Tuesday, 19 July 2011

TUESDAY BLUES! Elbow - Jesus was a Rochdale Girl


Elbow - Jesus was a Rochdale Girl (2011)

The wind & rain is currently lashing at the windows, the coffee's poured, the toasts in the toaster, my wife's off to work, a thousand things to do.... but first, listen to this. It features on Elbow's latest album "Build a rocket boys!" and caught me the first time I heard it. Whether it's the broken piano melody, the heartbeat bass drum, the rhythmic guitar strumming or just the list of things that Guy Garvey sings about, it just makes it sound so hypnotic - then 3 minutes later it's over, I wake up from the trance, and get back to today's tasks!

...I've got the Tuesdays blues, because Saturday is so far away (get more here)

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19 July 2011 at 07:31

This is really good. I have to admit, having liked Elbow for a while, I have ignored them recently. You know how it is when, suddenly, the whole world seems to like a band you like? It's when Jools Holland seems to like someone that really outs me off! Perhaps I'll give the new album a go after all. The piano on this a great.

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19 July 2011 at 08:03

I seem to do that a bit and get a little annoyed when a band that i've thought as "My" band have mass success - it's bloody silly really! My wife calls me a "musical snob" for doing this - she's got a point!

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19 July 2011 at 08:59

Could not get into the Album..may have to try again...I liked this and agree with the Bear, thats a cheeky little piano.

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19 July 2011 at 10:25

I was actually disappointed, at first, that Elbow had won the Mercury Prize as I knew the little 'secret' relationship with the band was finally over. But it's deserved success and long overdue.

Singing Bear, Jools Holland, maybe a knob, but you can't deny that it's a great show. I love the eclectic nature of it, he's not afraid of pitching say Brian Wilson along side Dizzee Rascal and where else would you see that?

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19 July 2011 at 10:35

Jools Holland....if you're reading this...you're not really a knob!

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19 July 2011 at 12:22

Nice song, it seems to stop as soon as it gets going! Guy Garvey has a great beard too.

I know what you mean about being put off by a favourite band once they hit mega popularity, Singing Bear. Its happened to me a few times. But I also get hit the opposite way...only getting into a group through them steaming up the charts! It must tip the balance!

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19 July 2011 at 12:47

I'll admit, I AM a musical snob and it IS a bit stupid but we have to have something to hold onto.

Jools...your show was pretty good once but I think you *are* a knob. I liked Squeeze, though!

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21 July 2011 at 22:04

Great song with meaningful words like all Elbow songs

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