The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower

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San Diego's Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, fronted by vocalist and saxophonist Brandon Welchez and featuring bassist Charles Rowell, played punk-jazz on Dissertation Honey (Happy Couples Never Last, 2003). They dissolved after the more fashionable Love In The Fascist Brothel (Happy Couples Never Last, 2005).

Welchez and Rowell formed the Crocodiles that debuted with Summer Of Hate (Fat Possum, 2009) in a noise-pop style reminiscent of Jesus and The Mary Chain. The sleek production of Sleep Forever (2010) removed the elements that made the first album interesting, and, with rare exceptions (Hung Up On A Flower), by the third album Endless Flowers (French Kiss, 2012) the Crocodiles had become the usual melodic rock band aiming for mainstream marketing.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Carmine De Matteis)


I Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower di San Diego, capeggiati dal cantante e sassofonista Brandon Welchez e con il bassista Charles Rowell, suonano punk-jazz su Dissertation Honey (Happy Couples Never Last, 2003). Si sono sciolti dopo il pił modaiolo Love In The Fascist Brothel (Happy Couples Never Last, 2005).

Welchez e Rowell hanno formato i Crocodiles che hanno debuttato con Summer Of Hate (Fat Possum, 2009) in uno stile noise-pop con echi di Jesus and The Mary Chain. La raffinata produzione di Sleep Forever (2010) elimina gli elementi che hanno reso il primo album interessante e, eccetto rare eccezioni (Hung Up On A Flower) nel terzo album Endless Flowers (French Kiss, 2012),  i Crocodiles sono diventati la solita rock band melodica che punta al successo commerciale.

(Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions )
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