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Might be my favourite ever song
on the first owen/city on film uk tour a couple of years ago.
every time i hear it i stop whatever i'm doing.
and this is already my favourite song by them.
I can't find it to download anywhere
Thank God for used sellers!
before you posted the link. I didn't realise it wasy so easy to get hold of!
waiting for payday!
so so so genius.
Lets get married
until i'll see you when we're both not so emotional succeeded it.
yea i think this is one of my favourite songs ever too. the whole album is sublime :)
used to be my favourite
now it's "One With The Tambourine"
play in the car and sing along to the guitar solo
This and A Dozen Roses by Braid are constantly fighting it out in my head for my favourite song of all time.
a lot I do
already this month?
And then everything else is much a muchness to me. I should probably give Make Believe and Joan of Arc more of my time though
American football, YAY! you've just reminded me I have the CD in my bag - gonna listen to it now (it'll make work less painful...)
Owls are good...but come on.
...all over American Football.
Don't get me wrong, I think American Football are aces, but that Owls record man.... it's fucking unbelievable.
For me, nobody will ever play a guitar as good as Victor Villareal does on that record. Simultaneously slippery and tight, melodic and disonant, moments of pleasently aimless meandering suddenly breaking into moments of jaw-dropping heart-breaking melodic lines.
Each member of Owls were at the peak of what they do best on that album (except for maybe Zurick, cause he's an insane guitarist now too). But yeah, Tim Kinsellas lyrics and arrangements were faultless, Villareals guitar playing, well, it goes without saying, Mike Kinsellas drumming is the best he's ever done, making totally outlandish and ambitious songs and arrangements sound totally groove based and Zuricks bass playing is a lesson in perfect restraint, playing EXACTLY what needs to be played in order to glue the whole together.
I'll never be able to enthuse enough about that record. It's one of my faves of ever.
American Football, despite being darn greaat in it's own right, doesn't come close to Owls.
Listen to Anyone Can Have a Good Time (here: http://www.last.fm/music/Owls ) particularly the section from 1:30 to 2:30, and have your heart broken at how you'll never write anything as good as that.
I'm pretty certain i didn't write that much when i think back.
i own it stuff, you know.
i just prefer american football...
Though my post was a response to yours, by the last paragraph i'd forgotten this and therefore wasn't aiming that part specifically at you. My bad :(
The gist of my post was more an offer to anybody else who is unfamiliar with Owls to have a bash at their brilliance.
Fair do's on preferring American Football though, everyone's entitled to their opinions and all that. Some opinions are WRONG however ;)
they were my first kinsella band. I remember hearing Never Meant for the first time and stuff, you know. I think that plays a major part in all this. It was also the last year of school, a lot of things were happening etc..., so even if the music is better, i'd find it hard to perfer listening to the Owls record than AM. If that makes any sense...!
The last track on the Owls record though - GOD that's perfect.
...and therefore i'll amend my last sentences to "everyone's entitled to their opinions and all that. All opinions are right however ;)"
and written down my exact thoughts on owls. impressive
it would sound so cheesy if it wasn't for the odd time signature and the drums which stutter and trip.. instead it's fucking glorious..
that no kinsella revivalists have even got close to this..
Giving it a listen now.
Not my cup of tea.
I'm gonna put The Pogues back on.
and the only problem with the American Football album is that nothing else on it is as good as the first two songs.
I think it's pretty perfect all the way through.
Honestly? might just be my favourite actually.
Not very good.
i think its great
but i do feel like a massive loser/wimp when listening to it, and their whole album fr that matter.
whilst caning a crate of stella
i was just curious to see which pressing they had.
owls are better i think. just about.
the first one came on either green or blue vinyl. the second was black.
the 2004 black pressing is still available on PV.
PV are also repressing Frames and Canvas. Whrdy.
they were supposed to be pressing the one up downstairs 7" but i think that's not going to happen.
They are nothing alike.
for obvious reasons
but it's daft!
It's like comparing Coalesce to The Casket Lottery because the bassist was once in them.
or Saturday Looks Good to Me and Lovesick.
or Kneejerk and Frank Turner.
owls are pretty INDIE ROCK while American Football are closer to an instrumental band than anything else.
(i find owls grating after a while, therefor AM ftw)
...there are some mega similarities, which i reckon leave them open to comparison.
Both use mainly clean, undistorted guitars, odd time-sigs, slippery/mathy playing, slight-emo leanings, they're in the Cap n' Jazz/Kinsella family-tree.
Don't call it american football.