The Dandy Warhols - “This Machine” Review
I remember watching ‘Dig’, the 2004 documentary about the rivalry between Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols and Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and being unsure whether it was a spoof. It was The Dandy Warhols that came across looking worse than their friends-turned-enemies, but all were embroiled in an irritatingly stylized and affected sort of hedonism that reeked of self-satisfaction. But then again, The Dandy’s were born out of Oregan in ‘94 and that was okay there and then. Nowadays, one would be forgiven for thinking they are so passé. Ahem.
Musically, The Dandy Warhols have occasionally risen to brilliance after the year 2000 with the release of Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, which had a certain kind of fun charm. If we could forget how many times we’d heard ‘Bohemian like you’ over the last decade in TV advertisements depicting countless cars, mobile phones and fun teenagers having so much fun all the time, as well as innumerable movie soundtracks, we might realize that it is actually a truly great song. If it wasn’t for what Louis Pattison of NME hailed as “the quintessential Dandy Warhols moment to date” one might be forgiven for wondering, in a parallel existence, how they might have done.
Read the rest of my review for Addict Music Magazine HERE