Sunday, 14 October 2007

’97 mentality


Exhibit O

To rock or not to rock? That is the question posed by recently-outed literary types Idlewild. In 1997, they rocked in such a burn-your-face-off Pixies-covering-Bleach type of way that NME described them as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”. In 2007, for a helpful contrast, they do not.

Head to Jamie’s Runout Groove for their 1997 7” single, ‘Chandelier’, plus messy-as-all-hell live versions of ‘Captain’ and ‘Self-healer’.

Previously on '97 mentality

Buy some Idlewild


Since the publication of this post, Idlewild guitarist Rod has attempted to recapture former glories by falling down an actual flight of stairs. Get well soon, that man.

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