Felt -- Classic or dud??

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I bought Absolute Classic Masterpieces to cheer up a dull Saturday afternoon in the office--the jury's still out, but help me make up my mind.

alex thomson, Monday, 30 October 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll take silence as a resounding "Dud" then, shall I?

alex thomson, Friday, 3 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'd be surprised, because I know a lot of the readers of this forum revere Felt, or at least listened to music at a time when statistically speaking some of them might have been expected to revere Felt. I'd have put in some snidey comment, but the only record of theirs I have is a tape of sensitive guitar instrumentals, which never did anything for me whatsoever but is probably monstrously unrepresentative.

Tom, Friday, 3 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I can count the number of Felt songs I know on zero fingers.

Not so much classic or dud as real or imaginary, for me. I'd have to say DEFINITELY imaginary.

Dan Perry, Friday, 3 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

May I shamelessly admit at this point that I know precisely no Felt songs but could recognise huge amounts of Lawrence's *subsequent* work :) ?

-- "KKN = Korruption Kollusion Nepotism"

Robin Carmody, Friday, 3 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

PHILISTINES. Felt were the greatest, purest, most poised & perverse band of the nineteen eighties. The world simply did not deserve lawrence and behaved accordingly. More satie than smiths and more physically and conceptually beautiful than any pop band in history. I could go on but my hackles are giving me grief.

cw, Monday, 6 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Though I don't know the referred to Felt, there is a band in Sydney called Felt and apart from one decent song and a rockin bass player with even more rockin shoes there are a dud.

Kylie, Monday, 6 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Classic! I adore Felt, and even Lawrence's various solo projects. Which reminds me, anyone anywhere know where I can find a copy of Denim on Ice?

Nicole, Tuesday, 7 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

felt dems good band i have a white one with a black image on the coveer (thats useful for all you trainspotters) with a nice baroque-ish guitar track and of course primitive painters- now thats looooovely- actually laurence's fumpling vocals make elizabeth frazer listenable to this man at least-

Matthew, Sunday, 19 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Good but not great.

I've got the 2 ACS compilations. There are some great tracks scattered across them, but also some dreary and pointless meandering. I don't think anything they did was lyrically or musically outstanding, and it's clear from their followers that a lot of the attraction depends on the image of the band as detached outsiders, speaking to their own cult, rather than the work they did.

Denim are better.

Jon Norton, Wednesday, 29 November 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Dud. There were really two versions of Felt. Early on they had a guitarist called Maurice Deebank who trampled all over their stuff in a meandering, vaguely classically trained way. He was replaced by Martin Duffy (yep, the Primal Scream one) who trampled likewise, this time with whatever keyboard came to hand. Usually an annoying organ. The first Deebank-era album is OK (Evergreendazed, I think ), as are some of the singles ('My face is on Fire' is one), but overall it's pretty grim stuff. It got worse during their time on Creation and their final effort ('Me and a Monkey on the Moon') is utterly dire. If they had have ever got to grips with the basics of recording and production, they could've been good, as Lawrence just might have had something interesting to say. Never heard Denim or Go-Kart Mozart. Not really bothered.

Dr. C, Wednesday, 20 December 2000 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Felt is the greatest pop band of the 1980's. Lawrence one of the best singer-songwriters of all time. Unfairly criticized by some critics as Velvet Underground wannabes, the true influence of Felt is still being, well, uh, felt today! Sure, early Felt was a little stodgy, but true classic Felt such as Poem of the River (without guitarist Maurice Deebank) and The Strange Idols Pattern (with Deebank)have been on heavy play rotation for me for practically 15 years now. No other band or singer can make such a claim for me.

Alan Leahy, Tuesday, 2 January 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
Felt's Cherry Red albums were very subtle, lush affairs -- lush as in big, beautiful rainclouds rolling in across a white sky -- and yet very austere and stripped down in their overall delivery (less really is more)... The overall atmosphere however isn't dark or depressing, but sweetly melancholic. Then there's Maurice Deebank's classical guitar meanderings, which, rather than sounding like lost squiggley bits inserted for effect, provide a perfect, yet brittle icing for it all. The Creation stuff was a bit more immediate, but every bit as good. Don't expect casio beats or power chord riffs... It's just very interesting pop music, with a bit more texture than most. Trust me.

