I just don't think that they think they are "bigger" than Radiohead. I don't doubt that they think they are headliner worthy. When you consider that they bar of "headliner worthy" is set at Kings of Leon...
Shocked that not more people are talking about The Cure. They are hitting several major European festivals this summer, have a gap during Roo, and it's the only major U.S. festival they have yet to play. Seems like a no brainer to me.
What major U.S. festivals have they played besides Coachella? I don't think any.
I truly don't understand why anyone would want the Beach Boys. I really don't. I am not a fan of the Cure or Depeche Mode. That is my personal taste. However, I completely recognize that those two bands elicit passion from their fans. They have diehard fans who have always been diehard fans and the keep adding new fans even though they are not current. A headliner should have 2 things: (1) name recognition (2) a passionate fanbase. Look through all of the headliners that bonnaroo has had. Even kings of Leon had a passionate fan base. How many people in the world would still list the Beach Boys as one of their top 3 or top 5 bands of all time? Anyone? Lots of you still have The Cure up there. I still have Janes Addiction up there. The Beach Boys? I doubt it.
Post by Enlightened1 on Feb 12, 2012 9:07:19 GMT -5
Agree ^^^^^ I think for those who want the Beach Boys, and if they play Roo about five or six songs in, it will occur to them and they will think "what was I thinking?". It's all 50's surf music and sounds much the same. I have seen Brian Wilson play about 10 years ago he appeared with Jimmy Buffett in San Diego and they did 2 or three Beach Boy songs. Brian looked completely lost and it was sad to see. If they play I hope I'm wrong I really do.
I think what these guys were trying to say is that the Beach Boys are a highly appreciated band that is one of the biggest groups in rock history and recorded one of the greatest albums of all time. BUT they are a group that is almost solely based on vocal harmonies and their voices have severely deteriorated over the years. This will lead to a nostalgic musical experience that can be enjoyable, but only for nostalgic purposes. We will all be able to say we saw the Beach Boys live but its doubtful we will state the experience was sonically adequate. For these reasons, a "washed up" (pun intended) Beach Boys would be great as a late afternoon nostalgia-fest and not a legitimate headliner.
I mean Bob Dylan was a great show to see in 04 or 05 or whatever year he was at Roo, but I don't remember anyone stating that it great for the quality of the singing as much as the idea of seeing Bob Dylan perform in our lifetime.
I also think what Enlightened1 was trying to say was 60's surf music, not 50's...
Post by Enlightened1 on Feb 12, 2012 11:21:04 GMT -5
Thanks Ja^^^ Look I said IMO that means it's only MY opinion not fact. We all have our own opinions. I know Pet sounds was a great album. Guess what....to me and maybe only to me it all sounds the same ..surf music. I love the Grateful Dead and jam music.....but I get it when someone says IMO it's just a long bunch of rambling music...because that's their opinion....What I orginally stated is for those of you who love the Beach Boys, first I don't get it and second I think even you will think after 5 or six songs that it is not a good show, but I also said I HOPE I AM WRONG, I hope if the BB play I am impressed and they bring a great show, you will see me back here saying so. I will say I am wrong, but for now I hope they have someone else in mind and for me that is The Allman Bros with Dickey Betts. And I think that would be awesome again IMO!
Post by Enlightened1 on Feb 12, 2012 12:05:47 GMT -5
Hoist up the John B sail...yeah real far removed...Would it make you happy if I said I don't care what you call it, I don't care for it and it does nothing for me? Notice I did not say it sucked. Is this what you want to see at Roo? Ok if you do, but it's not for me.