Favourite Obscure Alternatives track

Official releases, promos, bootlegs and memorabilia.

Favourite Obscure Alternatives track

Automatic Gun
2
5%
Rhodesia
12
29%
Love Is Infectious
3
7%
Sometimes I Feel So Low
6
14%
Obscure Alternatives
9
21%
Deviation
0
No votes
Suburban Berlin
5
12%
The Tenant
5
12%
 
Total votes : 42

Favourite Obscure Alternatives track

Postby kinki on Tue May 30, 2006 4:49 am

what about Obscure Alternatives?
Image
User avatar
kinki
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 am
Location: Lancashire, UK

Postby krausy on Tue May 30, 2006 8:14 am

Love is Infectious just because when I heard it first and listened to the lyrics I was like, wow, crazy woman!!!! :lol:

runner up is Rhodesia, I like the sort of reggae feel to it!!!!
www.bigcountry.co.uk
Check it out!!!!
User avatar
krausy
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 1108
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:28 am
Location: Crystal Coast, North Carolina

Postby kinki on Tue May 30, 2006 8:43 am

Yup, I've always loved 'Rhodesia', there's just something haunting about it...

Runner up would be 'Sometimes I feel so low' - there's something very strutty and funky and almost Bowie-esque about it.....
Image
User avatar
kinki
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 am
Location: Lancashire, UK

Postby heartofdavid on Tue May 30, 2006 9:37 pm

I voted for Obscure Alternatives; the sound of David moaning and screaming does something to me... ;)
Hallucinating lucidity
User avatar
heartofdavid
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 947
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 9:30 am

Postby kinki on Wed May 31, 2006 5:54 am

Oh really? :wink: And what's that then eh? Mwahahahahaha!
Image
User avatar
kinki
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 am
Location: Lancashire, UK

Rhodesia

Postby traiskin on Wed May 31, 2006 10:50 am

Yep, I thought this would win... its the funky track thats almost listenable! :P
Nightporters slip away...
User avatar
traiskin
Regular
Regular
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 6:02 am
Location: Southern California via Iceland

Postby lastgoldstar on Wed May 31, 2006 3:31 pm

heartofdavid wrote:I voted for Obscure Alternatives; the sound of David moaning and screaming does something to me... ;)


Heehee, same here. :-D
Image
Image
User avatar
lastgoldstar
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 2:20 pm
Location: Florida

Postby krausy on Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:47 pm

lastgoldstar wrote:
heartofdavid wrote:I voted for Obscure Alternatives; the sound of David moaning and screaming does something to me... ;)


Heehee, same here. :-D


Oh Heck, how could I leave out that one? :twisted:
www.bigcountry.co.uk
Check it out!!!!
User avatar
krausy
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 1108
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:28 am
Location: Crystal Coast, North Carolina

Postby sylvian girl on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:58 pm

Rhodesia hands down. everything about that song is just too perfect and beautiful for words. love it.
Image
User avatar
sylvian girl
Regular
Regular
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 11:44 am
Location: Eng-er-land

Postby Silver Moon on Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:26 pm

I voted ...Rhodesia, too! I love the song!
Silver Moon
Site Founder
Site Founder
 
Posts: 1438
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 7:01 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee, USA

Postby kinki on Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:01 am

As Assemblage was the first album I bought, Rhodesia is probably the first Japan song that really captured me and got me hooked. For that reason it always means so much to me....I find it quite sad in a reflective sort of way - still havent a clue what it's about though! I just love the feel of the song...
Image
User avatar
kinki
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 am
Location: Lancashire, UK

Postby arieleleven on Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:30 am

Love Is Infectious...always been most partial to that one for whatever reason. :-)
These are years with a genius for living.
User avatar
arieleleven
Everything & Nothing
Everything & Nothing
 
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:41 pm
Location: USA

Postby tallulahtaurus on Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:42 pm

Hmm interesting the main love of my life from that album is overwhelmingly Surburban Berlin. Can't beat a shouty chorus and descending geetar - well I say so anyway.

I remember being slightly fond of the title track too.
"This island of blue
Where life clings to your hands
Like water and sand
Will loose it's way when you're gone"
User avatar
tallulahtaurus
Obsessed
Obsessed
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:13 am
Location: brighton, england

Postby BeehiveSecrets on Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:53 am

The Tenant, becus it's sad to death. plus i adore the join-in's of new instruments. followed by Rhodesia and Suburban Berlin i guess.
Image
User avatar
BeehiveSecrets
Fanatic
Fanatic
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:45 pm
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Re: Favourite Obscure Alternatives track

Postby Lord Brett on Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:42 am

Aplolgies for ressurecting an old thread, but I really like Suburban Berlin from this album, right from when I first heard it on a cassette of Assemblange I bought from a market stall. I have a thing for Weimar-era Berlin, which helps, but also the chorus is great.

Not mad keen on Rhodesia - Japan didn't seem to have a handle on Reggae in the same way that other bands of roughly the same era such as The Clash and Bauhaus did. I don't think Bauhaus went completely reggae at any point, but they certainly co-opted the basslines to great effect.
Last edited by Lord Brett on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Lord Brett
Noob
Noob
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:14 pm

Next

Return to Music, Video, Memorabilia

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest