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Pop Evil, 'Purple' -- New Video (And Totally Glam)

Pop Evil has a new video for their song "Purple" off the album War of Angels. "Purple" is very Glam - you know by the first guitar intro! Pop Evil has always had a throw-back sound... but this song really does sound like it is straight from 1989. I love it.

Pop Evil will perform on ShipRocked next month.

Reader Comments (7)

I hate to sound like the poster boy for negativity, but Pop Evil is a band that I simply don't get, and never have gotten. They seem to have cred with the glam crowd, but I just don't see why. Trust me Ally, I was 20 years old in 1989, and a whiny song like this would never have flown back then. First, the line "It only hurts when I'm sober", is not only ridiculously cheesy, but it sounds totally unbelievable coming from a voice that sounds like it has never been ravaged by even one drop of alcohol. Listen to a tune from back then like "House of Pain" by Faster Pussycat. Yes, it is a power ballad like this Pop evil tune, but Taime Downe's vocal delivery, whether genuine or not, really does sound like a guy who's been through a ton of crap. The guy from Pop evil's voice is so syrupy sweet, and his vocal delivery so naive, and slightly emo, that the whole thing just doesn't work when he's trying to make you believe that he's trying to kill the pain with booze. the whole thing just sounds forced. Yes, I know that most songs are not reflections of the singer's real life, and so, in a sense, those songs are forced as well, but the trick is to make the listener buy into what the singer is saying, and this guy in Pop evil does a miserable job at that. He's trying to make me believe that he's drowning himself in booze to suppress his pain, yet to me, it sounds like a five-year-old kid could drink him under the table.
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I was 26 in 1989.And although I hear ya Bob (about it being "forced"),I still kind of like it.Of course I was always a sucker for a big old hook coupled with a rod montage video....(SEE: Dead or Alive from Bon Jovi)
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Bob, your post is perfect. The problem with all of these bands, and this song in particular, is there is just no feeling whatsoever! This is bland, boring, and yawn-worthy. Wake me when its over. *pun intended*
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I think everyone who likes to have a drink every now and then thinks like this. Though Bob is spot on about the "cheese" of the lyric related to the "image" of a band that doesn't exactly scream debauchery, I think its a reflection of just everyone who can relate.

I have to admit when I first heard Purple awhile ago, I thought it was just a cheesy song. I enjoyed other tunes by them much more. I've even seen them twice opening for Theory of a Deadman and distinctly remember leaving to go get a beer during this song. BUT, I've actually come to realize its just their ballad. To be GLAM, you need a ballad.

It sucks we are older and can't believe younger bands can have the same pain and feeling in their lyrics, but more and more its rock n roll and they all go through it.
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR

Put Bob's and Kenny O's comments in a blender, call it Kool-Aid and watch me chug it down!
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
i cant believe you posted this instead of the axl rose interview on jimmy kimmel.all i have to say is WOW!!!
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
Holy sh*t! I forgot about that! YouTubin' now!
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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