Interpol - Antics Poll

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I should also clarify that my elevation of "Public Pervert" is on purely musical grounds, and was contingent on training myself not to wince at the metaphor of the opening lines.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol I have always thought "nursing an erection" *was* the line

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

One last thought before I stop posting and go do some work in my parents' yard: I dunno if it's just the "Not Even Jail"/"What Jail Is Like" association suggesting itself to my brain, but this album has always seemed somehow of a piece with The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen, at least thematically: substance abuse, gender and relationship power dynamics. The difference is that the Whigs have a theatrical side which I find wholly lacking in Interpol's music. Whether consciously or not, Paul Banks always seems to be writing/singing in 'his own voice' & never inhabits a character the way Greg Dulli does on "Fountain and Fairfax". I find the latter way more engaging and immediate: Let me drink! Let me taaaaallk!! is cathartic in a way no Interpol song has ever managed to be.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 14:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Not Even Jail also has one of my favorite bizarre metaphors by PB: "I'm subtle like a lion's cage." it's bordering on English as a second language. Another example: "You let the face slap around the self."

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

is that really what he's singing in "Slow Hands"? christ, man

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah. it's great!!

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

I think a "is paul banks a good lyricist y/n" poll might be fun, have we done that before

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 12 June 2017 01:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

The poll'll take us places, maybe to the beach

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 June 2017 01:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

I watch the poll dance of the stars

flappy bird, Monday, 12 June 2017 01:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

The answer is obviously no.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 12 June 2017 06:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

not a poll but..

why is paul banks so loathed a a lyricist

piscesx, Monday, 12 June 2017 09:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

I feel this thread missed a golden opportunity to title it "InterPoll - Antics"

octobeard, Monday, 12 June 2017 22:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

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