[TypicalGirls] What does everyone think about...

weasel walter weaselw at juno.com
Thu Sep 13 16:05:25 EDT 2007

i'm more concerned with things being GOOD, rather than worrying about how
"derivative" they are. 

i mean, seriously, if people were judging what they listened to purely by
how original it was, frankly, i'd be doing a lot better in the


On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:26:58 -0700 "J Neo Marvin" <j_n_e_o at hotmail.com>
> Also, especially when you're talking about young bands, don't rule 
> out the 
> possibility that even if someone sounds derivative to you now, 
> there's no 
> predicting what they might come up with as they evolve and find 
> their own 
> voices. And the first time we hear something new, often our first 
> impulse 
> can be to compare it to something familiar. I remember my first 
> impression 
> of Bikini Kill was something like, "hmmm, sounds like Poly Styrene 
> fronting 
> early Black Flag." Obviously they were far more original than that, 
> but it's 
> human to look for connections with what we know already. I haven't 
> checked 
> out these bands yet (being at work), but maybe they already are 
> original and 
> we just haven't noticed yet because we're older and more jaded than 
> we used 
> to be?
> -J Neo Marvin

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