The last few weeks have been a travesty for music fans everywhere. Firstly, the magnificent R.E.M announced that they were calling it a day after 31 glorious years at the top (Automatic for the people is still a sensational album by the way). Oasis have also called it a day, then the Stone Roses announced that they are going to be reforming. Why? They were rubbish when that genre of music was “cool”, are they going to be any better now? Will they still have a loyal fan base? I F.E.A.R not. Get it?
Then even more tragic was the tragic announcement that Westlife are to split. I hear the sobs from here. I am distraught that never again will I see 4 or 5 grown men with greasy hair and a cheeky smile, sitting on stools and standing at the key change (you all know what I mean, don’t deny it). Equally distraught I am that I will never again hear the Irish boys (not that I have anything against the Irish you understand) sing about flying without wings or a stupid rose. Never again will I see them all dressed in exactly the same suits. Never again will we want to slap one of them in the face each time they wink at the camera. Goodbye Westlife and thanks for the memories……
Now if JLS, One Direction, McBusted, The Wanted and that Bieber child can bugger off I will be a happy man.
p.s. F.E.A.R was a song by Stone Roses singer, Ian Brown. The only good thing they or he has ever done.
p.p.s. If Westlife re-form in a few years I will chop my ears off…..
p.p.p.s. I am not even bothering to mention Steps reforming. Just can’t bring myself to do it.