i opened for the beautiful south back in 92/92 - the horn players were the greatest but the rest of the band were drunk and complete and utter assholes. i LOVED them til then but after that they left a really sour taste in the mouth.
i'll take that setlist, skinny! :)
"razzle dazzle rose" is prolly my fave song on the album and was AMAZING live. a fantastic gig, if you get the chance to see them. it's cooler amongst the arms-folded indie types to like "underachievers please try harder", their previous album, but i like "let's get out of this country" better...
their first album is pure pop genius. i adore that album. "heaven is a place i'm moving to" is a stunner. i've listened to it recently and don't quite see the smiths reference as fully as you do, though some passages definitely bear resemblance.
my band will be travelling to the u.k. in may to play a couple of dates in liverpool and we want to set up a date in manchester as well. can anyone suggest any good live music venues/clubs/pubs?
many thanks in advance! :)
Re: Scorpio Rising
brett really surprised me here too - really interesting chord changes and passing notes, all played really fluidly. yer ravi shankar comment is really hyperbolic, but there's no doubt he's got serious talent playing-wise. i'd really like to see more of that.
i'm a total freak for 60s music - this list, while having some great bands, didn't hit really any of the bands/artists that do it for me.
...to name a few. long live...