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Old 03-10-2021, 21:02
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James & Nicky Duets

I was trying to think of examples where the majority of a song is sung by both James and Nicky. Off the top of my head, I could only think of “My Little Empire”, “Intravenous Agnostic” and “Futurology” but there’s got to be more than that, right? What songs am I forgetting?

SIDEBAR: Anyone else ever wondered what the fuck is wrong with James’ vocal on “Intravenous Agnostic”? He sounds either drunk or like he’s just given up by the second chorus. Is it meant to be an affectation?
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As Holy as the Soil and Wattsville Blues (if you can call what Nicky’s doing on that singing ) immediately sprung to mind.
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Old 03-10-2021, 22:04
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I was trying to think of examples where the majority of a song is sung by both James and Nicky. Off the top of my head, I could only think of “My Little Empire”, “Intravenous Agnostic” and “Futurology” but there’s got to be more than that, right? What songs am I forgetting?

SIDEBAR: Anyone else ever wondered what the fuck is wrong with James’ vocal on “Intravenous Agnostic”? He sounds either drunk or like he’s just given up by the second chorus. Is it meant to be an affectation?
Not noticed that but didn't they record the album as a best of 3 takes thing. Praps sounding drunk was best
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Williams Last Words has some Jimbo harmonies.
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Williams Last Words has some Jimbo harmonies.
Nah, that one doesn’t count mate because James sings one line in the whole thing. I’m talking about songs where they both sing most of it, either taking it in turns or singing it together like they do “Intravenous Agnostic” and “My Little Empire”.
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I would love a proper duet between the two instead of these songs where the other just provides some backing vocals or they sing the chorus together - lady lazarus being a particularly good shout.
But in keeping with these rules you could include groundhog days i suppose, for the spoken word bit. Listening to this again recently i got a lot more out of it, i don't think i was fond of spoken word stuff in music back then.
I'll add withdraw/retreat as well, off nicky's album.
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