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Yeah I just finished playing this, first impressions are this might be their best album in a very long time. I'm just addicted to Love is Ending but there isn't really a bad track.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 9 September 2010 12:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love the Crass connections going on -- I remember Burgess talking about being a fan of theirs back in interviews from 1990/91 so talk about flying the flag still!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 September 2010 12:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love the s/t one as well. It's probably a tie between that and Up to Our Hips for me.

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sawan, Friday, 10 September 2010 00:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's been bugging me over the last 24 hours what the second track My Foolish Pride reminds me of and it just hit me, the verse where he sings "I wander streets belonging but to no one" sounds exactly like the verse of Open your heart by The Human League. Anyone else noticed this?

I have been playing this a lot and I can't help but think it might be their best album since the self titled one. I really didn't have much interest in this album until Johnny Fever put up the new single earlier in the thread but I'm so glad I bought it, great production, songs and Tim's voice has never sounded better.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 10 September 2010 13:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Pete Salisbury fills in

The Verve drummer Pete Salisbury has joined The Charlatans as a temporary replacement for brain tumour victim Jon Brookes.

Brookes collapsed onstage during the band's Philadelphia gig earlier this month (September 15), and has now flown back to the UK to receive further treatment for a brain tumour.

Speaking to NME, frontman Tim Burgess said Brookes's ordeal had been "a lot to take in" for the band.

"We were having the best American tour we've done for a long, long time and it was going so well and then this happened," he explained.

The band play their first show with Salisbury to launch Oxfam's Oxjam festival on Monday (September 27) at a charity shop in London. He will also perform with them on their forthcoming UK tour.

Fsck Washing Ong's Hat (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 September 2010 17:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeesh, sad news (but good guy to have fill in). Wanted to go to the Tuesday night show down here but a cold has tripped me up this week.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 September 2010 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

i almost went Tuesday night as well. the problem was i only found out about it on Tuesday and wasn't able to get everything organized and ready to go in time.

i do hope to see these guys soon as i have had fun at their gigs.

Bee OK, Saturday, 25 September 2010 01:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yah, I was going to go to the Wednesday show at the El Rey. Hope they can reschedule the west coast dates eventually

Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 25 September 2010 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Yes, that's Kevin Shields.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 17 March 2011 08:39 (eight years ago) Permalink


That's Tim on the mic, right? My eyes are telling me that doesn't look a bit like him.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yes, his hair was long and tied back. He came out on stage wearing sunglasses and looked disturbingly like late-stage Michael Jackson until he took them off.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

The weirdest Charlatans-related story you'll read this week:

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Meanwhile R. Stevie Moore just posted this photo:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 April 2012 14:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I listened to Up To Our Hips for the first time in at least ten years the other day.

Trip Maker, Monday, 2 April 2012 14:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'm definitely not digging David Cross's new wig.

Turkey, Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anyone hear Tim Burgess's version of Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)? He hits the notes pretty well IMO.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 26 April 2012 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

one for the sticker

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink


Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

"one for the sticker" remains one of my favorite snarks of all-time, I don't think there's a context where it isn't hilarious

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

so, at last we begin to learn about the long-term effects of ecstasy

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait, is that last picture actually not David Cross in a wig? i swear i've only just realised

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah the David Cross thing is kind of uncanny

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

odd, acoustic versions of North Country Boy and The only one I know

but with new tunes

Mark G, Saturday, 23 June 2012 17:32 (six years ago) Permalink

on Sky's coverage on the IOW festival

Mark G, Saturday, 23 June 2012 17:32 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 16:54 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Well this sucks. RIP Jon.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Very sad.

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Totally sad.
Did an instore with them a week or so before the Philly gig where he collapsed - was a nice fella. Fine drummer too.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, a damn shame. He was just the drummer for the band, great player, a little flair, never steamrolled over the band but worked with everyone just so.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:18 (five years ago) Permalink

At first I was like "that's sad" and now it keeps nagging at me and I'm starting to get really down about his death. Gonna listen to some more Charlatans and work through it, I guess. Rest in piece.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

urm, PEACE.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's really sad, I've read a few things now from people that met him and said he was a great guy.

I decided to throw on a few of their albums today. Started with Between 10th and 11th and will go for the self titled next (probably my favourite) The first five albums are a great and totally underrated run of albums.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Up to Our Hips and the s/t are my favorites, and Between 10th and 11th is up there as well, but I've never spent as much time with Some Friendly. I'm doing that now.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I find Some Friendly a bit more dated in places but still a really enjoyable album. It's all about Sonic and Sprosten Green at the end, two of my favourite songs of theirs.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:03 (five years ago) Permalink

gah RIP

always been partial to Us & Us Only, some great drum parts on there

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:06 (five years ago) Permalink

still amazing

piscesx, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes! I should have added earlier Wonderland is another one of their great albums and A Man Needs to be Told is the highlight, it should have been a huge hit for them.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

this is sad news, RIP.

going to play their self titled tomorrow, my favorite of theirs. just counted and i actually own nine albums and a few singles by them.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 05:39 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the new album is dope.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:05 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

God, I didn't hear a whisper about the album. Was just revisiting "Oh Vanity" (which is utterly great) and then found Modern Nature sitting on Spotify, like a forgotten Christmas present that suddenly turns up mid-year. Did anyone in the US write anything at all about this?

dlp9001, Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Tried to but my various pitches were turned down. Tim Burgess ended up following me on Twitter a while back -- very flattered, not sure why he did! -- so I've followed him in return and it seems like they've had a very good year of it.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:17 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Can't stop won't stop

The Charlatans have released their new single "Plastic Machinery," available now for download and streaming. The song is from the band's thirteenth album entitled Different Days, due out May 26, 2017 via BMG. Co-produced by Jim Spencer, the album was recorded at the band’s studio in Cheshire and features contributions from an array of friends... from Paul Weller and Johnny Marr to crime writer Ian Rankin and writer/actress Sharon Horgan.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 20:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuckin' hell, this band are still going!? music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 21:14 (two years ago) Permalink

The longest time they've ever been between albums has been three years. Most times it's been two, sometimes one.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 21:20 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

as you can see from the above pic i'm seeing these lads tonight. i have not paid any attention to them since the 90s ended. i just did some research and they now have 13 albums, that blows my mind. that they somehow have kept it together and are still releasing new music every few years. i have seen them in the past and had a blast dancing my ass off, so i'm hoping for a fun show tonight as one of my old friend talked me into going to the heart of Los Angeles tonight.

Bee OK, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

I met a boyfriend because of Up to Our Hips. I am old. Take pics.

Yerac, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

i had a blast for a band that is just okay. my friend was joking that the band was really tight but they need a new singer, cracked me up. the audience
was great as we were all there trying to relive the early 90s all over again. "Sproston Green" is still the best song they have done. i do wish they played more from The Charlatans as "Just When You Thinkin; Things Over" was an obvious highlight and stood out.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

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