A thread to talk about Marion, the band (c or d?)

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ok, favourite Marion tune and why.

Wyndham Earl, Wednesday, 16 February 2005 00:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, probably "Sleep" in the end, album version. It's concise, Harding rides the chorus and breaks very well, guitars sound great, the rhythm section revs up to a smashing end and it's all over in under three minutes, I seem to recall.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 00:50 (fifteen years ago) link

maybe they are reforming.. (from the marion mailing list)

I got an email from Nick Gilbert in which he told me that Marion were
going to reform for a gig in Manchester, probably next month, as soon
as Phil is free from New Order.

..or maybe just a crappy hoax.

shaun kinski (shaun kinski), Tuesday, 22 February 2005 23:34 (fifteen years ago) link

i agree that 'sleep' is their best moment.

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 February 2005 23:44 (fifteen years ago) link

five years pass...

great band. even the bsides. and other than a few singles, far more of a 'rock' band than most of their jangly britpop contemporaries.

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Saturday, 2 October 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...


These, 60ft. Dolls and Geneva are all painfully underrated.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 4 May 2019 12:33 (nine months ago) link

I love the first Marion and Geneva albums. I remember liking the seconds from them too at the time but haven't listened to them in years. Of the stuff I picked up in the mid-'90s in my search for anything that sounded remotely like Suede, I still listen to those, Strangelove, and Puressence. I permanently shelved Rialto, Ballroom, Jocasta, and probably a few others I can't think of now. I do have fond memories of the Longpigs album but haven't thought to put that one on in a while; not sure if I'd still like it. Don't think I've ever heard 60ft Dolls; at the time I mentally slotted them under generic garage rock based on the name and image but maybe I'll give them a shot.

early rejecter, Monday, 6 May 2019 12:10 (nine months ago) link

Ooh, I don't think I've - consciously or unconsciously - listened to or heard anything by Strangelove and/or Puressence in years! The one and only time I saw Marion live they were incredible and Jaime was very energetic onstage. I never saw Geneva live, sadly. I never really gave Rialto that much of a chance, to be honest, as by the time 'Monday Morning 5:19' was out I was kinda beginning to feel a bit of fatigue with the post-Urban Hymns phase that indie seemed to be going through at the time.

60ft. Dolls were more of a late '70s punk/new wave thing, and therefore may not be your thing, but I still The Big 3 has actually held up really well, and their second LP (Joya Magica) deserved better.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 6 May 2019 12:41 (nine months ago) link

Okay, so I listened to Strangelove's Time for the Rest of Your Life earlier and my god has it held up well. Some genuinely beautiful guitar playing throughout, a highly underrated alternative rock record.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:54 (nine months ago) link

As far as Marion goes - Classic. I think 'Vanessa' is a storming track. Used to howl along to it on my way to band rehearsals, as a warm-up.
Still got the day job, mind.

Maltrsnapper, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:49 (nine months ago) link

I was always a bit like that *wavey hand* but then i saw them do one of the best gigs i've *ever* seen at Sheffield Leadmill circa '94.

I hope me laddo is doing alright


piscesx, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:46 (nine months ago) link

On that Britpop Now! one-off TV thing that Damon Albarn presented, Marion's performance was only second to Pulp's. Blur's "LOL look we're playing 'Country House' wearing traditional posh country gear" schtick looks fucking ridiculous now, and Elastica, Supergrass and The Boo Radleys were okay, but nothing came close to those two.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:09 (nine months ago) link

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