Mr Red Penguin's MP3 Heaven.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Have we had enough Bloc Party yet

The most depressing thing for me is that I tend to get bored of everything in the end. Except the Frank and Walters and the Sultans of Ping, whose music sounds as fresh and inspiring to me today as it did when I bought it all up in the early and mid 90s. Oh and all of Kate Bush's stuff. In fact there's a lot of things I don't get bored of. I just remember how quickly King Adora went cold on me - one minute I couldn't stop playing Smoulder and The Law, the next minute I couldn't even be bothered to put their CD back in the correct alphabetical order on my wall.

At the moment though, I'm still fairly content with the BPs. I'm just a bit annoyed that I missed the boat on their forthcoming tour - I've been signed up to the website mailing list thing but I don't think I've had a single email from it yet, so I now have to keep VISITING it to find out when they're playing again.

The Streets remix is getting a lot of play on MTV2 but I haven't found the MP3 anywhere else yet. It's a bit of a weird contrived apology of a song but it's still much better than that other weird contrived apology of a song - The Sweetest Thing by U2 - and the video doesn't have Bonio's sad smirk either.

I stumbled upon the Mystery Jets' cover version (their version seems to be called Pioneers, not The Pioneers, pedantic music fans) while nosing around their web site having heard their excellent new single You Can't Fool Me Dennis which I recommend you buy forthwith. The song is from their website but rather than link you to their WMA with all the digital rights hoo ha, I've just stuck the MP3 up instead.

Two More Years is out on 3 October.

Bloc Party vs The Streets - Banquet (The Remix).mp3
Mystery Jets - Pioneers.mp3

posted by Paul at 11:02 am


Blogger mike said...

i know exactly what you mean about king adora

Saturday, September 03, 2005 11:54:00 am  
Anonymous OllieRoo said...

ah, the Frank'n'Walters, memories !


(think I've overdosed on BP earlier this year, so I'm ginving them a rest)

Sunday, September 04, 2005 7:44:00 pm  
Blogger Paul said...

King Adora - I still love the Law. Mainly because I couldn't get it out of my head the night I got my record score at bowling (214), and I attributed it to the song giving me perfect timing on the night.

Franks - hey they are still going! Saw them at the Water Rats in June and they are still as nuts as ever. Check out

Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:06:00 pm  
Blogger Mycardo said...

Tickets for the forthcoming Bloc Party tour went on sale stupidly early, back in March or something - I missed out as well!

Monday, September 05, 2005 11:39:00 am  
Blogger Paul said...

Damn, that would explain a lot!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:11:00 am  
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