I don't think that track is entirely indicative of the record as a whole but it does form it's 'crux'; I suspect you'll maybe get a little more out of 'Reversing' (which is great) and 'She just likes to fight' than I do.
It's streaming on his website so you can find out for yourself:
Willis' version of 'Under the boardwalk' is immense.
Very good record I thought...
Are you doing it right Theo?
(And that Coldplay / Jay-Z gig was, against the form sheet, maximum aceness by the way)
Excellent work. Really want to listen to this again now...
I had it on loop for about 7 months this year. More Fuck Buttons remixes please...
Especially like the first 2, Karen O water fountain, Green Day, U2, Prodigy, Editors, Blur, Peaches (b+w one) and Lily Allen ones.
Not a fan of many of the bands mind!
A lot of people seem to be taking their clothes off these days. Shame on them...
I await the inevitable backlash about the band at 50!
Here's my favourites:
But I really did love that quiche. And I feel that came across.
I have issues with this sentence.
I've eaten some bloody good Supermarket Quiche. Cold and all. Often in the car park outside the Co-op in Camber whilst waiting for a taxi to a weekend of drunken debauchery.
No idea about the record Kev, but man... I have special memories of that quiche. Ask dan_thw. He knows the complicated ties that can exist between a man, some eggs and the perfect melding of broccoli and cheese.
I reckon even most of my more 'rock loving' mates would struggle to get past the production and lack of tunes (for the first few spins anyhow) on this beast. Whereas they're lurking just under the surface on the Pissed Jeans, Hunches & Part Chimp records, here they're buried under a whole heap of distortion and abstract noise.
It grows on me with each listen, but I agree with this line of yours wholeheartedly Mike:
"Which, all told, is not to say Big Ripper isn’t enjoyable, as it is, immensely so. But (probably) purely to an audience that already exists"
An audience like us lot I guess, but perhaps not the bulk of the DiS readership?
Sorry, I didn't realise that. The press release had vocals next to all of the members, but I'd just always been used to Craig fronting the outfit so the thought hadn't even occurred to me.
What do you think of this new offering?
When talking about this record and his endorsement of CountryLife butter.
I'd never realised that I actually own about 1/2 of this record until I saw all these familiar songs on the show. Makes me think I now need to obtain the other 1/2...
How good Gorillaz are. That second record is nigh on wonderful.
So I'm excited about this. Albarn has always liked a tune too, and a dabble with pop, so I look forward to seeing what this turns into.
Anyhow, short version:
I wish I could have gone. All of those bands are very good. I suspect The Phantom Band are my new favourite thing.
It's well worth it
Even though sometimeswhenyoudothis my mind hurts a little bit. And the fact that you liked that record by The Chap a lot...
Can't decide about this album as an entirety, but I do like this song. A lot. It's kind of what I hoped Brian Wilson's 'Smile' would sound like. Except it didn't. The bastard.
I think it's maybe crept up to a 9/10 record now.
It's bloody brilliant, and just keeps giving.
I wouldn't have likely gone either. But it was a genuinely great night. I was just itching to be up the front all night long...
And when did they get all big without me noticing?
It's like Michael Macintyre ALL OVER AGAIN.
There's one that The Faint did of 'Danse Macabre' that I really rate most of. Soulwax also did a great reworking of one of their more average albums and turned out 'Nite Versions', which was far superior.
Early DFA ones were very good (Compilation #2, Remixes Chapter 1 in particular standing out), the reworkings of DFA1979's debut were a bit samey but very, VERY good in parts. And some class Primal Scream's 'Echo Dek' as a good example too.
But generally yeah, they're a little lacklustre.
I thought, anyhow...
And he's right about The Phantom Band.
More Dads should do DiS reviews.
Marvellous. They're one of my most favoured UK acts...
Well of the 5 on the list I'd heard (Micachu, LOTP, SFA, Phantom Band & TWTWas) this was actually my least favourite, with The Phantom Band being some way out in front.
But well done regardless boys, it's a good record.
Even if everyone on DiS is wrong about just HOW good...
Therefore people must be stupid.
Besides, they're wearing leather in that photo. How can that NOT be cool?
True. But it's not good either, is it?
I mean the highlights of the weekend were a couple of bands who were last good in 1983, two pop acts who are mediocre by pop's standards (but who are pretty different to one another I'd argue and not 'pretty much one and the same'), a couple of opening bands who annoyingly only EVER get 20 minutes at V and The Killers. Who really are as bad as the commentators make them out to be.
I have no doubt Dizzee Rascal was fun and that MGMT were... well, MGMT... but it's not exactly heart-racing fare.
I have nothing against mainstream music at all (see my love of Girls Aloud, Dizzee, Calvin Harris, Elbow, Radiohead, Basement Jaxx, etc). But I do dislike V with a passion having been twice* before.
* Yes I know. Twice.
And I'm glad DiS reviewed it.
Given that you don't like them?!
Bit jealous that I didn't go to this though...
You seem to have to buy a ticket to see them in order to... erm, win a ticket to see them?
Someone didn't think that one through...
A couple were in a balcony miles away and one loved it whereas one felt disconnected. Another two were at the back and felt it paled to their Koko gig a few years back and I was a bit nearer the front and loved every minute.
I might investigate
And 98% of anything else I've ever heard.
Mainly because the original is up there amongst my 10 favourite records ever.
Despite not being a huge fan of them, I still regard it as one of the best gigs I've ever attended. 'Gas panic' ruled my summer that year...
I liked it a lot.
I am awaiting the album and tour most keenly.
Get so unfairly derided sometimes...
I wish every interview could be as interesting and divergent as this one.
Looking forward to my shiny CD version arriving.
I like this record.
I like this review.