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No? Just me then, I suspected as much...
2 Months Off is a contender though...
Some of the new shit is incredible though: "Moon on Water" and "Diamond Jigsaw" in particular; I hope they make the next CD (Underworld vs Misterons, 23.11.09)
It's really, really good. Certainly one of the tracks of 2007 and the highlight of the album. That said, I wasn't too sold on the album as a whole.
A Hundred Days Off, however, was their finest hour. I was pretty apprehensive when Emerson left, but it's turned out well. Good times.
I cannot ^NOT-THIS enough. Finest hour, 100 days off, what, are you insane???
finest 61½ minutes
but Oblivion With Bells was a cracking album, I love Best Mamgu Ever and Glam Bucket, it's a sorely underrated record
without a doubt. But it's not Underworld's best (that's a nice fight between Cowgirl, Pearls Girl and Shudder/King of Snake) and definitely not the greatest song of the decade.
but hesitates when faced with the Telegraph 2.11.92 mix of Skyscraper.
I prefer Crocodile to be honest. Listened to album the other day walking along the beach
I like this song and it's the best song in Underworld's 00's decade (in my opinion), but for me, it's surely not the greatest song of this decade. I could find tens of better
I think my love of it is perhaps slightly inflated by how awesome it was live, and in hindsight today there are probably far better tracks this decade.
But I maintain it's my favourite Underworld track of this 10 year period.
I hope one day people start realising just how ridiculously amazing this band are...
I think I clicked on some point late 1996 when I first heard "Juanita". Why that hasn't been used in a pivotal film sequence yet I'll never know.
(Goes off to adapt screenplay)
Let's have a misheard lyric showdown!
"Pearl's Girl": Dave is floating = Dame explosive
"Born Slippy": Tottenham Court Road = A tavern on cardboard
"Luetin": Picture rolls ends = Eat your own hands
I adore that track. I saw them at Glasto 1998 for the first time and I've always remembered them opening with it, but I could be wrong.
I always thought that lyric was 'Day's exploding', but I make most of them up. They're just random words to me and noises, but I love them.
Underworld gigs I've seen:
Glasto 1998 - Didn't know much by them by they were awesome. Probably my favourite festival headliner ever.
NYE 1998-1999 supporting New Order at Ally Pally - Played lots of stuff that was turning into the beginnings of 'Beaucoup fish', including this cool KOSnake tune, which started as a looped vocal, morphed into that 'I feel love' noise and eventually turned into a 10 minute rave.
Norwich UEA - Promoting 'Beaucoup Fish'. Totally awesome, 'Jumbo' almost melted my heart.
Brixton Academy - Promoting 'AHDO'. Not their best album, but they chucked in loads of rarities such as 'Dirty' and 'dark&long'. I was in geek heaven.
Roundhouse a year or so back - Like a greatest hits party evening, complete with some oddities from the Riverrun Project that I never thought I'd hear live.
If I had to choose somewhere to spend Groundhog Day in forever more, it'd be any of the above...
both quality gigs though, Newport Centre 99 I think, the Beaucoup Fish tour. Got backstage and met them, was a bit in awe if I'm honest and probably babbled a bit to Emerson and Hyde. Also Glasto 99 on the main stage, or was it 98 ? not sure, maybe they played both years. Need to see them again.
They're just random words to me and noises, but I love them."
Karl's general lyrical template is to cut and paste random overheard quotes from total strangers that he notes down. So they really are just random words, but ordered in such a way that they feel intrinsically linked with the music.
So good to see some love for Underworld on DiS!
but there's plenty of love for Underworld on DiS, they're a great, great band.
...disappearing down the tube 'ole at Farringdon Street
Still, neither beats Rez, or Cowgirl, or Push Upstairs.
is the greatest 12 minutes of music ever.
not put it on for ages now though
Decided to play my favourite tracks from the Underworld back-catalogue in order. It's pretty much 45 minutes of the best dance music ever written - Cowgirl > Pearls Girl > Shudder / King of Snake > Two Months Off > Beautiful Burnout
Most 'Ospitable gets played at least twice every heartbreak, with the polar opposite of course being To Heal...
Speaking of golden oldies, anyone heard the new Way Out West? What a scorcher.