members: alex turner (lead singer and lead guitarist), jamie cook (guitarist), matt helders (drums and backing vocals), nick o'malley was on bass guitar but was replaced by andy nicholson
your name isnt rio but i don't care for sand- a reference to a song called rio by duran duran
When the sun goes down-
In this song he says "He told roxanne to put on the red light" is a reference to a song called roxanne by the police
they tell it like it is:-mardy bum/scummy/a certain romance
totally packed out the tent at leeds '05
person A> arctic monkeys rock
person B> yeah, best get tickets...fast!
Friend: Yeah, I love Arctic Monkeys! Are you going to their Sydney gig?
thats all that needs to be said.
and wtf is this "the guy smoking on the cover of the album will influence little kids"? uh little kids PROBABLY wont be listening to arctic monkeys!? would they.
But if you listen to the lyrics: everyone who's gone out boozing, tried to chat up someone up and got shot down, tried to get past club bouncers, been surrounded by fakes and posers, been in shit relationships or whatever- you can relate to them and laugh at the way Alex Turner presents it!
Unfortunately, Arctic Monkeys is the victims of its own hype! Hype kills bands as critics and music snobs alike make themselves seem so above everyone else by slating such bands and saying they haven't lived up to their snobbish and superior expectations (because thy ALWAYS know best!).
The truth of the matter is, AM is a great original, down to earth, non-manufactured band with an extreamly talented lead singer and writer!
So I'm glad that people are sitting up and taking notice to them instead of some X Factor/Simon Cowell reject!
Oh and they are amazing live!!!
"Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook"
"Last night these two bouncers
And one of em's alright
The other one's the scary one
His way or no way, totalatarian"
"Don't believe the hype" Arctic Monkey's motto!