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Universal, definitive, objective and final: The best 10 records of 2008 - click opera
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Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 01:15 pm
Universal, definitive, objective and final: The best 10 records of 2008

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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
From The Guaridan online today

Momus: The Most Important Man Alive (1998)

"At the Mount Parnassus Country Club and Rock Retirement Home
I was limbering up, swinging my clubs, trying to get back in the game
When I said to myself, 'Knock me down with a feather, can this be a dream?
It's my long-lost hero, Howard Devoto, the singer from Magazine' "

Howard Devoto (singer): I think it's great. We're playing golf near Mount Parnassus, aren't we? I haven't played a single game of golf in my life! It's a wonderful piece of fiction. I did know Nick [Currie, Momus] a little bit back then. It's wonderfully amusing.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/13/people-inspired-pop-songs-muses


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imomus
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

Ah, how lovely!

The original idea was that he'd sing it as a duet with me, a bit like Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry doing "What A Swell Party This Is". He thought it was better left to me.

Very few people have heard this; it just appeared on some obscure Bungalow compilation. Anyone got an mp3 they could post? I'd like to hear it again.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

I have the disc somewhere - and love the song - could rip if no one has an mp3 handy.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

Aren't there two very different versions of this? I think I have them both somewhere, but can only find an MP3 of one of them just now. Will mail it to you Nick. Seems rather peculiar e-mailing an artist his own song....

miles


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imomus
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imomus
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

Thanks, Miles; it's either that or battle the rats in my cellar!


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Well, did you evah!

Here's the version of the Bungalow compilation Suite '98:
http://www.yousendit.com/download/TTZsWWVqQ0NZY1IzZUE9PQ

Erik


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Sat, Dec. 13th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

Haven't heard this in ages; it's the demo for the song (which I think is better than the final version):

The Most Important Man Alive (mp3 file)

The lyrics are here.


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imomus
Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Guaridan online today

Oh wait, what I'm calling "the demo" is in fact the version on the Bungalow compilation!


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