Happy birthday to our favourite Sheffield front man. In honor of Alex Turner’s birthday today, the GATRS wanted to celebrate our love/hate relationship with him.
To clarify, we GATRS love him but we also love to hate him even more, it’s a sign of true love what can we say.
Here are our 5 of our favourite things about Arctic Monkeys main man, Alex Turner…
#5. Cover Songs:
Arctic Monkeys have covered a wide range of brilliant artists like Patsy Cline, the Strokes, Lou Reed, Tame Impala, the Beatles, Girls Aloud, etc… Whichever song they pick they turn it into their own and often pull it off better than the original.
Here’s one of our favorites…
#4. We all have names for them… Old Man Dancing…. Dad Dancing… Lounge Lizard Moves… Embarrassing… His Dance Moves:
We’ve heard these and many others (see video above for all the proof you need).
Call them whatever you would like but we can all agree they’re so bad you can’t figure out if you should cringe or laugh (or scream if that is your thing).
All of us will admit, like a train wreck, we can not look away.
#3. He Said What???
We saw him blurt out COCO POPS for no apparent reason at two different shows. Others caught the whole STUPID SLOW DIRTY PC thing on video. In past interviews he says things like I’M NOT MISERABLE, ITS JUST ME FACE and who can forget the Brit Awards speech where the rest of the band smirked and/or looked dumbfounded in the background as Alex gave his best speech ever:
“That rock ‘n’ roll, eh? That rock ‘n’ roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time and sink back into the swamp, I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules but it’s always waiting there, just around the corner – ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. Yeah, that rock ‘n’ roll, it seems like it’s faded away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it and yeah… Invoice me for the microphone if you need to.”
#2. That hair..
As Arctic Monkeys evolved from pimply teenage lads from Sheffield to international superstars, so did Alex Turner’s hair. With each new album, came a new hairstyle.. The shaggy teenage hair, the sleek Moptop, the Humbug era long and shaggy, to 2011-2014 Quiff, to the AM era of suave slick back hair.
We all look forward to next hairstyle because that means album number 6 and new era is in the future.
#1. The Lyrics:
The man is a modern-day Shakespeare when it comes to writing lyrics. He has this ability to manipulate words into meanings you never dreamed of, creating poetry about everyday things like taxi rides and Mexican Coke. Making us feel emotion with every twist and turn of his pen.
He is after all the guy who gives us chills and manages to cause screams/tears each time he sings but I crumble completely when you cry…