So, I used to live with this guy called Evil Joe a while ago. This one time his sister came to stay, and whilst she was there she half-inched my copy of Faded Seaside Glamour by the band Delays, together with a stray copy of Pet Sounds. Evil Joe categorically denied that his sister was in any way involved with their disappearence, but I know it was her. What really riled me was that I'd only had it a fortnight and had barely had a chance to give it a listen.
Delays hail from Seaside Town - near Hometown - and The Otter is on good terms with the bassist. He introduced us once, and after a while I broached the subject of my stolen album, hoping said bassist might then offer to get his record company to provide me with a free replacement copy. But no, he just seemed really chuffed that his album was deemed theft-worthy.
"Stolen along with Pet Sounds, eh? Cool. A real seal of approval."
Harumph. Well, two can play at that game and I have recently stolen a copy of Faded Seaside Glamour off a friend of mine, and am loving it muchly. You should steal yourself a copy and give it a listen too (see the Audio section here). Whilst I'm at it, you should also listen out for Pendulum's remix of The Prodigy's Voodoo People. Whoever you are.
5 weeks ago