Arab Strap, are also a Scottish band who toured with Belle and Sebastian. Stuart Murdoch, (B and S songwriter) claimed didn’t realise the words had a different meaning and that the phrase worked well in the lyrics
I’m pretty sure that at the time (in the early days of the Internet), I Googled Arab Strap and it suggested it was a device for horses.
Now, I can only find cock ring definitions.
I may have made everything up.
pS great album.
I love Belle & Sebastian…have done since the late '90s and have most of their output. I read somewhere that they took quite a bit of flack for the “popiness” of their latest album, “How to Solve Our Human Problems”
I don’t get the criticism…I love it and just as important the Missus does too.
Oboe always makes me cry…OK I’m weird…
Why am I only just finding out David Byrne & Brian Eno were a thing? Why did nobody tell me it was (unsurprisingly) this good?
We all got together a while ago and felt you’d enjoy it more if you discovered it organically. Took your fucking time though mate
You fuckers don’t deserve me
Love some of Eno’s stuff, he did some work on the soundtrack for dune which was awesome, add some bongos and a bit of hi-hat and you get about 7 minutes of something that puts me into a bit of a trance (kicks in about 1min30).
Enjoyed that. Definitely get the trance vibe too. Had to tap and drum to it - couldn’t sit still.
You’re this years Sotonians charity case.
We thought we’d patronise someone else other than Bletch this year.
I keep going back to this video…very intense but a wonderful combination of vocal and electronica. Last year’s eponymous Loney Dear album was my album of the year…endlessly inventive with a stark beauty. Had the “Big Chocolate Cake” removed from my ear (aka stitches) and my new Sony headphons are fuckin’ amazing.
Sorry, I missed this when you posted it a while back.
Stuck in my office catching up on reports and paperwork, underworld (loudly) helping me get through it