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by Ironhide » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:35 pm

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Superb album although the final track is pretty terrible compared to the rest.
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by floydfreak » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:56 pm









Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by floydfreak » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:56 pm

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Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Knoyleo » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:59 pm

Squinty wrote:
still wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:The Holy Bible remains one of my all time favourite albums, but it's not exactly an easy listen. Lyrically dense, and dealing with a lot of dark subject matter, but it's executed with such conviction, and brilliant songwriting, that it's a thrilling thing to listen to.


An awesome album. A towering achievement.


Oh my, I can tell this is going to be a special album. Stuck it on when I was drunkenly making my way home, liked the first few songs, some of it didn't sit well with me on a first listen.

Put it on again when I was making my way to work this morning and I've since listened to it three times the whole way through. Yes, ifwhiteamerica, Of Walking Abortion, Faster, Revol, 4st 7lb, all strawberry floating good songs.

This actually sounds like a band pushing themselves really hard, and succeeding. The lyrics I can make out are just class sounding (the end of Walking Abortion is awesome).

Thanks for the recommendation lads!

Glad you like it.

The Holy Bible :wub:
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PostRe: Currently Listening To
by Squinty » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:25 pm

I am an architect, but they call me butcher!!!!
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by Knoyleo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 pm

Great song, and a really good video, too, but that line about Jewish people owning all the property. :dread:
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by floydfreak » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:02 pm

Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Mafro » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:52 pm

Charisma.com are my new favourite band. Haven't heard so many catchy songs that have been stuck in my head for days in ages











Plus I really fancy the one with the short hair.
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by floydfreak » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:17 am

Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Gemini73 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:52 am

Vikings, hairy men, metal riffs, synchronised headbanging?... Amon Amarth "Runes to my Memory"

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by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:57 am

Gemini73 wrote:Vikings, hairy men, metal riffs, synchronised headbanging?... Amon Amarth "Runes to my Memory"



One of my fave tracks from that great album. :wub:
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by floydfreak » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Poncho wrote:
BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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by Curls » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:24 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Squinty wrote:
still wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:The Holy Bible remains one of my all time favourite albums, but it's not exactly an easy listen. Lyrically dense, and dealing with a lot of dark subject matter, but it's executed with such conviction, and brilliant songwriting, that it's a thrilling thing to listen to.


An awesome album. A towering achievement.


Oh my, I can tell this is going to be a special album. Stuck it on when I was drunkenly making my way home, liked the first few songs, some of it didn't sit well with me on a first listen.

Put it on again when I was making my way to work this morning and I've since listened to it three times the whole way through. Yes, ifwhiteamerica, Of Walking Abortion, Faster, Revol, 4st 7lb, all strawberry floating good songs.

This actually sounds like a band pushing themselves really hard, and succeeding. The lyrics I can make out are just class sounding (the end of Walking Abortion is awesome).

Thanks for the recommendation lads!

Glad you like it.

The Holy Bible :wub:


4st7lb is just one of the best songs around :wub:
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PostRe: Currently Listening To
by Squinty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:56 pm

I can't get behind anything that I have heard beyond Everything Must Go and The Holy Bible though.

I have the debut and Know Your Enemy, they don't really grab me at all. I've heard Diary for Plague Lovers is good, is that worth it?
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by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Journal for Plague Lovers is a collection of songs with lyrics that Richie had written and left with the band. The music was all composed much later, and while it's not as dark or rock driven as the Hot Bible era stuff, it's still nothing like as pop as their later output.

William's Last Words is a song that makes me well up every time I hear it, too.
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PostRe: Currently Listening To
by Curls » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:24 pm

Any backstory to williams last words?
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by Squinty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:34 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Vikings, hairy men, metal riffs, synchronised headbanging?... Amon Amarth "Runes to my Memory"



One of my fave tracks from that great album. :wub:


Versus the World is the manliest album ever.
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by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm

Curls wrote:Any backstory to williams last words?

