PRETTY LITTLE THING
I am well aware that Placebo
is made up of much more than simply Brian Molko. Add Stefan Oldsal on bass,
and Steve Hewitt on drums into the mix, and only then
is Placebo complete.
But even a quick glance
at PRETTY LITTLE THING reveals that the focus of this site is undeniably
on Brian Molko. I apologise for that, but it was after all the enigmatic
Molko that prompted my interest in Placebo.
That explained, so what
is it of Brian that provokes me to spend valuable time creating extra bandwidth
on the internet ?
It is first of all, that
androgynous quality. Secondly he is morally licentious and sexually ambiguous,
amply demonstrated in the line "I'm unclean, I'm a libertine", and I'm
nineteen and curious so go figure. Thirdly, he is a brilliant lyricist.
Molko's lyrics are disturbingly personal which accounts for much of the
appeal. Ambiguity revealed is one section of the site that attempts to
explain some of Brian's mindset during the song-writing process. When "My
Sweet Prince" is on repeat and you've got the headphones on, it is a tremendous
experience.The highlight of the Sydney concert was in fact Brian's rendition
of that song. And on another note, anyone who can turn the smoking of a
single cigarette into an veritable art form, for that alone deserves recognition.