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This Is Just a Modern Rock Song Import, Maxi, Single
|1. This Is Just A Modern Rock Song|
|2. I Know Where The Summer Goes|
|3. The Gate|
|4. Slow Graffiti|
Belle & Sebastian ~ This Is Just A Modern Rock / Slow Graffiti
Four track EP with NONE of the cuts available on the folky Scottish indie pop group's acclaimed 1998 album 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'. Contains the 7:18 minute long 'This IsJust A Modern Rock Song', plus 'The Gate' (with Isobel Campbell guesting on vocals), 'I Know Where The Summer Goes' & 'Slow Graffiti', their contribution to the Irvine 'Trainspotting' Welsh-penned film 'The Acid House'. Standardjewel case. 1998 Jeepster Recordings release.
Top Customer Reviews
The other three songs are top-notch B&S as well. On the whole, I'd say this EP provides more essential listening than all of "Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant". Shop accordingly...
The E.P. opens with the title track, a slow paced western folk song which contains my favorite vocals in Belle & Sebastian and favorite lyric "I am not as sad as Dostoevsky, I'm not as clever as Mark Twain". This song represents how beautiful and grand a song can be with little effort. Primo production work. Next is "I Know Where The Summer Goes" with its church based organ and one beat drums sending you to a nice summer day. "The Gate" which features Isobel's vocals is even better then her vocal debut on "Is It Wicked Not To Care?" on their 1998 album "The Boy With The Arab Strap". I aboustley love the piano and trumpet section, the kind of heavenly movement that one might expect from Handel. The ending is the main reward, "Slow Graffiti", one of my favorite Belle & Sebastian tracks. Stuart's melancholy vocals over a lonely piano and echoing guitars.
As I say everytime I mention a Belle & Sebastian release, get everything you can by them! However this E.P. remains my favorite out of the rest because it touches all the musical aspects of Belle & Sebastian and has the feel and pleasure of a full length album.
And Belle & Sebastian, thankfully, have "This Is Just A Modern Rock Song". There is simply no reason to attempt living without this excellent single.
Most recent customer reviews
Coming off of Boy with the Arab Strap, this is Belle & Sebastian at their finest moment. Four perfectly produced songs, each expressing a different ideal of indie-pop glory.Published on Jan. 24 2002 by J. S. Knoll
B & S are one of the foremost creative musical visionaries of the modern times--I just got this CD yesterday and I can't put it down... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2001 by Jennifer
Slow Graffiti is one of the best songs ever recorded....I'm not a huge Belle and Sebastian fan, but this song is truly amazing...Published on April 25 2001 by W. Bell
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