Casablancas: 'New Strokes album will sound like Thin Lizzy a

Oct 11

Casablancas: 'New Strokes album will sound like Thin Lizzy a

Posted by manny_stroke on

[url]http://www.nme.com[/url] [url]http://www.youtube.com/bville92[/url] Julian Casablancas has described The Strokes' new material as sounding like Thin Lizzy meets A-Ha.

The New York singer is going it along with solo debut 'Phrazes For The Young', but has assured fans that the band's long-awaited fourth record is not far away.

He told XFM: "I'm looking forward to it. We worked on it for months, we have most of the songs written, more than half of them written. But it's just a question of getting all five dudes in the room. I'm ready to do it. We're supposed to have done it already but it got pushed back."

Quizzed on the nature of the record, Casablancas said it was too early to tell, but that he has his own ideas of how it should sound. "I have my own personal wish that it would sound like Thin Lizzy, but if they could peer into the future and kind of have eighties melodies. Like a super-tight late seventies rock band but with A-Ha moments, if that makes sense."

But he added that he has less control in the band than he might like. "The Strokes is a tough musical jury,” he explained, "so if something is going to survive it's got to pretty much please five incredibly picky dudes. That's the great thing about the band but on the other hand sometimes it can be stifling for certain parts."

"You might have a vision for a part but you can't express what you want to look like in its final state. And it's hard to even get to the final state because before it works, people are like 'I don’t like it', so it's hard to work an idea through when people are fighting you."

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[quote="tika_bee"]I'm with poziin, for julian to shit up his sound for a solo records alright... but that's why its done solo, to not tarnish the band.

engineer? what the fuck? hell, both of you, grow up.[/quote]
Amen.

[quote="mattymattymatty"]emotional rescue is a cool song on a really cool album , when the stones went disco the album before with 'Some Girls' it really worked for em cos they were always sort of a dance groove based band and their previous rock n roll records leading up to 'Some Girls ' were starting to get a bit stale.[/quote]

I love the albums SOME GIRLS and EMOTIONAL RESCUE. The Rolling Stones actually made two albums there that had both [i]punk and disco [/i]influences. How many bands have attempted [i]that[/i] combination? And it worked out great.

[quote="atthenextredlight"]
OH MY GOD HE'S INDIE.
OH MY GOD HE ISN'T BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WEAR CONVERSE AND SKINNY JEANS AND LISTEN TO BANDS THAT CAN ONLY BE HEARD AT 2 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON THE AM RADIO OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

get a lifeee.[/quote]

huh? Freudian slip i guess

[quote="TheEngineer"][quote="tika_bee"]I'm with poziin, for julian to shit up his sound for a solo records alright... but that's why its done solo, to not tarnish the band.

engineer? what the fuck? hell, both of you, grow up.[/quote]

Do you realize you are not important?
Do you realize they do not owe you shit?
Do you realize Julian is doing whatever the fuck happens?
your opinion is contrary to economic demand anyway,
as far as you don't buy his music.
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which you do not.[/quote]

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[quote]I kind of tired of hearing about what the album might sound like. Record it.[/quote]

thank you. and all of you need to chill the fuck out.

OH MY GOD HE'S INDIE.
OH MY GOD HE ISN'T BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WEAR CONVERSE AND SKINNY JEANS AND LISTEN TO BANDS THAT CAN ONLY BE HEARD AT 2 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON THE AM RADIO OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

get a lifeee.

[quote="tika_bee"]I'm with poziin, for julian to shit up his sound for a solo records alright... but that's why its done solo, to not tarnish the band.

engineer? what the fuck? hell, both of you, grow up.[/quote]

Do you realize you are not important?
Do you realize they do not owe you shit?
Do you realize Julian is doing whatever the fuck happens?
your opinion is contrary to economic demand anyway,
as far as you don't buy his music.
(=
which you do not.

emotional rescue is a cool song on a really cool album , when the stones went disco the album before with 'Some Girls' it really worked for em cos they were always sort of a dance groove based band and their previous rock n roll records leading up to 'Some Girls ' were starting to get a bit stale.

I'm with poziin, for julian to shit up his sound for a solo records alright... but that's why its done solo, to not tarnish the band.

engineer? what the fuck? hell, both of you, grow up.

I've read comments of Rolling Stones fans who never forgave the Stones for recording the song EMOTIONAL RESCUE, which sounds like the Bee Gees. Not exactly rock n roll.

god, you guys are the biggest douchebags ever

[quote="TheEngineer"][quote="pozhiin"]you know what bothers me?
Julian wanted to experiment with his own ideas right? So he went ahead and created PFTY, it seems decent enough to be commercial and let heavy fans get a kick out of it. Apparently its going to sound pretty "synthy" 80's and shit right. Whatever, it IS ONLY HIS OWN album. but then he's also trying to get that whole synthy, 80's a-ha crap into the strokes 4th album! I don't like that at all, it's like "Julian wants, Julian gets"... I just wish the fourth album would be diffrent than his solo project, i don't want to be over-indulged with some cheezy ass riffs ripped of directly from hit singles of the 80's. (eg. Holiday-Maddonna, Jump-Van Halen, and other songs other users here have mentioned). It's the strokes you guys! THE STROKES!! 60's rock and roll influences with some poppy punk shit like the ramones. But i guess everyband has to grow someday right? :roll:[/quote]

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA FUCKING INDIE HIPSTER DOUCHEBAG!
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I COMPLETELY AGREE SO FUCK OFFFFF

[quote="pozhiin"]you know what bothers me?
Julian wanted to experiment with his own ideas right? So he went ahead and created PFTY, it seems decent enough to be commercial and let heavy fans get a kick out of it. Apparently its going to sound pretty "synthy" 80's and shit right. Whatever, it IS ONLY HIS OWN album. but then he's also trying to get that whole synthy, 80's a-ha crap into the strokes 4th album! I don't like that at all, it's like "Julian wants, Julian gets"... I just wish the fourth album would be diffrent than his solo project, i don't want to be over-indulged with some cheezy ass riffs ripped of directly from hit singles of the 80's. (eg. Holiday-Maddonna, Jump-Van Halen, and other songs other users here have mentioned). It's the strokes you guys! THE STROKES!! 60's rock and roll influences with some poppy punk shit like the ramones. But i guess everyband has to grow someday right? :roll:[/quote]

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA FUCKING INDIE HIPSTER DOUCHEBAG!
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you know what bothers me?
Julian wanted to experiment with his own ideas right? So he went ahead and created PFTY, it seems decent enough to be commercial and let heavy fans get a kick out of it. Apparently its going to sound pretty "synthy" 80's and shit right. Whatever, it IS ONLY HIS OWN album. but then he's also trying to get that whole synthy, 80's a-ha crap into the strokes 4th album! I don't like that at all, it's like "Julian wants, Julian gets"... I just wish the fourth album would be diffrent than his solo project, i don't want to be over-indulged with some cheezy ass riffs ripped of directly from hit singles of the 80's. (eg. Holiday-Maddonna, Jump-Van Halen, and other songs other users here have mentioned). It's the strokes you guys! THE STROKES!! 60's rock and roll influences with some poppy punk shit like the ramones. But i guess everyband has to grow someday right? :roll:

I kind of tired of hearing about what the album might sound like. Record it.