Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spoon is Slipping...

I have never felt compelled to write a review of a press photo in the past, but that thing that happened to the Donnas –- and U2 before them -- is happening to Spoon. The group’s once goofy personalities and genuinely cool and catchy songs are fading into douche bag posturing.

This shot of Spoon (above) fills me with the same sense of stomach-churning revolt that I get when I look at one of those condo buildings that are made of industrial grade Styrofoam and have those yuppie play pin pseudo-balconies that aren’t even big enough to hold a potted plant.

The sun glasses, the gravity defying hairdo that Britt Daniels is sporting and the futuristic Photoshop sheen all come together to create a painful image of the group that screams “I believe the hype!”

Spoon still writes good songs, and the group has not passed the point of safe return just yet. But the slippery slope is getting slipperier and when groups start doing shit like this it’s an overwhelming sign that all of the bullshit is going to their heads and things are about to go straight south.