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Hotcakes is perfect. But I'm trying her first two albums again after many years, just to make sure I don't have my pick for her best album wrong. The first eponymous one in 1970 is pretty fackin' cool, eh?

I have yet to reexperience the second album too, I am excited, this is fucking great.


Bimble doesn't give a shite (Bimble...), Friday, 21 April 2006 04:11 (thirteen years ago) link

gee ... they're all so good ... i guess ... ?

Cameron Octigan (Cameron Octigan), Friday, 21 April 2006 04:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Of course, there's always the Anticipation album, which was previously my favourite.

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starsky and hutch (Bimble...), Friday, 21 April 2006 04:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Even Boys In The Trees had some great stuff on it.

Or is it Another Passenger that you'd vote for?

I can't vouch for that Playing Possum album, though. Sorry.

Porcupine Kiss, Novacaine Lips (Bimble...), Friday, 21 April 2006 04:55 (thirteen years ago) link

IN LAYMAN'S TERMS:

YOU'RE SO VAIN!!!!

Porcupine Kiss, Novacaine Lips (Bimble...), Friday, 21 April 2006 04:58 (thirteen years ago) link

my vote goes to Anticipation

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Saturday, 22 April 2006 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

No Secrets was probably her biggest seller, but I always have a fond memory of Come Upstairs, even though I ain't heard it in years.

jim wentworth (wench), Sunday, 23 April 2006 01:13 (thirteen years ago) link

It occurs to me that when I said 'second album' I was referring to No Secrets, although I think her second one was actually Anticipation. Anticipation is one of those weird things where it was one of the first things I ever bought in CD format, so I think of it differently for that alone.

But I still think Hotcakes is king.

honorary joy division roadie (Bimble...), Sunday, 23 April 2006 11:23 (thirteen years ago) link

you're funny

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 23 April 2006 11:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Good! Where's JBR I wonder?

honorary joy division roadie (Bimble...), Sunday, 23 April 2006 11:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Sorry that wasn't meant to be snarky at all. I've read cool posts from you before, RJG.

Well, I know that normally it's really daft to quote entire song lyrics on message boards, but I've just played the "Anticipation" album again and "Share The End" bears repeating I think, for sheer prescience. Although I can't tell if this is just one of those things that sounds better if you hear it put to music than it does in strictly literary form:

(Carly Simon/Jacob Brackman)

Here come the priests, each one wailing and bemoaning
Lordy, they got their heads bowed down
Here come the madmen, they're too excited for atoning:
"Burn the mosque," they're shouting, "Burn it down!"

Save me a place, surround me with friendly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end -
To watch the world go up in flames

Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour...

Here come the kings, Let's dispense with their apologizing
Just bring on the acrobats and clowns
Here comes the rumble, Hang on for universal dying
Please ignore the baying of the hounds

Save me a place, surround me with deadly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end -
To watch the world go up in flames

Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us some time to work things out...
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour...
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us some time to work things out...
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour...

honorary joy division roadie (Bimble...), Saturday, 29 April 2006 04:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Remember this was 1971. No Iranian hostage crisis yet for another 8 years. I have no idea what the middle east/western relationship was at that time. I really don't know.

honorary joy division roadie (Bimble...), Saturday, 29 April 2006 04:01 (thirteen years ago) link

three years pass...

feeling Anticipation tonight.
RIP Bimble :(

Joint Custody (ian), Monday, 25 January 2010 04:55 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

I rank those hits.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 September 2019 02:22 (six days ago) link


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