Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mocking the Lame
It seems unkind to expose well-meant, hapless demos, but someone's got to do their part to disabuse some people of the notion that music's for them. Mind-Melting Demo Disasters does exactly that, though if my experience is representative, almost anyone who'll commit music to tape/disc won't be dissuaded by abuse, rational feedback or a lack of attention from anyone. Here, few are truly catastrophic, but you can hear derivative track after derivative track, each dotted with some unique bad idea or misestimation of talent. My favorite - the July 16 track, with a vocalist singing"la la la" instead of the lyrics he has yet to write.