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I got Hot Dog Streets yesterday! I won't discuss it at this juncture as I'm sure people will want to discover things themselves but I have a question.
How many songs were on the Denim Take Over CD that's been doing the rounds? Was this a 'ready to release' version or demos? I only ask because my copy of DTO has 12 songs. I remember hearing a cassette of (some version of) it in spring 1999 and certain thing stuck in my mind; Lorra Lorra..., West Brom Blues etc. However, I clearly remember a song which contained the line 'gorillas in our midst'. The reason that I ask is because there's a track, White Stilletos in the Sand, on the new G-KM lp that contains that very line but that track isn't on my copy of DTO. Also, someone on here mentioned a song called Talk Like Noddy (or something) that I've never heard of and again, isn't on my copy of DTO?
Are there several versions of DTO doing the rounds or does mine just have some tracks missing?
First of all, I'm extremely jealous that you've got your copy early! I got an email from Cherry Red yesterday saying that my copy has been shipped, but I'm in Australia so don't expect to receive it until mid next week at the earliest. I just know that I won't be able to wait and will also buy it off iTunes if I see it on there first - oh well, a bit more money for Lawrence I guess!
As for Denim Take Over, I've only ever seen the one version of it doing the rounds - the 12 track one with the same tracklisting on this site and which I linked a copy to a couple of posts down. Would be interesting to find out if there are other versions of it around.
I think Talk Like Noddy has always been credited to GKM rather than Denim. I bought a CDR copy of West Brom Blues off Terry Miles back before the rest of DTO leaked and Noddy was also on that CDR. If you want to hear it there is a Flash video of it here:
(Looks like the forum took offence to the URL above, so here is another link: http://is.gd/x37vpq )
I can also upload the (slightly) better quality version of it that I ripped from the CDR if anyone is interested?
Thanks for that! I'm at work now so can't listen but will do when I get home. I wonder if it's been adapted and put on the new album? I was so excited when I got it in my sweaty little hands. No MP3 download coupon unfortunately, so no listening on the way to work for me (until someone on Soulseek has it).
I'm still not sure about what's going on with White Stilletos... Some American guy who was staying at a friend's house just before the first Belle and Sebastian Bowlie festival had met up with Lawrence and Momus while he was in the country and the former had given him the tape. Obviously the long gap between me initailly hearing it and then getting hold of a copy means that I can't say if it was the same versions or if the tape version I heard was different to later versions?
Hey, a better upload of Talk Like Noddy would be much appreciated, thanks!
Here you go:
Not the best quality, but certainly better than the one in the flash video
I got DTO here, a couple of threads down (thanks!). The tracklisting:
Island in the Sun
Delta Echo *
Lorra Laughs, Cilla *
Denim Take Over
West Brom Blues
City Centre *
City of the Dead
Men Look at Women
Tracks marked with an asterisk appeared, in one way or another, on Tearing Up the Album Charts. The rest are on the new album.
Compared to the other Denim recordings I'd guess these were demos.