Arcade Fire

Thanks to my son Eliot and an interesting story in a recent New Yorker, I bought the two albums on iTunes by this Montreal group, forgot about it, then on the flight to Beijing plugged the noise-cancellers into the laptop and fired up Funeral and Neon Bible.
This is not a Canadian joke. Who could have thought an accordion and violins could rock? Arcade Fire evokes the Talking Heads at their peak, a little Bowie, a little T. Rex, a little Jane’s Addiction. In short, several of my favorites from the 70s. But weirder, smarter somehow, awesome stuff, I highly recommend them. Good YouTube sample here.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “Arcade Fire”

  1. Not only do they rock, their label (Merge Records) is right in your backyard in Durham, NC.

  2. Dave, Check out the ‘Asylum Street Spankers’, Youtube video; ‘Stick another Ribbon on yoyr SUV’. They’re an Austin Tejas band, I saw last week in Seattle. Smart, provocative music, w/ a little cheek. Cheers JRN

  3. Asylum Street Spankers live recordings are available on in the Live Music Archive – great stuff for a party, but decidedly John Valby-like.

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