Is there such a thing as an over achiever when it comes to music? Or is it just put down to this one person being uber talented and doing good things? And what happens if the person is modest about it or even all up in your face about it? Do we give them the respect that they deserve, let it slide or put it down to a serious case of musical chairs?
Everywhere I go music wise of late, people are promoting the album by the “Supergroup” Them Crooked Vultures. The new band consisting of Dave Grohl (a man with many bands on his CV – Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot, QOTSA), Josh Homme (everyone’s favourite musical redhead from QOTSA & Eagles of Death Metal) and finally John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).
Now I totally understand that these 3 names make people ooo and ahh when placed all together in the same room, but do they deserve all this attention when honestly will they make it past one album and one whirlwind tour to sell a truck load of merch? I am going to sit those concerts out, and not because I don’t think the music they are producing id crap, its catchy… but I am sure the hype will be around for months afterwards.
I guess another person that could fit into this genre is Mike Patton. Now I guess I am going to be a little biased on this certain individual as I do think he is a GOD, but with this number bands under your belt you may start to wonder… Faith No More, Peeping Tom, Mr Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Zu, Lovage, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Booya Tribe.
Mr Patton has been apart of many more groups along the way too, I mean just on albums that his vocals have featured on goes over the amount of 40. So does Mike have a few problems with commitment and likes to jump ship, or does he just go with the flow and spreads his seed around? And not that I am complaining on this, I do love a Patton vocal on the odd occasion (OK almost everyday).
In Australia we have Tim Rogers. Front man for You Am I, The Twin Set and also The Temperance Union, he has also done the solo project thing with 4 solo albums released by 2007 and he has also done a separate album with Tex Perkins.
To be honest I do love You Am I, seeing them at the Enmore for a fee of $12 when I was 16 with my fake ID seemed the be all and end all, but lately he does fall into this over achiever area for me (the album Hourly Daily remains separate, as I bought it from a porn shop on George Street when I was 17, more than likely with the same fake ID).
But it does raise the question of are these people in a great demand or do they just need the attention?