A little. Here's some extracts from interviews with Nicky Wire about the song :

Bassist Nicky Wire edited the lyrics of this sad and emotive farewell piece down from a long prose piece penned by Richey Edwards. The lyrics were in a folder that the Manics guitarist gave to Wire in early 1995, shortly before he disappeared presumed dead. On the face of it the words appear to be the suicide note that Richey Edwards never left behind. However Wire told The Guardian May 8, 2009 that he thinks the lyric isn't about Edwards, but nevertheless, the process of editing it down was "pretty choking."
The NME May 16, 2009 asked Wire if within the notebooks containing Edwards' lyrics, there were any sort of ambiguities of grammar, or moments where he was concerned that, by editing this, he might change the meaning. Wire replied that this song was "the only one really," as it "is probably two pages of A4, and it was obviously condensed into a very short lyric. And when you hear it now, it obviously sounds very autobiographical, and very sad and like some kind of goodbye." He added: "The original does seem to be about a character, Richey was fascinated with the film The Entertainer with Laurence Olivier, Archie, you know, the sad music hall kind of thing. There's obviously huge analogies when you're reading it, because it does seem to relate to him. But to edit that down…"
Wire told the NME that "Richey was a master of the lyric and he treated it as his art form." He added that this song, "perhaps, maybe that could have been the next step that he was going for."
Wire wrote the music for this song and also sings it. In an interview with Q magazine June 2009, the interviewer commented that he'd recorded a very vulnerable vocal. He replied: "It is. It's a proper goose-bumps moment. I'm not looking forward to singing it live. Just that line, 'Leave me go, Jesus, I love you/ Yeah, I love you, just let me go/ I even love the devil, even though he did me harm/ Don't keep me longer cos I'm really tired/ I just wanna go to sleep and wake up happy.' What poetry that is. It's beautiful."
Mojo magazine June 2009 asked Wire why he sang this song, rather than the Manic's usual vocalist James Dean Bradfield. He replied: "The main reason is that I wrote the music. James said, 'I think you should sing this one, it's going to resonate much more.' There's no catharsis involved, it just felt really sweet."
Wire told Mojo: "It's the one lyric (on the album) I've looked into. Richey was obsessed with Archie Rice in The Entertainer, the Olivier film about the showman who's just on his arse. Whether it's autobiographical or some kind of analogy, I don't know, but it obviously sounds like it is."


Although Wire denies it, I've always seen this as a song that became about Richie himself, (similarly I think the same about the song Walk Me To The Bridge,) and it makes sense that Wire would sing it given how close the two were.



Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew?
I'll be watching over you
Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew?
I'll be watching over you

Goodnight my sweetheart
Until we leave tonight
Hold me in your arms
Wish me some luck as you wave goodbye to me

You're the best friends I ever had
Goodnight, sleep tight
Goodnight, God bless
Goodnight, nos da
I'll try my best

Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew?
I'll be watching over you
Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew
I'll be watching over you

I will be waiting all my cares are for you
Dreams they leave and die
I'm just gonna close my eyes, think about my family
And shed a little tear

Goodnight, sleep tight
Goodnight, God bless
Goodnight, nos da,
I'll try my best

Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew?
I'll be watching over you
Isn't it lovely, when the dawn brings the dew?
I'll be watching over you

Leave me, go Jesus
I love you, yeah I love you
Just let me go
I even love the devil
For yes he did me harm
To keep me any longer
'cause I'm really tired
I'd love to go to sleep and wake up happy
Yeah I'm really tired
I'd love to go to sleep and wake up happy,
Wake up happy.
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PostRe: Currently Listening To
by still » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:10 pm

Sorry but everything post Ritchie is shite. There, that's gong to really upset a good friend. I'm afraid it is true though. Ritchie was the soul of the Manics. When he pissed off only muscians were left.

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