December 2nd, 2004


Whilst frittering my life away on teh interweb, t__m__i read out a bit of the Indy's review of The Darkness playing at SECC, viz: "Yet nothing can quite match the sight of Justin riding a pulley-operated white tiger above the crowd while blasting forth yet another power riff."

I misheard this as "while pulling off a white tiger".

Definitely an image to conjure with.

I'm sorry that the soldiers had to hurt you, Mr. Harris

Another image to conjure with, though you might well prefer not to...

I finally got round to listening to the reissued TRB2 album in the car yesterday on the way to and from seeing the dogs at lunchtime. Considering that it was, as I understand it, widely slagged off at the time, and has even had the odd sarky comment by Tom Robinson himself, I thought it was rather good. Definitely less wincingly right-on than the first album, and quite a few good tunes, although Tom Robinson singing a disco number is somewhat disturbing (I quote from his website about the particular track:
"The 'A' side "Never Gonna Fall in Love (again)" was co-written by Tom with Elton John and the record released as a promo/benefit single for Pride 79 in London. Although TRB were playing on the record, its hamfisted disco style was so alien to what the band was about that at the other members' request it was released as a Tom Robinson solo single and the group split shortly afterwards. ")

Anyway, the best track to my mind is one of his apocalyptic / post-apocalyptic tracks 'Sorry Mr Harris'. But unfortunately, unbidden to me, the thought surfaced in my mind...
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