Watching this now. It’s the broadcast version I would have seen on MTV as a kid and it is bringing back all sorts of memories. I’d say I watched it every weekend for a few years until my Mam taped over my VHS copy of it. Even ‘She Just Wants To Be’ is great!
I picked on the most egregious Don’t know Swans’ output, tbf.
Post new adventures compilation:
Imitation of Life
Leaving New York
The Great Beyond
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Man Sized Wreath
At a push Supernatural Superserious is fun, Uberlin is reasonable, and many find some of the less obvious tracks on Up as faves (e.g. Sad Professor, Diminished). Also I suppose most people would include At My Most Beautiful.
For my money, Hope is probably my favourite set of Stipe lyrics and a great song whatever one’s take on their back catalogue.
quite like The Eternal tbh. not as patchy as Rather Ripped.
also i really liked Accelerate at first, nice change up after they’d gone boring for a while, but it’s one of those albums where after a few listens the novelty wears off and a lot of the songs start to feel very hollow and weak.
still a couple of bangers on it though, Living Well is the Best Revenge particularly.
haven’t listened to Collapse Into Now since just after it came out actually
see also: falls to climb
Agreed, Hope is a great song. Along with Walk Unafraid and Daysleeper, they alone keep me coming back to Up for more listens.
Orange Crush live on Mark & Lard, great version of a top 5 REM song. Can’t wait for this box set.
its “call me when you try to wake her up”
according to my facebook memories it’s 7 years today since they announced their split, so here’s to them
Bloody love Hope.
It is, and I can tell you that with 100% certainty because it’s also my birthday today. The dickheads
happy birthday pal! x
Thanks man! Hoping you got me a nice reformed-R.E.M-shaped present?
no can do, i’m afraid. please instead enjoy this photograph of michael’s big beard:
I’m not sure if it’s from the same gig, but there’s also a version of Lucky with Michael Stipe on lead vocals.
Definitely not the same gig.
fuck me, how have i not seen this before?