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What a record, both heavy and melodic...so beautifully 90s.
Me and my friend who had a guitar listened to 1977 for ages, and thought 'let's write a song like Ash' and wrote this terrible song which had the same chord sequence as Petrol. About a week later our copy of Trailer came through the post (Sam Goody didn't stock it) and we heard it and went 'oh man we suck'. The beginning and end of my musical career
I do miss that seemingly 90's thing of bands doing mimi-albums before their debut, doesn't seem to happen anymore.
At their 20th Anniversary show last summer they played it all the way through. Was amazing.
singles not included on any albums
He was 16 when he wrote that. Six-fucking-teen!
I think he was 15/16 when he wrote girl from mars!
To me they sound exactly like the sort of song a teenager would write.
just that they are very good for someone that young.
Trailer is great but it's pretty raw
A lIfe less ordinary is one of my favourite songs ever
I pretty much didn't like anything they did after that
But I agree with you. Life Less Ordinary was the peak.
1977 is brilliant. I find some of their subsequent stuff quite listenable too, even if it's not a patch on 1977 and Trailer.
which is pretty impressive when they released 26 in one year recently. But funnily enough, I think the only average one they've ever done is Uncle Pat. Still love Trailer as a whole.
And wasn't he 15 rather than 16 when he wrote Jack Names The Planets? The git.
it's a white/red ringer t with the Ash in the style of the Star Wars logo over the left breast and '3 Boy Hardcore Action' on the back, looks unworn and I have no memory of buying it, but I think I may have bought it at Reading 1996.
Oh, I like Trailer too...going to listen to it in the car tomorrow.
Supporting Blessed Ethel at Southampton Joiners, the night Kurt Cobain killed himself. True rock story there.
They were selling a record at that, which i didn't buy, that pre-dated JNTP. Never saw it anywhere again - I wonder what it was?
free all angels is a brilliant album, as are most of their b-sides up to this period. the b-side cd on intergalatic sonic sevens is ridiculous and it of course accompanies one of the best greatest hits records ever.
since free all angels they have been a bit more inconsistent but are still a quality band
that anymore....have you really not listened to any of the A-Z singles they recently released?
the a-z series is packed full of great pop songs and prob their best stuff since FAA.
and gave Trailer a spin on my way to work.
After I overcame the horor of recalling that this record came out EIGHTEEN YEARS ago I was reminded of how enjoyable this spiky little collection of songs is. Uncle Pat and Petrol are still the clear highlights. Great tunes.
I think alot of people simply outgrew Ash - I only got to 3 albums before I lost interest. When I was a teenager they were one of the first things that got me into new music and I will always look upon their early output fondly.