Killer Sound?

May 30, 2007

Has anybody noticed that singles from The Killer’s Sam’s Town sounds allot like Bruce Springsteen? Songs like “When You Were Young” and “Read My Mind” almost sound like they were written by The Boss himself. This begs the eternal question of musical influence. When a newer band carries the same sound as a rock veteran…do you consider it a rip-off, or a way of paying tribute?

As long as it is done in a very classy, subtle way…I usually don’t have a problem with it. However I think The Killer’s were a little too blatant with the sound and lyrical content. Add in the fact that the lead singer recently accused bands like The Bravery and Fallout Boy of “riding their coattails”, and it becomes that much more insulting.

There can be only one boss, Flowers…and you are not it!


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