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The best thing them Sheffield boys has done? Am I right? Or blinded by nostalgia?
It's on a par with some of the later b-sides and the second half of the last album...I don't know what their best is. I'm so indecisive.
by a mile imo.....
over any of their other songs.
Fluorescent Adolescents their best to date surely!?
from the sheer weight of radio and tv usage.
y'know, cool people ;)
not sure about the lyrics though, they're very Last Shadow Puppets-like.
before kane came along to releive the tension. he tries to get 50's esque with baby i'm yours and there are various attempts on different b sides and such. if it wasn't for kane monkeys would probably be over now.
Really really good sound here and you can definately hear the Homme influence at around 2.30! Looking forward to the album next month now!
sounds a lot like a (below par) QOTSA song musically, but his vocals just don't suit it at all. You just want Josh to come along and start crooning about longdicking some broad. AT just isn't sleezy enough
He can't pull it off.
Good point well made
I'll have a listen...
don't know what to make of this, yet. it's nice to see they're advancing their sound. that's all i can say.
thing is, i'd rather go listen to "Meeting Place" by TLSPs right now.
it all sounds a bit samey
Roll on Reading!! :-)
His voice is really a lot better on this than their other stuff.
It's quite embarrassingly aping Queens of the Stone Age, in comparison to their previous songs. Isn't working with Homme enough? I'd feel awkward recording this song with him in the control booth - I wouldn't be able to look him in the eye. The slide-y licks, the disjointed solo, the circus-y riff, the forced 'sexy' vocal delivery... It really reminds me of two QOTSA songs in particular: 'Into the Hollow' and (I think) 'These Are Not the Droids You're Looking For'. But recorded around their Lullabies to Paralyze period. But it's okay - not bad, not great; listenable.
plus 'crying lightning', 'Fluorescent Adolescents' the titles alone make me feel abit wrong and queesy :(
in the sense that it's no better than anything they've done before, it's just a solid song.
Having said that I've had the chorus stuck in my head all day so it can't all be bad.
deffo reminiscent of QOTSA; the solo in particular. But the chorus definately shows a strong progression in the monkeys song writing, melodically pretty uplifting. True to say though despite strong lyrics Turner does seem to have a knack of shitty song titles.
and it seems he's rubbed off on Alex Turner. That delivery is so Homme-esque, especially with the slightly delayed vocal take, and the buzzing guitar solo just makes me think of a QOTSA b-side 'The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died'.
Thing is, you can't play like QOTSA and deliver lyrics about gobstoppers and strawberry laces in a sheff accent but with a californian drawl over the top. It's just not right. It's a bit car crash for both parties.
Lyrically this is going to be just as good as MFWN maybe even better. Alex seems angry, it's about time he took on the society rather than appealing to them all