So after I posted the Chickenfoot review I did what I always do, read a bunch a reviews to see if I was crazy. And then I got pissed off.
Chickenfoot is Scott Pilgrim all over again. For the record I love Scott Pilgrim, but that's not what this post is about.
When Scott Pilgrim came out people fell into mostly two camps, those who loved it and those who hated the types of people they thought loved it. And so the argument of the movie's merits got waylaid by a "Death to All Hipsters" (See what I did there.) crusade.
And it's the same damn way with Chickenfoot. Yes Chickenfoot plays old school arena rock. Well guess what? I like old school arena rock.
Furthermore that's the type of music that made the members of that group famous. You can't blame them for playing it. I can dig if folks don't like it, but spare me all the condescension, like there is something musically wrong with folks who do.
This ain't a post where I'm going to campaign for the three chords of truth. Hell, these guys definitely transcend those three chords. But damn it, get your heads out your asses people, half the point of rock is to have some fun. If you can't do that well, the cause is lost on ya.
I'll let MC-5 take it from here.