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PostSubject: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 16:14

Personally, I would use The Stops... its always been my favourite and I think Guy sounds amazing in the chorus.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:34

I think it depends on who the person is... for most people, grounds for divorce, one day like this, or leaders of the free world
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:50

Mmm. I think probably 'Mirrorball'
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:52

Good point, whenever I hear Mirrorball I have to stop what i'm doing and just.. listen. It would make anybody love elbow.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 18:20

Grace under pressure.
But that's just because i am in love with it!

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sat 02 May 2009, 23:31

Mirrorball - every time

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 11:12

Well I can't really remember how it came about but my best mate listened to GFD and loved it. She then saw Bones of You on tv and liked that too, but doesn't want to listen to any other songs Mad

I just played TSSK to my Dad and he fell in love with it, now he has all the albums, TSSK being his fave.

I played my Grandad One Day Like This and then Audience with the Pope, he like it, bought the album, and didn't really go much on it Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 14:30

I just played TSSK to my Dad and he fell in love with it, now he has all the albums, TSSK being his fave.

I played my Grandad One Day Like This and then Audience with the Pope, he like it, bought the album, and didn't really go much on it Shocked[/quote]

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 16:13

My Very Best. I just love the start.

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 18:25

Newborn, just love this song. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 20:34

Station Approach beacuse it's my favourite and THEY WILL LIKE IT (lol) Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 21:36

josephblack wrote:
Cool genes...

Yeah, music wise both sides have good taste (bar my mum lol) Sucked that my Grandad didn't like them in the end as much as I wanted him to.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Sun 03 May 2009, 21:43

I would never play a song that the lyricist described as "the conflict between Catholicism and sex" OR "The most blasphemous song i have ever written" to me Grandda!

Why Grace....?!
It has kick ass beats, great lyrics, it does the quiet to LOUD thing elbow do so well, it has wit, meaning and 2000 people swearing, what's not to love!

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Tue 05 May 2009, 04:32

Just converted both my friend and her husband to Elbow-ism, and The Bones Of You is the one that opened up the floodgates for them.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Tue 05 May 2009, 19:57

I used Coming Second to introduce my mate to Elbow.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Tue 05 May 2009, 19:57

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I would never play a song that the lyricist described as "the conflict between Catholicism and sex" OR "The most blasphemous song i have ever written" to me Grandda!

Why Grace....?!
It has kick ass beats, great lyrics, it does the quiet to LOUD thing elbow do so well, it has wit, meaning and 2000 people swearing, what's not to love!

youre so right about grace
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 11 May 2009, 16:10

I'd probably use "One Day Like This" as the strings are amazing, and the way it builds is like nothing else =]
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 11 May 2009, 16:15

Great choice! And welcome to the forum Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 11 May 2009, 16:20

Thanks for the welcome Tailfly! And I did use Grounds for Divorce to introduce my best friend to them, as it was the only song I had on me at the time hehe
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 11 May 2009, 16:31

It's funny actually, I tried to convert my friend to Elbow but the only song she took a liking to was An Audience With The Pope. Out of all the songs from all 4 albums I would not have chosen that one as my favourite. Ah well, each to their own Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 11 May 2009, 17:00

"Audience" is one of my favourites, I just love the hook... "if she says she needs me... everything is gonna have to wait".

My best friend fell in love with One Day Like This, but decided the rest were a bit "moody" for her hehe...

But, hey... you're right. Such is life.. life is such haha
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Tue 12 May 2009, 07:52

I introduced my folks to elbow via One Day Like This and they loved it, they then asked for the Abbey Rd DVD and also liked The Fix and Audience With The Pope.

I think my Mum's starting to get a thing for Guy, I told her to get in the queue and I'm a heterosexual young - ish Mancunian lad !!!
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Tue 12 May 2009, 21:54

My Bury Vest wrote:
I introduced my folks to elbow via One Day Like This and they loved it, they then asked for the Abbey Rd DVD and also liked The Fix and Audience With The Pope.

I think my Mum's starting to get a thing for Guy, I told her to get in the queue and I'm a heterosexual young - ish Mancunian lad !!!

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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Mon 18 May 2009, 13:10

My 11 year old daughter and her mates all love GFD as does my 8 year old son-he's even got it for his ringtone! For me, Bones of You has it all and I think it's a great intro to Elbow, not slow and melancholy like Tower Crane Driver or Switching Off - although these are my personal faves but full of life and passion and it's great for singing along to in the car!
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PostSubject: Re: What song would you use to introduce someone to Elbow?   Fri 22 May 2009, 21:58

I agree with Chrissie..."Bones of You" blew me away. In fact, I just sent it off to someone to introduce them to Elbow.
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