lunes, 8 de agosto de 2022

๐Ÿ”ป ๐€๐๐๐ˆ๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐Ÿ”ป ๐Ÿ”บ ๐‘พ๐‘ฐ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ถ๐‘ผ๐‘ป ๐’€๐‘ถ๐‘ผ ๐‘ฐ'๐‘ด ๐‘ต๐‘ถ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฎ ๐‘ป๐‘ถ๐‘ผ๐‘น ๐Ÿ”บ

๐Ÿ”ถ On ๐‘จ๐’–๐’ˆ๐’–๐’”๐’• 8, 1998, ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐‘ฐ'๐’Ž ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ป๐’๐’–๐’“ at the Benicassim Festival in Spain ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ถ๐’„๐’•๐’๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ 10, 1999. Amongst the 135 concerts they performed, they played for ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’”๐’• ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘จ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚ offering the fans the opportunity to attend for four shows. Our ๐’…๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐‘น๐’Š๐’•๐’‚ made a post about it. You can read it hear ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ https://bit.ly/3JALhHr ✨

Photo credits: George N. (Pics 1,3,5),  Brian rasic (Pic 4), Unknown (Pics 2,6) / Edit by Laetitia

๐Ÿ”ถ Placebo also performed ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’š for the one and only time during this tour in Belgium at La Botanique, where they performed the longest show on this tour. This amused both the band and the audience ๐Ÿ˜„

⭐๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜† ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ'๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ - ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜‚๐—บ (๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿด)
๐Ÿ“ข https://bit.ly/3Jjtl3B ๐ŸŽถ


๐Ÿ”ถ We can't talk about this tour without mentioning ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’… ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’†, can we ?

Placebo had the great honour of sharing the stage with their close friend and mentor David Bowie at the Brits Awards and at David Bowie's birthday concert in New York.

A pleasure shared by David himself as we can see at the beginning of the video ๐ŸŒ  ✨

⭐๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—œ'๐—บ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ (๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿต)
๐ŸŽฅ https://bit.ly/2NSsddj ๐ŸŽถ

Placebo and David Bowie at Brit Awards 1999. Photo credit unknown

⭐๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ (๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿต)
๐ŸŽฅ https://bit.ly/3ORKlzc ๐ŸŽถ


๐Ÿ”ถ In the following interview, Placebo presented their highlights and disappointments their encountered during this long tour.

๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ— ๐ฌ๐š๐ฐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ข๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐. ๐–๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ?Brian: I don't remember much of the year !
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: Fancy a pint ? (much laughter)
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ: Belgium was pretty good. A lot of them were really good. Australia was good - Sydney, that was a top gig.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: Austria was good.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: We also played some great shows in South Africa.


๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฑ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ , ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ?
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: That was tremendous, it was the longest gig ever, 22 tracks.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: The crowd was singing along so loudly I couldn't hear Steve. I had to look at his hands to keep time.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: All of our teachers were there too. It's really good being an adult., because you can go back and tell your teachers to f*** off and they laugh.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: Yes, it's a complete role reversal. There was one teacher who took care of the class in the morning, and if you were too late she would send you to the Principal's office. This teacher turned up late, so I got the security guy to throw her out !
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: You told her she couldn't come into the party ! You also verbally laid into our History teacher who made you writes lines for eating peanuts in class. That was funny.


๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ ๐ข๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ ?
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: A few in Australia were really painful for me. I couldn't swallow and I felt really sick, and I had to try to get through on antibiotics. It was very very uncomfortable.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ: Yeah, probably the back end of the Australia tour was the hardest. We were all very tired.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: The low point was getting ill and tired, breaking bones and going to hospital and having to cancel V99 (see quote after the interview to read brian's statement about this cancellation). Stef breaking his wrist and me losing the feeling in half of my head, because of a cracked vertebrae.

Photo credit: Powerzone / Edit by Laetitia

๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ?
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: The oprning of Fabric was terrible. It was shit !
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ: St Kildarein Melbourne was good, and the Brits after show was pretty good too.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: Definitely. Dancing with Annie Lennox at the Eurythmics party, that was a good night.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: The usual mess was created at the Brits party definitely. The usual suspects were there and the usual shenanigans went on !
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: One of the other best after shows was after the gig at the Irvine Plaza with Bowie in NY. That was a highlight.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: That was a mad gig ! Iman was in the audience along with Hazel O'Connor. Tony Visconti as well as Hole and Girls Against Boys. There was definitely a mixture of musicians present. We attract all generations !
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๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ?
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: : Idlewild. They're a great band.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ: Nice blokes too.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: Six By Seven were great and Flick, who no-one's probably heard of.
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: Yeah, Flick they're all very young, about 16 - 20 and sound like T-Rex crossed with Radiohead. They toured America with us. I think they're the only Christian rock band that we like !
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๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ?
๐“‘๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท: The Greek festival. It was our first ever gig in Greece, and a headline show which was really cool. There were about 25 000 people really getting into it and as the performance went on it got more and more Spinal Tap. It was a real Spinal Tap rock moment.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ: yeah, I was topless.
๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“ช๐“ท: It was about 90 degrees. That was crazy ! Brian: There were some great festival moments where you'd look over at the side of stage and Michael Stipe would be standing near the monitors.
✅ ๐š‚๐š’๐š•๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š˜๐šŒ๐š”๐šŽ๐š ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ๐šฃ๐š’๐š—๐šŽ - ๐™ธ๐šœ๐šœ๐šž๐šŽ #๐Ÿป (๐™ณ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ - ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐Ÿธ000)

Photo credit: Gie Knaeps / Edit by Laetitia

๐Ÿ”ถ As specified above, the performance of the band at the ๐‘ฝ99 ๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’ was cancel as Brian suffered from tonsilitis and here's the statement from Brian:

▪ ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘‰99 ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ .

๐‘†๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ˆ๐พ, ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ˆ๐พ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 1999.

▪ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘  :

"๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฝ99. ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’š๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’…. ๐‘ผ๐’๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’•๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’š, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’‡ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’๐’๐’—๐’†. ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’•'๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’…๐’†๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’† ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’˜๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’“๐’๐’˜. ๐‘พ๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–. ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’˜๐’“๐’‚๐’‘ ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’” -

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†, ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’"
✅ ๐™ฟ๐š•๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š‹๐š˜๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š•๐š


๐Ÿ”ถ The average ๐’”๐’†๐’•๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’• was as followed. The intro of each concert was the instrumental ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’, which is one of the Bsides of the single ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐‘ซ๐’๐’'๐’• ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘ผ๐’”.

⭐๐—œ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป - ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ (๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿด)
๐Ÿ“ข https://bit.ly/3OOtNrI ๐ŸŽถ

Photo credit: Powerzone / Edit by Laetitia

AVERAGE SETLIST
๐ŸŽตIon
๐ŸŽตScared of Girls
๐ŸŽตBrick Shithouse
๐ŸŽตAllergic (to Thoughts of Mother Earth)
๐ŸŽตYou Don't Care About Us
๐ŸŽตBionic
๐ŸŽต36 Degrees
๐ŸŽตWithout You I'm Nothing
๐ŸŽตEvery You Every Me
๐ŸŽตBruise Pristine
๐ŸŽตLady of the Flowers
๐ŸŽตNancy Boy
๐ŸŽตPure Morning
๐ŸŽตTeenage Angst


๐Ÿ”ถ I hope that this will have awakened some old memories for those of you who were lucky enough to attend one of the concerts the band played on this tour ! Perhaps you could share some of your memories or impressions if you feel like it.

