Tindersticks : classic or dud

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I'm sitting on the fence on this question. Help me get my feet back on the ground by giving your thoughts on the glum old 'Sticks. Won't you please, please help meeee? OOOO!

Dr. C, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

To the rescueeee...I know what you mean Dr.C. Tindersticks for me are one of those bands that you read about and then somehow just don't get around to buy an album from. Just recently I heard 'Simple Pleasure' and inmediatly had to get it. It's of course night music, somehow they remind me of late-period Roxy Music. Not sure if they are real classic material, but the potential is there, esp. if they keep making tunes like 'I know that loving'.

Omar, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

the first album is a bona fide gem, distilling all the best cave/cohen moves, noir lyrical sophistication, filmic breadth of vision, ravishing, ragged, lush arrangements. a complete materpiece. for 5 months in 1993 i didn't listen to another record. everything since has been worthy but i don't believe thy've ever re-captured the magic.

cw, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

I have all the albums and I still don't know what I think. The singles compilation seems to distill all that is good about them, and of the regular albums the first is clearly the best for me. What drags is the lack of variety, and the sheer stamina required to sit through a whole CD. The second album is particularly hard going. I liked Simple Pleasures, as it was short and they seemed to be trying to work on the 'song' rather than create a 'back-room bar in Berlin at 3 am (with a spaghetti western soundrack playing in the distance) ' atmosphere. Which I don't think they've ever managed to do. I loathe Nick Cave and that may be why too much of Stuart Staples drives me nuts. There's still something good happening though despite all that.

Dr. C, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

I enjoy the albums very much, but for me the real reason for their existence is the impossibly grand show they played in LA in late 1997. That set the whole damn venue on fire.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Heard the albums, wasn't convinced but open to persuasion. Saw them live in Glasgow.... never played them again.

Stevo, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

The second album is the first record I bought on the strength of one radio session (the Mark Radcliffe* show, October 1995). It is also probably the record I have played most intensely over the shortest period of time; I was quite literally obsessed with it, to the extent of acclaiming it as the finest album of the 90s. It was an addiction, a religion to me. The first album I thought was *almost* as good, and the Bloomsbury Theatre live album was the only one of its kind I've yet heard to genuinely improve on the recorded songs (the string sections were like a thousand-fold enhancement to the rather grim, bleak, provincial recorded version of "City Sickness"; the strings changed the sound of the first album songs much more than with the second album material, fairly obviously).

They were enchantment. To such an extent that I don't care that "Curtains" disappointed me and I never even bought "Simple Pleasures". These things don't matter. For a vital period in my mid- teens, the Tindersticks were The Greatest Band In The World. Ever.

*notice that. "Mark Radcliffe". "Mark Radcliffe". "Mark Radcliffe". Not "Mark and Lard". Very important, that.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

The first album was a year of my life, but I lost interest, as so often, after the second one proved to be not quite as good. (In fact a bit duff...). Beginning to wonder if i should hear some of their more recent stuff, but maybe I'll put on the old tapes when I get home, and sit and shiver (puny central heating, large bedroom) along to them. Phenomenal live, when I saw them just after the first LP, but then I was absolutely trolleyed, if that's the word I'm looking for, since none of my hipster friends were willing to go, so I got pissed first on green banana vodka. Still no idea what the wretched stuff was made off.

By the way, what's this Mark Radcliffe, MArk Radcliffe show stuff--is this a Lard diss, or is Robin trying to suggest that they've gone rubbish since they sold out and went to commercial broadcast hours when five million people might get to listen to their show and enjoy them. ;-)

alex thomson, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Good to see you using the term 'provincial' alongside 'grim' and 'bleak', Robin.

Marc Riley has made a far greater contribution to pop than his mate Redcliffe has or will, by the way.

I like how the Tindersticks embraced soul a little more on the last record. The downbeat end of disco, and the country side of Hi work beautifuuly for them.


