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happy about it?
They are a very good band
someone said something about this ages ago, and i was like "NUH-UH"
but yeah. no reason why this should be the end.
The last album bombed dramatically and to be perfectly honest, wasn't a patch on its predecessor.
I can see a few more bands going the same way in the next months. This current period reminds of the post-Britpop fallout of the late 90s, particularly where bands like The Fratellis and Kasabian are doing well in pretty much the same way as Dodgy and Deep Blue Something did back then.
Did they have a massive career I never heard about?
and some wickedy good songs
The label change business happened after they lost their lead singer and essentially became a different band.
There were plenty of rumours of them being dropped prior to the second one being released.
If only they'd dropped the 'wackiness', they would be viewed far more fondly from a historical perspective. I liked them a lot.
but that one hit sold shedloads of records and was that generation's "indie(r)" version of The Feeling, for 2 months at least!
As in Deep Blue Something
occasionally two album wonders is the order of the day
Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party will hopefully go this way soon too when everyone realises they only had one album in them and then they make another pretty much identical and inferior one.
Killers, Kasabian, Razorlight, The fucking Kooks, etc etc etc...
If these bands are still around in five years (and as, or nearly as popular as they are now) I will literally eat my hat.
Unfortunately it looks like Razorlight are here to stay.
I think the same about The Killers too.
there are massive differences between the first and second albums of bloc party and franz ferdinand.
I've barely heard both. But they didn't sound very different at all. Like the NME quotes "yeah we've been listening to loads of Dylan it's gonna sound like that" NO IT FUCING ISN'T IT'S GONNA SOUND LIKE YOU RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T EVEN YOUR IN THE FIRST PLACE
right up until the bit where you described the Futureheads as "just an oi! oi! punk band"
I made a long post about that a few months ago, asking who were :
1. the here-to-stay
2. the small-army-of-fans-just-top-40-singles
3. the also-rans...
Gotta disagree with you there. Its different to its predecessor, right, but its a better album, They were always going to be damned with their second album, If it was the same as the first, they'd get slammed with the one-idea-and-one-idea-only and if it was different, well, look whats happened.
I agree with you on the britpop fallout thing though...
to an extent, but for me 'News And Tributes' seemed more about changing for the sake of it rather than for the better. Maybe it'll be viewed as a missed classic in time? Who knows?
What are you doing? have they or have they not been picked up by someone else?
as they never got as big as their label would have want to ( meaning they most certainly have lost money... ).
Second album gets better after a few listens but still not a patch for their early Eps on Fantastic Plastic that were... fantastic !
Hopefully they'll sign on a middle-sized indie and deliver the goods !
that say they give up on bands shortly after their debeut is released - usually due to deciding not to risk a dissapointing second album. the problem is that bands (now more common than ever) will spend years working on their debeut and have very little time working on the second which leads them to be dropped. Apologies If Im just stating the obvious but it has to be said.
a recurring pattern, I reckon: sign to major, refuse to suck all the cocks, get dropped, sign to respectable label, continue. YCNI:M did the same thing recently.
not because they didn't sell any records
Signing in the first place IS SUCKING THE COCK unless you plan to have a disatrous "career" on purpose and just keep the massive advance
That's The Way.
I've been meaning to start an intentionally derivative band, get signed and put all the advance money into property before announcing the band have split due to "creative differences".
Do you want that? Do you?!!!
of the quantity of money I suppose...
Also, is that not just the plot for the Producers?
(in response to Stealthy)
I guess it is.
Well that settles it then. No-one ever went poor emulating Mel Brooks.
as soon as they released 'hounds of love', they basically had to write and put out a song better than that to live up to it. which isn't often done.
that bands always claim to be delighted when they get dropped?
Is artistic control and the release of singles which are less-favoured-by-the-band songs always forced upon them?
Sounds like a shit business to me.
I hope they get another deal. But I still think the second album was a little bit disappointing.