In Praise of ......"This Is Your Life" by Banderas

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Melancholy pop perfection from `91...with a blink-&-you-miss-it cameo from Electronic.

Sublime, haunting, crystaline, shimmering, perfect.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 March 2005 01:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Digging into the memory banks with this one, Alex! Melody Makers past come to haunt me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 7 March 2005 01:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Stephen Hague was my god once.

John Cocktolstoy, Monday, 7 March 2005 01:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Threw it on this evening appropos of absolutely nothing, and was instantly transported back to a simpler time. ::::::sigh::::::

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 March 2005 02:22 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember liking this but not loving it. For some reason they seemed like a better act in theory.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 7 March 2005 04:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember seeing their video. That's about it.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 7 March 2005 04:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I love the album, on which "This is your life" isn't even, for me, the best track. That honor quite possibly goes to "It's written all over my face," and not just for the Noel-Cowardesque-by-way-of-Pet-Shop-Boyish title.

brittle-lemon, Monday, 7 March 2005 04:39 (sixteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

this got posted to a New Order FB group yesterday and I can't believe I'd never heard this before. It must have gotten zero US airplay or something. Fantastic song. Of course now the CD cover looks familiar.

akm, Monday, 20 July 2020 22:13 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Said CD has just gotten a 2 CD deluxe reissue via Cherry Red and I'm listening now. Pretty sharp indeed; it's certainly perfectly of its time but it really kinda is that in the best way. Prime interzone music -- Alfred if you catch this thread revive, consider digging in; Electronic themselves, Bernard and Johnny, are on this.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 January 2022 04:30 (six days ago) link


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