Ironic isn’t it.
The mainstream media is normally clogged up with rubbish Cowell pop and yet when it comes to an ultra mainstream event it’s stuffed full of great music.
Danny Boyle really went to town for the Olympics ceremony.
Instead of the usual parade of auto tuned losers we had Sex Pistols and the Clash representing the old guard as well as a dash of the Beatles and Pink Floyd and a couple of stunning performances from Frank Turner at the beginning of the veining whose heartfelt performance cut through the fog of TV land perfectly and at the other end a stunning display from the Arctic Monkeys which was pure rock n roll and one in the eye for anyone who denies the existence of powerful young bands.
Arctic Monkeys played an adrenalised version of I bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor which with the quiffs and leathers was Beatles in Hamburg electricity they then followed this up with a stunning version of the Beatles Come Together- a real coming of age for the talented band. great vocals, great playing and delivered with a pure swagger- brilliant stuff.
Danny Boyle did a great job. It was a surreal, mad and funny rush through British culture and managed to celebrate the NHS and piss off a Tory MP who complained that it was ‘leftie and multi cultural’- so a hit on every level then.
Rough version of Hey Jude though…