Halifax Pop Explosion | The CBC’s Hour Blog
Witnessed by Jenn Good & Jess Watt
Windom Earle, or as I like to call it, possibly the worst band I’ve ever heard. A never ending interlude of repeated chords that never found a hook, or a chorus and never really ended until a much appreciated break for some Bon Jovi Karaoke in the middle of the set. Their big song beef chowmein, apparently a local favourite made me hungry and wishing I was eating that instead of listening to this. It was band camp gone wild up there; the sax player who was to his credit playing like it was life or death, almost took himself out with the sax and ended up air-guitaring… on his sax. That kinda sums it up really. Windom – Playing long and loud doesn’t make it sound any better, although bonus points for the cowbell.
I would never expect Windom Earle to be everyone’s cup of tea or exempt from criticism, but this review made me think I don’t understand what “a hook” is and that 3-4 minute sugar-coated pop instrumentals are still too “long” when you live in Toronto. So, for context, who could possibly be the best band?
as someone who loves, understands and constantly defends The Killers, who are one of the best bands of our time