Do you people think we can come up with a single CD/playlist worth of stuff taken from all of their post-Howl records?
Listening to Baby 81 at the moment and cor, it's so GENERIC!! Berlin is okay-ish, but the rest is just bottom of the barrell Britpop tribute band. Devil's Tattoo had more than a few great tracks (Bad Blood, War Machine etc) but going through all the faceless shite just to pick a few tunes is going to be a slog.
Baby 81 had some great tunes but unfortunately they went for a radio friendly production that didn't play to their strengths. Beat the Devil's Tattoo production wise was on the money & has some strong moments (bad blood) but it's just far too long. TBH I'd have to listen to the two records that came after to see if there was anything worthwhile & I don't really want to.
I'm happy to just hear the first 3 records once in a blue moon.
I remember The Warlocks being one of the bands the NME would constantly name among the "next big things" after The Strokes' first LP came out. It was around the time that being called The-somethings gave you a leg up on the other bands. I think what made The Warlocks stand out was the fact that they had two drummers.
The Warlocks were a pretty good band. Like I say I was hugely into anything that sounded like them around 07. Saw them do a couple of banging gigs. Oddly like BRMC I was really into the first 3 records but then lost interest.
After the debut and ‘Howl’ it’s the one I listen to the most, its got some great tunes on it, especially ‘Heart+Soul’ which they used to play live just before ‘Stop’ as they share similar basslines and they used to go from one straight into the other which was always amazing live but they don’t do it anymore.
I don't remember this ever happening SJ. I remember them going from Salvation into Heart + Soul as a closer, because they were compatible. Stop was mostly played at the start of the set, and they would often play Fail Safe (a killer b-side from the early days) and then go into Stop, because they share similar basslines. But again, you know them more than I do, so I belive you.
Some of the early b-sides were brilliant - Fail Safe, Down Here, Waiting Here... They were the closest thing to Oasis at the time, because you would find non-album tracks that were as good, if not better, than the album tracks, and that made them so exciting. I don't know why more bands don't do this. It's a trick that always works.