Just now on FB from Klive Humberstone of In the Nursery:
Just bumped into Edwyn Collins in Town. How bizarre and how lovely. He's in Sheffield to 'jam' with Richard Hawley (hope that's not supposed to be a secret!). Had a brilliant chat.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:09 (11 months ago) Permalink
wtf this charted at #3 in the UK?! I'm glad he's popular SOMEwhere.
still holding out hope that I can get a vinyl copy of this
― stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 14 September 2012 23:21 (9 months ago) Permalink
underrated deep cut
― stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:26 (9 months ago) Permalink
now deemed to be a "national treasure" over here.
― Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:47 (9 months ago) Permalink
latest one's a bit of disappointment. Pfork unfortunately OTM that it seems like a bit of an over-course correction from the previous record that sounds more like a 90s Oasis/Verve throwback than a step forward. it still has its moments, but the gloss of fuzzy guitars works against the material.
― stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 19 October 2012 21:21 (8 months ago) Permalink
is your verdict based on the vinyl?
― reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 19 October 2012 21:47 (8 months ago) Permalink
nah I broke down and got the MP3s. But my issues are more with the arrangements not the sound/mastering
― stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 19 October 2012 22:18 (8 months ago) Permalink
The sound is as lush and well recorded as ever. I can see and understand people taking issue with the arrangements though. But I really like it: it is a throwback, but all his records are, and I find it really refreshing and exhilarating to heat someone play guitar like that.
― comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 20 October 2012 04:57 (7 months ago) Permalink
it's true all his records are throwbacks, my issue is with the particular period this one harkens back to
― Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 22 October 2012 16:09 (7 months ago) Permalink