In a recent interview on Fuse, Cooper expressed his opinion The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. It's fantastic. Here is a snippet:
"I just feel that this whole generation needs to all eat a steak. Maybe they just need to quit eating vegetarian food and get out there and get some blood pumping in their system. You know, I mean rock 'n' roll is not about 'Happy happy happy, everything's okay. We're The Lumineers, let's clog dance.' Hey, there's a place for that. If I wanted to see a great clog dancing band, I'd go see The Lumineers."
"Mumford & Sons are great at what they do. But it's not rock 'n' roll. Don't call it rock 'n' roll. That's an offense to rock 'n' roll."He's absolutely right -- and that's not a knock on The Lumineers or Mumford & Sons. I like both of those bands, but they play folk rock, not rock and roll.
So, in honor of Alice, this week's Retro Video of the Week will be his 1989 #7 hit, "Poison" -- which tied "School's Out" for his highest-charting song. One of my favorite lines in rock history is from this song: "I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name." You're sure as shit not going to hear that in a Lumineers or Mumford & Sons song.