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They were sort of past their best. Back to the 22 grand job I suppose.
they'd released a third album earlier this year.
First album was pretty good and I still listen to it fairly regularly. Didn't think much of the second.
Not surprised though. Saw them at Glastonbury and Reading this year and Alan's heart clearly wasn't in it.
genuinely one of my favourites of the decade. it was class, start to finish.
I'll always have the memories.
Enjoyed all three albums!! Bad times!! :-(
Good eggs, them were.
twice in 2005). I'm gonna listen to it now with a partial tear in my eye.
reminds me of yoof :'(
Seeing them at Portsmouth Pyramids just before All Too Human came out, jumping around drunk on like 4 cans of beer, literally one of the best gigs I've ever been to.
The Rakes are now The (Corporate) Hoes.
selling the tickets to the gigs you are announcing as cancelled
why bands split just before a tour and not after
obv they may hate each other, but surely the small amount of money raised will keep you going through the asda recruitment process once the band is over
I remember seeing them in about 2004, supporting The Others at Leeds Cockpit. You don't get many gigs of that calibre anymore. The 16 year old in me weeps :(
I thought they were going to push on after Klang, which is one of my favourites of the year.
i saw them in jan 2006 at the pyramids in portsmouth and all i remember is that i was a bit pissed and it was fun.
i remember my best mate saying (about their debut) that it summed up where he'd probably be in 10 years time... not very ambitious of him, but i've started to agree with him more and more...
i haven't heard anything they released after their debut, but it was a great album, 22 Grand Job was on our party playlist constantly when i was 16/17... good times
their time had passed.
I thought it was just the five minutes after Franz Ferdinand where for a tiny moment we all thought 22 Grand job was 'ok'.
of a certain time.
*"When we who know better than the plebs"
22 Grand Job was amusing but I was bored.
Just terrible at leeds fest this year!!
he was just fronting the wrong band, i think.
Not a bad run I'd say. It's hard for most bands to do one decent songs. "Binary Love" out of the debut still has one of the coolest guitar riff of 2000's.
the guitar and his riffs always stuck out a little bit. shame really. one of the few really good indie bands. being called 'indie' nowadays is almost an insult, but hats off to them.
good production on that debut too. really trendy at the time, but still, it just sounds good and dry.
But yeah, played some really catchy riffs.
Oh well, at least Alan Donohoe has still got his Fred Perry modelling contract...
The Rakes... I spazzed out many a time to your music. May you never be forgotten!
anyone who was on that original LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND comp?
long blondes, rakes, phones isn't doing remixes anymore... and who's heard of tom vek, cazals or panico since about 2006?
Victim of poor record sales nothing else. The last album was barely a blip on the radar. The second album was supposed to skyrocket their fame but it ended being overproduced and mis-marketed. Here is where their music stands: Capture/Release was a great, cathy thrilling first album. Second album was forgettable but had it's moments and the third, which should have been their glorious return, just didn't leave a strong enough impression even after multiple leasons. I would have liked to have heard more from them but it's possible they were out of inspiration.
I hadn't even finished my front lawn yet