― Chris V. (Chris V), Sunday, 13 April 2003 00:36 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Paul R (paul R), Sunday, 13 April 2003 10:29 (10 years ago) Permalink
the b-side of Doot Doot was a real prototype hi-energy techno track, i loved this record back around 1983 (when i was about 12)... although it wasn't much of a hit in the UK..
The album was also pretty good if i remember correctly..
― Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 13 April 2003 14:59 (10 years ago) Permalink
― stevem (blueski), Sunday, 13 April 2003 15:31 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Pashmina (Pashmina), Sunday, 13 April 2003 15:46 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Chris V. (Chris V), Sunday, 13 April 2003 18:51 (10 years ago) Permalink
the cover art
― Millar (Millar), Sunday, 13 April 2003 18:57 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Pashmina (Pashmina), Sunday, 13 April 2003 18:57 (10 years ago) Permalink
PS thanks to stevem for pointing that out. I hated that flick but I suppose now I have to go check out the soundtrack!
― Millar (Millar), Sunday, 13 April 2003 18:59 (10 years ago) Permalink
i didnt like Vanilla Sky until the end - the soundtrack is very much a case of 'all back to Cameron Crowe's - its a bit dumb putting tracks like 'Afrika Shox' and 'Cowgirl' on there considering this film came out in 2001 but 'Doot Doot' was a nice inclusion.
― stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 April 2003 15:33 (10 years ago) Permalink
― matt riedl (veal), Monday, 14 April 2003 22:20 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Bimble, Sunday, 15 April 2007 22:42 (6 years ago) Permalink
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― Belisarius, Monday, 16 April 2007 01:29 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Bimble, Monday, 16 April 2007 06:08 (6 years ago) Permalink
Oh my heavenly asparagus, folks...
This footage is the shit! "Doot Doot" Live in London in '84. Look at that hair! He must have tied it in braids for a long time to get it do to that! Yeah, this particular clip rules, better than the official video, I reckon:
(any more Brits awake yet?)
This song rules, forever, I'm afraid.
― Bimble, Saturday, 9 June 2007 09:08 (5 years ago) Permalink
Bimble - did you ever get the 12 inch?
I've got a nice bootleg CD of all the 12 inches and b-sides from all the Freur singles. Nice item. Loved 'em at the time, love 'em now. Wish there was an equivalent for 7 inches, cos they were mainly slightly more concise (and not 'dun diffrent'). God, I love Freur. Even wish I had the promo 7 inch of "Doot doot" with a bizarre vocal intro of "Welcome to the music of Freur" (much like the backward vocal at the end of the 12 inch mix). I could rave about them for hours... shut up, Rob...
― Rob M v2, Saturday, 5 April 2008 16:20 (5 years ago) Permalink
Actually no... what isn't mentioned anywhere on the web (after doing a quick look for links about Freur) is that after "Get us out of here", Freur appeared on a Welsh TV show in early '86 playing two songs which were never issued by them or Underworld Mk 1. I've got the video somewhere... I mean, nobody cares anyway...
― Rob M v2, Saturday, 5 April 2008 16:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
No! I still didn't get the blasted 12". I had it years ago, though. I should try to track down that 12" mix in mp3 form.
― Bimble, Saturday, 5 April 2008 19:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
It's such a brilliant song.
Off topic...you all know about early Underworld being having a big hit in Australia, right? This still gets played in supermarkets here:
I think I'm not imagining it when I hear Roxy roots in there somewhere.
― moley, Saturday, 5 April 2008 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
ha ha, fantastic, that guy's whole channel is dedicated to beatjacking my January's work. funny that he spliced the three Underworld segments together!
― energy flash gordon, Sunday, 6 April 2008 04:23 (5 years ago) Permalink
the 12" of this is up there with "Nightmares" by A Flock Of Seagulls and "I Called U" by Lil Louis & the World as one of the greatest 12" ever made. so perfect
― ur reading from a season in hell but u don't know what it's abt (missingNO), Monday, 18 April 2011 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
what's the b-side on that?
― frogbs, Monday, 18 April 2011 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
there's the one i have, with Hold Me Mother on the flip. tbh, i've never 'flipped' it over.
― brotherlovesdub, Monday, 18 April 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
Can't really decide on my favourite member here
― ridic beau (NickB), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
I love that picture. Byrn's sad-face is probably the best thing about it but I like Alfie's Tiger Mountain-Eno look (the going bald but fuck it look). Not to mention the actual Underworld members. Interestingly enough John Warwicker still works with UW to this day.
Not sure why I bumped this thread. Oh yeah. I was relistening to my Freur albums and they're both fantastic. Obviously I'm glad they didn't last, but they were really a lot of fun. Any live recordings out there?
― frogbs, Friday, 5 October 2012 19:55 (7 months ago) Permalink
I have a tape in my attic of a half hour live set they played on Radio 1 late 84 in anticipation of the second album which never came out here, so you get great versions of "The piano song" and "AOKO" plus classics from the debut too. If I find the tape I'll digitise it and see what I can do.
I was so pleased when Cherry Red reissued their albums, but disappointed they had to fade out a few tracks to fit them both on one cd. Have I mentioned I love Freur? Oh yes, upthread. The twelve inch of "Doot doot" was the first record I ever bought, you know.
― Rob M Revisited, Saturday, 6 October 2012 06:03 (7 months ago) Permalink