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Old 30-11-2011, 15:46
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William's Last Words

What's the significance of the sound effects on William's Last Word's before the music and vocals kicks in?

There's one which sounds like a flare going off and then something that sounds like a playground or something.

I have no idea why they are there or what their meaning is. Anyone offer any theories / explanations?
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Old 30-11-2011, 20:19
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Old 30-11-2011, 20:24
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Old 30-11-2011, 20:25
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It was stolen from the intro of another song. I can't remember the name or even the artist, but I'm sure someone else will.
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Old 30-11-2011, 20:41
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Old 30-11-2011, 21:19
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a flare going off
To warn overhead planes that Wire is about to 'sing'.
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Old 30-11-2011, 21:23
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Found what I was referring to above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUpt_xnPofY&sns=em

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Old 07-12-2011, 13:43
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Many thanks for that Dancing Kirby, that had been bugging me for some time. Wonder what the significance of it is? I've never heard of Cabaret Voltaire before - were the Manics/Richey big fans of them?
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Old 07-12-2011, 18:45
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Found what I was referring to above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUpt_xnPofY&sns=em

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Wow, that is the same isn't it? Strange they've not mentioned the reference anywhere like they do with most of their other tributes/rip-offs.
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Old 07-12-2011, 18:53
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Found what I was referring to above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUpt_xnPofY&sns=em

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I think the Wire's modelled his vocal style after their vocalist too
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Old 08-12-2011, 16:56
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:10
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My favourite explanation for it was it was Nicky beating Steve Albini on some old arcade game.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:52
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Old 09-12-2011, 16:14
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My favourite explanation for it was it was Nicky beating Steve Albini on some old arcade game.
It always reminded of Space Invaders.
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Seems this is the thread for this song.
Rewatched Shadows and Words last night and it got me thinking.
After a few years on what do people think of this song? Was it deliberately edited to mean something it wasn't meant to be? (The suicide note...)
I used to love the song but in hindsight, was it just a cynical attempt to exploit the Richey myth?
The whole lyric itself is such a strange piece of writing anyway it's difficult to make any sense out of the true meaning, but maybe they should've just left it, rather than what we ended up with?

Don't mean to sound like I'm accusing the band of anything untoward, it just always jars me somewhat.
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