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They banned it cos of the chorus but the powers that be did not see the obvious reference to Ecstacy all the way through the song
"He's refined, sublime, he makes you feel fine"
Now say that with a london accent
"E's refined, sublime, e makes you feel fine"
Oooh la la are you promoting drugs
Since the original posting question I dusted off the old LP and listened to it today, but it doesn't really hold the same musical weight to my ears as it did back around 1991 or so when it came out.
Not bad, but they are no Depeche Mode.
I couldn't ignore Cabaret Voltaire and the original Human League though
Dead Can Dance
In the nursery
Yaz (or Yazoo) and later Erasure (Vince Clark)
man... I'm getting old! (and who isn't?)
I formed a band in the early 90s, Deus ex Machina we called it. Harsh industrial was our line of work.
To my surprise (and many others for that matter) we released 2 albums! :)
made some wonderful stuff...we used to use the same studio and the same engineer, Pete McGee...who, incidentally, was also the engineer on the Mac and Katie Kissoon version of Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
I prefer to think of it not so much as getting old but more as getting further away from adolescence
But there is only one group that still chills me.
There was Boy, then October, then Unforgettable Fire, then WAR (My favorite), then some short discs...then Joshua Tree, then Rattle-n-Hum (lame), then Achtung Baby (excellent), then Zoopropa? (WHAT were they thinking?), then some other album that was not much better than Zooropa, then the latest--->All that you can't leave behind. (Which is an ok to pretty good album.)
The 'monkey song' on the latest is my favorite. (ok-'Love Comes Tumbling" off of that short album-is still my all-time favorite.)
But don't get me started on how 'Tears for Fears' was under-rated...
There was Boy, then October, then Unforgettable Fire, then WAR (My favorite), then some short discs...then Joshua Tree, then Rattle-n-Hum (lame), then Achtung Baby (excellent), then Zoopropa? (WHAT were they thinking?), then some other album that was not much better than Zooropa, then the latest--->All that you can't leave behind."
and you'd have thought that with all that recording done they'd have found the time to write a second tune
seriously...I think they were stunning for a while...but they haven't moved on as far as a lot of other bands and they don't really get to me any more...and if, like me, you are a musician who enjoys experimenting with an album by trying to come up with different versions of the songs on it...then U2 are a dead loss...if you cut the songs down to basics there really isn't much to work with
made some wonderful stuff...we used to use the same studio...
As for U2, well, they never really got to me, although I must say Achtung Baby is one fine album.
Tears for Fears! great band!