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Old 27-05-2020, 19:30
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I watched that secret seven inch film which is not something i was aware of since i don't collect vinyl but it's an interesting little look at music obsession - https://vimeo.com/343964425

I love that artwork from mark frudd as well - https://twitter.com/pauljwyatt/statu...66172868628480
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Old 01-06-2020, 13:49
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Good luck with our longest episode yet! It's very long!
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Old 02-06-2020, 15:34
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Good luck with our longest episode yet! It's very long!
Very good episode. I really enjoyed it a lot. I do have say that it is quite long though.
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Old 03-06-2020, 19:30
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'Twas quite long but still enjoyable.

Lucas is definitely special though, isn't he? Maroon 5 and the thunderbirds? Nobody loved you being a "nothing" song? Okayyy... *side-eye* But we love him all the same and value his input.

I think the word you were all struggling for for the first half of this is melancholy. This album is melancholia eternally.

I'm always amazed how much non-fans enjoy you stole the sun because fans have always seemed lukewarm on it, i certainly am, i'd never put it in my top 10 or even top 20. It's no wonder they drag it out for festivals, seems to go down a treat for the masses.

For this week's listening i'm going to choose that version of ready for drowning with john cale on piano because james sounds incredible - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3vPyumqX4

Finally, i too absolutely loathe the retroactive editing of albums, as much as i love prologue it just doesn't belong on this. Stop rewriting your history, silly buggers.
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Now -
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And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity.
Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America,
and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of military systems, forever beyond his reach.
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Old 04-06-2020, 04:42
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Great episode, loved it.

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Old 09-06-2020, 19:39
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Still a great gig to watch but my heart breaks a little that neither steve nor lucas knew who arthur scargill is.

Poor james though. I remember feeling so terrible for him when his guitar strap broke in front of a global audience. That's the thing about the manics, they have a bit of that 'snatching defeat from the jaws of victory' throughout their career. But i think they're well aware of it, i don't feel they've often been arrogant with their success. Well there's this but he says it in such a charming way - https://youtu.be/f5uGSp05Zlw?t=75

As far as i can remember they made a loss putting on this gig, wasn't it something silly like 300k? Respect to them for keeping the cost down for their gigs over the years when most of the ticket price goes to the scammers otherwise known as ticket companies.

It's sweet that both steve and lucas are kinda looking forward to the december gig on the basis of this but i hope you're managing their expectations somewhat. As you pointed out james just can't sing like that anymore, his range is shot to pieces, and you're not going to see many dressing up but i still say go for it! Get lucas to wear his wife's wedding dress if he's married by then.

I always loved the crunchy ready for drowning included on the DVD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a33J4ADNfoo
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Now -
Disk beginning to rotate, faster, becoming a sphere of paler gray. Expanding -
And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity.
Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America,
and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of military systems, forever beyond his reach.
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Old 26-06-2020, 19:53
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Any idles fan on here then? I'm not but then i don't know much about them so i wasn't aware of any comparison between them and the manics. From what i've listened to and read so far i can only really see this in a very superficial way - socialism good and tories bad mmmkay? I'm sure there's more i'm missing but to me they share a lot more with sleaford mods but s'all good, man.
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Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America,
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Old 29-06-2020, 21:50
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Really loved this weeks' podcast going through all of KYE track-by-track, definitely up there as one of my fave eps of this podcast so far. Was very interesting hearing the varying opinions, and whilst not overdone at all the Ocean Spray story/connection was actually pretty moving and very on-point in terms of how personal feelings and meanings can attach themselves to art and give it a personal context that no-one can (or at least in my view should) ever take away from you, regardless of more general opinions.
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Old 30-06-2020, 23:09
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I agree with that, specifically the bit about emotional context for why a song hits you. I've always liked ocean spray but i could never hate it because of what it means to james having written it, it adds poignancy to the song and elevates it.

There's so much i just love on know your enemy despite it being overly long and all over the place - no coherency. Intravenous agnostic still has the power to hit me right there, i even used part of it in a uni project. With some cracking b-sides as well - locust valley, masking tape, just a kid, didn't my lord deliver daniel, fear of motion...

I'm gonna add a couple of corrections/omissions (at least what i think) - pretty sure year of purification is a nod to the foot and mouth outbreak that occurred early that year. For some reason i have that in the back of my mind, maybe they talked about it in an interview. Miss europa - i don't think this was meant to be an attack on 70s disco at all, i thought it was more of a scathing look at UK club culture, particularly abroad where you have pissed-up brits descending on ibiza and "having it large".

Listening to these pods though, and it's more apparent on this one and holy bible, it makes me appreciate the manics for making me aware of quite a diverse range of subjects from at least a starting point. Saying that, how can you not know of mccarthyism and the spanish civil war? That really surprises me, maybe moreso than not knowing who arthur scargill is. But hey, i'm not making fun, i promise - https://xkcd.com/1053/

Also, i gotta love that this album can still drop the casual listener after everything must go and this is my truth. Working as intended.

In anticipation of the bonus ep covering louder than war, an absolutely furious james on motown junk...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3arYKAD-zE
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And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity.
Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America,
and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of military systems, forever beyond his reach.
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