Friday, 4 December 2009

Same Again?

“Until now, musical sequels have been relatively rare, for which we must give thanks. The only thing less alluring than Tubular Bells is Tubular Bells II. Bat Out of Hell was a jolly neo-goth rock monstrosity first time around, but by 2006's Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, Meat Loaf was trapped in an Escher-like vortex of self-parody, nu-metal nightmares and nasty legal niggles with his Dr Frankenstein, Jim Steinman.” I’m blogging over at the Guardian today on the subject of musical sequels. Pop over and let me know which albums you’d like to see reprised.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was listening to Buddy Holly on Spotify today -thanks to a shout from the Word massive - and I realised that long before Bowie and Ashes to Ashes, Buddy did the best follow up single with Peggy Sue Got Married. What a song, better than the original by a mile!

cheers, Gary