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Good little album, that. Thanks EMO for reminding me of it.
it's the NOT KNOWING THAT KILLS YOU
it only takes one post on the social forum that should have been on the music forum, to sound the MUSIC THREAD ON THE SOCIAL FORUM KLAXON
So bored of jokes about Creep and Flea tbh
Track 2 can get tae fuck, but the rest is top.
Local Boy In The Photograph still sends a shiver down the old spine mind. Never even got close to writing anything nearly as evocative as that.
it's the bit where it goes from the "balaclaaa-haaaa-haaa-haaavaaaaaa back into "There's no mistake, I smell that smell..."
`There's no mistake, I smell that smell.
It's that time of year again, I can taste the aaaaaaaair`
Manages to describe and evoke nostalgia perfectly. It's just great.
Anyone mates with that guy?
my dad used to rinse it in the car when I was about 5 or 6
they also used to play The Bartender and the Thief in the pre-match playlist at Carrow Road around 2003-2005ish
most of the album is complete gash mind you
Get the fuck out of here. Now.
I was actually 3 when it came out!!!!!!!!
stop making me feel old
Halcyon Days :')
on a proper recorded minidisc
The rest is good
Looks Like Chaplin is the one that just feels 100% like filler.
if oasis steal your riffs you must be doing something right.
the guitars are just louder
you all like the stereophonics
That 1000 matches song popped into my head this morning and I though about how they were so bad back then.
I listened to Performance and Cocktails in full just 3 days ago on the drive home from Bristol. First time I'd played it in about 12 years. Was prompted after hearing Bartender and the Thief in a restaurant earlier in the day. Was planning to whack WGA on as well at some point this week. Definitely going to now!!
just gave it a listen. got to say, didn't really do if for me like I was expecting
is SO FUCKING SHIT.
I have the Bartender and the Thief single somewhere. I liked that one. A Thousand Trees and Local Boy came out when we were at Uni, but always seemed a bit also-ran for us.
it was on in the background of a really old Jamie Oliver show on UK Food. I grew up in Wales and it was hammered at the time by everyone as it seemed to sum up the drudgery and rain.
Every shop, every house, every pub, every club. It was like everyone in the entire town of Bridgend had unanimously decided that this was the best album that had ever been made. Never seen such a general positive opinion of an album amongst a varying group in my life before or since. Cwmaman is not too far from Bridgend, so perhaps there was a bit of "local boys done well" about it, and it's bland enough to appeal to the masses, but it takes more than that to be so universally appreciated. About 25 people from my year in school ended up going to see them in Afan Lido leisure centre, that night was one of the highlight of my teenage years for numerous reasons, and the atmosphere of the entire crowd knowing every single word to every single song was a big part of it. Even more ended up going to the Cardiff Castle gig, when that happened, but the magic was wearing off by then. I remember the excitement and anticipation The Bartender And The Thief created, with people's expectations for their future being feverish. Inevitably they could never match that first album peak, and parts of it have aged worse than others, while everyone who adored it has grown up, but I'll never be able to have an unbiased view on that album because contextually it was everything about that year of my life, whether by choice or not.
flea hook hand the creep car door
but it was around my second year in high school at the time. This continued until sixth form. It was pretty much the only indie band the dance / garage / pop crowd were allowed to like.
and yet i've had 'mooore life, mooore life, moree-a-life-a in a tramp's vest'
stuck in my head
keeps putting the line "another office affair.." in my head.
A place where decent minded people can talk about music, if they can be bothered.
on Dave yesterday with the lovely Lisa Rogers.
*Tenuous Stuart Cable reference.