Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Arcade Fire & The Grammys

Music Industry....."Wake Up"
As you all know, I'm a fan of insanely ridiculous metal/extreme music. The more growls & blast beats the better. However, there are certain "normal" bands that catch ear every so often that have become favorites of mine. Arcade Fire are one of these acts.

I've gushed over their last LA performance at The Shrine and basically hailed their latest record The Suburbs as my favorite album of 2010 on this very blog before. Well on Sunday night, my favorite clan of Canadian musicians not only gave two awesome performances on the Grammy's telecast but also pulled off the biggest upset of the night winning Album of The Year. No, not Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or some other ultra hyped media sensation, Arcade Fire won. A group of people who play actual instruments and write/perform their own music received recognition from the Recording Industry that night. I thought the sky was going to come falling to the ground.

Here is the hilariously awesome video of their win and final performance.

lol at the abysmal nominees they were competing against.
lol @ Barbara Streisand's shock/confusion announcing the winners (calling them "The Suburbs").
lol @ the band's own reaction. Happy & excited about their achievement, but more comfortable playing one last song. 

Perhaps the greatest thing about their win Sunday night, was the immediate outrage it sparked. Who the hell are these bastards? I've never seen any music videos for them before? Nobody has their ringtones...how could they have won?! There is a tumblr account called Who Is Arcade Fire that has sprung up and is devoted to the angry Twitter/social media responses to David's victory over Slim Shady's, Katy Perry & Lady Gaga's Goliaths. Very amusing stuff =p

19 comments:

  1. relax relax ,that don't need anger.

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  2. I've heard Arcade Fire once before, not my kind of music.

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  3. Who put Barbara Streisand out there?
    And why were AF in a little holding cell before being called out?!

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  4. glad AF won. I didn't like the rest. Eminem is alright though.

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  5. I'm sad I missed this, but not so sad because GaGa ruins it every year being a mad attention whore! I'm glad to see someone writing about an 'artist' other than her! Go Arcade Fire!

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  6. yeah,arcade of fire was too loud, not my kind of music.
    Looks like some hate gaga, check this link , may be you could vent out
    Lady Gaga-365 days of halloween

    I love Lady Gaga

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  7. its good that actual bands are winning things. revolution is nigh

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  8. what are the grammy's? i should probably specify that i live under a rock.

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  9. of course the radio crowd wouldn't know who arcade fire is. pity them.

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  10. I love the name, Arcade Fire.

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  11. yeah! If I had luck I'll hear them live on this Festival :D

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  12. Not really into the grammys, but nice blog with good info.
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  13. i am getting pretty jaded with the grammys and what they consider good musicians.. i cant stand half the nominees, do you think winning a grammy is losing its meaning in certain cases?

    http://randomramblingggg.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love this band! So happy they won! :)

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