Alex Turner talks the talk in Brit Awards speech.
Artic Monkey’s Alex Turner shone with pure rock’n’roll delight (aka. acting like he couldn’t care less) at last night’s Brit Awards after the band won both Best British Group and Best British Album.
Since its rise in the 40s, rock and roll has continuously been linked with far-from-discreet arrogance that has more often than not gleamed brightly in the public eye; and last night was no exception. Introduced by one of Lilly Allen’s too-cool-for-school versions of her ‘rebellious’ personality, Arctic Monkeys took the stage to collect their first award of the night for Best British Group in a short and sweet fashion. Without a smile or smirk, Turner led his Boddington-bearing bandmates calmly to the stage to collect that particular award for the third time and was back off within about 30 seconds. But that’s not what we’re interested in here. It’s their second award that the highly opinionated internet world has kicked up a fuss about, and for good reason too; it's pure genius. Alex Turner churns out hypnotic chains of verses for a living so it came as no surprise that he attempted something slightly contrary to his previous speech in the night.
In that familiar short and sweet fashion, it went a little something like this: Emeli Sande. Best British Album. Artic Monkeys. Crowd goes wild. Cue arrogance. Rock. And. Roll.
That’s pretty much the extent of it.
There’s some debate over whether it’s just pure PR galore or whether Turner has taken a turn for the worse or just maybe he was telling the truth and fancied a bit of fun with the commonly clean-cut crowd. Arctic Monkeys are no strangers to a slight tale of controversy but the man speaks the truth. If we’re going to get real, it would be true to say that Rock has become the leading genre in album sales this year, overtaking Pop and therefore proving that maybe rock and roll “will never die”. It’s had a tough time breaking through the “sludge” but the northern four-piece sure know how to write a chart-topping, face-melting concoction of sounds.
Struggling to keep a straight face throughout Turner’s elaborate and bold speech, the band did a good job in looking like the professional musical maestro’s that they are. People are going to say some real mean things about the 50s-styled frontman but I’m sure he can take it. He’s only been back in the country for three days from their headlining North American tour...does he care? Does he !%?#.