Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Random Play: Goldfrapp


Goldfrapp's Black Cherry album was a huge album for my wife and me. It pretty much soundtracked our first six months to a year together. It was the only new album I'd bought that year. At the time I was sharing a flat with two other guys. One of them used to borrow it to soundtrack nocturnal visits from ladyfriends. I nearly bought a second copy so I could listen to it at least some of the time.

The big track on there for us was Train. I can recall many occasions when it provided a suitable soundtrack, but by far the funniest was the day after my birthday party that year. A friend had made special cookies as a present. We'd watched people visibly melting under their influence. Strong was not the word. And the wife and I finished them between us. All the while listening to Train on a loop. And then dissolving into hysterical laughter for several hours. All the while listening to Train on a loop. On a loop. On a loop. On a...you get the picture. I laughed so much that day that I couldn't breath, my sides ached so much. And Train? I can still listen to it over and over and over. A brilliant track from one of my most favourite albums.

Goldfrapp - Train

4 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Great track (and very cheeky vid too)- Seventh tree took a few months to get into but I'm nuts for it trip-pop tones now

Simon said...

I love Seventh Tree; A&E is superb, but I really really love Caravan Girl; it's really summery and bright.

Black Cherry was really quite dark and neon lit.

Planet Mondo said...

Have you checked out Paul Oddsock's Illustration blog he's made a Goldfrapp design a genius Beatles comp and this piece of magic (which looks like Goldfrapp's Clowns sounds to me) - Paul was good enough to send me a copy of the birdy pic, which is now hanging framed in the kitchen...

Well done on the Boys Wonder/Corduroy work - I've been doing similar for this lot

ally. said...

oh you young people - she does do a good frock and a super burley chassis on an old and damn fine spacer tune i've got somewhere
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