Scott, To Be Certain


Friday, January 12, 2007

Lips' Service

There is a rubbish song doing the radio rounds at the moment about how angels' lips hinder one's ability to remain faithful, or some such.

"What about it"

Well, on my first listen of the song it dawned on me that it sounded awfully familiar, and not just because of its resemblance to the revolting output of utterly shithouse bands like Nickelback and Three Doors Down.

It turns out that it's called "Lips Of An Angel" by an appropriately named band called Hinder. Consider:

It's so exciting to have Hinder on the radio because their style is so fresh, there is absolutely no band producing this type of music at the moment.

To be fair, the one distinctive element of the song is the singer's voice, which has a memorable gravelly hue to it. However, this is exactly what I felt was most familiar about it. Whom does this singer sing like?

The never-unreliable Wikipedia tells us that Hinder's frontman is called Austin Winkler and that his voice is so unique "you can't really compare him to anyone".


Get a load of this:

That's brilliant 90s band The Catherine Wheel with one of the best songs of 1997, "Delicious" (possibly also about angels' lips). The singer is Rob Dickinson, who has a voice so unique you can't really compare him to anyone except Austin Winkler.

Am I alone on this?



  • At 2:39 PM, January 13, 2007, Blogger comicstriphero said…

    They both just sound like every other schlock-rock outfit - would have been perfect for 'Mutto'.

  • At 3:06 PM, January 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Look, I don't know if they sound anymore similar than most of the formulaic, male-led, wanna-be rock bands... but the lead singer of the first band is dog ugly and that song is revolting. I hate songs that are all 'monogamy is so hard... I want more action... but I don't want to hurt someone... wah wah wah'. Like Rihanna's 'unfaithful'... so infuriating.

  • At 4:25 PM, January 14, 2007, Blogger Scott said…

    At least Rihanna's is hysterically funny. She fancies herself a murderess by way of her impure thoughts - that's a trial I'd like to see.


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