It's time to go back in time and listen, watch and enjoy an old live stream ๐Ÿ’— ๐ŸŽถ

⭐๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ́๐—ฒ̀๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ (๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿต)
๐ŸŽฅ https://bit.ly/3JkxVPb ๐ŸŽถ

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sรกbado, 6 de agosto de 2022

✨๐ŸŽ‰๐‡๐€๐๐๐˜ ๐๐ˆ๐‘๐“๐‡๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐— ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก!๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽˆToday we are glad to celebrate the birthday of ✨ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ ✨, the ๐‘ด๐‘ซ of ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•, who along with ๐‘จ๐’๐’†๐’™ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’๐’ has managed ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ for 27 years and who in this long wait for the eighth ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ album gave us exciting clues with his tweets.

Photo Credits: Unknown / Dave McLean IG / City Life Dundee // Edit  by Rita

✨๐ŸŽ‰ ๐‡๐€๐๐๐˜ ๐๐ˆ๐‘๐“๐‡๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐ƒ๐€๐•๐„! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿฅณ ๐‘พ๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’”๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’–๐’๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’–๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’”๐’”, ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”! ⭐
๐ŸŽˆ ๐‘…๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž & ๐‘‡๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ ๐ด๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘‡๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š ❤️✨


๐Ÿ“Œ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ was born on August 6, 1956 in ๐‘ซ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’†, ๐‘บ๐’„๐’๐’•๐’๐’‚๐’๐’…. He began promoting concerts in his hometown in the late 1970s to earn a living. He then moved to ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’…๐’๐’ and in 1989 founded the concert promotion company ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• with ๐‘จ๐’๐’†๐’™ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’๐’. They started promoting almost all the bands of the grunge scene such as ๐‘ต๐’Š๐’“๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’‚, ๐‘ท๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’Ž, ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’, ๐‘บ๐’•๐’๐’๐’† ๐‘ป๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐‘จ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’”, ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ท๐’–๐’Ž๐’‘๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’”, among others. To date, ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ has promoted over 3,000 live concerts. In the link below you can see an extensive collection of posters of the bunch of bands they have worked with.
๐Ÿ“ธ https://bit.ly/3d7DPY4 ๐ŸŽถ


By 1995, grunge fever had faded. ๐‘ฒ๐’–๐’“๐’• ๐‘ช๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’Š๐’'s tragic death deeply impacted the music scene and, of course, to all those who loved him and admired his enormous talent. Meanwhile, just a few months earlier, a three-piece band had formed in ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’…๐’๐’ whose style caught ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† and ๐‘จ๐’๐’†๐’™'s attention.

๐ŸŽค “๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฒ๐’–๐’“๐’• ๐‘ช๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Ž๐’”!”
▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐™ป๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐™ณ๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐šŽ, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿท๐šœ๐š, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿท๐Ÿผ.


It was with ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ that ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ moved into artist management. Besides them, on their roster have been ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’š, ๐‘น๐’๐’™๐’š ๐‘ด๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„, ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’‘๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’†, ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† (๐‘บ๐’•๐’†๐’—๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•'s former band) and currently they also manage bands such as ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’”, ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‚๐’‡ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’‚, ๐‘ถ๐’๐’† ๐‘ป๐’“๐’–๐’† ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’Š๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ด๐’„๐’๐’†๐’๐’…, ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’“๐’‚ ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’†, ๐‘ซ๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’† ๐‘ท๐’๐’š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“, ๐‘ท๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘ฒ๐‘บ! and ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’‚.

For 17 years, ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† has been living in ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’Œ๐’๐’Œ, ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’๐’… with his family and there he also established another ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ office, apart from the ones located in ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’…๐’๐’ and ๐‘ซ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’†, which continue to discover and promote new talents.

Photo credit: Johann-Evrard

⭐ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ is also a great storyteller, because throughout all these years of working with many artists, he has accumulated all kinds of anecdotes as funny as interesting. These are some of the stories he has told about ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’.

๐Ÿ”น๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ?
๐ŸŽค I have hundreds of stories about Placebo, most of which are really funny. They are the best guys I've ever worked with, they will never let you fail. We played in over seventy countries, and wherever we went, funny stories happened. Once in Argentina we were on a tour bus on our way to the airport, and Brian asked me how long it took to fly to Mexico City, and I replied: about two hours. In fact, we had to fly for eleven hours and twenty minutes! And once in Moscow, at the reception in our hotel there was a huge, very long cake (probably 60 meters long!). I think it was made to take part in the competition for the longest chocolate cake. In the evening, we were back from a concert and Brian fell into the cake, which made it two meters shorter. Next morning, Brian was very much confused and gave some money at the reception for his wrongdoing. A case in Chile: we were in the bus and I said how awful white socks looked on men and that only Michael Jackson looked good wearing them. Then Stef suddenly lifted his trouser leg, and there were white socks with black shoes! I felt quite embarrassed and said that only Michael Jackson and Stef can look good in white socks.

๐Ÿ”น๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ '๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ญ ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š'. ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ?
๐ŸŽค It was one of Placebo's Russian promoters who helped with the idea for ‘Placebo: Alt Russia’. He flew to me to Bangkok five years ago, and I said: it would be cool if the musicians could ride down the Trans-Siberian Railway. Richie Mattila (that's his name) promised to help us and he did! All the Placebo members were absolutely delighted and still remember this tour while we shot the film. For the first I visited Russia in 1984 and since then I’m in love with its culture and history.
▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ะšะ˜ะะž ะขะ’/๐™ฒ๐š’๐š—๐šŽ๐š–๐šŠ ๐šƒ๐š…, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ.

Backstage at Halloween cooccert, Hamburg, October 31st .2016. Photo credit: Placeboworld 

⭐ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ž & ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ ⭐
๐ŸŽค“Morrissey was meant to be going on tour with David Bowie,” ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ recalls. “As Morrissey often does, he cancelled his whole tour. We’d just signed to Hut Recordings, I don’t even think we had a record out then but John Giddings, the agent for David Bowie, said, ‘Why don’t you give this young band a crack?’ Bowie listened to the tape which had ‘Nancy Boy’, ’36 Degrees’, ‘Teenage Angst’ and ‘Bruise Pristine’ on it – six really good tracks. He decided to give them 13 shows opening for him in arenas. He’d wait for them offstage and watch them from side of stage and give them advice.

“A couple of years later, he had his 50th birthday party at Madison Square Garden and he invited Placebo. He paid for all the flights, first class, hotels. The bill was David Bowie, ‘special guest: Placebo’, then under that it was something like Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins or something. Then he guested with Placebo onstage at Irving Plaza [venue in New York]. The first time I got introduced to him, we were sitting in the dressing room at the Irving Plaza. He looked about 30. I said, ‘Has anyone ever told you you look like David Beckham?’ He says, ‘I’m getting that a lot these days!’”

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✨ ๐…๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€-๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ✨
๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’†’s starriest night, perhaps, came at the 1999 ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’• ๐‘จ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’”. “David Bowie is our special guest. You go backstage and Muhammad Ali is there and everybody’s going, ‘Champ, champ, champ!’ Then Stevie Wonder comes in asking, ‘Do you know where Cher is?’ I say, ‘I think she’s a couple of dressing rooms up there.’ Then Bjorn from ABBA arrives, or Benny, one of the two. So you’ve got Cher, Stevie Wonder, ABBA, David Bowie and Muhammad Ali, it’s not every night that happens.”
▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ๐™ฝ๐™ผ๐™ด, ๐š‚๐šŽ๐š™๐š๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ.


⭐ In July 2016, ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† revealed exclusively with the website citylifedundee.com that he was planning to make a biopic, based on his early life in ๐‘ซ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’† and how he started promoting bands with his friend ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’‰๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’”๐’๐’.

