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There's a hi-hat pattern in the re-recorded version that kills me every time.
but couldnt tell you how it goes SO it can't be that good
now that's perfect
But I'd still say not on the same level as its not quite as hooky.
Think 'Telepathic Love' by The Wipers matches it though.
His phrasing on Bleeding Powers is untouchable. Also has that sweet little solo.
but I had no idea until recently how much he owes his sound to Squeeze. I'd just avoided Squeeze because Jools Holland. assumed they'd have loads of awful boogie woogie piano.
I watched a doc on them on BBC 4, and they actually had some great tunes. which I would probably never have appreciated if I hadn't fallen for Ted Leo first.
september girls is close i reckon if that counts
Been listening to this a lot recently. Jimmy Eat World do a nice little cover of it too.
Motor Away gives it a good run for its money...
Yawn yawn yawn
I love The Fall, but why would you link to anything else but the original?
especially since you could then tie in a statement like, I don't know, The Kinks have written all of the top twenty or so melodically perfect songs.
as far as GBV, I reckon 'Gold Star for Robot Boy' is the best one.
sounds like yogi bear in the verse, middle 8 is way 60s too. agreed otherwise.
and the middle 8's ace.
I don't know, dude, I just have a hard time seeing fault with any of their great singles. soundtracked my childhood whenever my mum was doing stuff about the house. I can't even process your criticisms, everything in that song is 100% charming.