, Thursday, 30 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
Felt? Genius.

chris burt, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I recently downlaoded almost their entire output and I have to say I don't really have much opinion on it, it's pretty good in places, and pretty poor in others, it probably says something about my tastes in music that Primitive Painters is probably my favourite, but it's not really representative of their other wor

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dr C - I just saw your comments above: great stuff, going against the flow.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I only vaguely remember their rekkids, but I saw them live (supporting the Cocteau Twins) and they were really quite astoundingly bad. They gave me a stinking headache. Poss dud on this basis.

Norman Phay, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That doesn't surprise me - I adore (most of) their records but they've never struck me as a band who would "cut it" live. Many artists capable of creating beautiful recordings are pretty poor live.

electric sound of jim, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Somehow a song called Primitive Painters (or a song from an album called Primitive Painters?)—by this band, anyway—ended up on my hard drive and I've come to like it quite a bit, even though I don't normally listen to this ocean-of-sound type rock n roll. Hurrah for music that falls into your lap.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
time for a revival - last month's mojo says something along the lines
of this
'if lawrence reformed felt today he would pretty much clean up'.
well ! there's also mention of re-releases of the back catalogue.

'forever breathes...' is ace.
they should do a traditional 'best of' maybe.
his best quote is when he says that, despite
being totally broke that
'if i can't do things my way i'm not interested'.

he's like the polar opposite of moby that fella.

piscesboy, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 13:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Forever Breathes the Lonely Word was THE album really, but to get them I think you had to be into Lawrence as a pop star. The anti-rockism, the one name(!), the cleanliness(!!), it was no surprise that he was into Subway Sect. He always came across as really interesting and funny in interviews, to me anyway.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 14:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'forever breathes' is the only thing of theirs I've heard and its one of the few indie records in that post third VU alb vein that I'm not hostile to. that's bcz Lawrence was a good songwriter and the organ isn't that annoying.

not 'genius' or anything but not a disaster either.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 14:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I liked them a bit, but Lawrence's stuff got better as he went on. I was playing Denim only this weekend. Might have some more tomorrow, I think.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 19:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

maybe if Lawrence cleaned up he might be in a position to reform Felt. or indeed do anything else

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 21:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"she lives by the castle" is my favorite song by them
he said he wrote for the girl in that band st. etienne

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I got an email from a friend who recently recieved a CDR of Lawrence's new album!!

S Samson, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry. It was demos and not a new album! : - (

S Samson, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

whoa, is this demos for the LP that Alan McGee talked about? the "Bob Dylan" Lawrence album?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I can ask?

S Samson, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yayy

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 22:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

NEW LAWRENCE NEW LAWRENCE NEW LAWRENCE? Back In Denim is the only record i've spent more than £20 on twice.

alexfack (alexfack), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 00:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Ballad of the Band" is really catchy and I highly recommend it.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 00:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and "sunlight bathed the golden glow" too

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 00:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Not forgetting "Penelope Tree"

flowersdie (flowersdie), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 09:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

from mojo :

all the felt albums and a live dvd - heads up, world.

...for years the indie legends' back catalogue has only been available on a series of undignified twofers (all in the same grey sleeve). now they are to reissue their entire recorded works through cherry red. the process begins with 'stains on a decade' on may 26, which compiles material from the 10 felt singles released on the cherry red and creation labels, with the original 10 albums released two per month until november. 'the albums were never available as we wanted them' says felt frontman lawrence 'so we've got them back to what they originally were - there's no demos or extras, none of that. they're totally minimal, just like we were.'

most intriguing to fans however is the june 23 release of the concert dvd 'a declaration'. 'that was a concert we did at ulu in february 1987...there's songs off poem of the river, forever breathes the lonely word, we do primitive painters, ballad of the band, a good cross section. and it means that people who never saw us can see what we looked like. there's no extras at all just the concert. there'll be
a whole year's worth of felt so the kids can buy something new every month.'

woo hoo !!

piscesboy, Tuesday, 22 April 2003 12:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hurray!

