Mouldy old dough by Earl Brutus.

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Has anybody heard this yet?

Kris England, Monday, 2 May 2005 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

no! but I MUST RECTIFY THAT!

tell all.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:03 (fifteen years ago) link

It was supposed to have been recorded in 2000 but didn't get a release at the time.

I have heard rumours that it will be getting a release soon.

As far as I know it was a collaboration between Earl Brutus, some stll alive chap from Lush and an ex Mary chain guitarist...It's supposedly very good indeed.

Kris England, Monday, 2 May 2005 22:35 (fifteen years ago) link

a cover of the lt pigeon song?

charltonlido (gareth), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Supposedly it sounds like The Glitter band and Chas and Dave doing their first E and falling down a flight of stairs into Lemon Jelly's recording studio whereupon they grab the first instruments they can and create pop brilliance.

Kris England, Monday, 2 May 2005 22:42 (fifteen years ago) link

I heared this was (meant to be) a "England Footie Song" under a different name which escapes me at the moment...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 07:23 (fifteen years ago) link

"Union Jackson" there you go.

Seems it was slated to be out on "Deceptive" well, you know what happened to them...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 08:17 (fifteen years ago) link

It would have to be very very very good to be better than the original.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 08:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Supposedly it sounds like The Glitter band and Chas and Dave doing their first E and falling down a flight of stairs...

That's pretty much what the original sounded like

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 08:24 (fifteen years ago) link

www.gemm.com came up with nothing

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 08:32 (fifteen years ago) link

sigh.

i suspect that this is the white label that was listed on the mojo listening panel a couple of years ago.

i have a FOF of someone in the band and pushed and pushed to get him to give me the lowdown .. as well as hassling loads of other folks to get acess to the fellas.

all of which - came to nothing.

there was also a small NME advert for t-shirts .. which had a typically Earl Brutus slogan on it ..

superb band. off to dig out the albums and revel in their majestic noise.

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 11:30 (fifteen years ago) link

What's a FOF?

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 11:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Friend of Friend?

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 11:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Of course. I know all those EOB guys by the way, none of them are doing any music right now.

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 11:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I meant EB not EOB

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 11:47 (fifteen years ago) link

cheers for the insight dada.

tell'em they bloody well should be.

i'd set up a crappy lo-tech cd-r internet label and release it to mass apathy - and, how on earth could they resist such an offer

...

shrunken head is now totally pissing off my neighbours and making my blood rush.

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:06 (fifteen years ago) link

"Come taste my Trousers"

.. because I'm not reviving that one.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:07 (fifteen years ago) link

tell'em they bloody well should be

too fucking right. they soundtracked my life for about eight months in the mid-to-late nineties, and i love them for it. i saw them live at least three times ... first time was at the venue in edinburgh, which they completely emptied. there were two of us left standing (admittedly, my mate was so drunk he didn't know where he was), and even i slunk off before they'd finished, so absolutely headfucked was i by how gloriously different they were.

last time was at the cathouse in glasgow. they rocked so hard i thought the world had fallen off its axis.

(and "gypsy camp battle" is still one of the most chillingly brilliant songs i've ever heard.)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

my live exerience was equally life changing,

this was one of the first pages i sorted out when i setup ireallylovemusic all those years ago, in fact the day i saw them was probably the day i decided that music was once again relevant in my life :

http://www.ireallylovemusic.co.uk/rock/earlbrutus.html

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:28 (fifteen years ago) link

what a fantastic little tale, mark! it really does sum up just how jaw-dropping they were.

i have no idea where my albums have gone. i know i MP3d "tonight you are ..." a couple of years back, but i need to go in search of "your majesty" again. this week. yes.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Earl Brutus were one of the best live bands I've seen.The fact that the Fry guy looked like dad of a chav made them even better.
I don't think I've seen anyone wearing 'snow washed' jeans in the last ten years, let alone a band on stage. Brutus did it with panache and plenty of bile.
They were more punk rock than the many chancers I've seen since.
If they're not doing anything currently , then a tour to celebrate their 45/50th birthdays would be more than a hoot...

hull hole (hull hole), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

dadaismus, we're looking at you here. ring 'em up, tell 'em their public needs 'em!

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 21:29 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah. all 3 of us.

sort'em out. i'll pay the beer money.

then again .. maybe not.

m.e

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 06:06 (fifteen years ago) link

If Earl Brutus reform they should get Martin Fry to join. It would be a much better use of his time than going on VH1 Bands Reunited or doing crap concerts "versus" Tory Hadley.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 06:19 (fifteen years ago) link

You're more likely to see Jim Fry in ABC............ i.e. not a hope in hell

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 08:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Stephen Fry? That would be good.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 08:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Now yer talkin'!

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 08:42 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
look carefully !

http://pho-ku.com/exhibit/index.html

Earl Brutus and AOC on same bill .. (sort of)

mark e (mark e), Thursday, 26 May 2005 11:46 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
eeek.

the brutus meets the St E !

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1502649,00.html

mark e (mark e), Friday, 10 June 2005 08:26 (fifteen years ago) link

... he's recently become a train driver AND a father, which seems to be a theme here

Vicious Cop Kills Gentle Fool (Dada), Friday, 10 June 2005 08:30 (fifteen years ago) link

umm : sobriety and growing up ?

or rediscover of Toys !

(wait till his kid starts getting into Bionicles .. whoa ..)

mark e (mark e), Friday, 10 June 2005 08:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Sobriety? Only when he's driving his train.

Vicious Cop Kills Gentle Fool (Dada), Friday, 10 June 2005 08:37 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
fucking hell!

i finally got "your majesty ..." and it might just be one of the greatest albums ever made.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 13 November 2006 23:39 (fourteen years ago) link

So did they ever do MOD?

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 13 November 2006 23:46 (fourteen years ago) link

EB MOD = the grimly grail.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 13 November 2006 23:51 (fourteen years ago) link

glad to see we agree on something grim.
in true ILM speak : classic

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I'm just about ready for another Earl Brutus gig.
One of the best live bands. EVER.
So? when? Where?

Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountain Dog (Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountai), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

whenever it is - and i'm sure it'll happen one day - i'll be there.

the more i listen to/think about/marvel at earl brutus, the more i think they might, all things considered, be my favourite band ever.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Wednesday, 15 November 2006 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

yeah these guys are pretty bloody brilliant

Just got offed, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 00:03 (thirteen years ago) link

"are" ... YES, LET'S KEEP THE FLAME BURNING and hope for that unlikely reformation.

grimly fiendish, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

quite rightly, they got placed into the Guardian 1000 Albums list didn't they ..

flame on.

mark e, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link

which album? having heard both i'm veering slightly towards "Tonight..." but it's close. i think "your majesty..." the TRACK is possibly their best song.

Just got offed, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link

"Earl Brutus
Your Majesty We Are Here (1996)
Though it was released at the height of Britpop, this debut from Earl Brutus had more in common with conceptual Britart. The music provided glam-rock thunder, the personnel provided glamour - two guys at the front, just drinking - and the lyrics gave the enterprise a surprising lightness of touch.
"

mark e, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:47 (thirteen years ago) link

"second class war" is the one track i'd use to convince any unbeliever. which reminds me ... need to do a CD of "that stuff you listen to" for mrs F's 70-something aunt. SCW will categorically be on there.

didn't see the guardian list and don't want to bring myself to care about it :)

xpost: okay, nice try, but ... y'know, facts?

the personnel provided glamour

this is irony, right?

two guys at the front, just drinking

one guy -- and not until later, either. shin-yu wasn't in the band (IIRC) at that time.

grimly fiendish, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:49 (thirteen years ago) link

actually, 'navyhead' and 'black speedway' take some beating. as do 'edelweiss' and '99p'. and 'male wife'. hmm.

Just got offed, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

New recruits to the Earl Brutus cause, hooray!

