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Mollys 2002

The Mollys, the awards given each year to the worst in Australian music by a cadre of urban hipster street-press types, are in. Withering invective ahoy!

There are 6 comments on "Mollys 2002":

Posted by: Graham Mon Oct 7 14:46:12 2002

Hahahahah! Full Fathom Five made the shortlist for "worst live act". And I wonder why.

Posted by: acb Mon Oct 7 15:31:09 2002

Heh; I didn't even notice that. Must have repressed the memory or something.

Posted by: Ben Mon Oct 7 23:27:52 2002

Ahem. It seems a few voters were at that particular Stereolab show.

Posted by: acb Tue Oct 8 02:05:10 2002

Heh; that'd explain it.

Posted by: acb Tue Oct 8 07:16:32 2002

Mind you, I'd probably class most of the live-imitations-of-electronic-dance-music concept acts in the same category. Like the various acts who thought it'd be a novel idea to play drum & bass with an actual drum kit and an actual bass guitar; after the 5 or so minutes it takes for the novelty to wear off, it grates. There is a reason why electronic/dance music can get away with being played by a DJ off a record.

Mind you, there are a few bands who do 'live electronica' and pull it off splendidly; Sydney band Prop are one.

Posted by: acb Tue Oct 8 07:18:32 2002

(Not that they're particularly electronic, other than a few old modular synths and a Rhodes, but you know what I mean...)