Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thoughts from Last Vestige Records
An impromptu stop at Last Vestige Records netted me two major treasures--Warren Zevon's Sentimental Hygine LP (my favorite Zevon album) and Bob and Doug MacKenzie's Great White North LP. I just watched Strange Brew again recently and have been on a real B&D kick, hosers . . . also had a great urge for bacon.
But while I was there, I noticed that Johnny Depp was watching me with his stupid orange hair and his idiotic purple top hat from the cover of the Almost Alice compilation soundtrack. I'm not going to justify him with a picture.
I was having a perfectly awesome Last Vestige experience and figured now was as good a time as any to ruin it. Avril Lavigne? The All-American Rejects?
Elfman is a vocal virtuoso . . . his voice is beautiful and haunting and savage all at once, one of those great rock voices that works just as well snarling out, "I'd love to take your satin dolls and tear them all to shreds/I'd love to mess your pretty hair, I'd love to see you dead" as when he sings, "and if we don't try too hard/we might start falling in love." He is delicate and brutal, he makes his performance look and sound so effortless.
This compared to Pete Wentz, who sounds like he forgot to remove his noseplugs after his mom picked up from swimming lessons.