Concert Review: Interpol, Empty Bottle, Chicago, January 13
Interpol have better hair than the Chameleons, but that's not saying much.
The bar is rather low.
Interpol put on a better show than New Order, but that's not saying much.
The bar is rather low. (I know they are more often compared to Joy Division,
but I never saw Joy Division live.)
They look great, even if their bass player fusses with his hair too much.
They have yet to write a song as great as Joy Division's "She's Lost
Control" or even a line as great as the Chameleons' "Feels like I'm stapled
to this bed." But enough of the negatives. More so live than on Turn on
Your Bright Lights, they amalgamate their influences, so that they aren't
just a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-style glorified cover band. They have
both grandeur and tension. Interpol isn't great yet. But they're still a
young band and they show potential to get great quickly, especially considering
how much they're touring.