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The one after Billy Bird - next single release ??
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Distant Cousin



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject: The one after Billy Bird - next single release ?? Reply with quote

Sorry to jump the gun but anyone think what will be the next single release after Billy Bird. I can't decide if any of the other tracks stick out like potential single releases.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to see a TDC related topic so empty and poorly.

I'd like to see Absent Friends, but my hunch is, Sticks and Stones then Absent Friends.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think 'Happy Goth' has a fair chance at single release, although given that it's from a parental perspective and singles are, largely, bought by the younger generation, that might scupper its prospects.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Happy Goth' has been pushed in the way a single would be, albeit in a very very tiny way, with its playings on Jonathan Ross by Neil last year (or maybe earlier?) and everything. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon Sticks and Stones, with Happy Goth as the third single.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he'll re-release SFTW.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Smith"]Sad to see a TDC related topic so empty and poorly.

What ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Happy Goth is a shoe-in, but I damn well hope that Sticks And Stones doesn't get the single treatment. It's difficult to know what a third single would be; I'd go for My Imaginery Friend personally.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love 'My Imaginary Friend', it's really growing on me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Witch wrote:
it's really growing on me.


*sigh* I can't hear that phrase anymore without imagining Justin from The Darkness prancing around in a catsuit. Which isn't a good thing, obviously.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't explain all the fings that you're makin me feeeel.

(Just reminded me that he can't (or doesn't) pronounce his 'th's - uber annoying)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can imagine a great video for 'The Happy Goth' but I just can't see Sticks and Stones breaking through into decent singles sales.

Anybody think 'Our Mutual Friend' would be a cracking single ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it had a good ol rocky beat like the live versions, yes. The album version, no.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just so lovely though. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be a cover version of The Specials - Ghost Town
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless the album is a hit, top 40 placing at least, I bet there won't be another single.

Sticks & Stones.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Absent Friends isn't a single somebody should be fired.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont mind as long as theres an absolute power in there somewhere
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he may well release Charmed Life, ya know. Seen as it's such a personal song. Well, the rest of them are. But I guess if he's writting a song for Willow he may well release it too. It'd be lovely if he did. Plus it has a really catchy, lovely tune. So would make good single material.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 'Imaginary Friend' might have the best shot of being a hit, though I wouldn't be surprised with Happy Goth being released next. Happy Goth is a nice song, but something about the production seems kinda off to me. No way does sticks and stones make it as a single.

Really, Imaginary Friend is easily my favorite song on the whole album. Great playful melody and rhythm.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutual Friend I reckon...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think Happy Goth and Sticks and Stones.

Whilst we're all at it... does anyone have any thoughts on previous DC singles (mainly from the last three of four albums) that should have been released instead of the ones that were have released yes.

I think Note to Self and Thrillseeker would have tickled the fancy of many a pundit.

Mind you Absolute Power would have made a blinding album track too.

In my crumbly onion.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Songs of Love should have been a single.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our Mutual Friend - Slow and long
Certainty Of Chance - Slow and long

Problem? No.

OMF all the way.

Ugh... wish I hadn't abbreviated it to OMF. OMF could be a member of the Wu Tang Clan. Or stand for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Fridge or something.

Really DTTW, Go to bed.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our Mutual Friend has really grown on me actually. I loved the rocky live version with the elaborate piano ending, I'd love to hear a ridiculously enourmous version that combined the drive of the first performances coupled with the soaring strings.

That would be fat, as a chap from Derby said to me today commenting on my agreement to phone him when his goods arrived in store.

I think he meant phat.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who cares what song is going to be a single or not ?
Who cares 'Absent Friends' will be in the top 40 ?

Are you all supporting a football club ???????

Do you think true poets are worried about their sellings ?

You can't decide that something has to be popular simply because you love it....
People make their own choice, and too bad for them if they don't share the same thoughts and same tastes....
So let it go...
Most important thing to come now are Gigs Very Happy
Think that most of you never had a chance to attend a TDC concert with orchestral ensemble.

Kymil
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kymil wrote:
Who cares what song is going to be a single or not ?
Who cares 'Absent Friends' will be in the top 40 ?

Are you all supporting a football club ???????

Do you think true poets are worried about their sellings ?



