I, Doris – It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock
Similar artists: Bananarama, Delta 5, Mekons
Oh, how we seek oblivion. Collectively we have a knack for abusing ourselves, the world and endangering the entire human race in a way that defies explanation. While we might be the only species to do this, we are, to the best of our knowledge, the only ones to use humour while the ship is sinking.
And, boy, in 2020 did it look like the ship was about to hit the rocks and go down. Was it worse than it had ever been? Not really. The world has always dealt with disease, crooked politicians and civil unrest. It’s just that we really loved turning our hardships into a meme.
REM’s It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) rang out like a prophetic foretelling or soundtrack to a meme. Naturally, the joke would not be complete unless someone could somehow restage the words of the song for the current climate. I, Doris take on the monumental task. It may all be a laugh, and you may not agree entirely with some of the words chosen, but, rest assured, this version of the song still swings wildly just as the original did.
Jealous – Blackeye
Genre: Post-Punk, Garage Rock, Alternative Rock
They used to call the folks that ended up becoming rock stars, special individuals. Sure, their success made them special, plus they behaved in a way that was entirely alien for the millions who followed them across the highly conservative world that they belong to.
Special was, I believe, code for “dangerous”. These people didn’t look like the kind you’d bring home to dinner, or entertain over a ginger-ale. Many of these folks did their utmost to help promote the idea that they belonged in very little measure to the expectations set upon them by society and some paid the price for this.
Berlin punk combo Jealous play music as if they were part of a cult, and under the certain impression that their bombastic guitar assault will be able to bend the audience’s will to their whims. Blackeye is an alt-rock single featuring a big fetish for noise. It’s hard to find music that your parents will get mad about, but with Jealous, regardless of your age, you may be on to something.