Happy anniversary “BATTLE BORN" (First release: September 17, 2012)
"This is what makes the Battle Born era the biggest and best yet. We’ve seen The Killers go through four stages of evolution: the synth-pop themed Hot Fuss (2004) era that saw them burst onto the scene with the legendary ‘Mr Brightside’; the Sam’s Town (2006) era that showed them as a strong rock presence drawing on influences from their edge-of-the-desert hometown of Nevada; and the futuristic and saxophone-laced Day & Age (2008) era that showcased yet another string on The Killers’ bow. Then – after a lengthy absence to concentrate on solo projects – came 2012’s Battle Born, an album that doesn’t appear as full of hits as its predecessors on the surface, but is by far the most polished. This is a testament to how far the band has come, with the ability to headline Wembley a sure sign of making it. When The Killers look back on their time together as a band, they will pin point this as ‘the’ moment and this era as ‘the’ era. Brandon was quick to point this out too, stating in an interview that the Battle Born tour had been “the best tour we’ve ever had.” (demon-media.co.uk)
"ALL THESE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE" was released 10 years ago today! First release: August 30, 2004 (UK) | Certified: PLATINUM (RIAA) | Album: HOT FUSS | Written by Brandon Flowers
“I worked at a casino called the Gold Coast as a bellman. This was back when there weren’t cell phones yet, so I used to call the guys and tell them I was gonna call them back and leave an idea on their answering machines. I was very heavily into glam rock at the time, and I felt like [Lou Reed’s] Transformer and [David Bowie’s] Ziggy Stardust — the delivery of those records, sometimes it was almost talking to you, especially Lou. The lines ‘Help me out, yeah yeah, you gotta help me out/Don’t you put me on the back burner, you gotta help me out’? I was just trying to be Lou Reed funneled through the Las Vegas Strip. And the bass line is a direct rip-off of a Bowie track called ‘Slow Burn.’ I can say it now because I don’t think he’s gonna come after us.” (BF, 2013)
I love Brandon Flowers because when he’s answering a question in an interview, it’s either something awe-inspiring and beautiful - something you’d want tattooed or put on a wall - or he takes eight seconds to figure out an answer and it’s something pathetic like “I don’t know, neon?” There’s no in between.
—People are there to hear songs that they’ve already grown attached to from the past, and we don’t want to withhold those from people, so we’ve just got to try to find a nice balance. And we’re working that out. It always baffles me when bands withhold those songs. But we’re proud of them. We’re thankful that people are there. Give ‘em what they want.
Give ‘em what they want.
we want to return soon.—-we want “Just another” live—-I want to hear Sweet talk live………if have to ask for …