Tim, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

First album made an instant impact but I decided pretty quickly it was all schtick. Which is fine, obviously, if it's a good schtick: I don't think Staples' is. The whole smoky small-hours louche woe-is-me thing....alright in small doses but unless you're Gainsbourg you need another trick. Maybe they've found another trick by now - the last thing I heard by them was Donkeys, which I sold back when I realised that Stuart Staples has one of the worst voices I've ever heard. Another one of those bands which is supposed to be wrackingly emotional but only goes to prove Chuck Eddy's dictum about 'emotional' music.

Tom, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

I think Tindersticks are a band of diminishing returns. Kathleen remains one of my favourite records of all time, and the first album was - as Alex says above - a year of my life. The second album seemed to do more of the same (though the duet "Travelling Light" is possibly my favourite track to be shipwrecked to). Curtains didn't do it for me, and the last album seemed a bit expensive for something that possibly wouldn't work.

If its more soul tinged I might go for it. Nice to see them doing the theme tune to The Sins though (good What Is A Man cover). On balance classic - but perhaps they have boxed themselves into a corner.

Pete, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

When I first heard 'Marbles' I thought here's a band that is NEW and CLASSY and UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE AROUND. Then I realised that I couldn't bear that voice. Mmn mnerr mner mnerrr. Like someone singing in the club style at half speed. It seemed to get more and more ridiculous as time went on. My first indication that Belle & Sebastian weren't quite as cool as I thought they were came in an interview where they referred to touring with "The 'Sticks".

I like some of the music. The backing to 'Can we start again?' is lovely. They're great for sending you off to sleep, too.

I've still got my 'City Sickness' single - is it worth anything?

Nick, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

i like them a lot. very emotional music, i like the awkvardness (sic) of the first album asmuch as i like the soulful beautiful last album

Jens, Monday, 5 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Commercial broadcast hours, Alex? I didn't know Radio 1 had been privatised :).

Actually all I was saying was that, back on the night show, it was customarily referred to on air and elsewhere as "The Mark Radcliffe Show". The phrase "Mark and Lard" only came into common use after they went daytime. And yes, I do think their schtick now is pretty cheesy, with an unhealthy professional Northerners' element coming in. Still the only intelligent and clever thing on daytime R1, though.

Robin Carmody, Monday, 5 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Hopkins, I assume you mean that line entirely seriously. I'm sure you think I've at last come round to your "cause" (as I've written, your attitude problem comes pretty much entirely from having grown up in the 80s, however much you might try to deny it). Wrong, wrong and wrong again; I wouldn't dream of living in London, ever. All I meant in that context was that the original "City Sickness" of 1993 sounds like it's been recorded on a drizzling misty day by the Trent with the band recalling how alienated they felt when they first came to London, and the string-laden version on "Live at Bloomsbury Theatre" sounds like the band actually living in London and learning to love it, somehow.

When you say that Marc Riley has contributed more to music than Radcliffe, do you mean with The Fall (agreed) or with the Creepers (can't comment because I've genuinely never heard them).

Out of interest, Tim, what will you be doing on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March?

Robin Carmody, Monday, 5 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
There are some genuine works of genius in the back catalogue, and their utilization of strings is possibly better than any band in recent pop history, but they're too inconsistent by half. Classic, though.

Ally C, Tuesday, 13 March 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
Classic - Didn't like them at first but grew to love them - the whole band serves the song. If I buy one album this year it'll be their new one. Always one step away from parody - they flirt with the schtick admirably. They get more focussed with each release.

No, I don't actually know the difference between parody and pastiche.

