Monday, September 6, 2010

MGMT- Congratulations

I've been a fan since Oracular Spectacular. I had the privilege of seeing them a couple of times before it was costing $80 a ticket. Andrew VanWyngarden is an incredible performer along with Ben Goldwasser & whichever musicians they choose to get psychedelic with. My parents were class of '69 and went to Woodstock, saw Zeppelin, early Stones, everything that was the rage at the time. These boys give me a sensation of what I think that previous generation was feeling dealing with the Vietnam War and entering into The Summer of Love and the pure funk of the 70's. Kind of like the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band when The Bee Gees made the movie. Or The Band: The Weight when it met Easy Rider. MGMT also gives me a hint of the future. Technology, the rising youth, consumerism, global networking.... and still: peace, love, and rock & roll. I dig it. Here is the video for the title track:

Check out their website for free listening/videos/contests.

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