What are you listening to right now?


#2293

i’d just like to spend a few days in a dark room listening to this on repeat


#2294

yess queen


#2295

warm but sad vibes


#2296


#2297

a Self Defense Family playlist very nicely made by @Severed799


#2298

Aw thanks! I was pretty happy with how that one hangs together


#2299

Wonder if this is the best ever track released by an 80 year old
amazing stuff


#2300

was just listening to this having opened it in a new tab earlier, came back to thread to tell you how great it is and then see this bombshell. Absolutely banger from the old lady.


#2301

@WizardLizard have you heard this version? much less random noise than the album version, so good.


#2302

now I have an actual film to look forward to too


#2303

I met up with a friend I haven’t seen in ages yesterday, partly because she had to go look after her father with terminal cancer and she was describing her grief as an “ache”. So:


#2304

no idea who this band, just came up on my youtube, pretty pretty pretty good


#2305


Frankie Sparo is the absolute best, I really wish everyone would realise this.


#2306

til there’s some knock-off what are you listening to right now thread on the music board that i accidentally bumped.

does she have the best hair? yes

gonna put this in it’s correct place.


#2307

Cheers for the link! Oh man this is 100 times better than the album version! Just read up on the track and found a quote from Brix’s book:

Brix herself comments in The Rise, The Fall and The Rise that “Bonkers in Phoenix” is based on a song she had written while back in LA called “Shiny Things”: “I thought ‘Shiny Things’ was maybe one of the best things I’d ever written. I didn’t even understand exactly what it was about - but it was extremely personal. When I look back at it now, it was inner child speaking. It was about not using the superficiality of outside influences to boost your self-esteem; but that all your strength and good feelings come from within you, are not false… Happiness comes from the inside. It was a really special song. When I wrote it, I dug down really fucking deep.” She expected great things of it, a lovely duet with Mark to go with the “gorgeous, subtle soundscape counter-melody” played by Scanlon. But of course: “Mark obliterated the song, in my opinion. He put the most ugly, vile noises on it, and drowned out any of the delicacy, and sped up my voice so I sounded like a cartoon demon - Alvin and the Chipmunks on crack. He wiped off Craig’s guitar… Mark says it was meant to be an experimental exercise of wandering between bands playing simultaneously at a festival… but I think he just wanted to destroy something that was special to me.”

The track definitely feels more comfortable as like shoegaze-y style ballad! It would have still stuck out like a sore thumb on Cerebal but for better reasons imo…


#2308

#2309

I always really like ones where Brix or someone else is singing properly and Mark is chatting some nonsense over it in the background


#2310

Cracking album Gromit.


#2311

Hmm me too usually but I think on the album version of bonkers, MES’s contributions are too high in the mix and shouldn’t take centre stage.

I reckon if they’d cut Bonkers and Pine Leaves, Cerebral would probably be more highly regarded. Both stick out like sore thumbs!


#2312

i really like both (but would swap Bonkers for the above version), think they both add a bit of necessary variety to an otherwise pretty one-note garage rock album. the only track i’d get rid of is the I’m Not Satisfied cover which sounds particularly half-arsed and reinforces that impression of the album as a whole i think.

i’ve seen North West Fashion Show also dismissed as one of the album’s low points but it’s always been my favourite!