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 12:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

there's no demos or extras, none of that. they're totally minimal, just like we were

Glad to see Lawrence (who I assume is the author of this quote) hasn't changed much...

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 15:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Heh. I'll be very interested in this. The stories in the Cavanagh Creation book are wondrously weird.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 15:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
lawrence is on bbc radio 6 on the liz k show
from one o clock this afternoon talking about the
felt re-issues !!

he's about to speak !
i have my tape recorder running !!

piscesboy, Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I hope they ask him about cheese.

kate (kate), Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah and toilets
and 'hair corner'
and sarah c

but i suspect they wont.

piscesboy, Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

did they ask him if he's ever going to finish another fucking record?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

electric sound of jim, it's on the way.

...and has nearly finished the second Go-Kart Mozart album, to be released in the Autumn

Felt Re-issues

From the latest Cherry Red newsletter [via e-mail] the first two Felt albums are re-issued [on June 16th]:

Felt
Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty
CDMRED 25
This seminal album is to be released in a limited edition digi-pack and was Felt’s first studio album. This album was a critical and indie chart success, and has been long sought after in its original format. This is the beginning of a major Felt re-issue campaign with all ten studio albums being released over the coming months, including the long deleted but much sought after Creation albums. Felt are a very influential band around the world with many of today’s bands paying homage to the genius of Lawrence, who contrary to rumors is alive and well and has nearly finished the second Go-Kart Mozart album, to be released in the Autumn.

Felt
The Splendor Of Fear
CDMRED 57
This, Felt’s second studio album was deemed another success for them by both the critics and public alike. A special limited edition digi-pack, this release is part of the Felt re-issue campaign which will see all ten of Felt’s studio albums – including the Creation Records recordings, re-issued by Cherry Red.

also:

Felt
A Declaration
CRDVD 25

The first ever DVD to feature one of the most influential and enduringly popular alternative bands of all time, Felt. Felt were formed in 1980 by their enigmatic leader Lawrence, and went on to achieve huge critical acclaim and a hardcore following of devoted fans. They went on to record ten albums (one a year) through the 1980’s. The albums are being reissued in full by Cherry Red Records over the course of the next few months, so interest in the band will be very strong. “A Declaration” is therefore the perfect accompaniment to the album releases. It features a full length concert, filmed at ULU in 1987, with the band, and Lawrence’s songwriting, at the peak of their powers. Amongst the tracks featured are the Indie Chart top twenty hit “Ballad Of The Band”, and, possibly their most recognised track, the Indie Chart number one “Primitive Painters”. The cover artwork was specially designed by Lawrence, and the DVD also features an extremely rare promotional video shot by Danny Weinstein, who also produced the ULU film.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Did they do 'ferdinand magellan' - If so, i preferred The Nivens live.

s.r.w. (s.r.w.), Thursday, 12 June 2003 10:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't know about the felt reissues and dvd! This is fantastic news...

Nicole (Nicole), Thursday, 12 June 2003 11:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

can someone post here when the lawrence interview starts? I can't stomach the music she's currently playing so I'm going to bail until he's on.

pulpo, Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

starting. soon

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Np: the utter classic: from Felt: Primitive Painters [Felt with Liz Cocteau]

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i know this was an independent chart hit, but only it had daytime play on radio 1 at the time, it would have been a top 40 hit!

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

cheers!

pulpo, Thursday, 12 June 2003 12:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

there was a screening of a short (20 odd minutes) work in progress of Lawrence of Belgravia last year at the barbican, along with another paul kerry film about dolly mixture. Lawrence refused to attend because it wasn't a proper premiere.

.

cw, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Just felt (ha!) like saying that Voyage To Illumination is fucking amazing. Both the song and the title. Who needs lyrics with a title like that anyway?

Spikey, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 13:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

i'm enjoying this:

http://dominorad.io/show/lawrence_from_felt

cw, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 19:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Excellent!!! Craving old school radio these days.

