Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TVD's Angry Old Man

Came across these lyrics to a new Art Brut track 'The Replacements' over at the 9:30 board this morning:

"So many bands are just putting it on
Why can't they be the same as their songs?
I can't help it, I'm so naïve
Another record with my heart on the sleeve
Is he as cool, as he writes them?
Not always and hold that against him

I can't believe I've only just discovered the Replacements
How have I only just found out about the Replacements?
Some of them are nearly as old as my parents
How have I only just found out about the Replacements?

I want to love them but I'm can't be sure
I've been let down so many times before
This time I really want to believe
Another record with my heart on the sleeve
I hope I've finally found a band
That's not gonna let me down

I can't believe I've only just discovered the Replacements
How have I only just found out about the Replacements?
Some of them are nearly as old as my parents
How have I only just discovered the Replacements?

Second hand records are cheaper
Reissue CDs, extra tracks
Second hand CDs are cheaper
Reissue CDs, extra tracks
Second hand records are cheaper
Reissue CDs have extra tracks

I can't believe I've only just discovered the Replacements
Some of them are nearly the same age as my parents
I can't believe I've only just discovered the Replacements"


I know this feeling Eddie's peddling here. But it's been AGES.

I miss that twinge I had when hearing some of these for the first time. And no, I don't feel old at all really. (Really.)


Mott The Hoople - Honaloochie Boogie (Mp3)
Thin Lizzy - Little Girl In Bloom (Mp3)
Small Faces - All or Nothing (Mp3)
T-Rex - 20th Century Boy (Mp3)
The Replacements - Unsatisfied (Mp3)

3 comments:

Jeff said...

For more of the same, check out the current issue of Mojo magazine. The CD that comes with it is full of rowdy British rock from the early to mid-'70s. T. Rex, Motorhead, Mott, Slade, Roy Wood, Be-Bop Deluxe, Alex Harvey Band, and so on.

Charles said...

There's a cool video of the Small Faces doing this song on YouTube.

JON said...

Very true...our pal Noah sent the link a little while back...