tinylittlepiecesofme

tinylittlepiecesofme:

Things Dog Man Star taught me…

If Bernard Butler wants to record a 20 minute guitar solo, let him. 

If Bernard Butler tells you, your producer is shit, listen to him. 

If Bernard Butler asks you to fire said producer, do it. 

If Bernard Butler is behaving erratically/out of character, ask him how he is feeling and offer him support. 

Do not under any circumstances fire Bernard Butler. 

oh and don’t call Brett Anderson a cunt.

jivetalkmusic

jivetalkmusic:

Doing a piece on a cover song was fun, so I’m going to do another one. This time it’s Basement covering Animal Nitrate by Suede. Basement are a great UK band, I may have written about them before. They went on hiatus, now they’re not, so that’s us caught up.

When I was younger, both my parents were big into Suede, and whereas most kids seem to detest their parents’ music taste; I was fortunate and got exposed to some great stuff as a young’un. I remember the solo in this song being so weird, that guitar part stuck with me as being so melodic for something so nonsensical. I also remember Brett Anderson had such an intriguing voice; it was like nothing you’ll ever hear again. I’m still waiting for someone to try and imitate that sound. Badly.

Thankfully Basement do not. Andrew Fisher’s vocals on this song sound like Andrew Fisher’s vocals, and truth be told they may be easier to settle into than the original for anyone who hasn’t heard it. The whole thing is a little faster, but only a little. I mean, the original of this surfaced when I was a few months old, so I’m not the authority on this era by any means I guess, but the Basement version sounds a little beefier in places too. The drums particularly sound a little bigger. This is not to suggest I like the cover any more than the original, but I would assume your average tumblr toting  Basement ‘fan’ would not have heard of Suede. The original has been with me too long to not love it unconditionally.

Basement’s sound, especially on their colourmeinkindness LP was definitely 90’s revival in part, and it would have been more suggestive to cover a track by Hum, Smashing Pumpkins or Pearl Jam possibly. But I find it brilliant that they took influence from another angle of 90’s music that was so vitally important, and gave it a sound all their own.

Thanks for reading

Kane

letsgotobread
letsgotobread:

feellisten:

Imagine Brett is father of your child and you have a family walk with taking photo of each other for your family album. Ahhh… But photo actually looks like you have split up already.


He looks like he’s ready to use that stroller as a go-kart, with baby still inside. Good.

And baby looks so annoyed of flash lights, like: oh god, stop it, I hate it, I hate you, hate that for ages posing guy :D

letsgotobread:

feellisten:

Imagine Brett is father of your child and you have a family walk with taking photo of each other for your family album. Ahhh… But photo actually looks like you have split up already.

He looks like he’s ready to use that stroller as a go-kart, with baby still inside. Good.

And baby looks so annoyed of flash lights, like: oh god, stop it, I hate it, I hate you, hate that for ages posing guy :D

stop-taking-me-over
maz-bad-seed:

"…And like all the boys in all the cities I take the poison, take the pity But she and I, we soon discovered we’d take the pills to find each other Oh but when he is calling here in my head Can you hear him calling And what he has said? Oh but when he is calling here in my head It’s like a new generation calling Can you hear it call? And I’m losing myself, losing myself to you…”

maz-bad-seed:

"…And like all the boys in all the cities
I take the poison, take the pity
But she and I, we soon discovered
we’d take the pills to find each other

Oh but when he is calling here in my head
Can you hear him calling
And what he has said?
Oh but when he is calling here in my head
It’s like a new generation calling
Can you hear it call?
And I’m losing myself, losing myself to you…”