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I like the Bluetones. There, I've said it. Is my reputation in tatters?
because i like them too. We'll get through this together, Browno.
You know that scene in Almost Famous? The bit where they all think the plane is gonna crash, and they all start confessing their secrets, and the drummer shouts "I'm gay" seconds before the turbulence ends, and then looks horrendously embarassed?
Nah, it's hardly a secret, it's right there in my ratings. I'm a sucker for indie-pop. I'd like to stress though, for cool's sake, I hated Kula Shaker all along.
Kula Shaker are reforming though, right?
Though I think 'love' is a bit strong.
They have done some class tracks, including the music that accompanies the Camden episode of greatness from Spaced Series 2, so that's great.
playing in a town near you soon...
(if they get round to that Australian tour that is).
after 'Science And Nature' i reckon.
But i suppose they might play 'Slight Return' if you ask nicely, yes.
at Newcastle Academy a couple of months back. It's amazing how much Mark seems to still enjoy what he does, and I know it's a dirty word but he puts on a fantastic show. Apparently there's an album sometime this year.
same, although i thought S&N had really great bits that rivalled everything else they'd done.
discussing Bluetones seriously...
where 'Autophilia (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Car)' builds to a crescendo but suddenly cuts out when 'Keep The Home Fires Burning' starts up with that brass section...lovely.
Was probably the 2nd CD I ever bought, ever.
... I like them a lot. A lot of crap bands rose around the time and I don't miss them. Some bands were better than that - this one included - and I'm glad they've found some way to survive.
They've got a two album deal with Cooking Vinyl anyhow, so you won't be seeing the back of them just yet. I actually thought Luxembourg was their best album...
The Bluetones were/are brilliant.
Great B-sides as well.
Well not so much any more, but for the first three albums they were.
and it's no secret.
but heard a song on a mixtape t'other day and realised they're actually rather good, aren't they?
bugger. suppose i should apologise to my ex for disparaging her music taste all those years ago.
and I like the Bluetones.
I am not ashamed.
I thought 'Luxembourg' was ace.
but I don't really remember it...
I'm certainly glad they exist... without them Mark & lard's show would have bin missing that "where did you go/ where's he gone now" skit that they dined on for years...
and don't really give a toss about what people think about it.
i'll admit i prefer 'science & nature' over the most recent stuff but they've made and continue to make some incredibly catchy indie pop with a complete ignorance of cool which is great.
their b-sides are consistently excellent.
'happy birthday, jesus.'
Marblehead Johnson is the best, it's so great.
When I saw The Thrills (don't ask), people were heckling them by shouting out Bluetones song titles. It was funny.
when NME tried to make them out as racists? Bizarre. I own Expecting to Fly, but I haven't listened to it in 6 years at least.
i think of Helen Love...
tell me, it sounds like it will be useful information!
I need to buy more Helen Love. Every time I hear Atari Teenage Riot I think of 'Does Your Heart Go Boom?'
are great !
...was written by Steven Wells, who at first thought they might be but then refused to believe it could be true. All in the space of the same article.