John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

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SHIT!
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HIT!
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John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 30 May 2017, 14:22

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Ragye » 30 May 2017, 14:27

Clare's voice is a bit extreme (although it can be more so – see Happy Birthday), but I actually like this sort of unselfconscious twee-ery, and have been known to buy records on the Sarah label (although never an actual AI track). I'd rather listen to this sort of thing than, say, Talk Talk or XTC.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 May 2017, 14:45

I really love the "Bite" album but I struggle with their other stuff.. this is okay but really no more than inoffensive elevator music.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Canis lupus » 30 May 2017, 15:24

It's still a great single - I prefer it to Happy Birthday, nowadays


...what do you make of this, JC?

Can you remember who did backing vocals on the LP?

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Darkness_Fish » 30 May 2017, 16:01

The video looks like a piss-take of every 80s video ever. It's a great pop tune with a bass line Peter Hook in his prime would've been proud of. Lovely stuff.

That "Song Sung Blue" is as bad as the David Essex number in the previous poll.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Hugh » 30 May 2017, 17:35

Canis lupus wrote:It's still a great single - I prefer it to Happy Birthday, nowadays


...what do you make of this, JC?

Can you remember who did backing vocals on the LP?


John Peel whistled on it.

I love the 12" version of I Could Be Happy.

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Postby Sneelock » 30 May 2017, 19:06

instant happy. I love it.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 May 2017, 19:43

Fabulous. We watched Gregory's Girl at the weekend and were just talking about this song funnily enough.
Still prefer Don't Talk to Me About Love.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby The Red Heifer » 30 May 2017, 21:50

Fantastic, loved it ever since I heard it on an ad for the sadly missed Australia's Wonderland.
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Postby Ranking Ted » 30 May 2017, 21:56

Minnie the Minx wrote:Still prefer Don't Talk to Me About Love.

I like it a lot, but this ^^

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 30 May 2017, 22:00

Yep - me too. That's a great, great song.

Not too keen on this.
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Postby Jeemo » 30 May 2017, 22:33

It's good but not their best.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 May 2017, 00:37

Nothing against it, not much for it.

I don't necessary like all hits, but it takes a lot for me to call something truly shit, so I guess if those are my only choices...
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby fange » 31 May 2017, 04:53

Ranking Ted wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Still prefer Don't Talk to Me About Love.

I like it a lot, but this ^^


Yep, 'DTTMAL' is fab. This one is just ok, and grates a bit if i hear it too often.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby The Modernist » 15 Jul 2017, 20:53

Their best single. Boisterous, bouncy and charming.
The indie snobs won't admit it, but Altered Images took the Orange Juice template and improved it.
A hit!

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 15 Jul 2017, 22:42

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby Positive Passion » 16 Jul 2017, 08:20

Cracking

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 11

Postby German Dave » 16 Jul 2017, 11:42

The Modernist wrote:Their best single. Boisterous, bouncy and charming.
The indie snobs won't admit it, but Altered Images took the Orange Juice template and improved it.
A hit!


Idiot.

That said, I bought this single. Hit.
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