Week's Worst: Ed Kowalczyk

By Chris Parker
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 1 | Posted Sep. 14, 2010

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Live hadn’t been interesting (let alone relevant) since singer Ed Kowalczyk sported that strange banana from out of the back of his head. He epitomized the pretentiously earnest, angst-ridden, over-emoting post-grunge belter so well that Aaron Lewis should pay him royalties. When his ego finally destroyed the band, Kowalczyk embarked on a solo career inaugurated in July with Alive. A misnomer on par with calling Paris Hilton entertaining, Kowalczyk broods through Cialis-starved power ballads underwhelming enough to nominate Three Days Grace for canonization. That’s when not indulging overblown religious allegory and a long-standing messianic complex on “Grace” and “Zion,” which imagines his enemies fleeing. (He threatened to play them the album.) His manifold causes suggest his heart’s in the right place, but the lyrics are forged within a distended orifice. What do you expect from someone incapable of distinguishing between thunder and lightning? Hint: Only one makes a sound.

Thurs., Sept. 16

9pm

$19.33

With Thriving Ivory + MIGGS.

Theater of Living Arts

334 South St.

215.922.1011

livenation.com

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1. TheFaustianMan said... on Oct 11, 2010 at 04:44PM

“Okay, on this one I LOL'd”

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