Ever heard of They Might Be Giants? If not, go and check them out! They’ve got a reputation as being ‘intelligent’ musicians, whatever that means. Kind of sounds like a stigma, which is unfair because they make darn good music. I got turned on to them in the late 80’s, early 90’s when they were making it big with such hits as ‘ Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ and ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul’. More recently I have rediscovered their music, and especially the children’s stuff they are doing.
It’s Jim like we are not used to seeing him, which is as Rock Singer, Sex Icon, Rebel, … I have to admit, I was a big fan of The Doors when I was younger, not only because they lashed out against the mainstream, but because they pioneered rock and roll in a time of surf pop and made great music. I even visited his grave at Pere-Lachaise cemetary in Paris when I was there on a work trip.