Wallpaper does it big…like T Rex
Written by admin on June 12, 2010
When it comes to music, the heaviest question anyone can ask is “What’s your favorite band?” Simple enough, right? How hard is it to choose a single band that represents everything you’re about as a person? Essentially, compile all of your likes, gripes, concerns, and feelings into the music of one collective group that performs the soundtrack to your life. From the moment you utter your selection, the way in which the questioner views you and your taste in music will change forever. You have to put some serious thought into your response. For me, without hesitation, I always unabashedly answer with Wallpaper.
My love for the electro-funk duo known as Wallpaper is too exponentially large to quantify. It all began when I saw them, by chance, open up for a DJ, who I also saw on a whim. I guess it was in my destiny to discover them. Dressed in a white leisure suit, black fedora, gold gloves and chain, Mr. Wallpaper himself, Ricky Reed, came out instantly crooning about going so “big on the weekends” that it was comparable to the greatest dinosaur around: T Rex. He never let his energy die or let the fun stop. I looked at my friend and it was one of those rare instances when you know you’ve come across something far greater than anything you have ever experienced before. Since that night, I’ve admittedly become obsessed and have turned many into believers. Not only are they ridiculous (in both senses) live, their music is actually quite good. Every song off of their debut, Doodoo Face, is as catchy and infectious as the next. They also make fantastic remixes which are, in most cases, better than the original song (Case-in-point: “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”). Wallpaper brings the party wherever they are and that is what I love about them most: Ricky Reed and Arjun just want you to have a good time.