is about my age, by the way). So Ok, this release won't change anyone's life the way the first three Stooges LPs did. But I just wish that most current interesting bands (Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Little Barrie or The Kills to name a few) could grow up THAT good.
To be honest, I don't believe it at all.
"The Weirdness" is a big slap in the face of formated rock music and a tiny reminder of a spirit gone, bashed by merchandising and customer policies.
Once again, STOOGES FOREVER.