At its best, these 80s imitators sounded like Bryan Ferry singing “More than This,” except with all the charm and twinkle sucked out, leaving a residue that stunk of congealed Spandau Ballet, When in Rome, Haircut 100—and before you start to think “Wow, I love those bands, and that sounds awesome,” remember that the best singles by those bands were great because they had such strong personality! Drain the personality, and you’ll have Wild Beasts. Henri Matisse wants to paint their noses red… with blood.
AT THE DRIVE IN
COACHELLA DAY 3: GREG GINN, LISSIE, TUPAC SHAKUR’S REANIMATED CORPSE, THE GROWLERS, THE HIVES, DR. DRE, SNOOP DOG, EMINEM, 50 CENT, WARREN G, GASLAMP KILLER, THUNDERCAT, WILD FLAG, AT THE DRIVE-IN, HOUSSE DE RACKET, BUT NO LADY OF RAGE…
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all photos by lindsey best L.A. RECORD‘s Lindsey Best returns (despite finals!) with her own final day of Coachella coverage of At the Drive In, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, First Aid Kit, Fitz & the Tantrums, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Justice, the Hives, the Weeknd, Wild Beast and Wild Flag! So become wild [...]