28 March 2007

Blog-achella '07 - Damien Rice (Sun.) / Rodrigo Y Gabriela (Sun.)

Acoustic guitars... they can be all soft and sensitive, or they can rock like heavy metal. Don't believe me? You will...

Damien Rice

Who he is: A sensitive, acoustic-type Irishman... meaning he's sensitive and acoustic until he's had a few pints of Guinness, then he smashes his acoustic over yer sensitive skull.

What he sounds like: I've had a couple of pints of Guinness too, so just listen to the dang song already, before I knock yer feckin' teeth in :P

Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
Damien Rice - 9

What I think: Hmm, actually the best part of that song is when the girl is singing. She's Lisa Hannigan, his full time collaborator. Of course, he apparently just fired her and she won't be at Coachella. What a cack. That said, I don't mind his his voice too much either, but Coachella + Acoustic = "I can't hear this dude over the bass coming from the Sahara Tent!"... you know this to be true!


Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Who they are: Two guitarists who met in a Mexican heavy metal band, and then naturally found fame playing acoustic guitar in Ireland. Like always... sheesh... how many more times do I have to hear a story like that?

What they sound like: Like the raddest Spanish guitar you ever heard informed by modern rhythms, which they somehow manage to tap out on the guitar body while simultanaeously shredding the fuck outta their strings. If habanero peppers had a theme song, it would be this...

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Rodrigo y Gabriela

What I think: I absolutely cannot get enough of this. There is great music and then there is instrumental virtuosity... and these kids fall into the latter. Well, both actually... but you get my point ;)

1 comment:

ElanaJoy said...

rojo diablo is beautiful!