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Old 24th May 2005, 17:32   #21
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That'll teach for you looking at other men's arses.
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Old 24th May 2005, 17:42   #22
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Can I just be really annoying and point out to John that the Stereophonics version of Handbags... was not the one used in the Office credits, rather one by somebody called, if memory serves, Big George, or something like that.
Yes you can. Thanks for the info. Big George also did the theme music to Have I Got News For You.

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Disco Down by Shed Seven (thanks JS)
I told you it was their only good song.

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the brilliant single from Razorlight Somewhere Else
Is it just me, or does it sound exactly like Lloyd Cole?
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Old 24th May 2005, 17:49   #23
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Notty -

I know, I know - but such things are difficult to avoid when they're clad in tight leopardskin.
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Been replaying Nick Cave There She Goes My Beautiful World over and over; and Elvis duo of Suspicious Minds/Burning Love (purely on account of the Lilo and Stitch association, as I'm not an Elvis fan generally)
What a perfect post for today's menu: my first ever listen to There She Goes My Beautiful World (which is as wonderful and awe-inspiring as JS and Col have been saying all along), and also Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from L&S (a movie the kids have just discovered and really taken to heart) which I've been putting into a megamix playlist for the long drive down to La Rochelle in two weeks' time.
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Old 6th Jun 2005, 22:19   #25
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Strike that. There She Goes My Beautiful World is not just wonderful, it's genius (just having another listen). I'm gobsmacked.
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I think I quoted these lines elsewhere, but they are probably my favourite bit of There She Goes, My Beautiful World. Imagine them, if you can, delivered with Cave's typical cynical/amused drawl:

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So if you've got a trumpet
Get on your feet, brother, and blow it
And if you've got a field that don't yield
Well get up now and hoe it
I look at you, you look at me
And deep in our hearts babe, we know it
That you weren't much of a muse
But then, I wasn't much of a poet
Plus his repeated ecstatic refrains, when pleading for inspiration from on high: "Send that stuff on down to me / Send that stuff on down to me" and "I just wanna move the world / I just wanna move the world," with full backing hollers and noise.
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Also, got the Gorillaz album mentioned above, Demon Days, which is gradually turning out to be Damon Albarn's greatest achievement since Blur's 13. At its best it manages the difficult task of being both funky and tender.

Am currently awaiting delivery from Amazon of three desirable, and hopefully essential, purchases all released today, The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan; The Tears' (ie Suede of old) Here Come the Tears; and Coldplay's X&Y. They all have something in common: and I don't mean just being old-fashioned comfort listening (I hope). They all three have absolutely deplorably bad titles.
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What's with that Razorlight song Somewhere Else? It's rubbish surely.

'And I met a girl
She asked me my name
I told her what it was
She looked at me'

'But I really, really wish I could be
Somewhere else than here
Just anywhere else
Just anywere else than here'

'But that was somewhere else
Yeah somewhere else, somewhere else
I really, really wish I could be
Somewhere else, somewhere else, somewhere else'

It might be alright if it was set to some wonderful new guitar lick or some high energy shouty type behaviour, or let's be honest, anything other than some bloke just talking. Isn't he supposed to be some sort of up his own arse dickhead as well?
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Old 7th Jun 2005, 8:00   #29
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One of the things I love about There She Goes My Beautiful World is on the first chorus, where if you listen carefully one backing singer goies totally mental and just, frankly, roars. Most amusing.

But the best lyric from Abbatoir Blues is surely Nature Boy's:

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You said, hey, nature boy, are you looking at me
With some unrighteous intention?
My knees went weak,
I couldn't speak, I was having thoughts
That were not in my best interests to mention
Yjmli - got to disagree with you on the Razorlight thing, I thought it was an excellent song though admittedly it is hardly lyrically ground-breaking. It's just one of those songs played loud on headphones than send a bit of a shiver down the spine for me.
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TSG,MBW is definitely first on my imaginary cycling-to-work-as-fast-as-I-possibly-can playlist, for when I get my iPod (are you listening Mrs Amner?). Is it possible to listen to it without smiling?

Which other speedy pushing-through-the-pain inspirational tracks would my Palimp peers choose for the playlist, I wonder? There's a place for the Stranglers' Duchess and The Teardrop Explodes' Reward...but what else?
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