Geordie 'Uneducated' Racer, Tuesday, 10 April 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
new album - on first listen - i'm a bit indifferent - loathe wah guitar - vocals better - will probably go argue wiv a few tinderfans elsewhere

Kali-come-a-hunting, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

RFD: the new album. Any thoughts?

scott p., Wednesday, 23 May 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
i saw the tindersticks play live with a big string section just the other night in dublin's grand old olympia theatre, and i thought they were brilliant. although the strings suited their emotion-drenched major-to-minor-and-back-again songs perfectly, i found myself very impressed with the band themselves and half-wished they'd do a few songs without the strings just so i could hear them as a band. they didn't play anything off the first two albums (not that i knew this until my disappointed friends told me), but because i don't know their stuff i wasn't bothered. and stuart staples is the perfect histrionic woe-is-me front man.

i don't know the records at all, but i'd really *really* recommend seeing them live.

rener, Thursday, 11 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

can some one give me a discography? what is the second album?

i know of: the one with the ballet dnacer on live at bloomsbury curtains that film soundtrack donkeys a simple pleasure the one before simple pleasures

what order did these all come in? my first one was the live album and i only bought curtains which wasnt as good at all.##

ambrose, Thursday, 11 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the second album is just called Tindersticks (as was the first). it is by far the best album, and is an essential record.

gareth, Thursday, 11 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Album discog. - off the top of my head:

'Tindersticks' - '93
'Tinderstick's Second Album' - '95
'Live at Bloomsbury' -'96
'Curtains' - '97
'Donkeys 92-97' - '98
'Simple Pleasures' - '99
'Can Our Love... ' - 2001

I think that's right. They've also done a couple of soundtrack albums as well. And it's all good stuff.

DavidM, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

get Marks Moods if you can. and they did the soundtrack for Nénette et Boni.

ktrey, Friday, 19 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
remastered reissues!


i'm implausibly excited about getting the remastered first album. maybe the 2nd, too, although i already have the bloomsbury set on cd and i never like the 2nd album as much as the first, anyway. but the first album...

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 11 March 2004 09:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh deep deep joy. Looks like i'll be buying the whole bloody lot all over again then...might as well get "mug" tattooed across my forehead now and have done with it!

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 11 March 2004 09:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

heh. I have that first alb on cassete (taped it from my record library many many years ago), a great debut and prob one of my fave slabs of indie stuff.

I checked the third album and that was nowhere near as good so I just stopped bothering with them.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 11 March 2004 10:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I still can't be arsed either way about most of their canon, but I have a little time for the 1st album, Simple Pleasures and Can Our Love...

Dr. C (Dr. C), Thursday, 11 March 2004 10:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm very partial to Tindersticks - I've got all the studio albums + a couple of freebies that have come with them + Donkeys but I haven't actually bought any singles, EP's, live albums or either of the soundtrack albums.

If they'd released all this bonus material etc. as a boxset then I might well have been tempted (I'm a great big sucker for boxsets at the best of times) but being asked to fork out again for four albums I already own and a Greatest Hits I've already got every track on, to get this stuff just feels like a rip-off.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

at least more people can hear simple pleasure now. i have that but nobody else i know seems to be able to find it.

!!!! (amateurist), Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the soundtrack albums are pointless as i recall. the bloomsbury theatre album is fantastic though.

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

? Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and 101cd.com are all stocking it - and all quite cheaply too, presumably because of the forthcoming remastered / bonus CD issues.

101's currently cheapest if you're going to buy something else as well, otherwise by the time you've paid a quid for postage & packing it works out the same as Play (£7.99).

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the "old" un-remastered single disc versions of all those albums kicking around extremely cheaply once the new ones come out 'though....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry, last message was replying to !!! rather than Toby.

The Bloomsbury Theatre one seems to be the only one that isn't still available in the original version.... if it's that good it might make re-purchasing the 2nd studio album a little more pallatable 'though.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 11 March 2004 12:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is weird - if I already have the second alum as a double CD set with the Bloomsbury gig as the second CD (bought in Germany in 1995ish), am I in possession of a rarity?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 11 March 2004 12:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm perfectly happy with the sound on the first three albums, so see no need to repurchase them. The bonus disc on the 'greatest hits' set looks far more tempting, though.

Rob M (Rob M), Thursday, 11 March 2004 12:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately it seems to be one of those FREE BONUS DISC (when you buy the first disc at twice the normal price) deals.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 11 March 2004 12:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what great advances in technology have been made in the past four years that would justify a 'remaster' of simple pleasure anyhow??

