The Taming of the Elephant

Right in time for Shark Week, Tame Impala drop “Elephant.” I don’t care if the central guitar riff sounds ripped off from Black Mountain, who in turn are sharking Sabbath and Led...
By    July 25, 2012

Right in time for Shark Week, Tame Impala drop “Elephant.” I don’t care if the central guitar riff sounds ripped off from Black Mountain, who in turn are sharking Sabbath and Led Zep. I don’t care if they recruited psych-guru Dave Fridmann for album number two, a cliche only rivaled by asking Jon Brion to swaddle your songs in strings. I don’t care if Kevin Parker still sounds like he got the lead singer slot after winning a John Lennon impersonation contest. I don’t care if the White Stripes already called their album Elephant. I am willing to move past these things if you can.

Tame Impala write songs that sound like great B-Sides from albums I already love. So I love them. It’s that simple. As Police Chief Wiggum once said: this is jamming.

 

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