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Brandon Flowers: "Write another 'Creep' Thom"

Brandon Flowers: "Write another 'Creep' Thom"
Via: Contact Music
Thom Yorke is wasting his talent. That's right folks, instead of constantly challenging both himself and his listeners by pushing his creative boundaries, he should just rehash his mid-nineties work ad nauseam. At least according to Brandon Flowers...
Speaking to Contact Music, Pretty Boy had the following to say: "He should feel grateful that he's been given the gift to write pop songs--which he needs to write again."
No, Brandon. No he doesn't. I think he's doing just fine. Thanks for the concern though.
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Isn't that what we have the Killers for? To write catchy, forgettable pop songs that make great background music on ESPN highlight reels...

Steve Pelonero

[...] So, this Sébastien Schuller guy is pretty good. He is French, which means that he is from France, but he lives in Philly now, most likely because of the low advertised rents. His album, Happiness, was just released on Minty Fresh this week. Anyhoo, this song pretty well sets the tone for the rest of his album. Think of the Album Leaf’s thick synth whatnot set in a more linear motion, with some Thom “hitmaker” Yorke vox and there you go jerks. Watch the video for “Weeping Willow.” [...]

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I hate to say it... but I actually agree with Johnny Killer on this. Sort of. Yorke really does a gift for writing pop songs, a gift that hasn't seen much action in recent years. I don't necessarily need him to write another Creep -- but I sure wouldn't complain if he wrote another High and Dry or another Fake Plastic Trees (both of which were skillfully executed pop songs). Though I respect Radiohead's less pop-oriented recent material, I would be pleasantly surprised if the band found its way back to writing anthemic pop tunes.

Joey Headset

How can you blame a guy for wanting to expand his musical horizons? Brandon Flowers has no room to speak here. He needs to pull his head out of his ass and realize his band will never be Radiohead OR write a pop song near as good as Radiohead ever did. Bash me away Killers fans.

John B

What a Tosser!!!I didnt know the guy from Sugar Ray started a new band.

Ace Bandage

i thought "The Eraser" was a great pop record.i'm serious.

mason

[...] Via: NME Killers frontman Brandon Flowers should really consider just shutting up from now on unless he’s singing. Last week, we told you about the “advice” Flowers was trying to give to Thom Yorke and now, in a recent interview with GQ, Flowers explains how his band’s name might be literal in his case. Apparently, Flowers ran someone over one time in his car. [...]

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fuck you peaple he already apolidgized so leave brandon alone assholes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

somebody

AND ANOTHER THING HES NOT GAY HES MARRIED DUMBASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

somebody

YOU PEAPLE ARE FUCKEN REARTED BECAUSE YOU PEAPLE WOULD BE SAYING FUCKEN STUPID RETARTED STUFF ON HERE WHICH ARE NOT EVEN TRUE BECAUSE YOUR ALL FUCKEN RETARTED AND STUPID ASSHOLES ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

somebody

[...] Via: NME Killers frontman Brandon Flowers should really consider just shutting up from now on unless he’s singing. Last week, we told you about the “advice” Flowers was trying to give to Thom Yorke and now, in a recent interview with GQ, Flowers explains how his band’s name might be literal in his case. Apparently, Flowers ran someone over one time in his car. [...]

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i'm a huge fan of the killers and brandon flowers, but i wish that he'd just keep his mouth shut every once in a while. i mean, i understand wanting to express yourself, but why diss everybody for no reason? he's already caused problems with both fall out boy and the bravery....

emma

you peaple need to back off already he still a great singer and he apoligised to thoses other bands so leave brandon alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

somebody

I hate all these people telling Brandon to just, "Shut up and sing" (as the Dixie Chicks put it). Do they realize how terrible that is to say that? He should be able to say whatever the hell he wants. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? I know that if I was famous I'd run my mouth off at whatever pissed me off. There's TOO MUCH CENSORSHIP nowadays. I don't know what kind of goddamn lunatic would want everyone to be nice and say what a nice guy every other musician is.. how fake would that be?

Viv

Well, I don't know how deep this should really extend. I personally think that Radiohead has done marvelous work, and, as they're probably my favorite band right now, I prefer their music to that of the Killers... However, it's stupid to argue about something that Brandon Flowers said once. Don't be dumb about it, Thom York wouldn't be.

JamesBroown

Who really cares?? I mean the guy is a musician not a Rhodes Scholar, so stop expecting intelligent comments or any intelligence for that matter. And Killers fans....I like their music so I'm not being overly critical cause I hate them! I have to say my opinion of the guy took a huge nosedive when I found out he's a MORMAN!!

Simone

I love it people think that just because someone is married doesn't mean there gay.
Do you have idea how many 'straight' men hit on me because I'm openly gay.
Do you have idea how many 'married' men do the same.
Do you have idea how many people gaybash that turn around and hook up with guys the same night.
It's all a front.

HAHA!

Do you have any idea how many people don't know how to spell "mormon"?

Oh, just Simone? Right.

t

brandon went through a period in his life where he couldnt stfu...

now he barley even talks

XD

oh well...

i love him anyway<3

aly

The best song he made was a f***ing cover. He should shut the f*** up.

arlene

There's nothing wrong with one musician having a critical opinion of another musician's work. It's all a matter of personal taste. One opinion can be just as solid and legitimate as another that's radically different. So Brandon likes Thom's pop material and wishes he would write more. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm sure most of us have experienced a band that we once liked going in a new direction that we find disappointing. When musicians go in a new direction, they leave certain qualities behind that may have resonated strongest with certain fans. Brandon seems like an intelligent guy with an informed opinion, and whether any of us agree with it is beside the point. It's personal preference--it's not like he's bashing Thom Yorke's character or competency. Being a bully is different.

somechickonarandomwebsite

There's nothing wrong with one musician having a critical opinion of another musician's work. It's all a matter of personal taste. One opinion can be just as solid and legitimate as another that's radically different. So Brandon likes Thom's pop material and wishes he would write more. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm sure most of us have experienced a band that we once liked going in a new direction that we find disappointing. When musicians go in a new direction, they leave certain qualities behind that may have resonated strongest with certain fans. Brandon seems like an intelligent guy with an informed opinion, and whether any of us agree with it is beside the point. It's personal preference--it's not like he's bashing Thom Yorke's character or competency. Being a bully is different.

somechickonarandomwebsite

I am a huge fan of the Killers, but wow, I am really disappointed to hear Brandon say this. There is absolutely nothing lacking in Radiohead's reent endeavors, and to hear Brandon make a comment like this, obviously overlooking the surreal beauty and musical depth of a masterpiece like OK Computer, is very disheartening. I would think that a musician of Brandon's caliber and insight would appreciate a genius like Yorke, and praise such. I guess I was wrong. Too bad!!!

April

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