and you've got the review perfect, including nailing the stupid cliches that get thrown at them.
people need to go via the front page from time to time and not just read the forums.
and I love the film too.
in Cardiff in a couple of weeks. Cannot wait.
because there's no concept. He's just doing exactly what he does on stage.
and Gene deserved more than to be labelled as Smiths copyists. I actually preferred them, not least because I thought I could comfortably go for a drink with the frontman and actually enjoy it.
but I enjoyed reading this a lot. Write more, Mr Hammond.
Wonder why they led off with such unrepresentative stuff then?
Good. I'm pleased to know that the tracks they've put out there so far are the weaker ones. I still like Green Day, but the last album was a patience tester so this sounds promising...
I'll only embarrass myself horribly. I love the record though, I really do.
which was that he wanted his old life back because he felt he was aging prematurely and his life wasn't his own. Hope he gets to make lots of good stuff on his own terms now.
...and don't apologise for putting it here too. Pledged on this the other day (the film, and complete four hour concert on three discs) and... erm... unlike just about every other PledgeMusic project I've opted into, this looks like it could miss its target (and the films won't get sent out if that happens). Pledge!
Which, it has to be said, means I am going to like it.
I really like Octopus, and with just about everyone saying that it's the weak point of the record, I am rather looking forward to receiving my copy.
I didn't fancy doing a dissertation like blokealex, this will have to do.
I may be gone some time.
I have the Blur 21 box set on order, and therefore heading my way in a week or so. And I am very excited for it.
you might have meant "Taste Aversion" which preceded it, although that's half as long.
I'll take my pedantic backside elsewhere. :)
Ginger's "new song that's nearly ten minutes long"... that would be the old Wildhearts song "Inglorious", readily available on the Fishing For Luckies album and therefore more than familiar to fans, I'd have thought!
There were newies in there, albeit newies from a triple album released last month.
Regarding the road access thing, I've been to something at Knebworth, and that place DID only have one entrance or exit when I went. Hopefully things have improved somewhat since then, from what you're saying...
...where's my copy? I ordered it ages ago and you haven't despatched it yet. I really want to hear this.
Got to say, I love this record.
I was always a big Dodgy fan, but could understand why not everyone was - the silly band name, the kiddie artwork, some dreadful videos (by their own admission), but above all this they were capable of turning in a tune far better than many of the bands they were unfairly lumped in with.
But this time round, the new album has been greeted with extremely positive reviews pretty much everywhere, and a slew of articles along the lines of "who knew we needed another Dodgy album, but..." - the most notable one being in the Guardian. On its merits alone, for me it's a really lovely record, and not just one for people that liked them last time. In fact it may have more appeal to people for whom that's not the case, because it's a decidedly melancholy affair...
He sounds just like Brendan Benson, which works for me.
it's this one. This is way more of a work of art than OK Computer, to give one example. And I love OK Computer.
is one of the greatest pop songs ever.
I think if he had just kept thumping the heck out of the piano for record after record, the schtick might have gotten tired. I thought "Reinhold Messner" was brilliant for doing something different (his record company, like you, thought he was mad). But I love the solo work just as much. I wouldn't say it's not as good, I'd just say it's different.
Anyway, you might be in luck because it looks like a new Five record is on the cards. If they tour I would travel to see it. Any distance.
then I can't wait.
Also got their debut this week, which as far as I'm aware has only ever been available here on import (albeit for just under a tenner). Surprised by how good that is, given that they didn't properly bother to release it here...
that for all of the talk of the new rhythm section, they hardly play on any of the record. Most of the drums are done by Joseph.
although I hope we're thinking it for the same reasons. The Chaos was a bloody brilliant record.
I'm in. (Although I did get the first volume through iTunes)
I had no idea this was coming out, cheers DiS.
but I played this reissue through today and, well, great though all the alternative versions are, do we really need to hear Pink Triangle five times? There was enough material from the era to fill a couple of discs...
It's absolute genius.
I'm there. "There" being "Bristol".
gives me another opportunity to state how much I love him/them.
I might have to buy it in that case. Was really disappointed with the last record.
and thanks for the site. If you last this long on the Interwebs, you must be doing something right.
Damian Kulash is simply an amazing human being. And I got into OK Go through the music, not the videos... I get fed up of people saying "nice videos, shame about the songs" because that is just patently bollocks. The fact that they're very adept at films too and, well, anything they turn their hands to, is a (big) bonus. And the show they did in Bristol this year (essentially, packing a stadium show into a pub) was the best thing I've seen all year.
anyone who starts a conversation about the music industry in 2010 by talking about how people "consume their music" now. If you see the word "consume" at any point, turn the radio or TV off before the person uttering the word can complete their sentence.
but I really like this record.
and a crime that they haven't followed it up, because the bits they've done since (especially War Of The Worlds) have been as good.
I saw him over a month ago and he played "Your Visits Are Getting Shorter" then. It was a great gig, for what it's worth.
my copy has arrived now. And I think it's not bad. First half better than second which is a little identikit. Probably a 7/10 from this corner.
Maybe it's time to buy one of his records again.
had the line "The Fool On The Hill and I Feel Fine" in it. I don't want to hear anyone starting to retrospectively defend it. And of course another song on that record had "Sing a song for me, one from Let It Be". Subtext: we are coked out of our minds and want people to think of The Beatles every time they think of us. Gnnnnnnnnnn........
1) Pretty much everything that wasn't on Definitely Maybe was gash. People even said Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger were dirges at the time they came out, then changed their tune when every bugger started singing them
2) You could have knocked a couple more points off the score