December 24, 2006
Columbia 88697044297: 18th December 2006
1. Sometimes I Feel So Lonely (Single Version)
“Everything’s permitted, nothing’s really true, live outside the law boys, doin’ what ya do, nothing’s at it seems, you can be redeemed”
2. Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues
“I reached in for my razor, and then we messed around, but when I drew my pistol, I quickly smoked him down”
‘Sometimes I Feel So Lonely’ was the gorgeous Country-Gospel closer to Primal Scream’s ‘Riot City Blues’ album. For some reason, with this release, they thought that the moody air of inebriated melancholy would be improved by removing the haunting Harmonica and replacing it with sickly-sweet Strings of unfathomable hideousness. It now resembles some kind of awful West-End musical number… avoid at all cost.
Luckily, Primal Scream’s last two singles included fantastic B-sides and this release is no exception. ‘Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues’ is a creeping honky-tonk Piano tune, steeped long in all manner of intoxicating spirits. They’ve gone for a ‘St. James Infirmary Blues’ vibe and pulled it off nicely.
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December 24, 2006
Young & Lost Club YALC0011: 11th December 2006
1. Three’s A Crowd
“Two is company, but three’s a crowd, I thought there were no pets allowed”
“They threw their watches into the lake, they had no need for time, and as the moon shone down on them, it showed the weathered marks of life”
‘Three’s A Crowd’ is a furious injection of Indie-Rock but to say it rips off ‘French Disko’ by Stereolab is an understatement of epic proportions. Luckily, as with Fear Of Flying’s last single (It concerned a love affair between two bus drivers), the lyrics are spectacular and entirely their own. The words are about a man’s paranoid thoughts of murder. The twist is that his thoughts are directed at his girlfriend’s cat, because she loves him more. ‘Forget-Me-Nots’ is the liberating story about the inhabitants of a retirement home throwing off the shackles of oppression and escaping in a ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ style.
Click here to watch the rather wonderful video for ‘Three’s A Crowd’ on YouTube.
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