Why I Hate Kings Of Leon: Part XXVIII

Dan Gibson | January 13, 2009 4:15 am

While a blog post where the NME suggests rare Motown tracks isn’t generally the sort of thing I would generally find all that interesting, Luke Lewis’ missive for the magazine’s site was worthwhile for this gem, if nothing else: “For the new issue of NME, as part of our feature celebrating 50 years of Motown, we asked a panel of pop stars to name their favourite Tamla tracks. The results were mixed. Caleb Followill managed to select two artists—Sam Cooke and Otis Redding—who never recorded for Motown.” Everyone makes mistakes, but this particular one gave me a small smile of vindication for disliking the band. Apparently when their label was assembling their Southern version of the Strokes, the masterminds forgot to give the participants the crash course in music history. [NME]