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Channel 4 review of Ams live gig in Edinburgh

Postby arctic_funky » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:56 pm

Is it me or this taking the piss?

Arctic Monkeys!

Why are the Arctic Monkeys the most talked about band in Britain? Why have they sold more records in a week than even the legendary - and seminal - Hear'Say could manage? Why are people talking about them on the television, like, all the time?

Are they really that good? We went to Edinburgh to find out...

It’s freezing outside the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, a fact that has done nothing to cool the ardour of hundreds and hundreds of Arctic Monkeys fans.

But why, readers? Why are the Monkeys the most talked about band in Britain at the moment? Why have they managed to rip the Fastest Selling Debut Album Ever Award from Hear’Say’s seminal ‘Popstars’ effort? Why has their debut album, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not’ caused in excess of 360,000 people to get their cash out in one week?

In a nutshell, we want to answer the simple question: can the Arctic Monkeys live up to the hype?

Usually, when facing big questions such as these, it helps to start off by compiling some practical measurements. For example, we noticed that queues for the bar were approximately 5 metres shorter during the Arctic Monkeys’ set than they were for headliners Maximo Park. That’s scientific fact people.

Similarly, the ratio of fans in Arctic Monkeys t-shirts (counting both the official and homemade variety) to Maximo Park t-shirts was a staggering 3 to 1. If ever there were a sign of truly demented dedication, it was to be found in the homemade shirts sported by some of the Arctic Monkeys’ elite – simply a white Top Man tee with a photocopy of the LP cover stapled across the chest. Brilliant!

Monkey Madness 1: “The Arctic Monkeys just speak to me. I’m unemployed, I haven’t had a shag in ten months, and my hair’s already starting to fall out. I should be thinking about killing myself, but the Monkeys let me know everything is really OK!â€
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Postby EvolutioN » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:24 am

Who ever wrote that sounds like a complete wanker.
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Postby andy_keir » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:35 pm

knobhead!!!

I was there and it was amazing, the crowd in edinburgh went crazy and even though alot of them had jumped on the bandwagon that week, it was still good.

one major flaw with this knobs article....he claims at the start not to know nowt about them, and then says 'red lights' is what they're all about. how can he say this when they didnt even play it???

as i said...knobhead!!
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Re: Channel 4 review of Ams live gig in Edinburgh

Postby bat and ball » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:15 pm

ditto wot a knobarse :evil:
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Postby arctic_funky » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:31 pm

yea, and how the fuck does Al look like Daniel Radcliffe?
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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:59 pm

wanker and knobhead and knobarse oh my!

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Postby surrey_casual » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:01 pm

its called being a dedicated libertines fan! trying to reel in arctic monkeys fans! dont rise to the bait............ :lol:
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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:04 pm

I don't know but that guy seems to read a bit too much deatil like all this 5 bar and meters stuff. The concert sounds gnarly with all the hip shaking and prosthetic leg waving.
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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:05 pm

gnarly as in good :D
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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:05 pm

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Postby surrey_casual » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:07 pm

yea, and how the fuck does Al look like Daniel Radcliffe?


i dont know ......maybe

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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:09 pm

ha ha ha ha ha *holding stomach while lauching hysterically
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Postby heidyvasquez » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:10 pm

I don't know... I don't really like Daniel Radcliffe
hmmm.....nope not at all.
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Postby surrey_casual » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:13 pm

i can picture him singing IBYLGOTD with the other 2 twats.... :lol:
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Postby Josie » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:13 pm

i hope you mean ron and hermione...

Not Jamie and Matt.
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