not a chance
― it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have that second Marion album, Algerian Goalkeeper, got it for a couple of quid (at a record fair I think). Not listened to it for ages but liked it enough when I got it.
I own 15 of those albums and have previously owned one or two more. I'm getting tempted to make a playlist.
Was just the right age to be really into these bands, was 11 when I started reading the NME in 1994, so was timed perfectly for Britpop to be a big thing to me.
My vote went to 'Nu-Clear Sounds' because Ash where my favourite band pretty much the whole way through secondary school, and if I was to listen to an Ash album right now I'd gravitate towards that. Some really lovely "ballads" on there. I remember "Jesus Says" knocking me back a bit when I first heard it though.
― michaellambert, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
i feel bad now for not voting but i thought pulp was going to win by such a landslide my vote didn't matter! i can't believe some of these got more than one vote (black grape?!)
― bene_gesserit, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
i didn't know marion had a second album, but i loved the first
I remember being puzzled why it never got any publicity when it seemed like all their contemporaries made it big on that trajectory. I only saw them do one interview on MTV, where Jaime was really muted and even sat down while everyone else was standing.
It wasn't 'til much later that I found out about the swan-stealing &c.
― Ismael Klata, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
This was the single from the second album ('The Program'):
There may have been another single after that, can't remember.
― michaellambert, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
The second Marion album wasn't bad. It was actually released in the UK in late 98 but with no fanfare. It was Menswe@r's second album that only came out in Japan. Miyako Hideaway is a great single, should have been a hit. They've actually just reformed, Jamie has been a really bad way for a long time by the sounds of it. I remember seeing them on that Britpop Now show thinking they were the coolest band on there.
― Kitchen Person, Friday, 11 May 2012 22:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Man, I had albums or singles by many of these artists but one by one they were sold. Very few had much staying power past their debut album or single. Of all these bands I'll still go to bat for the first Cast album (which was such a breath of fresh air at the time) and the early Sleeper singles and their second album, "The It Girl". Elastica's best moments were when Mark E Smith was collaborating with them!
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 11 May 2012 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
sorry to hear you were chained to a radiator in Beirut
― like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Friday, 11 May 2012 23:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
disappointed DG didn't post here, it's his fave era of music.
― it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink