Songs of unbridled joy

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:22

lynsosaurus wrote:Does anyone else think there's a passing resemblance between young Norman Cook and tastyzine?
How dare you? And on a Sunday, too.

People have said this before.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:00

My favourite joyous Housemartins moment is Get Up of Our Knees. Here it is, live in Bolton in 1986. Just before Hugh went doolally.


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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:03

Fuck me, this version of 'Anxious' is mighty. And you get 'Flag Day' too.

This is the Housemartins thread, right?


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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:13

Last one. Redskins' 'It Can Be Done'.


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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Oct 28, 2007 13:49

This song fills me with joy. Not sure about the video, mind you.


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Post by DimitraDaisy » Sun Oct 28, 2007 22:45

Few things feel me with joy as much as singing "I'm thinking it's a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned." And for really serious happiness, nothing beats "once we were damned/ now I guess we are angels."

Other happy songs: Peter Bjorn and John's "Young folks"; most of the previous Tullycraft album; The Snow Fairies' "Saint Antony"; The Shermans' "Little sister"; Girlfrendo's "First kiss feelings vs everyday sensations"; The Pipettes' "I love you"; very many Lucksmiths' songs, especially 'Self-preservation':

"Getting this happy takes practise / the world would be duller without us!"

You can say that again.

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Post by gofelt » Sun Oct 28, 2007 23:53

Ach Dimitra, those songs by the Postal Service and the Chills are absolutely gorgeous!!! the Heavenly Pop Hit
is one of my favourite all-time songs - it's kind of a celebration of the uplifting nature of pop music. It makes me wanna dance and makes me so much happy, as the song says:


"...So I stand as the sound goes straight through my body,
I'm so bloated up, happy, and I throw things around me.
And I'm growing in stages, and have been for ages,
Just singing and floating and free"

There is so much joy pouring out of that song!

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 29, 2007 08:33

I've not seen this clip before, but it's amazing. Every second of this song is uplifting.



And.. err... I find this joyous, too. Although the lyrics are a bit bleak.


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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Nov 02, 2007 03:44

I defy anyone to come up with a cowbell-heavy song that doesn't make one raise the roof. That Shout Out Louds single (Tonight I Have to Leave It) still does that to me. Damn those cowbells, I am powerless under their spell. Is unbridled joy synonymous with "makes you need to shake your moneymaker" in terms of music? Maybe not, cuz there's a lot of mellow, mushy love songs that are pure joy.

And The Wedding Present's "Kennedy" of course.

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Post by borntohang » Sun Nov 04, 2007 19:12

The Magic Position by Patrick Wolf is pretty euphoric, I think...
Also Still Ill by The Smiths.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Nov 05, 2007 13:07

This song totally fills me with joy every time I hear it, and I suppose it's an unlikely candidate because it's quite slow and it is totally different from, like, the Housemartins and stuff, but I've always loved it and it makes my heart happy every time I hear it. So I was coming to post about it on here, and I found this live footage, and I didn't think it was possible to be even more joyful while listening to that song, but it is! Every time I listen to it now I'm going to be visualising the little dance they're doing in this clip and grinning from ear to ear.



I fucking love yo la tengo. They just come across as being the nicest people in the world, too.

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Post by Paquito » Mon Nov 05, 2007 13:21

lynsosaurus wrote:This song totally fills me with joy every time I hear it, and I suppose it's an unlikely candidate because it's quite slow and it is totally different from, like, the Housemartins and stuff, but I've always loved it and it makes my heart happy every time I hear it. So I was coming to post about it on here, and I found this live footage, and I didn't think it was possible to be even more joyful while listening to that song, but it is! Every time I listen to it now I'm going to be visualising the little dance they're doing in this clip and grinning from ear to ear.



I fucking love yo la tengo. They just come across as being the nicest people in the world, too.
Magnificent. I remember seeing them do that song live, with the little dance routine, and thinking it was one of the greatest things I've ever seen. If you've never seen them or spoken to them, you might think they're quite po-faced and serious but nothing could be further from the truth, they're really not afraid to poke fun at themselves and do little things that make you smile.

Ira Kaplan rules. He sold me a t-shirt at one of their Edinburgh gigs and played Deeper Into Movies in their set after I asked them to. I think having him and Georgia as your mum and dad would be fantastic too.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Nov 05, 2007 13:28

I've only ever seen them live once and it was at Indian Summer last year, so their set was pretty heavy on the stuff off 'I am not afraid of you...'. I must see them again soon. It doesn't look like they have any UK/Europe tour dates scheduled, but maybe next year....

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Post by SophieC » Mon Nov 05, 2007 18:59

trickster wrote:Are Silver Sun a bit crap? I don't know any of their other stuff. But I bloody love this.

i haven't heard, nor indeed thought about that song in the ten years since it came out but it's actually really stupidly happy catchy ace. i have just searched the whole of youtube to find out if they have another decent song. they don't.
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Nov 06, 2007 08:28

The Fall - Dead Beat Descendent


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Post by roobee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 09:14

Anyone who doesn't fill with joy when listening to this and do some chair dancing (at the very least) is dead inside.


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Post by gloom button » Tue Nov 06, 2007 16:24

You're No Rock'N'Roll Fun is very dancing-joyous for me.

the trouble with personalities, they're too wrapped up in style
it's too personal; they're in love with their own guile

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Post by roobee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 16:38

gloom button wrote:You're No Rock'N'Roll Fun is very dancing-joyous for me.
That is a mighty fine tune.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 16:39

trickster wrote:
gloom button wrote:You're No Rock'N'Roll Fun is very dancing-joyous for me.
That is a mighty fine tune.
Fuck, yes!

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Post by roobee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 19:54

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