๐ŸŽค “We are scheduled to start shooting in August. Brian Molko of Placebo is writing the original score for the movie. My mate Ewen Bremner (Spud in ‘Trainspotting’) and Vicki McClure (Lol in ‘This is England’) are going to help with the movie stuff.“
▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐™ป๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐™ณ๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐šŽ, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿท๐šœ๐š, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿท๐Ÿผ.


With this movie titled "๐‘บ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’”" filmed in ๐‘ซ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’†, ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ made his directorial debut. It premiered on June 29, 2019 at the ๐‘ฌ๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’ where it also won the ๐‘จ๐’–๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐‘จ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…. ๐Ÿ†✨

๐ŸŽค “I’m in the music business. I’d never done films before but it seems to have gone down well all over the place,” ▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐š›, ๐™น๐šŠ๐š—๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท.

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๐ŸŽฌ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ - ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ
https://bit.ly/3BZDRM7



"๐‘บ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’”" has been such a success that ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† is already planning to make a trilogy. The second part will be called "๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’†๐’". The story continues when ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† moved to ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’…๐’๐’ with his friend ๐‘บ๐’„๐’๐’• and how they became very successful promoting grunge bands. The soundtrack will be composed of songs from all these bands that ๐‘น๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ promoted at that time, from the most famous to the lesser known. While the third part will be called "๐‘ฒ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐‘บ๐’Ž๐’๐’Œ๐’†".

๐ŸŽค“The third one is about a festival I did in Bangkok with Oasis and Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Placebo and Ian Brown of the Stone Roses on the bill. [...] Why is the film called Knitted Smoke? My dad once said: ‘Why you doing that festival, son? It’d be easier knitting smoke!’ I thought that just nailed it!"
▪️๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŒ๐™ป๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š—, ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐š›, ๐™น๐šŠ๐š—๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท.


⭐ June 2021 saw the release of "๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’๐‘ถ๐‘ซ๐‘ญ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ๐‘น," a documentary filmed and produced by ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ and ๐‘จ๐’๐’†๐’™ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’๐’. The film tells the story of ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’† ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’Š๐’†๐’“ who since 1972 opened ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ด๐’†๐’“๐’„๐’š ๐‘ช๐’†๐’๐’•๐’“๐’†, which has served as a shelter and school for many children from the ๐‘ฒ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐‘ป๐’๐’†๐’š community in ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’Œ๐’๐’Œ. The original soundtrack features music by ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ƒ๐’ and ๐‘ฒ๐’š๐’๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’†๐’“ & ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’Œ๐’†๐’š ๐‘ด๐’„๐’‡๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’๐’†. In July of the same year, ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’• organized a special screening of the documentary and all proceeds were donated to ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ด๐’†๐’“๐’„๐’š ๐‘ช๐’†๐’๐’•๐’“๐’† to address the needs of the community due to the pandemic.

๐ŸŽฌ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐Ž๐ƒ๐…๐€๐“๐‡๐„๐‘
https://bit.ly/3oQPVHH

๐ŸŽŠ✨๐ŸŽˆ✨๐ŸŽ‚✨๐ŸŽˆ✨๐ŸŽŠ

๐Ÿ”น๐“๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ: @davidmc89397258
๐Ÿ”น๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ: @davefromthedee
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viernes, 5 de agosto de 2022

๐ŸŽถ“๐’๐”๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐”๐๐ƒ๐„๐ƒ ๐๐˜ ๐’๐๐ˆ๐„๐’”๐ŸŽถ

This song was inspired by Brian's neighbours who did not respect his privacy. Brian: “I've moved since then, but they thought it was okay to spy on me because I was famous.That triggered something in my head about global surveillance, about cameras filming us [...]” (see quotes below).


The song is also a criticism of modern society. Brian explained that he began to ponder the countless ways in which our privacy has been eroded since the introduction of worldwide CCTV cameras and the rise of the internet and the cellphone: “It has turned practically every user into a paparazzo and spectators in their own lives” (NME, November 18th 2021). Also, we are often unaware of the fact that with all those cameras we can be watched mostly all of the time.


As we know Brian is also very critical with social media, especially when it comes to sharing personal information: “If you want to talk about your most private moments on posts on social media or if you just want to post your dinner or whatever it's just your prerogative. You can if you want but just because you do, don't expect me to, you know, why should I make the same deal with the devil that you made? [...] I don't expose my private life and just because other people find it completely natural to do that, I don't see why quiet people like me should feel pressured to do the same" (Maniacs, March 25th 2022)”.


In another interview Brian revealed that “Surrounded by Spies” is “a true story told through a lens of paranoia, complete disgust for modern society’s values, and the deification of surveillance capitalism”. The character in the song is at the end of their tether, hopeless and afraid.
The lyrics may seem confusing but that probably derives from the fact that they were written by using the “cut-up technique”. This is a writing method made popular by American writer William S. Burroughs (1914-1997). It involves the cutting up of written text and proceeding to rearrange them in order to compose new ones. It's interesting that Placebo's mentor David Bowie also used this technique in some of his songs.


According to Stefan there's a mysterious vibe to “Surrounded by Spies”, almost like a spy movie soundtrack. “I feel like I was able to build a sound that is a mix of tension and chaos, while interweaving high-speed beats that sound like drum'n'bass”, he stated in a chat with Billboard Japan. In his opinion the character in the song feels the pressure of modern age and what it can do to them, how it can slowly turn the world very dark. And that at times it can feel like there’s no escape. Stefan: ”Maybe we don't see so clearly where we are going until it's too late, right?”


“Surrounded by Spies” was released as single on November 9th 2021, it can also be found on Placebo latest album “Never let me go” (March 2022). The track was recorded at RAK Studios in London and produced by Adam Noble. Engineering and programming were done by Noble and Bill Lloyd.


The song is part of the current tour. The shared live version was recorded at Arsenal Fest in Kragujevac, Serbia, on July 1st 2022.

Photo credit: Jokko & Rob Walbers 

๐Ÿ“Œ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก ๐—ข๐—ก “๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ”๐Ÿ“Œ
๐Ÿ“ข ”'Surrounded by Spies' is an interesting song for me because I, it all kind of started when I used to realise that my neighbours were spying on me. And then it's just kind of then I just ended up thinking about surveillance and privacy and where we're at in terms of privacy today. I realise that our privacy is being eroded in so many ways that we don't even realise and that we are also active participants in the erosion of our privacy by offering up all of this, all of this information to companies and eventually to fraudsters or to whoever in the world wants to have it. Extremely personal information that can be used to manipulate us, that can be used to defraud us, that can be used to influence us in God knows how many ways and how we've allowed ourselves to be seduced by the pot of gold, you know, which is this ever youthful, ever optimistic, ever enthusiastic, colourful thing, which is social media. This vacuous thing and what we've offered up in order to have this at our beck and call at any moment. So these days, when people complain about their relationship to social media, I'm kind of like, what, you're upset because you can't show your nipples on Instagram. If you want to expose yourself on social media, if you want to talk about your most private moments on posts in social media, do you get validation from that or if you find therapeutic relief from that, or if you just want a post your dinner or whatever it's just your prerogative. You can if you want but just because you do, don't expect me to, you know, why should I make the same deal with the devil that you made? Why can't I make my own? Why do I have to do it on your terms, just because this is the kind of exposure that you've decided that you're personally willing to put out into the world? There's a kind of tacit pressure that for people who are quiet like me and private like me, that we should be exposing ourselves more because you're a performer. But you know, I don't. I don't have a Faustian pact with the media, I don't actively go out there and look for column inches whenever something important happens in my life, you know, I don't do a spread in Hello or I don't post pictures of my family on social media. I don't expose my private life and just because other people find it completely natural to do that, I don't see why quiet people like me should feel pressured to do the same.”
(Maniacs, March 25th 2022)