!!!! (amateurist), Thursday, 11 March 2004 17:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so how come the original version of Marriage Made in Heaven(WITHOUT Rosselini) is nowhere to be found? Or am I dense?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 11 March 2004 17:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It would be 1/100 th as interesting without Isabella Rosselini. I wouldn't want to find it.
Does anyone else here have a lot of love for last year's "Waiting For the Moon"? I thought it was spectacular, but it didn't have anywhere close to the impact that their earlier records did.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 11 March 2004 20:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Worst voice ever.

David Allen (David Allen), Thursday, 11 March 2004 20:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Barry, have you heard the original? It's SOOOOO much better! The arrangement's totally different, and of course the singing is totally different....

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 11 March 2004 20:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dan: I haven't ... sorry, it's out of character for me to slag something without hearing it ... I think I have difficulty imagining any Tindersticks duet without the female singer. Those tracks are always one of the finest on their albums.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 11 March 2004 21:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I adore this band but don't think I'll shell out for remastered versions of any of these records, because they all sound pretty good to me. well, maybe the first one. I liked waiting for the moon more than can our love or simple pleasures. The first two will always be my favorites though. The one asphault ribbons song I heard was terrible!

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Thursday, 11 March 2004 22:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The original Marriage Made In Heaven single was a Rough Trade Single Series release with a drawing of Lee Hazlewood on the cover and a dedication on the back, something like "To Lee, father of us all" and it DOES feature female vocals, just not Isabella Rossellini's. I forget exactly who sings but it's not too unlike Travelling Light, another great male/female duet from the second self-titled album.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

since when have records that are 10 years old or so needed to be remastered? No way I am re-purchasing these.

mentalist (mentalist), Friday, 12 March 2004 01:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the original "marriage made in heaven" is so so so much better than the pointless retread with isabella rossellini.

funnily enough the female vocals are by her out of huggy bear, greeham coxon's ex. endearingly nasal.

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 12 March 2004 03:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

simple pleasure is still my fave tindersticks lp BY FAR

!!!! (amateurist), Friday, 12 March 2004 12:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Love the first album, not sure if you need more than one Tindersticks record though.

holojames (holojames), Friday, 12 March 2004 21:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

amst, can you explain why you love simple pleasure?

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 12 March 2004 21:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I have the other marriage made in heaven, I can put it on slsk tonight if anyone is looking for it.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Friday, 12 March 2004 22:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That's a good list but I can't make a judgement. Am well beyond "just opened a second bottle of red".

djh, Friday, 11 January 2019 23:33 (five months ago) Permalink

My first Tindersticks album story: I'd been travelling in Australia (99 into 2000) and while I was there my folks came to visit. We were in a hotel room in Melbourne and my mum called her doctor. Unbeknownst to us, she'd been having tests for breast cancer and the doctor told her, over the phone, that they'd need to see her urgently when they got back. They left two days later, and I caught the bus back to Sydney where I was living. I was in a weird state of fragile delirium anyway, reeling from the news, and the understanding that I wouldn't see them again for six months, and for whatever reason decide to play the first Tindersticks album. I'd had it for a number of years and sort of knew it - more like I knew certain streets on a city map rather than the totality of the city itself. Well, the journey was 24 hours or so, and I played it pretty much the whole way, letting auto-reverse deal with switching sides as I drifted in and out of sleep. I think we all emerge from journeys like that changed anyway, but I'm sure I walked off the bus in Sydney forever altered. Something had shifted in my understanding of mortality and my relationship to my parents, and somehow the album had become woven into that process, become something approaching metabolised, incorporated. I still see the album as architectural, and certain sections are like stumbling along obscure corridors and alleyways, others like walking into sunlit courtyards, light doubling water-caught in pools. For all that, in 25-odd years of listening to it, I don't feel like I've ever reached its centre. It's a glorious enigma.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:22 (five months ago) Permalink

now that is a post.

dorsalstop, Saturday, 12 January 2019 12:50 (five months ago) Permalink


"Factory Girls" is one of those great "missed [by me]" Tindersticks songs (These are generally from Hungry Saw and Falling Down a Mountain) ... Thanks for pointing it out ... though I think it would be better placed around 2/3 down the second bottle.

djh, Sunday, 13 January 2019 22:06 (five months ago) Permalink

I may set myself the mission of creating a themed first bottle/second bottle of red double disc compilation of Tindersticks songs.

