If you aren't aquainted with
the name placebo then the previous picture would
mean nothing to you. That is of course, unless the aesthetic pleasure of
a genuinely pretty face doesn't do things for you. And what
a pretty face it is. For those aquainted with the name placebo, then
no introduction is necessary. His name is.. BRIAN MOLKO.
His ?! Yes, his. Under the lashings of Maybelline mascara, and She lipstick* there lies a male of the human species. A male who looks damn fine with makeup, so I understand his predilection for a little maquillage..and his tendency to team a tiny T with a designer skirt. After all if you can look this good as an adrogyne, then why the hell not..
So who, or for that matter what, are placebo ?
Frequently Asked Questions on Placebo is the first place I went to when attempting to uncover those annoying little tidbits of information, that as a fan you just need to know. You know of the information I refer to here. Their birthdates, heights etc. The sort of information that really sheds so much essential light on their music.
Well there you've got it. placebo are a ______ band (neither British, American, or Swedish), and as they defy categorisation geographically, they similiarly defy the what-kind-of-band-are-they categorisation. I was perplexed when my brother asked that very question on the day before I was to watch placebo perform in Sydney at the Metro.
A glam-rock band, with punk, pop overtones. Perhaps. I'm not a music critic, nor do I aspire to be one. All I know of the band is that they do a damn fine job on stage, and that their two recordings are on constant rotation in my bedroom. Their debut self-titled Placebo from 1996, and their second album Without You I'm Nothing released earlier this year.
Fan mentality. I have yet to
create a proper page for the man that is - Jeff Buckley - although I
have attempted before. Now Jeff Buckley possesses a special position in my life
simply because he made me realise what music can really mean to an individual.
That far far far away from the trashy excesses of Top Forty crap, and cringeworthy
"dance" music where it seems to be required by law in the international
music world that a bimbette/himbette of a 'singer' (I use that word with
great trepidation) dressed in attire composing of lots of lycra -
again tangent - FAME - and then Ricky Martin - who increduously lip syncs
to some verse that is usually made up of sounds (dum-dum-dum-de) to some
fucking beat gets played on rotation on radio stations, or you have to
face up to their video over breakfast. Oh the horror, the horror. These
'musos' (again use of word with reticence)
don't have the decency to even
demonstrate any awareness of the fact that they are crap. I mean
that is just objectionable. They can't even take the piss out of themselves.
So there you go, my little shrine to one Brian Molko. Perhaps if time allows, I'll add more to this page in terms of real information. You know, like their heights and stuff..
To help you around here the following links go to :
Asked Questions leads
you to one of the best sites on Placebo, The Brick
Shithouse, with its expansive and detailed FAQ. TBS also has extensive
information on discography, tourdates, news, hundreds of great pictures,
audio/visual Placebo etc. This is a site that every other Placebo site
aspires to be, not that the other sites don't have their good points.
Sydney at the Metro
will hopefully be an account of the show I saw this year. From what I remember anyway.
somewhere in the depths of America is a great tour-diary piece pinched from the stalwart of music magazines Q. Thanks Q.
If I had a scanner I would scan the pics, but I'm one deprived individual. The pictures are anyway in that resourceful site, TBS. Go to pictures then to back-stage, or behind the scenes, and I believe its there.
something along the lines of reveals what is actually said in that track Evil Dildo. I place it on another page, simply for the annoyance factor. "another fucking link"..etc.
* Maybelline mascara and She lipstick. These are precisely what he uses. So now you know what to use when wanting that Brian Molko look.
I really really would like some
form of feedback on my site. Please convince me that I'm not the only one
clocking up hits on my meter, affirm my belief that this really isn't
a waste of of time. Please.