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Offline hellpups

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Little Boots in Hyde Park
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:31:20 AM »
So our pal Little Boots just released a Concert in Hyde Park recording which includes most of his Disgraceland album... there is one track from that album that is conspicuously absent which leads me to believe that he is ever so vaguely conscious of what a complete bunghole he is... at the very least the whole things left such a bad taste in his mouth that he has more or less rejected the song from his catalog which is about as close as he will ever come to integrity...
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Offline rovalle

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 01:28:11 AM »
Maybe he forgot the words since he didn't write them
2nd groucho-priest encounter, nyc hotel lobby
priest "aren't you groucho marx?"
groucho "yes i am"
priest "i want to thank you for all the joy you've put in the world"
groucho "and i want to thank you for all the joy you've taken out of it"

Offline Jim

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 01:03:02 PM »
Maybe he forgot the words since he didn't write them

He didn't even write the lyrics? Wow! I had always read it was just the music that he lifted. For someone who considers themselves a great lyricist that's pretty fucking low.

Offline rovalle

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »
I wuz being sarcastic...  :o  he prolly did write them
2nd groucho-priest encounter, nyc hotel lobby
priest "aren't you groucho marx?"
groucho "yes i am"
priest "i want to thank you for all the joy you've put in the world"
groucho "and i want to thank you for all the joy you've taken out of it"

Offline rovalle

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 02:51:56 PM »
in reading a review the writer commented it was puzzling how everything from "Graceland" was done except....hahahaha
2nd groucho-priest encounter, nyc hotel lobby
priest "aren't you groucho marx?"
groucho "yes i am"
priest "i want to thank you for all the joy you've put in the world"
groucho "and i want to thank you for all the joy you've taken out of it"

Offline hellpups

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »
I wuz being sarcastic...  :o  he prolly did write them

Yeah, the music was always the issue... they went into the studio with him, he had nothing to provide musically (except for being dumb enough to hand his guitar to rovalle to tune) so the band in an attempt to make the best of the time came up with this nifty melody, which Little Boots promptly took credit for and added lyrics for... Little Boots has always been a master at cultural appropriation.
Hellpups

With one shoe on
And one shoe lost
Stands a wounded man
Who just laughs it off

       -Angels With Dirty Faces

Offline Annette Bassett

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Re: Little Boots in Hyde Park
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 11:33:16 PM »
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Louie Perez would never write a lyric like "Over the mountain, down in the valley, lives a former talk show host." OR "Ever since the watermelon," for that matter. I mean WTF??