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Really really great.
don't go near the one after that though, one of the worst albums of all time
if ever you needed proof that guy has lost the plot
You are right about that album after Interstate. I bought it on import, rushed it into my player, and jesus, it was awful. Some horrible song about a Subaru or something was on there. Never played it again. Utopia Parkway is still one of my all time favourite albums. Great live band. Or were...
I quite like Traffic and Weather. All the tracks are character driven so that Subaru song's about an american grease monkey guy loving his car rather than the band. It's all part of that album's themes which are regular American folk and travel. I wasn't a fan a first either there's a surprising amount of depth on that album imo
the problem is the character sketches on that album are awful and hackneyed. also, Planet of Weed has got to be the worst song ever written.
however Fire in the Canyon, I95, Hotel Majestic, and New Routine are all awesome. Even on the songs with questionable lyrics there's often pop brilliance going on behind it. With a few exceptions obvs!
It's nigh on impossible to write one good 3 minute guitar pop song but they routinely bang them out on every album.
is one of the best albums of all time
First four tracks: Pure pop perfection
Last two tracks: Oasis b-sides for some reason
The rest of it: Ugh.
The Peace and Love one is fucking dire though
Come now, he's even straining for the accent. INTO THE GREAT BIG SKAAAAAAIIIIIII
The last track is that gorgeous short acoustic one. I know the one you mean though and you're pretty much bang on, it's not the Champagne Supernova they were aiming for
Seriously, best song on the album.
I'm REALLY, REALLY glad to see all of the love for Welcome Interstate Drivers. Absolutely brilliant album, even with Stacy's Mom in the mix.
you mean the debut, self titled album? The last track (Everything's Ruined) is absolutely nothing like Oasis.
He did reply to someone who was talking about the debut though, which is what confused me.
Thanks. That is, when Stacy's Mom came out Teletext (not Planet Sound, the other bitss) referred to them, a group of mid-30s men who'd just released an album called Welcome Interstate Managers, as "the American Busted".
Still do really! Saw them in NYC last February - can't believe it was that long ago! It was an acoustic show and they played 5 songs slated for the new LP...hopefully later this year sometime...
He played eggshaker on stage during Hey Julie :D