๐Ÿ“ข “We sleepwalk through the city, unaware of the fact that you can be followed from your doorstep to your destination. I thought to myself, ‘If good neighbours of mine can do this, then what else is going on?’ It’s just a microscopic version of what’s happening everywhere.”
(Rolling Stone UK, February 1st 2022)


๐Ÿ“ข “It's a true story told through a lens of paranoia, complete disgust for modern society’s values, and the deification of surveillance capitalism. The narrator is at the end of their tether, hopeless and afraid, completely at odds with our newfound progress and the god of money.”
(American Songwriter, November 2021)


๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ "๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด" ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด?
๐Ÿ“ข “I've moved since then, but my old neighbours thought it was okay to spy on me because I was famous... That triggered something in my head about global surveillance, about cameras filming us. The question I ask in this album is: what is the human price to pay for all this progress? But I don't have the answer.”
(Le Parisien, March 25th 2022)

Photo credit: alexkatsarou

๐Ÿ“Œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—™๐—”๐—ก ๐—ข๐—ก “๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ”๐Ÿ“Œ
๐Ÿ“ข ”Maybe we don't see so clearly where we are going until it's too late, right? And that's a little bit what we want to explore in the song 'Surrounded by Spies' as you said, which is a little bit of chaos and a little bit of losing control but still, I think what we have to do as musicians and as people, is try to surf what's going on without going crazy (laughs) and have a little bit of vigilance so that we don't get sucked into technology or what's going on and keep a little bit of humanity.”
(Alfa 91,3 FM – Mexico, February 19th 2022)


๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด? ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ '๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ' ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ '๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค'. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต?
๐Ÿ“ข “You see, I haven’t seen it from that angle, that’s interesting. This track is kind of claustrophobic because, you know, it’s hard to avoid unkind eyes nowadays. It’s kind of crapped off on us. The character of 'Surrounded by Spies' feels that pressure of modern age, what it can do to you, how it can slowly turn your world very dark. And it can start to feel at times that there’s no escape. There’s some kind of darkness in this song. We wanted music to be very expressive, evil… We’re trying to find the hope, trying to find the cracklings of light in our songs but I think that 'Surrounded by Spies' is probably one of the darker moments. When it comes to Placebo lyrics, generally, on all the albums there were elements of personal, emotional honesty. I think that we’ve realized that it’s what makes the song universal - if you make it personal, sing of what you’ve experienced on this planet, whatever the feeling may be. We always discovered the darkest sides of human psyche and human’s emotions which are not easy to talk about, to acknowledge that we have sometimes. So I think this track is continuing in that way.“
(Radio 357, November 9th 2021)


๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต '๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด' ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ '๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช-๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ'?
๐Ÿ“ข “I think life would be too safe without taking risks. We’ve got very eclectic taste fan base, they don’t like one type of music. 'Surrounded by Spies' is very different to our first song, 'Beautiful James'. But it’s still us. It was good to do things slightly different, not to make two same songs, to let the fans taste yourself what’s to come. But as I said, it’s all still Placebo.“
(Radio 357, November 13th 2021)


๐Ÿ“ข “There's a mysterious vibe to this song, almost like a spy movie soundtrack. I feel like I was able to build a sound that is a mix of tension and chaos, while interweaving high-speed beats that sound like drum'n'bass. But the piano tone that resonates at the end makes the song land on something beautiful.”
(Billboard Japan, April 2022)

  Photo credit: Vangelis Patsialos
 
๐Ÿ“œ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—ฆ
I saw you jump from a burning building
Saw you jump from a burning building
I've seen your moves, like Elvis set on fire
Seen your moves, like Elvis set on fire


This search for meaning is killing me
This search for meaning is killing me
This search for meaning is killing me
This search for meaning


Ping pong ball at the back of my throat
Ping pong ball at the back of my throat
And I won't be spoken to like that
And I won't be spoken to like that


Suspicious bag on the platform
Suspicious bag on the platform
Suspicious bag on the platform
Suspicious bag on the platform


Ex-drummer's nose stuck in the past
Ex-drummer's nose stuck in the past
Found dead behind the wheel of a car
Found dead behind the wheel of a car


World leader going under the knife
World leader going under the knife
Stage four, stage two, stage three
Stage four, stage two, stage three


We go to Sweden in the back of a cab
We go to Sweden in the back of a cab
And every picture house is empty
And every picture house is empty


I gave my heart, now I want it back
Gave my heart, now I want it back
I gave my heart, now I want it back
I gave my heart, now I want it back


I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies


Dead fly on the national anthem
Dead fly on the national anthem
Dead fly on the national anthem
Dead fly on the national anthem


I see faces on the bathroom floor
I see faces on the bathroom floor
I see faces on the bathroom floor
Come on over and I'll show you more


Where are you now when I need you the most? (Shut up)
Where are you now when I need you the most? (Shut up)
Where are you now when I need you the most? (Shut up)
Where are you now when I need you the most? (Shut up)


I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies


I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies


I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies
I am surrounded by spies


Spies
Spies
Spies

Post by Silke

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2022

๐ŸŸง▪๐๐„๐•๐„๐‘ ๐‹๐„๐“ ๐Œ๐„ ๐†๐Ž ๐›๐ฒ ๐Š๐€๐™๐”๐Ž ๐ˆ๐’๐‡๐ˆ๐†๐”๐‘๐Ž: ๐š ๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ’๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐›๐ฎ๐ฆ▪๐ŸŸง

๐Ÿ“ข๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง: "Never Let Me Go", I think it's a very Placebo title. "Without You I'm Nothing", "A Place For Us To Dream", "Never Let Me Go", it's a very human title and it's inspired by one of my favourite books by Kazuo Ishiguro, it's a book about clones. It's really a book I recommend. That's the inspiration for the title."
(๐‘‚๐‘ˆ๐ผ ๐น๐‘€, ๐ด๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™ 22๐‘›๐‘‘, 2022)

๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: "I think it's hard not to be impressed by what's going on around us, but we liked the idea of giving the album ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†."
(๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐ด๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™ 9๐‘กโ„Ž, 2022)

Photo credit: screenshot from Rock am Ring 2022 interview; book cover / edit by Olga

๐ŸŸงWith most of their previous albums, Brian and Stefan remembered searching for the title at the very last moment, when everything else about the record was already done. As we know, they reversed the whole process with ๐‘ต๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’• ๐‘ด๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’, so that applied to the title as well. Not only they were keeping it in mind but they got the words written in front of their eyes while working on the songs at the studio. The phrase, as well as the image chosen as a cover, was leading them throughout the whole creative way…

๐๐ข๐จ๐ญ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก: […] Never Let Me Go – I think it’s one of the most popular phrases in pop music.
๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: It could be. It’s certainly one that describes something romantic, enormously desperate, it’s just four little words. It was a phrase that kind of grabbed us for a long time. I have it written on a piece of paper at the studio where I am now. I think we wrote it down and it kind of stared at us for all the time we created the album. ๐‘ฐ๐’•’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’ ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’Š๐’•๐’๐’†, ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’”. Even right now, I can think of many fast interpretations.
๐๐ข๐จ๐ญ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก: It’s positive…
๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: Yeah, it’s surely a dramatic phrase.
๐๐ข๐จ๐ญ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก: I said positive…
๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: Well, yeah, we can say so. Such a love pleading, it could be applied to, you know, heavenly bodies as well as human bodies.
(๐‘…๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘œ 357, ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 9๐‘กโ„Ž, 2021)


๐ŸŸงAnd here, at the point of ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ป๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘ท๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ป๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฐ๐‘ถ๐‘ต, starts one of the basic connections between Kazuo Ishiguro’s book and Placebo’s album.