So Folkloric (u s steel), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's a really excellent playlist. Old school radio still exists, but it's harder to track down! Google "playlist" and some of your favorite obscure bands, you're bound to find someone on your wavelength.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I do so enjoy artists gushing about their favorite bands, especially when I share their feelings: http://thequietus.com/articles/06604-felt-lawrence-tim-burgess-interview

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 00:57 (six years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

"she lives by the castle" is so fucking good. you forget people aren't supposed to be good at guitar

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:34 (two years ago) Permalink

how long until those reissues show up?

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:38 (two years ago) Permalink

They're probably coming out the same day as the DVD or the next Go-Kart album. It's very frustrating being a fan at times. I have all those CD reissues that came out 10 years ago. I'd be tempted to try and sell them if I knew the vinyl reissues were on their way.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:40 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"gather up your wings and fly" would have done keith emerson proud

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 April 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Cherry Red have posted a couple of things about the upcoming Felt reissues. Can't wait to see exactly what they are.

https://twitter.com/CherryRedGroup?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:25 (one year ago) Permalink

wow thanks

new noise, Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

So this latest round is strictly vinyl? Tch, I could go for expanded CDs with all the attendant non-lp tracks.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 28 July 2016 18:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Is there a link with full details of titles, format and release date?

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 29 July 2016 00:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Not yet. There's just the two posts on Cherry Red's twitter hinting the news is coming soon. Looks like it will be vinyl as they labels say the albums come with a 7" single. Hopefully they'll bring out something on CD and vinyl and it's not too limited.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 29 July 2016 04:37 (one year ago) Permalink

awesome. i was just looking at prices of forever breathes the lonely word on discogs and was horrified

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 05:31 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

For years I was content with just the two "Absolute Classic Masterpieces" compilations (plus the other missing singles tracks) but I just bought the first 4 albums on 2 CDs and am very glad I did so*. The juxtaposition of the instrumental pieces with Lawrence's tortured Verlaine-esque vocal tracks is really a key feature to the albums proper.

Next up I think I'll pick up the "Forever Breathes The Lonely Word / Poem Of The River" two-fer.

*I was hoping for expanded reissues from Captured Tracks but they said they're only working on vinyl.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 23:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it's only the first four albums that came out on those two-fers. I don't think the albums on Creation got the same reissue treatment.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink

i own a forever/poem two-fer, might be german or something

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like Lawrence would not approve of that rejigged cover design

soref, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh, I didn't know that issue existed. I've got all the 2002-3 reissues in those thin cardboard cases. Probably going to sell those on once they announce the vinyl reissues. I had those original Cherry Red two-fers of the first four albums but sold them years ago.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:58 (one year ago) Permalink

train above the city and pictorial jackson got a similarly tacky two-fer reissue back then too.

new noise, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like Lawrence would not approve of that rejigged cover design

That's why I replace the covers in my digital library. ;-)

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:06 (one year ago) Permalink

There's a Japanese CD that combines "poem" and "let the snakes", which is pretty weird imo. Was "let the snakes" on creation? A twofer with "let the snakes" and "forever" would make sense chronologically and I think musically the former would make a nice prelude to the latter. And it'd only be like 45 minutes total.

as a side note, "A wave crashed on rocks" is so so good, maybe my favorite Lawrence lyric. Still haven't heard the last two albums, though.

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Let The Snakes was their first album on Creation. Probably not the kind of record Alan McGee was expecting when he signed them.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:34 (one year ago) Permalink

haha otm

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I love it to death, though. It inspires me greatly

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

It's grown on me a lot over the years but I'd still say it's one of my least favourite Felt records. It is much more enjoyable than Train Above the City.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:42 (one year ago) Permalink

For me, the melodies and arrangements really evokes a really heavy/'fragrant' wood-y/manicured forest atmosphere, kind of similar to the clientele (although the clientele are more straight up 'forest-y', imo). one of those 'album hits you at an intensely vulnerable part of your life' thing probably

The slower, bluesier stuff I've heard from Train is good (one for the out of context thread). There's definitely a zillion jazz solo piano albums that run circles around it, obviously

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm going to have to go back to it now you've compared it to The Clientele.

