You know you could’ve been a wonder

Wow. I stumbled across this Kings Of Leon clip the other day, and was immediately transported back to my teenage days of 2003. The energy, urgency and pure pazazz in this performance is something to behold, and is a stark contrast to the (as good as) boy band I saw at the O2 Arena last year, who played tracks like ‘Sex On Fire’ and ‘Use Somebody’ to thousands of aloft cameras and video phones, and the Youth And Young Manhood / Aha Shake Heartbreak stuff at seemingly dumbed-down speed.

The sell-out debate is ongoing. They are without doubt an entirely different proposition these days to the shaggy haired, wide eyed sons (and nephew) of a preacher man who burst onto the scene seven years ago. However – shall we accept that the fiscal-driven ways of the world quite often leads to bands veering down a more commercial route (a la Killers, Razorlight, Snow Patrol), or begrudge them for throwing away what could have potentially been, excuse the pun, a wondrous musical legacy?

Wherever you stand – sit back for three minutes and enjoy this video, it’ll make you feel young again, and if you fall firmly in the latter school of thought, perhaps induce feelings of extreme nostalgia.



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