Oh dear. Is the whole album like this?
Not out 'til next week.
I have to say, salty Billy is very enjoyable and 1,000,000x better than Jesus Billy. I’d like to think in an alternate world where I was a rock star and not thoroughly consumed by social anxiety and guilt, I’d be calling everyone a moron too.
I hadn’t appreciated how bad this song is
SIlvery Sometimes is a really good song imho
The other 2 are really bad, especially Knights of Malta
Actually. Strong case for Knights of Malta being the worst SP song?
I say so
I remember my mate saying how he and a friend were determined to go and see We Will Rock You when it opened after reading the description (utterly bonkers, see below) and figuring it would bomb in a couple of months. Obviously they failed and then it became hugely popular so they never bothered.
I mean until I read it I just assumed it was a sort of bio-play of the band or at least rooted in the 70s and 80s. Here are the first two paragraphs from the extensive summary on Wikipedia:
The story is set exactly 300 years in the future in a vaguely Orwellian world. Earth has been renamed as the “iPlanet” (Planet Mall in older productions) and is controlled by the Globalsoft Corporation. (“Innuendo”) On the iPlanet, mainstream commercial conformity reigns, in which Ga Ga Kids watch the same movies, listen to computer-generated music, wear the same clothes and hold the same thoughts and opinions. Musical instruments are forbidden, and rock music is unknown. (“Radio Ga Ga”)
In the newest graduating class is black sheep, Galileo, who has dreams and hears strange words in his head, most of which are lyrics of songs long since lost, though he does not understand their significance. Despite his teacher’s advice, Galileo refuses to conform like the rest of his classmates. (“I Want to Break Free”) Galileo is captured by Khashoggi, commander of Globalsoft’s police. The teacher also reveals a second anomaly, a young, goth woman named Scaramouche who is openly mocked and derided by her peers (“Somebody to Love”). She too is arrested by Khashoggi.
I’ll also point out there’s a ‘variations’ section which opens with:
International productions of the musical feature changes in the story and song line-up in order to better reach target audiences. All the main characters retain their general personalities across productions, but the names vary depending on the production.
Such a waste of Jimmy Chamberlain… i dont understand how they came out the recording session thinking they’d nailed it. Such a half arsed song…
been listening to aeroplane flies high deluxe a lot, this version of xyu is ridiculous, especially around the 1:30 mark, makes nirvana sound like busted
I don’t care what anyone says, he’s got the best and most effective scream out of anyone. I love those screeching dental-drill guitars of those '96 XYU performances too, and the monotone delivery of the louder Mary part.
listening to this makes me feel ok about missing the recent tour, just not the same anymore
Also having gone through the TAFH extras last week, I’m pretty sure I’m the only person on the planet who managed to get goosebumps from Special Winner’s Song. When James introduces Billy and he suddenly bursts in with that ridiculous guitar tone and starts shredding - if I could play like that I’d never bother speaking to anyone and would limit all of my interactions to unleashing the guitar like that in their faces (as opposed to the current and more simple never bothering to speak to anyone).
At what point did things change? I saw him back in 2008 and it was still excellent, but I did notice he did seem to hand a lot of lead duties over to Jeff.
i’ve only seen them once post original and it was alright, but have watched a lot of youtube, and he never sounds as into it as on tracks like this.
Have you heard knights of malta? there isn’t an ounce of flab on mellon collie, whereas KOM is all flab
Not yet, I’m saving that one for Friday. How would you rate it compared to Monuments or Teargarden?
not too familiar with teargarden, it is considerably worse than monuments
Still early days I guess but is there a chance that maybe this isn’t quite the floating turd we’ve all been expecting?