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For those who play FT songs live, which song do you play most?

Real Damage
3
27%
Fathers Day
0
No votes
Ballad of Me and My Friends
1
9%
Photosynthesis
1
9%
Reasons Not to be an Idiot
0
No votes
Long Live the Queen
1
9%
Other
5
45%
 
Total votes: 11

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Post by Pete » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:59 pm

Tomasz wrote:
Gerry wrote:I'm a working class cunt :D
I suspect that to be half true.
Hahaha, good shout. I don't think working class even exists any more, welfare, middle, upper.
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Post by aza484 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:00 pm

Pete wrote:
Tomasz wrote:
Gerry wrote:I'm a working class cunt :D
I suspect that to be half true.
Hahaha, good shout. I don't think working class even exists any more, welfare, middle, upper.
I shouldn't, but I couldn't help but chuckle at the concept of 'welfare class'. Does seem a bit more appropriate.

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Post by Evan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:25 pm

Off topic from slagging off Gerry...I dont understand how anyone could possibly cover Long Live The Queen. makes no sense to me. In fact, if I were in a pub and saw someone play it (who didnt know her personally), I would probably walk up and punch them. That is way too personal a topic for someone to cover in my opinion. It baffles me that people dance and shout and gleefully throw themselves about when he plays it. To me, it is the single most depressing song ever written and i am lucky to scape a listen without crying.

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Post by Pete » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:32 pm

Guess that's the personal connection though. I was never lucky enough to meet her but from having heard the tales on here and spoken with you about her personally I feel I have an infinitesimal grasp of what she meant to people and thus i do find it a really personally moving song, so always end up standing, watching, listening and occasionally singing along more to myself than loudly, but i guess a lot of people don't really 'get it' and just see it as another song. I mean it's pretty fucking self explanatory what it's about but if it doesn't personally resonate people often don't understand the emotion of songs.

First mainstream example that pops into my head is All Saints covering Under The Bridge, which I thought was rather inappropriate due to the nature of the song.

PS - i wasn't slagging off Gerry in my last post, I was more enjoying having a jab at class distinctions.
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Post by aza484 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:36 pm

Evan wrote:Off topic from slagging off Gerry...I dont understand how anyone could possibly cover Long Live The Queen. makes no sense to me. In fact, if I were in a pub and saw someone play it (who didnt know her personally), I would probably walk up and punch them. That is way too personal a topic for someone to cover in my opinion. It baffles me that people dance and shout and gleefully throw themselves about when he plays it. To me, it is the single most depressing song ever written and i am lucky to scape a listen without crying.
I hear that. I certainly haven't ever covered it, but I do sing along, even with knowing the meaning behind it. Despite not having met her, I see it more as a celebration of life than mourning death, so feel singing along to it as a happy(ish) thing. I guess it comes down to personal connections as Pete said.

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Post by Kenny » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:40 pm

I felt pretty emotional about LLTQ when Frank dedicated it to me in Bristol once. Really hit home. I mean, I only met her the once but it was enough to recognise what a lovely person she was and what she did for/meant to her friends.
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Post by Foxy » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:43 pm

On a similar note...I went to a gig at the Bull & Gate last week, and had a sad thought back to the last time I was there, which was the last time I saw Lexie of the few times I met her. Twas me, Paul, Lexie (Evan?) and not many others (possibly Frank in fact) watching P.R.E...
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08.06.05 12.04.06 20.10.06 30.04.07 21.09.07 03.04.08 10.05.08 08.08.08 23.08.08 27.08.09 29.10.09 (x2) 19.12.09 24.03.10 12.12.10 27.11.11 13.04.12 23.07.12

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Post by Gerry » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:55 pm

Pete wrote:
Tomasz wrote:
Gerry wrote:I'm a working class cunt :D
I suspect that to be half true.
Hahaha, good shout. I don't think working class even exists any more, welfare, middle, upper.
True "Working class" these days seems to mean people who are on welfare. The class system is buggered and means fuck all
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Post by ravi » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:00 pm

Pete wrote: so always end up standing, watching, listening
i do this.

i don't feel comfortable singing along to it.
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Post by Gerry » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:09 pm

I don't cover any of frank's songs that mention people's names, although I did cover Prufrock once. Had to change the names and remember them. Not really that fun.

I wonder if Frank likes it when people sing along to LLTQ.
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Post by Evan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:02 am

Foxy wrote:On a similar note...I went to a gig at the Bull & Gate last week, and had a sad thought back to the last time I was there, which was the last time I saw Lexie of the few times I met her. Twas me, Paul, Lexie (Evan?) and not many others (possibly Frank in fact) watching P.R.E...
I don't think Frank was there...because Anton and I left the gig 10 minutes before the end and drove to Southampton to meet up with him and his sister in a club. We got in for two minutes, then I had to look after his sister who was being sick outside. Then we went to a "party" where everyone went to sleep apart from the three of us, who sat up all night and talked nonsense over cheap wine....either that or I wasn't there. I definitely missed most of PRE's gigs in London.

And as for the Lexi thing - i phrased it badly. I understand that people like to dance and sing, but because it has a personal connection I find that difficult to swallow. Thats no one's fault or issue but my own. It's probably exactly the right thing that people are uplifted and happy to hear it. I'm just a miserable bastard.

As for covering it though, I can't get behind that one little bit.

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Post by DaveHughes » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:40 pm

Last night I was playing a show and utterly butchered try this at home, so much so that it was thought best to put it out of its misery after the first chorus.

No matter how much I've listened to the CD in the car, the lyrics evaded me, as did the chords, melody, timing. A total mess, the likes of which will never be heard again.

Did an 'almost passible' Thatcher fucked the kids for old times sake - Kenny Leckie was playing the show too and we hadn't played a show together since Lexapalooza in September last year.

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Post by aza484 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:32 pm

DaveHughes wrote:Last night I was playing a show and utterly butchered try this at home, so much so that it was thought best to put it out of its misery after the first chorus.

No matter how much I've listened to the CD in the car, the lyrics evaded me, as did the chords, melody, timing. A total mess, the likes of which will never be heard again.

Did an 'almost passible' Thatcher fucked the kids for old times sake - Kenny Leckie was playing the show too and we hadn't played a show together since Lexapalooza in September last year.
I've done try this at home a few times, my only issue is that the chorus screws my voice up so I have to sing it a few keys lower, so its a little bit dodgy.

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Post by ravi » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:22 pm

DaveHughes wrote: Did an 'almost passible' Thatcher fucked the kids for old times sake - Kenny Leckie was playing the show too and we hadn't played a show together since Lexapalooza in September last year.
i was there, you guys are goooooooooooooood
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Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:00 pm

I lost my voice halfway during The Real Damage on monday night, it was bad.
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