According to Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams won’t make it in the US because he is “too camp”. Talking to the Daily Express Ms Crow said Williams’ camp image is intimidating Americans, who like their men to be more macho.
Sheryl: “American men don’t want to see anything that’s burlesque or
vaudevillian, they want to feel that their artist is brooding and macho. Most of our male artists are so aggro they don’t even look like rock stars, they look like they’re all roadies. Robbie’s songs are very melodic and I think he takes a lot of his inspiration from Elton John, which does not seem to be what kids in America are into right now.”
Well if Robbie is too camp, The Darkness have no chance. The Darkness are called The Gayness by some of their detractors. I think Robbie, and The Darkness as well, take after Queen not Elton John. Wonder Ms Crow ever thought that American music fans are sick of the miserable wankers that masquerade as pop musicians these days.