VIDEO: The Strokes – Taken for a Fool

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LOOK, we get it OKAY? The Strokes, didn’t, and never will make the spiritual follow up to their game changing indie punk debut Is This It. They didn’t return with a roster of tunes, so Armageddon-like in their impact, that they vaporised the turgid, weak and downright evil music from the face of the musical world once again; and only the most rabid sleep-in-a-leather-jacket-and-call-my-firstborn-Julian fangirls are buying the band’s ”WE’RE THE BESTEST OF BEST FRIENDS AGAIN HONEST” act. [Jack-hammered link to get you to watch video] The above promo for Taken for a Fool may have given us the reasons why [end of link] The New Yoik rapscallions have focused all their energies, and immense wealth *cough*daddy’s trust fund *cough* into more scientific exploits involving a mass cloning programme, and writing an 80’s flavoured radio heavy hit, so authentic, it fucks with the space time¬†continuum, sending existence bouncing into a bounding ball pool of particles and atoms. For what purposes, we don’t know. Industry whispers say Casablancas wants to open a worldwide franchise of Strokes themed brothels, where a tenner and a purchased copy of Angles will get you 5 minutes alone with an identikit member of your choosing. Others say its just a music video. Personally I don’t know what to believe anymore.

JT