BEST SONG ON 'LA FOLIE'

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What is the best song on 'La Folie'?

Non Stop
4
4%
Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
12
12%
Tramp
24
24%
Let Me Introduce You To The Family
12
12%
Ain't Nothing To It
2
2%
The Man They Love To Hate
20
20%
Pin Up
2
2%
It Only Takes Two To Tango
0
No votes
Golden Brown
10
10%
How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day
5
5%
La Folie
9
9%
 
Total votes: 100

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Alexinblack
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The man they love to hate, and everybody loves you when your dead are too stella songs. I also like Tramp and out of Tram and La Folie would have preferred Tramp to have been the single.

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parasiteinblack wrote:I think a lot of it sounds limp. Vinyl helps it but I had the CD for many years first and sounded a bit dull.
Christ, I couldn't disagree more. I suppose the first CD issue wasn't mastered as well as it could have been, but this seems to be a symptom of a lot of original CD issues of '80s albums. The vinyl and 2001 remaster sound perfectly fine, IMO!

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For me all of side1 (or the first 6 tracks) is superb & up there with their best material.

From Pin Up onwards it dips a little I think. GB & La Folie are lovely but could never be up there with my faves. Tango I suppose is interesting but I go on & off that track. Pin Up I can take it or leave it really. Happiness good but sounds dated now.

Faves are all on side 1 - Everybody, Tramp, Ain't, Let, and course the fcuking man they love to hate which is pure JJ at his best - still hoping they can do that live one day..
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The part that makes 'Tango' for me is the outro when the guitar lick kicks in, and the thumping drums that have been a staple throughout the track fade out, and the more military-style drums fade in at the same time, thus changing the entire atmosphere of the song. It's a genius musical moment, I think. Don't agree that 'Happiness' sounds any more or less dated than any other part of the album, though. 'Pin Up' was probably the most straightforward song they'd put out for a while at that point, and I suppose it lacks the "musicality" that a lot of the other tracks here do, but I still think it's a well-written, catchy song with a great set of lyrics.

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StanInBlack wrote:
parasiteinblack wrote:I think a lot of it sounds limp. Vinyl helps it but I had the CD for many years first and sounded a bit dull.
Christ, I couldn't disagree more. I suppose the first CD issue wasn't mastered as well as it could have been, but this seems to be a symptom of a lot of original CD issues of '80s albums. The vinyl and 2001 remaster sound perfectly fine, IMO!
It was the 2001 version I heard first, just didn't work for me really apart from the tracks I mentioned. Some tracks have grown on me over the years, especially Family and Happiness.
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A great album, very difficult to chose 1 track.
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An album that I just let play, don't usually skip tracks on it. GB fits the album well, so well that I always have an "ah, Golden Brown" sort of moment when it comes on - which I don't feel when it crops up elsewhere, at gigs, on compilations, on its own, whatever.

It's a close run thing but for a bag lady, Tramp has to be the best.
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The Man They Love To Hate, is the best track for me on the LP, the only track i would drop from the LP would be La Folie, can't stand it.

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Everybody loves for me.

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A bit of a pleasant surprise looking at the results so far!

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Let me Introduce you to the Family for me. Difficult choice though, as its a near perfect album.
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This album has got lots of great short and sweet 3 minute songs but lacks some really good album tracks imo. I suppose Man they love is the big album track.

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