First CD: uplifting/going out music. Second CD: drunken, sad songs.

It's completely pointless but, my God, I'll fucking enjoy it.

Not sure I am hard enough to compile a third CD.

djh, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:27 (five months ago) Permalink

I'd love to hear your (or anyone else's) nominations for a post-Curtains compilation for those of us who loved this band's first few albums immensely but for whatever reason checked out after that. Surely I'm not the only poster in this category!

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:41 (five months ago) Permalink


ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:47 (five months ago) Permalink

My Sister for CD3, for sure.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:53 (five months ago) Permalink

that was @djh

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:53 (five months ago) Permalink

my stab at a post Curtains comp:

What are you Fighting For?
Dying Slowly
Say Goodbye to the City
If You're Looking for a Way Out
Harmony Around my Table
The Other Side of the World
The Organist Entertains
Can We Start Again?
People Keep Comin' Around
Hey Lucinda
Can Our Love...
Trouble Every Day
Factory Girls
Follow Me
Until the Morning Comes

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:19 (four months ago) Permalink

it took me a decade to discover that "If You're Looking For A Way Out" is a cover of an odyssey song.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:22 (four months ago) Permalink

I guess you might as well stick "Sometimes it Hurts" in there somewhere too.

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:23 (four months ago) Permalink

xp to myself

to that end, i'd include another cover


Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Can anyone inform me on these recent re-issues? If I understand well there are vinyl re-issues of the first three albums or so? Funny thing is that I saw a cd-reissue of the first album with a second disc that contains demos. Amazon lists a cd re-issue of "Curtains" as well from last year but it's only a single disc, whereas at one point (2004?) there was a 2cd version. So I guess the conclusion is that there are different cd and vinyl re-issues here?

― EvR

Plain reissued the first two albums on vinyl in 2011, but the quality isn't great. Plain have a really bad reputation of low quality vinyl that is from the same source as the CD/digital. Music On Vinyl just did Curtains and Simple Pleasure. They are much more consistent with the quality of the record itself and the artwork. I picked these both up and they sound fantastic. As for the CDs, the 2004 reissues were indeed doubles but I'm not sure what the difference is with the recent reissues. I don't see much about them on Discogs.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 06:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Right ... will compile CDs on the basis of

a) post Curtains.

b) Bottle of red one.

c) Bottle of red two.

The first of those feels quite straight-forward. I will enjoy research into the latter two.

At this exact moment, really enjoying "Piano Music" (suspect suits end of bottle 2).

djh, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 21:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Particularly curious to see whether you think "Hey Lucinda" is a 1st bottle of red or a 2nd bottle of red type of song; i mean, it starts "come out drinking with me tonight" but quickly descends into "I only dance to remember how dancing used to feel" and other musings on how shit it is to grow old.

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 21:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Would anything from "Minute Bodies" find its way onto any of those comps?

djh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:12 (four months ago) Permalink

x-post: It could be the opening track, it could be two-thirds of the way through the second disc (and it might not even get on there at all). I need to do wine/song matching.

djh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:05 (four months ago) Permalink

CDR-80, post-Curtains:

Fear of Emptiness
Waiting for the Moon
The Other Side of the World
Hey Lucinda
Can Our Love
A Night So Still
Dying Slowly
Mother Dear
How He Entered
What Are You Fighting For?
Trouble Everyday
Put Your Love In Me
Piano Music
Factory Girls.

On a different day, I'd have found space for My Oblivion and 4:48. If we'd gone for post-Dickon, I might have found space for a more curious compilation (eg. Minute Bodies ... but probably not Ypres).

djh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 22:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Right, the wine double disc compilation ...

djh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 22:19 (four months ago) Permalink

thank you, djh! I will search these out.

