Friday, 11 April 2008

Knife Sharpening

Onion AV club use the imminent release and subsequent critical mauling of Scarlett Johansson's debut album, an album of Tom Waits covers no less, to look at why we don't really like bands formed by movie stars.
Unlike every other singer on the planet, Johansson didn’t have to bother slogging through small gigs in empty nightclubs, printing up press kits and cold-calling labels to get them to listen to her demo, or any of the other various trials that kill most musicians’ careers before they even get started. All she had to do was casually mention to her agent that she might like to do an album, and the next thing you know she’s swapping vocal lines with David Fucking Bowie. No wonder everybody’s aching to piss on this thing.

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