Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Vines

Even now, there is something disturbingly wrong about watching the Vines. Part of this is shame at standing by and watching NME and the like try and turn Craig Nicholls into the next Kurt Cobain - glamorous but very, very dead. This is made worse by knowing that Nicholls was actually incurably ill.

Fortunately, Nicholls' Aspberger's Syndrome is now cured by medication. Presumably this accounts for his weight gain over recent years, rather than the fact that his diet no longer consists entirely of Fillet-o-Fish.

The sad truth, though, is that removing the element of danger from Nicholls' live performance has simply emphasised just how dull most Vines songs are. Even 'Autumn Shade' and 'Vision Valley' fail to stir the audience and it is a shame that they toss 'Ride' off after only 20 minutes because that is the cue to leave for most people.


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