In the novel, one of the main characters, Kathy, used to listen to the song “Never Let Me Go” on a tape, one of a few precious objects she owned in her childhood. The girl listened to the song on repeat when she felt lonely, dancing and singing along the chorus lines, "๐‘ถ๐’‰ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’š, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’š, ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’." What Kathy imagined, was a woman keeping her beloved child close to her heart and asking to never let her go. ๐‘จ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’š๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’š ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’.

That was the first moment that literally stroke me while reading the novel and clearly reminded some Brian and Stefan’s quotes.
๐Ÿ“ขFor ๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง, “it remains imperative that each listener discovers ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’” – I really don’t want to tell anyone how to feel”.
(๐‘†๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ฆ, ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘โ„Ž 15, 2022)

Photo credit: Mads Perch

That’s what ๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง recalls from his own childhood when he could escape into his imagination through music and create his personal universes within songs…
๐Ÿ“ข๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง: I’m nostalgic for that period in music [the 80s] because I think we’re given too much information today, so there’s less capacity for us to create those personal universes through somebody else’s work. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’–๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“. […] I could leave the drudgery of my everyday life and my family situation and escape into my imagination – that’s still what I look for today in music.
(๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐ฝ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘ฆ 1๐‘ ๐‘ก 2022)

๐Ÿ“ข๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง: When you go to watch a Steven Spielberg movie, especially with the music, you see Spielberg's hand always pushing a button. "Okay now you're going to feel like that. Now you're going to feel like this and now you're going to feel like this". ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’'๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„. ๐‘ฐ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‡๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•.
(๐‘…๐‘‡๐ฟ2, ๐ฟ๐‘’๐ท๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’, ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘โ„Ž 25๐‘กโ„Ž, 2022)

๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: We're not here to try to tell people what to think or to feel. All we can do is express our truth and narratives that do in some ways come from personal experiences. As soon as the record comes out, the listener will make of each song what they want, and that is absolutely fine, as the music is not really ours to begin with. We serve the song and not the other way around.
(๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž ๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’, ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘โ„Ž 24๐‘กโ„Ž, 2022)

๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: I believe the themes a little bit more difficult, the complicated and dark ones, have always been a side of Placebo. And on this album there are still a lot of those themes. But at the same time we have never tried to be a band that wanted to tell the listener what to feel or what to think. So far I've met a lot of people who have taken parts of lyrics and given them positive energy and optimism.
(๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ, ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘’ 305, ๐ด๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™ 1๐‘ ๐‘ก, 2022)

๐Ÿ“ข๐’๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐š๐ง: Placebo never wrote songs to tell people how they should think or react. We are musicians and creators, Never Let Me Go reflects how we felt when we recorded it over two years ago. It's a snapshot. Today, it no longer belongs to us. In the light of the pandemic, what is happening in Ukraine or their own experience, people will interpret it differently. We have to accept it.
(๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’, ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘โ„Ž 25๐‘กโ„Ž, 2022)

That’s what happened in the novel too: another character, Madame, interpreted the scene of Kathy listening to the song in a completely different way, though her personal experience: the lady is overwhelmed by guilt and sadness because of what they were doing to the children, the clones…

☑️“I saw a new world coming rapidly. More scientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But a harsh, cruel, world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could not remain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go.” (Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go)

Photo credit: Pete Connor
๐ŸŸงSo, ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ช๐‘ณ๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐‘ฌ๐‘บ…
We should not forget that ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐Œ๐ž ๐†๐จ is a dystopian science fiction novel that takes place in an alternate reality of England during the 1990s. By that time, human cloning was authorized and performed. Human beings are reared for the purposes of harvesting their organs once they reach adulthood; afterwards, they “complete”, or simply, die.

๐ŸŸจ๐‘จ ๐’‡๐’†๐’˜ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ๐ŸŸจ
▪Never Let Me Go (2005) by British author Kazuo Ishiguro was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize; Time magazine named it the best novel of 2005 and included the novel in its "100 Best English-language novels published since 1923—the beginning of TIME".
▪A film adaptation directed by Mark Romanek was released in 2010; a Japanese television drama aired in 2016.

It’s not the first time when we can see an influence of ๐’”๐’„๐’Š-๐’‡๐’Š ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’” in Placebo’s songs and videos. Brian has always been interested in that kind of stuff.

๐Ÿ“ข"While writing the album, Molko returned to the sci-fi films he had loved as a child – psychedelic ruminations on technology and power from the 1970s. […] “I’m very interested in creating, with each song, an alternative universe where the laws of physics don’t necessarily apply,” he says. “Each song really does exist in its little parallel universe. If we’re not tied down to the laws of physics that are generally accepted in the universe we see, then certainly emotion will follow. Certainly anything is possible in another reality. It allows me to speak freely about what bothers me. I try to exaggerate things to increase dramatic effect, to highlight how ridiculous our reality is.”
(๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 12๐‘กโ„Ž, 2021)

It’s VERY hard for me to talk to you about the book yet avoid spoilers. I really want you to read the novel and make your own impression. With the following ๐‘ธ๐‘ผ๐‘ถ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ๐‘บ (and my thoughts on them), I’m just trying to give you some taste of the story, the reason why you should definitely reach for it one day.

Photo credit: Yussel Flores

☑️“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart.”

☑️“The problem, as I see it, is that you've been told and not told. You've been told, but none of you really understand, and I dare say, some people are quite happy to leave it that way.”

☑️“All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.”
These two latter quotes make me think of ๐๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ.
๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’'๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐‘ฐ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’
๐‘ฐ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’…

☑️As for connections to Placebo songs, Madame seems to be scared of the children, the clones, the same way as one can be scared of huge ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”. In ๐–๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ , multiple fears and insecurities are described as spiders crashing from the sky.

The title, Never Let Me Go, shows Kathy’s ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’๐’‡. In the end, Kathy “never let go” of her memories.
☑️“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”

To me, the book is a harsh, ruthlessly honest reflection on a moment which is given to us as our lifetime… The only difference is that in clones’ case, this period is ‘compressed’ to the extreme measure.
☑️“What I'm not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. ๐‘พ๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’•๐’†. ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’–๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’†'๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰, ๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’†'๐’—๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’†๐’๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†.”

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miรฉrcoles, 3 de agosto de 2022

⭐๐ŸŽˆ⚡"๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†" ๐€๐๐๐ˆ๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐€๐‘๐˜⚡๐ŸŽˆ⭐

⭐"๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ง๐™ข๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง. ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฉ’๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ.“⭐
(๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š•๐š”๐š˜)

Photo credits: Screenshots from the video, covers of the single, edit by Marti

Hello soulmates,
I dare say we all know it, that emptiness in the mind when some crazy party is over and we are looking at the rising sun, totally exhausted, feeling completely empty, and while other "regular citizens" are running to work, we are somewhere on the border of two realities and it is clear to us that sleep, which would help us to bridge this feeling, will not come just like that...

๐Ÿ”น๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„๐๐Ž ๐ฐ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ.
๐Ÿ”น๐€ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐ง'๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž.
๐Ÿ”น๐€ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ง๐'๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ.


⭐๐ŸŽˆ⚡"๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†" ๐€๐๐๐ˆ๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ ⚡๐ŸŽˆ⭐

‼ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ:
๐Ÿ”น๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐’๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž was released 24 years ago - ๐€๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–, ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ:

⭐The first version:
Pure Morning (Radio Edit),
Mars Landing Party
Leeloo

⭐Second version:
Pure Morning (Album Version),
Needledick,
The Innocence of Sleep

Photo credit: Scarlet Page

๐Ÿ”นPURE MORNING became ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ.

The song reached no. 19 in the US Billboard Chart and no. 4 in the UK Singles Chart.

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐: “Before it we were none in America, and it was also the first song in which we introduced the electronic in our music”
(๐™ฐ๐š•๐š• ๐™ผ๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ, ๐™พ๐šŒ๐š๐š˜๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿธ00๐Ÿบ).

"'Pure Morning' has gone really quite severe on commercial radio over in America.I guess it has an American accent on it, but it doesn't sound like any other American band. It rocks, but not the rock they're used to. Maybe it's the Bonham drum beat. In America you only need one big hit to sell truck loads of albums."
(๐™ผ๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐š๐šข ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ๐š›, ๐™พ๐šŒ๐š๐š˜๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)

"It was completely spontaneous, it was a gift from the God of Music, who descended from the skies and said 'Here boys, you've been working really hard, have a hit.'"
(๐™น๐šž๐š’๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ๐šฃ๐š’๐š—๐šŽ, ๐™ฐ๐šž๐š๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ)

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐’๐“๐„๐…๐€๐: "I do think it's a catchy 'we're back' type of single, but one with a twist. It'll grab the attention of Placebo fans but also the kind of people who haven't been fans before. It has a crossover quality."
(๐™ณ๐š˜๐š๐š–๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)

Photo credit: MTV Studios

๐€๐๐ƒ ๐‡๐Ž๐– ๐–๐€๐’ ๐“๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐‡๐ˆ๐“ ๐€๐‚๐“๐”๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜ ๐๐Ž๐‘๐?

It's hard to believe but “๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ” wasn't even meant to become a single in the first place. The band recorded it as b-side song after the album “Without you I'm nothing” was already finished. But they immediately knew it was too good to use it as b-side and so it was added to the album in last minute and became the lead single of it. This explains why it is the only song on “Without you I'm nothing” that was produced by Phil Vinall (who had worked with Placebo on their single “Nancy Boy” before) while all other tracks were produced by Steve Osborne.


⭐๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐Ž๐ ๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†⭐
"Well, 'Pure morning'... we kind of feel it was a little bit of a gift really. We'd finished our album and we'd given it to the record company and the pressure was off. We were just relaxing and doing a B-side session, and we were working in a way that we hadn't worked before. We went into the studio with just a guitar loop in the morning and built a track on top of that as the day went on, so you don't really know where you're going and it's a more spontaneous thing. By the end of the day we had "Pure morning," and once we took a step back, it became painstakingly obvious that it was far too good for a B-side and ended up being the first single off the album. It's different, it's a new departure for us and it's probably quite indicative for where we're going in the future."
(๐™ผ๐šƒ๐š…, ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)


⭐๐’๐“๐„๐…๐€๐ ๐Ž๐ ๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†⭐
"'Pure Morning' is definitely an episode by itself. We’d finished recording and delivered the second album and went into the studio to do some b-sides. When we do b-sides we have a much more relaxed approach to it. “Pure Morning” started as a loop in the studio which we never ever thought would be part of a song and by the end of the day we piled on the rest of the instruments and Brian’s lyrics came pretty much off the top off his head. So it was a complete fluke, really! And when we sent it off to the record company and said ‘this is one of our b-sides’ they said ‘ah, no, I don’t think this should be a b-side’. So it is quite different sonically, and I guess lyrically as well. It’s sort of a celebration of a friendship with women and also a song about coming down – about trying to go to bed when the rest of the world is waking up. So it stands apart for those reasons. There’s definitely a streak of melancholy on the rest of the album."
(๐š๐š‹, ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ ๐™ต๐šŽ๐š‹๐š›๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ)


⭐๐Œ๐€๐๐€๐†๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐Ž๐ ๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐†⭐
"It's not indicative of the band's new direction or something. It just stood right out. It needs a couple of listens, but then it's pretty hard to get out of your head. It's a risk, but one worth taking."
(๐™ฐ๐š•๐šŽ๐šก ๐š†๐šŽ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š—, ๐š๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐š–๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š—๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š, ๐™ณ๐š˜๐š๐š–๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)

Photo credit: LUZ Photo Agency

So Stefan has already hinted at what the song is actually about. Brian's inspiration was his friends and also strange states he and Stefan experienced after frequent parties.

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐:
"The people who inspired it are a couple of friends of mine, you know it's kind of like a celebration of a friendship with women. It's also a song about coming down, ending the day, as everybody else's day is sort of starting and feeling dislocated from the world really and kind of like yearning for a friend to put their arms around you to make the come down easier."
(๐™ธ๐š— ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š—๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐š†๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š•๐š•๐šข ๐š‚๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š๐š˜๐š—, ๐™ฐ๐šž๐š๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)

"There's been so many mornings when I've walked out of a dingy, after-hours drinking club in Soho, and gone, 'Oh, shit! The sun's up.' And you know for a fact that you're not going to be able to go to sleep for many hours, and that you're going to tear the wallpaper off... with your fingernails. And it's kind of about that feeling, about feeling the rest of the world is getting up and getting ready to go to work, and you're still coming down."
(๐™ฐ๐šŒ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ๐šฃ๐š’๐š—๐šŽ, ๐™ต๐šŽ๐š‹๐š›๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ)

“Well 'Pure morning' is a celebration anyway so that's cool. It's a celebration of friendship between two women. About that strange sensation you get when you've been up all night and your body feels like shit in the morning. In comes your friend, she makes you a joint and you fall asleep quietly. It's the song when you can't feel your flesh anymore.“
(๐š๐š˜๐šŒ๐š” ๐š‚๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š, ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐šข ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ)

“The lyrics were off the top of my head, a first take thing, so I wasn’t even thinking about the significance of them. After that I realised it’s a song about friendship - celebrating friendship with women. It’s about that point in the evening when the sun’s coming up and the rest of the world is waking up and you can’t go to sleep, basically, and you feel like a complete asshole because you’re coming down. And it’s at that point you feel like your life is the least sorted ever and all you really crave is for a friend to put their arms around you and make you feel better. That’s the pure morning, when that happens.”
(๐™ฝ๐™ผ๐™ด, ๐™ฐ๐šž๐š๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐Ÿพ๐š๐š‘ ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)


๐ŸŽˆAnd let's continue celebrating today's anniversary:๐ŸŽˆ

I think that the essence of this song is also captured by the cover of the single, ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ”น๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐Ÿ”น.
Did you notice?
The setting of abandoned dilapidated swimming pools, two young people hugging, a third lonely young man sitting nearby... we can perceive this as a feeling of emptiness in our living space, and the lack of a hug, the warm arms of someone who helps us to understand that the world is in which we live in ok...

Photo credit: Screenshot from the video

๐Ÿ”น๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐Ž๐…๐…๐ˆ๐‚๐ˆ๐€๐‹ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž๐Ÿ”น
๐ŸŽฌ https://bit.ly/3vCIZlc


๐ˆ ๐š๐๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ, ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž. ๐’๐จ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ:
The video, directed by Nick Gordon, was filmed at the junction of Savoy Street and Savoy Hill in London.

๐€๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ:
๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ“We did a good job of making it look like The States, considering it was next to Savoy Hotel in London“.

And why did it have to look like in The States?
Because Brian's inspiration for this little black and white video was the movie ๐Ÿ”น"๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ"๐Ÿ”น ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐†๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐Š๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ.

⭐๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐Ž๐ ๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž:⭐
"We wanted to show a state of extreme desperation. We didn’t want to make another video showing us performing. Um… I don’t know, we wanted to make a video in which we can actually act, a video like a small movie. Anyway, the video started from our idea, and we wanted a very intense, desperate drama, which you might be feeling when you wake up to a pure morning. We wanted a video that can keep the viewers on the edge of their seats from the start to the end. And it also has a very important meaning that I don’t die in the end. It shows some hope, I think.“ …/***/
(๐š‚๐š„๐™ฑ, ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ)

๐€๐ง๐ฒ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ, “๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ” ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐•๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—,

However, the band's enthusiasm to play this hit live slowly waned. Over time, the guys no longer wanted to include PURE MORNING in the setlist.
๐–๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž:
๐Ÿ”น https://bit.ly/3zQWosn


Pure Morning was played live 410 times. The most from 1999 to 2003. After that, the song slowly disappeared from live performances.
Simply put, the band's bond with this song was gone.

Brian said that he never had a problem with ‘Pure morning’ musically but was not satisfied at all with the lyrics.

Stefan revealed that they used to call it "๐๐”๐‘๐„ ๐๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐๐†" after a while:
๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ “It’s actually even more of a pain to play than “Nancy Boy”, because ever since we wrote that song we’ve had to play it at every single gig.”
(๐™ฒ๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ ๐š๐š˜๐šŒ๐š”, ๐™น๐šŠ๐š—๐šž๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐Ÿธ00๐Ÿป)

   Photo credit: Adrian Green   


At the last concert of the Project Revolution tour 2007 in the USA Brian introduced “Pure morning” like this:
๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ "I hate this fucking song. The tour ends tonight and I’m happy to know that we’ll never play it again.”

One of the reasons could be this:
๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ Interview: However there are some songs that you don’t play anymore?
Brian Molko: Yes, “Pure Morning” I never feel like playing that one again. I still think the music is cool but the lyrics make me nauseous. They sound as if they were written by a teenager.

Interview: Maybe that is the reason why so many teenagers like this song.
Brian Molko: Of course, but the lyrics are not sophisticated, there’s no depth in them. They show perfectly the circumstances under which they were written: we were hanging around in the studio and I was composing for myself goofing around. Nowadays, I feel ridiculous going on stage and performing that song.
(๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š. ๐™ถ๐šŽ๐š›๐š–๐šŠ๐š—๐šข ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐šŸ.๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿน)

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ ”If I had realised it was going to go on the album, I probably would have spent a little more time on the lyrics but I was more interested in how we were using loops and new techniques in the studio at the time.”
(๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š•๐š”๐š˜, ๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š™๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐š, ๐™พ๐šŒ๐š๐š˜๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ๐š๐š‘ ๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ)


So the song disappeared from live performances for almost a decade. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ง๐'๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐... :

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐ „ ….I did a radio interview recently and they asked me what song I wanted to hear. It occurred to me that I hadn't heard Pure Morning in 10 years so I chose it. So I heard it for the first time in so long and was actually surprised by how modern it sounded, that it hadn't dated. That was a really pleasant surprise."
(๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ธ๐š›๐š’๐šœ๐š‘ ๐šƒ๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ, ๐™ณ๐šŽ๐šŒ ๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿผ)

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ “We’re happy to be coming back to Australia this September to deliver fans something extra special,” says vocalist and guitarist Brian Molko. “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again. I think it’s time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They’ve been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful mate-rial. A 20 year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so. That’s our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material. So, if you want to see us play songs like Pure Morning and Nancy Boy which we haven’t played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you’d better come along to these shows! We’ll have some surprises in there too.”
(๐™ท๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š., ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐šข ๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ)

Photo credit: Gill Flett

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ“It’s actually been quite cool,” Molko told NME. “We’d exhumed ‘Nancy Boy’ and ‘Pure Morning’ and decided to play those. It’s highly likely that we won’t play them again, or you might have to wait another 10 years. The thing is that we thought it would be a real drag, but the sheer joy that we see every night coming back from the audience makes it worth it.”
(๐™ฝ๐™ผ๐™ด, ๐™พ๐šŒ๐š ๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ)

Dear friends, what to say in the end?
Let's celebrate together the time when the song Pure Morning gave us goosebumps.

๐„๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐›๐จ'๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐จ๐ฉ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ฌ -๐Ÿ”น
๐ŸŽถ https://bit.ly/3JpLZHk ๐Ÿ”น
 to which this quote relates:

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ’ฌ”Going on Top of the Pops and saying 'A friend with weed is better' is a laugh.
You know that's quite a coup being able to subvert that set-up in that way you know. It means that we're never going to compromise ourselves lyrically you know in order to have a hit, we don't need to.”
(๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐š’๐š— ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š•๐š•๐šข ๐š‚๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š๐š˜๐š—, ๐™ฐ๐šž๐š๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿพ)

Post by Marti

✨ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐‹๐Ž๐”๐ƒ ๐‹๐ˆ๐Š๐„ ๐‹๐Ž๐•๐„ ๐“๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ช๐“ป๐”‚ ✨ ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ’ฆ Nine years ago,on the 3๐’“๐’… ๐‘จ๐’–๐’ˆ๐’–๐’”๐’• 2013, our beloved band embarked on the ๐‘ณ๐’๐’–๐’… ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’–๐’“. 147 concerts in a row on all continents until July 18th 2015.

Photo credits:  Elelna Di Vincezo - Screenshot from the Loud Like Love video - Edit by Laetitia

๐Ÿ’ฆ It was during this tour that Placebo announced the ๐’…๐’†๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’†๐’—๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•, in February 2015, who wanted to pursue his personal ambitions, leaving the place to ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’• ๐‘ณ๐’–๐’๐’ who finished the tour behind the drums.

๐Ÿ’ฆ The colourful visuals that accompanied the band's stage performance were made in collaboration with ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’–๐’”๐’†, the same man who did the artwork for Loud Like Love.

Placebo has not refrained from putting in the effort to make sure that the fans get the most out of the visual effects during the concerts.

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 45๐˜ฎ2 ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 8๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, 20๐˜ฎ2 ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 6๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜Œ๐˜‹ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜‹35๐˜’ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ซ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜น ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด, ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ., ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜”๐˜œ๐˜’.
✔️ ๐™ด๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š—๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ
https://bit.ly/3aToAB5


๐Ÿ’ฆ Julian House was based on the band's desire to change their "๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘" to something more colourful and to add a psychedelic element. Julian took a sci-fi imagery straight out of the 70s/80s and inserted an explosion as "๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘‘ ๐ฟ๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ [โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘š] ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก [...] ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™, ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”."
✔️ ๐™ฟ๐š•๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š‹๐š˜ - ๐™ป๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐™ป๐š’๐š”๐šŽ ๐™ป๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐šƒ๐š… - ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐š’๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐šŽ๐š ๐šœ ๐™น๐šž๐š•๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ท๐š˜๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ

Photo credits: Joseph Llanes

"Our design on tour is meant to be a continuation of the album artwork - without too much fuss and pyrotechnics. Nevertheless, we have cosmic explosions and colourful psychedelia as visuals on the screens."
✔️ ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š•๐š”๐š˜ - ๐™ฐ๐š–๐š™๐šข๐šŠ - ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š›. ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ, ๐Ÿธ0๐Ÿท๐Ÿน


๐Ÿ’ฆ Fans also had the great pleasure of wishing ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’'๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’“๐’•๐’‰๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’ 10 ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’„๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ 2013. Solicited by Stefan who asked the fans to help him sing, the enthusiastic crowd was quick to join him. Brian greeting and bowing at the crowd is so humbly ๐Ÿ™

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™›๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ช๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ
๐ŸŽ https://bit.ly/3Ps9aTo ๐ŸŽ

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ
๐ŸŽ https://bit.ly/3RUXrOP ๐ŸŽ

Photo credits: Leipziger Volkszeitung

๐Ÿ“œ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ง๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง
๐ŸŽต B3
๐ŸŽต For What It's Worth
๐ŸŽต Loud Like Love
๐ŸŽต Twenty Years
๐ŸŽต Every You Every Me
๐ŸŽต Too Many Friends
๐ŸŽต Scene of the Crime
๐ŸŽต A Million Little Pieces
๐ŸŽต Speak in Tongues
๐ŸŽต Rob the Bank
๐ŸŽต Purify
๐ŸŽต Space Monkey
๐ŸŽต Blind
๐ŸŽต Exit Wounds
๐ŸŽต Meds
๐ŸŽต Song to Say Goodbye
๐ŸŽต Special K
๐ŸŽต The Bitter End
๐ŸŽต Teenage Angst
๐ŸŽต Running Up That Hill
๐ŸŽต Post Blue
๐ŸŽต Infra Red

๐ŸŽฅ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜† ✨
https://bit.ly/3OqsvTV

Post by Laetitia

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2022

♦️ ๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐‘๐•๐ˆ๐„๐– ๐–๐ˆ๐“๐‡ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐€๐: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ ๐™ค ๐™€๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ♦️

"๐‘ฐ'๐’Ž ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’”๐’š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’†๐’™๐’Š๐’”๐’• ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†, ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’๐’๐’† ๐’„๐’–๐’๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’š๐’๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’”." ⭐ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ผ ⭐


๐Ÿ”ธ ๐‘ป๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’•๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’–๐’, ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’‚๐’ gave an interview to ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’–๐’ ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’ for the Scottish independent cultural magazine ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’š. From a rather classical beginning, the interview slowly slips into a more serious conversation, where Brian confesses the hard times when he was younger in London, leaving him with a lack of understanding of the world towards influential people filled with egocentricity, insensitivity and therefore indifference towards the most needy people. And you'll see with his last answer that since 2009, awareness concerning environment is changing, little by little, but it is changing ๐Ÿ™

Photo credit: Trip Fontaine

๐Ÿ”ท ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š•๐š”๐š˜ ๐šŽ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š

๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘œ, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ค๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ, ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘˜ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”-๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ .


๐™‚๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ (15 ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ), ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™š - ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‹๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™—๐™ค ๐™–๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜ ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ Well, that's the challenging equilibrium you try and strike every time you make a new record: trying to push the boundaries and limits of your sound without repeating yourself. You have to try to do something new, exciting and fresh with the band's sound and play with the band's conceived identity, but at the same time not disregarding what makes you uniquely 'you'.

๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™ž๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™œ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ I think so ! The greater the body of work, the more difficult it becomes to write a fresh song; it becomes a lot more challenging. As far as longevity is concerned, I think if you look at the careers of the likes of The Cure or Depeche Mode - I use those examples because they both released albums this year, 30 years into their career - well they've made music, since day one, purely on their own terms, unaffected, unconcerned by trends, movements and fashion in music. They followed their own path and stuck to their guns, and I think that's why they're still making records which are still worthwhile listening. We're 15 years in, and that's where I'd like to be in another 15. It's not like we have any other options; we're basically unemployable, you know, so this is it.

๐™‹๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™—๐™ค'๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š, ๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ, ๐™จ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™›๐™ž๐™˜๐™š, ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ข ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™˜. ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™š๐™ง ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ I started looking back on my career around the time of Meds [fifth studio album, released in 2006]. As a lyricist I thought I was using a great deal of gimmicks. For example, the whole chemistry/medicine cabinet routine that is Commercial for Levi or a song title that screams 'Look at Me !' that is Nancy Boy ! I made a decision that I wanted to stop using gimmicks and address the bigger questions in more everyday language where possible, and try and simplify it, I suppose. Say more by saying less, that's kinda the trip I'm on right now.

Photo credit: Laetizia Forget

๐™„๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™š๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š '๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ช๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ' ๐™– ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™š ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ Everybody who writes wants to write stuff that's timeless and doesn't date, really. I think you have to be very careful if you want to do that. You have to tap into the spirit of the age but at the same time write something that transcends it. I don't think that using incredibly culturally specific language enables you to do that. So, I'm trying to transcend that and write something that can stand up to the music that I grew up listening to. Take Leonard Cohen, for example. There's a universality in his music and a simplicity which makes it appreciable and meaningful in any decade, any century really. I think that's what I'm trying to do, hopefully in some way making a difference.

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š'๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ Right now I'm just wondering how the hell am I going to survive the next two years of this touring schedule and pull out of this in one piece.

๐™Š๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช'๐™ซ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™–๐™›๐™›๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™๐™Ž ๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฎ. ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™™, ๐™ž๐™› ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ?
๐Ÿ’ฌ It's good to have an intelligent person running one of the most powerful countries and someone who generally cares. I'm less sympathetic towards the economic problems that exist right now than some people might be, because I have never been able to understand the whole culture of living beyond your means. I mean, I've been unemployed for a long time, I've been homeless, I've slept in train stations and I didn't spend money that didn't belong to me. So I find it difficult to be incredibly sympathetic with the culture of avarice that has got us into this position.
The other thing that annoys me about this whole focus on our economic woes is that nobody is talking about the environment anymore, and if anything is going to get us in the ass, it's going to be that. The hole in the ozone layer is still there, 20 years after they discovered it, and it's getting bigger and bigger, yet this isn't news. I want to be involved in the world. I think it comes from being a parent; you want to try and contribute to make a place for your children to grow up in that's hopefully a little bit better than where you were. Unfortunately, it seems that we are heading straight towards some form of environmental armageddon, and perhaps we deserve to go the same way as the dinosaurs for our treatment of the planet.
✔️ ๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐šŽ๐š  ๐š‹๐šข ๐™ฟ๐šŠ๐šž๐š• ๐™ผ๐š’๐š๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š•๐š• ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š‚๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š—๐šข - ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ, ๐Ÿธ00๐Ÿฟ

Photo credit: Scarlet Page

๐Ÿ”ธ Again, it was a sensible and thoughtful interview that Brian granted us, but it's all about the clever questions as well. I definitely don't miss the days when journalists focused on Brian's appearance or the band's drug use !

๐Ÿ”ธ Brian has long mentioned the universal nature of his lyrics and the universality of his songs. The fact that the band has been around for almost 30 years, there is no denying that Placebo's longevity is due in part to these two characteristics, amongst the poetry, the imagery, the tortured and tormented music, and Brian's unique and unrivalled voice ๐Ÿ’–

๐Ÿ”ธ What I like most of all are those people who manage to overcome the resentment they might have accumulated during disastrous periods in their lives to transform it into altruism and avoid reproducing what they have suffered or experienced. Knowing how to learn life's lessons with philosophy. It is so admirable and encouraging.

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

๐Ÿ”ธ After this touchy interview, there's nothing like a song about "๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’•, ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ."
✔️ ๐š‚๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š— ๐™พ๐š•๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š• - ๐™ด๐š•๐šŽ๐š๐šข - ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŒ๐š‘/๐™น๐šž๐š—๐šŽ (๐Ÿธ00๐Ÿฟ)

๐ŸŽต ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ต๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“-๐‘ฌ๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‘๐’๐’‘ (2009)
๐ŸŽฅ https://bit.ly/3vktCxx ๐Ÿ™

⭐ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐ˆ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ'๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  / ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐จ๐จ๐ง / ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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