Monday, July 30, 2007

Fall Out Boy: There really is no rush

The soothing balm contained in the news that Fall Out Ball have written a load of new songs is that they want to wait until they do anything with them, says Patrick Stump:

"I've got a bunch of songs written, but I think I'm going to wait a while before we release it, because I'm still really proud of this record and I want to kind of give it some space."

Presumably, he'll wait until the pride in the current album turns to shame, which could take quite a long time. After all, for most people, the cloying sense of shameful dullness would have started to kick in at the first playback of the record, and since Stump managed to get through apparently unaware that he's produced a record with all the charm of a salmon farm downpipe, who's to say if he'll ever feel it?

There is, though, to be some progression the next time Fall Out Boy record. And not just new sponsors:
"[Billie Joe Armstrong] he didn't want to play four-chord punk rock for the rest of his life. If anybody knows anything about punk rock more than Billie Joe from Green Day, I don't know who it is. So I looked at that and their growth, and I think about how honest that is. They're really just true to what they are, and so that's how we are.

"I think we'll change stylistically, but at the end of the day, that's just something you wear. You're still yourself."

Lessons in being punk from Green Day. It's like picking up a primer for the EU constitution by Richard Littlejohn.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I don't enjoy their music, but I'm happy to leave them to do their thing.

What really riles me is when idiots like Stump make such ignorant statements, such as the said Green Day one, which profess a gurning idiocy and smugness that ought to have them shot.

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