Started by DavidCrosby, Jul 05, 2008, 02:09 PM
Quote...and they don't rock like MMJ.....
QuoteNPR did a simulcast of Fleet Foxes' show in D.C. last night - you can listen to it here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92089028 Sounds great so far!
QuoteI just dont get the Rock n Roll feeling with FF that I get with MMJ
QuoteQuoteI just dont get the Rock n Roll feeling with FF that I get with MMJNot every band has to be a rock band. I like Fleet Foxes just fine the way they are. I would LOVE to go see them but they haven't quite made it to Michigan yet and it looks like it may be a little while before they do.
QuoteQuoteQuoteI just dont get the Rock n Roll feeling with FF that I get with MMJNot every band has to be a rock band. I like Fleet Foxes just fine the way they are. I would LOVE to go see them but they haven't quite made it to Michigan yet and it looks like it may be a little while before they do.that was in response to somebody saying that they rocked like MMJ and I should see them live before I say that they dont, I still don't think that they do even after seeing them
QuoteWell, to revise, they don't rock in the same way that MMJ does, but is that something we need? They have their own sound, and it's powerful and huge and moving, in a similar way to the way the Jacket has moved me, but in a way that's completely their own sound. I think my favorite part of MMJ is the sound that edges on this side of things. Run Thru is huge and awesome, but when I think about MMJ, that's not the song I think of. Golden is, I think. I Will Sing You Songs is. Rollin' Back and Steam Engine, too. I listened to It Still Moves for a year before I got to the rest of their stuff, and then saw them another half year later for the first time. The live show is a different experience from my listening experience, and I relate the "MMJ sound" to what I am still the most familiar with on It Still Moves. I DON'T HATE THE OTHER STUFF, but that album is the definitive Jacket sound to me.Does it make sense then why I'd say that they rock in a similar way to My Morning Jacket? The Jacket's live show has taken huge turns since the original line-up, surely, and these guys take a much more west-coast meets baroque harmony approach to Americana, but I think they carry a similar vibe to where MMJ has been. Obviously they don't have anything even similar to "Highly Suspicious," but we don't need that, do we?DavidCrosby, MMJ comparisons aside, what did you think?