- because I love the band. when I got my copy I listened and thought "ehh, ok. It's alright" However I got more and more into it the more times I listened.
Readers & Writers is the absolute standout for me. However I do agree that the album maybe wanders a wee bit as it gets to the end. Luckily the bonus track on the original issue is a belter. It sounds like Idlewild paying respect to another great Scottish band of yesteryear (Big Country).
Overall, definitely a grower - and a good one at that.
The experiment worked. Long live the 'Wild!!!
I rember buying this on cassette, on the week it came out, for £4.99. (Our Price used to do cassettes on the cheap for the first week of their release - and £4.99 was cheap in those days!)
I thought they were brilliant then and I still think they are brilliant now. W/P was a bit of a blip, but it was always going to suffer after the majesty of 100BW and TRP.
I agree with those who have posted previously - get Roddy back to talk us through the other albums. If this doesn't happen then at least I can console myself with my 5 night pass for the Tut's gigs.
I also hope that they ditch the soulless pit that is the ABC in favour of the Barrowlands.
The 'Steady and the Barra's would be anawesome combination.
Hope Tad recovers ok. I like the way he makes the effort to stand in the crowd to watch support bands.
I was at the Idlewild gig at the Picture house and while the band were brilliant the crowd were shit.
The place seemed to be full of posers in their "night out on the town" gear. I had a group of these upper class fuckwits stand next to me. They spent most of the gig glaring at anyone who dared to sing along, they laughed openly at the bloke in front of them who was doing a bit of jumping about, and the only song any of them knew was "You held the world..."
Also be warned, once the gig is over you won't be able to get out of the one exit door because of all the Crawfords and Jocasta's queuing up to get their Barbour jackets and fox fur stoals from the inconveniently placed cloakroom.
Thank Christ I've got my tickets for "5 'wild nights" at King Tuts. At least a Glasgow crowd knows how to rock!!