Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Turn your Clutter Into Cash with SmartSell.TM Book a Courier Pickup Today!

Push Barman to Open Old Wounds [Parental Advisory]
By

Rating
Album: Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
# Song Title   Time
1)    Dog on Wheels
2)    State I Am In, The
3)    String Bean Jean
4)    Belle and Sebastian
5)    Lazy Line Painter Jane
6)    You Made Me Forget My Dreams
7)    Century of Elvis, A
8)    Photo Jenny
9)    Century of Fakers, A
10)    Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
11)    Beautiful
12)    Put the Book Back on the Shelf
13)    This Is Just a Modern Rock Song
14)    I Know Where the Summer Goes
15)    Gate, The
16)    Slow Graffiti
17)    Legal Man
18)    Judy Is a Dick Slap
19)    Winter Wooskie
20)    Jonathan David
21)    Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It
22)    Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner, The
23)    I'm Waking up to Us
24)    I Love My Car
25)    Marx and Engels
 

Album: Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
# Song Title   Time
1)    Dog on Wheels
2)    State I Am In, The
3)    String Bean Jean
4)    Belle and Sebastian
5)    Lazy Line Painter Jane
6)    You Made Me Forget My Dreams
7)    Century of Elvis, A
8)    Photo Jenny
9)    Century of Fakers, A
10)    Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
11)    Beautiful
12)    Put the Book Back on the Shelf
13)    This Is Just a Modern Rock Song
14)    I Know Where the Summer Goes
15)    Gate, The
16)    Slow Graffiti
17)    Legal Man
18)    Judy Is a Dick Slap
19)    Winter Wooskie
20)    Jonathan David
21)    Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It
22)    Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner, The
23)    I'm Waking up to Us
24)    I Love My Car
25)    Marx and Engels
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Those prolific Scots of Belle & Sebastian released a bounty of non-album tracks across several EPs between 1997 and 2001, and they're all gathered together for the first time on PUSH BARMAN TO OPEN OLD WOUNDS. What's most shocking is that the bulk of these cuts are fully as memorable as anything on the group's proper albums.
  • As with Belle & Sebastian's better-known material, the songs on PUSH BARMAN are a gorgeously melodic, wistful blend of '60s pop and '80s twee, contrasted brilliantly by some of the most sardonic, bitingly ironic lyrics this side of Morrissey. There are a few relative anomalies (the Joe Meek-meets-synth-pop instrumental "Judy Is a Dick Slap," the epic-length "This Is Just a Modern Rock Song"), but nearly all the tracks here are in the classic B&S mode. Leader Stuart Murdoch's wonderfully idiosyncratic lyrical outlook provides for such unusual pop moments as the retirement-party office drama of "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It" and the communist-femme snapshot of "Marx & Engels," all framed with an almost shockingly infectious tunefulness that marks Belle & Sebastian as true pop subversives.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.107) - "The first disc folds the three from the LAZY LINE PAINTER JANE box into the band's finest single CD..."

Uncut (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey were composing the real bittersweet symphonies of the day....One of the strongest pop runs of the last 10 years."

Magnet (p.88) - "These are the quiet, beautiful songs that made Belle & Sebastian seem so monumental..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Debut single 'Dog On Wheels' is just beautiful, a softly-crooned, knock-kneed lament..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Push Barman to Open Old Wounds on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top