Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Clean Up on Aisle Tuesday: The Ting Tings are fucking awful

Welcome to Clean Up on Aisle Tuesday, a new weekly feature in which we take turns dishing on songs we'd be okay going the rest of our lives without hearing.

For me, today, it's The Ting Tings.

My hate for this sorry excuse for a band is nearly unspeakable. I hate the annoying hipster yelling that has seemingly replaced real singing these days, I hate how terrible they are live because you can't trust a bleached out horseface to trigger MIDI loops properly and goddammit I hate how(instrumentally) catchy that one song is.

Shut Up and Let Me Go:

The only thing I am into is the video being shot through the H.O.V.A. sign but the vocals really seriously grind my gears. Stop announcing your lyrics and learn to sing, bitch. Or just shut your whore mouth and go back to your salon receptionist job. That goes for that slut in Crystal Castles that looks like Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream too.

Don't let me catch you liking shit that sucks,



Transmission said...

May I recommend a quick read of http://theidolswhoexploitthem.blogspot.com/2008/10/ting-tings-and-lies-and-nicking-of.html for more ting tings bashing....

keep up the good work + much love!

Dr. Bubastis said...

That video was pretty bad. I knew it was going to be when I saw the drummer had a mic.

Am I the only one who absolutely hates it when drummers sing?

megan elizabeth said...


'stina said...

@ Dr. Bubastis

I saw some dude wearing a Verse En Coma shirt and basketball shorts at Gaytar Center tonight and subsequently thought of you. It was while I was playing the steel drums, too.

Dr. Bubastis said...

What the fuck, i didn't even know they had shirts.

'stina said...

they probs. sold 'em for like a week on the jersey shore in 2000.