With less tunes
truly one of the greatest albums of all time. 2003 was an absolutely crazy year tbh, already had Cursive’s Ugly Organ turn 20 last week as well
I think me, you and @TKC should arrange an evening where we just talk about 2003
count me IN
Crimes is on as I am on the train
Was just listening to Crimes too and it just doesn’t hit in the same way as BPIB does. It doesn’t have the nostalgia buzz I get from the first two. Think it was because I was starting to move away from listening to that style of music when it came out, so didn’t listen to this or Young Machetes anywhere near as much.
FIYAH FIYAH FIYAH
I love Crimes, think that’s because it was the first of theirs I got though. I always find Young Machetes a bit overrated really, I think Crimes is a good bridge between the hardcore punk aspects of BPIB and the more ‘poppy’ (for want of a much better word) of Young Machetes but I find YM to be a bit lacking in parts. Think they ended on the right note as it seems to be a bit Jaguar Love in places and Jordan is proper underused on it. Is probably their only album with actual stinkers on it too
What tracks, out of interest? Just curious.
Mainly Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes, pretty much the only track of theirs I skip. Spit Shine Your Black Clouds is also not a great song but I do like it, despite itself
Agree with you on Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes, a bit of a nothing track really. Spit Shine is…fine, not their best.
I got into them with crimes and always preferred them with that poppier edge, somehow it makes it seem even weirder. Great memories of my mum and dad being genuinely concerned that it would have a negative effect on me Wouldn’t say YM has stinkers, but trimmed by a few tracks it definitely improves.
yeah stinkers is a strong word, they’re not bad songs but Street Wars is very pedestrian and thats the last thing Blood Brothers should be. Same with 1,2,3,4 Guitars, Johnny’s voice just gives it that something though
Yeah agree on both - think I had a ten-track playlist of it that ripped. Loved the cover, too. Reminds me of getting all my weirdo t shirts from Johnny’s clothing line.
think it’s Jordan’s wife on that
It’s certainly not one of their best “songs” (although I do enjoy the groove), but it serve a great purpose to YM as an album. It acts as a lovely breather between that late-album stretch of belters and then the final exorcism of Giant Swan.
Crystal City Clothing? I had this awesome bright blue skeleton t-shirt from them. Looked a bit like Cody (their guitarist) in profile.
That’s the one - think I’ve still got a wild shirt or two knocking around.