Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblack

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Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblack?

Waltzinblack
9
9%
Just Like Nothing On Earth
7
7%
Second Coming
7
7%
Waiting For The Meninblack
5
5%
Turn The Centuries, Turn
5
5%
Two Sunspots
10
10%
Four Horsemen
24
24%
Thrown Away
18
18%
Manna Machine
3
3%
Hallow To Our Men
11
11%
 
Total votes: 99

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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by StanInBlack » 07 Apr 2016, 21:09

The production/engineering/mix is a huge part of what makes this album so great, IMO. I can really tell a lot of care and attention went into the making of it, it's impeccably recorded and a complete sonic feast on headphones. Live, the tracks may have had more energy, but what was lost was the sonic quality of the material. I love how Jet's drums sound totally artificial, even though they aren't. There's not a single thing I'd change about the record, and I speak as someone who was utterly confused by a lot of it when I first heard it. Once it clicked, though, it became an indispensable record for me. I'm proud to be in the minority of people that thinks it's one of the best records the band ever made.

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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by MiB81 » 07 Apr 2016, 21:29

Toss up between
Just Like Nothing On Earth, Thrown Away and Hallow To Our Men, but went for

Second Coming
a) because I didn't think anyone else would, and 2) cos I loved it live,
especially the "manual fade out"! :wink:
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Post by StanInBlack » 07 Apr 2016, 21:35

I love the way that the chant on 'Second Coming' has roughly the same melody as the chorus on 'Goodbye Toulouse' and the "never a frown" that's repeated on the outro to 'Golden Brown' ... I was surprised that wasn't picked up on in Hugh's book.

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Post by MiB81 » 07 Apr 2016, 21:38

StanInBlack wrote:I love the way that the chant on 'Second Coming' has roughly the same melody as the chorus on 'Goodbye Toulouse' and the "never a frown" that's repeated on the outro to 'Golden Brown' ... I was surprised that wasn't picked up on in Hugh's book.

Blimey! Never noticed that before :shock:
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Post by suchi » 07 Apr 2016, 21:59

JLNOE 'cos that's what it is. :grin:
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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by Jon the Impaler » 09 Apr 2016, 14:35

The standout one's for me - Waltz and Thrown Away . There is some good stuff going on with this album , it was just too oddball for the general public - guess they thought The Stranglers had really lost the plot by this stage . One for the fans only really . There are tracks I'm not mad on but it isn't weak album by any means - its just strange , but then the subject matter is strange too.
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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by PADINBLACK » 30 Jun 2016, 22:19

I went with Waiting For The MeninBlack. Love that track although there are some other great songs on the album.
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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by jason » 01 Jul 2016, 23:34

Yes Waiting for me too.

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Post by saminblack » 02 Jul 2016, 07:48

My consistent fave is Thrown Away (always worked better live though especially in the early 80s) followed by Turn which I think is an extraordinary piece of music especially under the headphones. At times Hallow, Second Coming, Sunspots and Four Horsemen have also been my favourite songs which shows to me that this is an album which is like a football team with a lot of decent players but no absolute stand out superstars.

MIB is An album I have very warm feelings about and which is great to go back to after a while as you always find something new and interesting you hadn't noticed before. Yes it's not always an easy listen but it is never a wasted one.

Great album. Truly original.


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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by Hammersmith1982 » 02 Jul 2016, 09:29

Side 2 for me does it :)

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Post by PaulinLondon » 02 Jul 2016, 11:06

saminblack wrote:My consistent fave is Thrown Away (always worked better live though especially in the early 80s) followed by Turn which I think is an extraordinary piece of music especially under the headphones. At times Hallow, Second Coming, Sunspots and Four Horsemen have also been my favourite songs which shows to me that this is an album which is like a football team with a lot of decent players but no absolute stand out superstars.

MIB is An album I have very warm feelings about and which is great to go back to after a while as you always find something new and interesting you hadn't noticed before. Yes it's not always an easy listen but it is never a wasted one.

Great album. Truly original.


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Re: Favourite track on The Gospel According To The Meninblac

Post by marky » 02 Jul 2016, 14:49

cant pick one its all so good an album that will always divide opinions but stands the test of time

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