Saturday, 26 May 2012

SATURDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX! - The Chemical Brothers - 'Let Forever Be'




The Chemical Brothers - 'Let Forever Be' (1999)

Sitting out in the sun listening to some old tunes has sparked many a memory. This track stands out as one of my favourite Chemical Brothers songs for many reasons. It features good ol' Noel Gallagher for a start, it has a superb drum beat and bass combo (up there in my top 5) and a video that totally hypnotises me with dance that turns to life! I had a flash back of hearing this song with very squinty eyes watching the rising sun, after being up listening to music all night with Old Pa and Flycasual!

Welcome! Welcome, to the conservatory!

Most people had their wildest nights at Uni, but not me. I had them on a Friday night after coming home to my parents house from the pub. After being bitten by the razzmatazz of Thailand's pink light district from holidays, my parents tried to recreate the atmosphere in a home bar made up in the conservatory. It was like Christmas all year round with the fairy lights flashing on an 'Open' bar night. I would walk home from the bus stop after a few bevvies with friends at the pub and strain to see if those lights were flashing from outside the front window. If they were, it would be an inward "YESSS!" Mum and dad were up and having a few themselves which meant the party didn't stop. It would be the cherry on the cake if Flycasual would come through the door after just finishing a late shift at the airport! This is when the idea behind Tunedoctor was really born for me! Unwritten rules of "3 each" and "no repeats" and the phrases "shifters" and "fillers" would be often heard. Old pa, Flycasual and I would be out there, drinking and sharing stories and tracks all night. Not even the sun coming up would stop us, in fact it paved the way for themed choices. Not even running out of booze would stop us either, but that's another story altogether!

I remember well, when I really liked a song and I knew the feeling was mutual (one of them being this track I recall) I used to say "Right, get a fresh drink and get a cigarette ready (back when I used to smoke!). The excitement and anticipation of everyone's choices and reaction to mine was the best night out!

Noel after the last all nighter at ours

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C
26 May 2012 at 21:47

What a lovely feel-good recollection! I want a conservatory...!

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27 May 2012 at 08:40

Oh!these were the days my friend I thought theye never end.....3 each, it was the only way I could get to hear my own tuff...great memories!

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27 May 2012 at 11:15

Thanks C! Everyone should have a conservatory!

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31 May 2012 at 10:13

Oh yes, I miss those music sessions, even Old Pa's 'shifters'....good memories. All that was the basis for this blog, I still get to hear what you lot listen to, minus the hangover and the bruises from falling off the stool! Great post, fantastic song. I loved Noel's collaborations with the Chemical Bros, Setting Sun....that's the one!! Beautiful noise!

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