Tom D., Thursday, 6 December 2007 10:19 (thirteen years ago) link

favourite memory involved them playing the new bands stage at glastonbury in 98/99 (a muddy year) or so in a slot before julian lennon. times overrun, and yoko ono turns up in the photographers pit early, just in time for earl brutus to be finishing up their set. to this day i'll never forget the sight of her in her white designer mac outfit and wellies gamely yet confusedly jiggling about as the singer of earl brutus is unwittingly wobbling everywhere and showering her in lager.

matt h, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:00 (thirteen years ago) link

yoko went to see julian lennon?!

energy flash gordon, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:29 (thirteen years ago) link

yoko WENT TO GLASTONBURY to see julian lennon?!?!

energy flash gordon, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:29 (thirteen years ago) link

earl brutus drinking lager !?!?!?

mark e, Friday, 7 December 2007 09:27 (thirteen years ago) link

amazingly my mad day with this lot, as mentioned up thread, is actually featured on the new album.
me on an album that people can buy in shops.
wonders will never cease.
even my dad ('how much were you paid !!?' : his standard response to my website/blog/writing groove) was kind of impressed.
subsequently, despite my well known denial of vinyl love, i have gone and ordered the big limited boxset edition with cd/vinyl/mp3/PDF versions of the album.
so far the reviews (q, mojo, tQ etc) have been rather positive.
cannot deny it all feels rather weird.

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 19:09 (five years ago) link

Nice one.

djh, Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:13 (five years ago) link

haha ..

( i am assuming that's an intentional quote as opposed to a generic response .. )

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:19 (five years ago) link

can't wait for this

carles the jekyll (imago), Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:34 (five years ago) link

Mark, we're almost certain to be in the same room at some Pre New thing or other, so we should endeavour to introduce ourselves to each other... not sure how...

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:38 (five years ago) link

i wish that were the case Tom D, but i rarely leave my house these days.

however, i will of course let you know via this thread should i ever venture out again for this bunch of f*ckers.

if you have checked the studio photos of the day i have mentioned (they all were posted on the bands facebook page, i am the bald f*cker in the spiderman t-shirt .. )

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:43 (five years ago) link

Album launch maybe? I'll be there anyway.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:56 (five years ago) link

cant make it to that :(

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:57 (five years ago) link

tell jim you know me, and demand a drink !

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:58 (five years ago) link

I'll tell Jim he knows me and demand two drinks.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Thursday, 30 April 2015 21:03 (five years ago) link

http://ireallylovemusic.co.uk/blog/wp-content/prenew_the-joint-8.jpg

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 21:18 (five years ago) link

too right tom d !

(reviews for the album so far have been really good - hence i am seriously keen to hear it !)

mark e, Thursday, 30 April 2015 21:19 (five years ago) link

MRI scanners and estate agents with shit aftershave

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Friday, 1 May 2015 20:01 (five years ago) link

Blue shirt guy looks like a cross between Steve Pemberton and Matthew Kelly.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Saturday, 2 May 2015 12:53 (five years ago) link

Funny thing, my ebay notification showed up Iljan Darc, couldn't recall why.

So, I looked into it and found he did a German cover version of MOD.

its on its way to me now.

Mark G, Saturday, 2 May 2015 12:56 (five years ago) link

That is Jim Fry btw (xp)

Cram Session in Goniometry (Tom D.), Saturday, 2 May 2015 13:02 (five years ago) link

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/07/the-pre-new-the-male-eunuch-review

now that's a fucking review.

cannot wait to hear this album.

mark e, Friday, 8 May 2015 17:31 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

'janet vs john: the outcome' is amaaaazing

The Bends by Radiohead (imago), Monday, 13 July 2015 11:11 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Tonight You Are The Special One: Expanded Edition

Fields of Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 7 September 2015 15:40 (five years ago) link

brilliant news !
will be nice to have clean versions of the b-sides.
larky for example is bloody fantastic.

mark e, Monday, 7 September 2015 16:21 (five years ago) link

ahh .. I see the debut is getting the deluxe 2cd treatment as well !

mark e, Monday, 7 September 2015 16:25 (five years ago) link

I was hoping they'd bring these out on vinyl too. I don't think Tonight You Are The Special One ever got a vinyl release and I'd love to get it.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 7 September 2015 18:20 (five years ago) link

Check the Cherry Red site, I think it is coming out on vinyl... or has already.

Fields of Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 7 September 2015 18:29 (five years ago) link

YES! It's coming out on November 13th. I am absolutely chuffed. I managed to pick up the Your Majesty vinyl cheap a few years ago. This has made my day.

What a band!

Kitchen Person, Monday, 7 September 2015 18:51 (five years ago) link

three months pass...
three weeks pass...

Just listening to these albums as I'm reviewing them this week. Trying to get my head around what I can say about this perfect band.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 19:46 (five years ago) link

as soon as these were announced i ordered both expanded editions, and the special ltd edition box, i.e. CLOSED, to put them in.

according to a FB post, the first 47 orders of said package gets an extra treat.

given that i ordered the whole lot within minutes of the announcement i am hoping to be part of the 47.

mark e, Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:45 (five years ago) link

I'm going with the vinyl. I couldn't justify getting the CDs as well right now. I'm sure I will regret that when I see what the extra treat is.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:03 (five years ago) link

i know what the treat is .. well kind of : an extra 7"
don't know whats on it though.

mark e, Thursday, 14 January 2016 17:48 (five years ago) link

Where are you ordering these?

djh, Thursday, 14 January 2016 23:05 (five years ago) link

Haven't ordered my vinyl yet. Will probably order from here. Seems to be the only place you can get the Closed box set.

http://3loopmusic.tmstor.es/index.php?page=products§ion=Earl+Brutus

Kitchen Person, Friday, 15 January 2016 01:55 (five years ago) link

yup .. thats where i got it from ..

mark e, Friday, 15 January 2016 10:33 (five years ago) link

fuck.

not a member of the 47.

time to listen to LODGER loud.

mark e, Friday, 15 January 2016 20:40 (five years ago) link

a good write up re the boxset :

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2016/january/earl-brutus-a-new-box-set-designed-by-scott-king/

mark e, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:36 (five years ago) link

My reviews finally went up today. You can definitely tell they written by an Earl Brutus fanboy but I just couldn't hold back.

http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2016/01/22/earl-brutus-your-majesty-we-are-heretonight-you-are-the-special-one-deluxe-editions-cherry-red/

Kitchen Person, Friday, 22 January 2016 14:11 (five years ago) link

bravo to all re the excellent articles.

spent all saturday reading the sleevenotes and listening to the extra songs.

the david arnold remix is just glorious.

time to reprint some of the t-shirts ?

mark e, Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:52 (five years ago) link

despite the fact it was written by someone who has history with the band, i loved reading that article.

i realise i am biased, but, the tracks on the extra cds are absolutely fantastic.

mark e, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:32 (five years ago) link

Are you biased?

djh, Thursday, 4 February 2016 22:58 (five years ago) link

yes.

look at the studio pic earlier in this thread (unless i have missed some subtle point !)

mark e, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:31 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-s3o-sbxYs

Thomas of Britain (Tom D.), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:00 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anybody else having issues playing the first CD of the Your Majesty reissue? Wondering if it's down to that faux spray-paint finish. I feel like I should complain, but then again, seems to be in the spirit of Earl Brutus (i.e. a prank, like the Durutti Column sandpaper sleeve.) Caveat emptor!

henry s, Sunday, 6 March 2016 21:47 (five years ago) link

sorry henry, but mine played ok.
i'd contact 3loop directly http://www.3loopmusic.com/contact-us/
would like to think they will help you out.

mark e, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 10:03 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

playing the extra discs now as the digital lookup process worked for each extra disc.

bloody hell, this was a band for which even the throwaway b-sides were worthy.

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2016 21:00 (four years ago) link

I was just playing my vinyl of Tonight You Are The Special One earlier today. Pretty good band aren't they? It comes with a download code that I'm yet to use, wonder if it has all the bonus material as well?

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 19 May 2016 21:31 (four years ago) link

i hope so, as the extra stuff is fantastic.
get it fixed up KP !

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2016 21:42 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

the 1998 hagiographies are pukescent but even worse is the absence of Tonight You Are The Special One from literally all of them

imago, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:02 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Mouldy old radio play from Jim Fry and Luke Haines.

https://soundcloud.com/user-988845513/test-driving-the-new-prius-full-radio-play

Waterloo Subset (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 15:07 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Collection of covers inc Saint Etienne:

https://industrialcoast.bigcartel.com/product/v-a-traindriver-in-eyeliner

djh, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 21:37 (one week ago) link


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