They're a really hard band to rank. Right now I think I'd put their albums in this order. The top two are set in stone and Train will always be my least favourite but I'm always changing my mind about the others.

1. The Strange Idol Patterns
2. Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
3. Poem of the River
4. The Splendour of Fear
5. Me & a Monkey on the Moon
6. Ignite the Seven Cannons
7. The Pictorial Jackson Review
8. Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
9. Let the Snakes Crinkle
10. Train Above the City

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:59 (one year ago) Permalink

the first two albums are my favorite. That grey twofer "changed my life" or whatever back in high school

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:04 (one year ago) Permalink

it was like "oh wow, a band decided to make albums based on that penultimate track on joy division's closer. And they added beautiful heart-stopping guitar playing, and the singing is by a fey Tom Verlaine, I am So down, These are my guys!"

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:09 (one year ago) Permalink

ya know i thought seven cannons was my favorite album until i realized just now that the album i was listening to on spotify was a twofer and that all my favorites were actually on strange idols

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Thursday, 1 September 2016 02:02 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Anyone know the back story behind Liz and Robin backing Lawrence on "Primitive Painters"?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:41 (one year ago) Permalink

umm because guthrie produced the album?

new noise, Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

wtf happened to those reissues? surely Lawrence needs some more heroin. he should be reissuing everything.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

The Cocteau Twins were fans of Felt and invited us to tour with them in 1984. We became friends and Robin Guthrie said he'd like to produce us.

I don't think there's much more to it than this.

new noise, Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

this interview is pretty exhaustive on how Guthrie came to produce Ignite, and the recording of Primitive Painters:

http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/an-interview-with-lawrence-primitive-painters-was-this-great-big-statement-felt-were-going-to-be-massive-69839

soref, Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Over the years I’ve collected some of the master tapes and on the reissues that are coming out, I’ve tried to extract the Cocteau Twins from my record

hmmm...

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 18 February 2017 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink

i emailed cherry red about the reissues 6 months ago and they said it was looking like sometime in 2017, then i tweeted at them the other week and they said they had no news

just another (diamonddave85), Saturday, 18 February 2017 22:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Just checked earlier in the thread and it was last July when they first posted those tweets suggesting the reissues were on their way. I'm sure they even put up pictures of Lawrence signing them.

When the last Go-Kart album came out, my first order of the vinyl seemed to get lost in the post. When I contacted Cherry Red about it they said Lawrence would happily send out a replacement copy but "it might be a while to get it signed as Lawrence has disappeared on us again". I'm guessing that he's behind the delays.

kitchen person, Saturday, 18 February 2017 22:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks for that Uncut link, exactly what I was looking for!

There are some days "Primitive Painters" is the most perfect song ever.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 19 February 2017 01:57 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.mixcloud.com/WEEKEND_Festival/weekend-mixtape5-lawrence/

Many of the songs in this podcast, which Lawrence recorded exclusively for Week-End, will only be known to aficionados, yet they lay bare the foundations on which indie and Britpop was built. An unusual history lesson by an indie icon who rarely talks, but who turns out to be a very eloquent speaker.

new noise, Sunday, 19 February 2017 04:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Listened to Felt all day today. Perfect for a rainy winter day.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 February 2017 05:06 (one year ago) Permalink

just browsing France Castle's Instagram (love Clay Pipe & her artwork), and check out this post.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNR-vtbhaw8/

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:02 (one year ago) Permalink

https://mobile.twitter.com/wrongsreversed/status/802558977020198916

Another view of that incident, this one from a camera behind the goal.

Tim, Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:19 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

christ Lawrence Of Belgravia is really boring and awful-looking and depressing as all hell. if they showed it in schools to young musicians they'd all go off and do accountancy or something.

piscesx, Saturday, 1 April 2017 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Totally agree. I thought it was a massive letdown after the long wait to see it. It really didn't seem as interesting as it could have been.

kitchen person, Saturday, 1 April 2017 20:22 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

"Felt reissues, sweet!"
Oh... $40 LPs and $45 CD+7" boxes... no extra tracks... ok so downloads it is.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 March 2018 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink


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