Kymil


neil?

neil?

no

ime sure neil would like to do good sellings
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If... wrote:
Songs of Love should have been a single.


neil said that too somewhere.

but which single should it have replaced if so?
sftw is too great, and so is frog princess, so maybe alfie. not sure which i'd prefer though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Songs of Love would have been a Top Ten hit off the back of a Father Ted related video.

I wouldn't have released Generation Sex instead I thought Thrillseeker was a better choice of single as possibly Sunrise would have won some votes as a good single with plenty of sales.

Your Daddy's Car should be re-released as a CD single. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chordmeister wrote:
I can't explain all the fings that you're makin me feeeel.

(Just reminded me that he can't (or doesn't) pronounce his 'th's - uber annoying)

Sorry, that's your mis-hearing I'm afraid. It's: "Can't explain all the feelings that you're making me feeeeel."

As for next single, I haven't heard the album yet, so don't really know. I don't think Charmed Life (have heard it live), because it's too slow, Happy Goth would be a good one I think, and Absent Friends maybe (only heard it once though). Singles have got to be memorable and catchy, that people find singing to themselves at random moments, encouraging people to buy the album. A single shouldn't just be the best three tracks off the album.

What was said about Certainty of Chance being released as a single - I think that was a mistake that saw DC getting kicked off radio playlists, and similar songs shouldn't be released in future. It just doesn't fit in with what stations like Radio 1 played back then (or now). It was an album track, and I think Thrillseeker would have been better.

As for Songs of Love, I think it would have been a good single, but only after Something For The Weekend, Becoming More Like Alfie and Frog Princess, which were all catchier, and fitted in with what top radio stations played at the time. Back then, remember, Radio 1 was the be all and end all, but would the BBC really have played the theme tune to a programme on Channel 4?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:
Thrillseeker would have been better.


'Commuter Love', shurely?

And you're spot on with yer 'Songs of Love' observation. I had a dream it was released as a single once. The video was set on a farm, for some reason. I remember as it was on some kind of special DVD with lots of videos on it. It was at this point I realised it was a dream, as that's never going to happen, is it? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilderoy Lockheart wrote:
Paul wrote:
Thrillseeker would have been better.
'Commuter Love', shurely?

Nope, again it's too slow, I mean the way it starts is positively quiet. Thrillseeker's catchier all the way through. Back then they were aiming for Radio 1, and I think Thrillseeker would have fitted in much better, therefore getting more airplay, and more single sales, more album sales, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think it's 'Sweden' starting when 'Commuter Love' comes on, and I've somehow skipped a track... Different in every imaginable way, I know,but ho hum.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kymil wrote:
Who cares what song is going to be a single or not ?
Who cares 'Absent Friends' will be in the top 40 ?

Are you all supporting a football club ???????


I don't know if you realise, but if an artist sells poorly, then they tend to get dropped.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kymil wrote:
Who cares what song is going to be a single or not ?
Who cares 'Absent Friends' will be in the top 40 ?

Are you all supporting a football club ???????

Do you think true poets are worried about their sellings ?


I care!

I like to know that Willow will get fed and clothed properly.

I support a football club and Mr Hannon's music is so close to my heart that I feel a sense of pride when his songs do well in the same way I feel dissapointed when they do not so well.

I'm sure any poet would rather be rich than poor. I know there is the idea of art, but it is Mr Hannon's way of living - and what a good job he does!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to go off topic again, but can anyone explain what the expression 'shoe-in' is all about? I've always had an instinctive distrust for anyone who uses it - my last boss, benny j - maybe it's a northern thing. ?

oh oh oh, no no no. this habitual posting is becoming like a bad tick. If I go above 5 a week will someone shoot me / bar me? I think it's fair to say that my level of posting correlates pretty much with my level of neurosis. Type type tap chatter.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ime norhern - never heard shoe in
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cannedsoup wrote:
sorry to go off topic again, but can anyone explain what the expression 'shoe-in' is all about? I've always had an instinctive distrust for anyone who uses it - my last boss, benny j - maybe it's a northern thing. ?


It doesn't seem to be a regional thing, according to this it's origin is in horse racing:

http://members.aol.com/MorelandC/HaveOriginsData.htm#ShoeIn
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Goth.

But who knows?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EMI.
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