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 18 January 2019 00:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Mother Dear from The Hungry Saw has amazing guitar work.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 18 January 2019 01:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I find it hard to pluck songs out of the context The Hungry Saw (beyond "Other Side of the World" which is one of Stuart's best weepers), it's probably their most cohesive album and I just love the closing run so much

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 18 January 2019 15:13 (four months ago) Permalink

"b) Bottle of red one.

c) Bottle of red two."

I am taking my research seriously.

djh, Friday, 18 January 2019 22:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Good God. I have a cluster of songs for disc 2. Would welcome suggestions for the first disc ...

djh, Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:14 (four months ago) Permalink

So, here's where I'm up to (should my liver fail).

Bottle 1

Hey Lucinda
City Sickness
(Tonight) Are You Trying to Fall In Love Again?
This Fire of Autumn
Rented Rooms
Buried Bones
Let's Pretend
Help Yourself
Can Our Love ...
Put Your Love in Me?
How He Entered
Paco de Renaldo's Dream

Bottle 2

Trouble Everyday
Piano Song
Dick's Slow Song
Waiting for the Moon
Factory Girls
Don't Look Down
Piano Music
The Other Side of the World
The Waiting Room
Sleepy Song
Tea Stain
The Organist Entertains.

(It needs to be hacked back).

djh, Monday, 21 January 2019 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Trying to make disc one more "going out" ...

djh, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Disc one needs more Simple Pleasure.

dorsalstop, Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Good call.

djh, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:44 (four months ago) Permalink

No love for 'Chocolate'? Ideal accompaniment to red wine surely.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:55 (four months ago) Permalink

That's a really mundane story and the twist at the end is just silly.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:03 (four months ago) Permalink

I think there's quite a lot of warmth and decency in "Chocolate" ... but I'd rarely put it on a compilation.

djh, Thursday, 24 January 2019 16:50 (four months ago) Permalink

"Sometimes It Hurts" has to be on there somewhere. Probably my favourite Tindersticks song.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Right, this is the version I'm going to save and come back to:

Bottle 1:
Hey Lucinda
(You Take) This Heart of Mine
Can Our Love?
City Sickness
Can We Start Again?
This Fire of Autumn
Help Yourself
Rented Rooms
Travelling Light
How He Entered
Talk To Me
Paco de Renaldo's Dream

Bottle 2:
Trouble Every Day
Piano Song
Dick's Slow Song
Waiting for the Moon
Factory Girls
Don't Look Down
If She's Torn
Piano Music
The Other Side of the World
The Waiting Room
Sleepy Song
Tea Stain
The Organist Entertains
Cherry Blossoms

(It currently fits on two CDs but not equally; haven't really captured "first bottle", I don't think).

djh, Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:25 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

uh the "Robert Pattinson fronting Tindersticks" song I've been hearing about since High Life premiered at TIFF is finally out and it's fucking beautiful, even though it's clearly R-Patz imitating Stuart as closely as possible

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affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink


bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:16 (three months ago) Permalink

It's on Spotify too: https://open.spotify.com/track/4CYvguDQISEhomCtNkfPCj?si=7CVdReU4SHyk30Csjy79bg

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

was just looking at pattinson's upcoming projects and holy shit this guy (and/or his agent) knows how to pick 'em

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

he really did turn out to be improbably cool

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

The Twilight movie franchise gave us two of the best actors of our current generation imo

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:40 (three months ago) Permalink

i haven't seen the last of stewart's acclaimed performances, but she still seems to me to be basically hesitant expression + halting speech + running hand through hair.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

oh wait, did you mean taylor lautner?

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Kristen Stewart was magnificent in the two most recent Olivier Assayas films.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

also great in Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

she's good but there's something depressing about her.

is Pattinson singing that track? or only playing the guitar?

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

depressing about her performances, i'm sure she's not depressing irl.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

that's Pattinson singing, "in character" apparently

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 19:08 (three months ago) Permalink

as stuart staples?

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

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