Interpol - Antics Poll

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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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink

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

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

yeah. it's great!!

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

I watch the poll dance of the stars

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

The answer is obviously no.

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

not a poll but..

why is paul banks so loathed a a lyricist

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

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

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


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