Oct 3rd, 2015

If Golfers Were Bands No5

The Arctic Monkeys... this is good...

I’m not going to lie, I’m clutching at straws a little bit with this one, but bare with me. I know the pubs and clubs of Sheffield are hardly anything to compare with the golf courses of Pedrena, North Spain, but these two both have more in common than you may think...

6) Severiano Ballesteros is... Arctic Monkeys

If Golfers Were Bands No5

1) I’m not going to lie, I’m clutching at straws a little bit with this one, but bare with me. I know the pubs and clubs of Sheffield are hardly anything to compare with the golf courses of Pedrena, North Spain, but these two both have more in common than you may think. Arctic Monkeys came along with something new, a refreshing new sound that nobody had ever heard even in an era where, “rock n’ roll is dead” was the headline on every other music magazine. They changed it all, and they changed the way to get there in the first place, they paved the way for a new era of online music. Just like the late Seve did too, but instead with golf.

2) When the game was arguably in it’s darkest era and characters were at a premium, Seve came along and changed all that. With a swing of the hips and a beaming smile, golf was re-born. Seve won five major titles, and the Arctic Monkeys have had five No.1 albums since their astonishing debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

3) Since Arctic Monkey’s debut in 2004, to say they have gone through a rather dramatic image change would be an understatement – these days frontman Alex Turner leads his band with a Seve-esc swagger dropping teenage girls to their knees every time he takes the stage.

4) But what still remains is how they got to the top. Like Seve, they did it their own way, with supreme, industrial, hard-working style.

 

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