I Don’t Know What You People Do With Your Lives

I’ve said it before but I don’t think that The Charlatans were either second rate Manchester bandwagoneers or Britpop lightweights. They made some records that fitted in with both those moments but many of The Charlatans’ songs sound much better than other bands from the same time. They’ve just got more to them, maybe due to the history of the band.

Forever was the opening song on their 1999 album Us And Us Only. The full length version was released as part of an e.p. and it blows any of your other late 90s guitar bands away. The slow fade in of organ, cymbal and bass, building up the tension. There’s no real chorus to speak of. A slow 60s garage band snarl sustained for seven minutes twenty eight.

Forever (Full Length Version)

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One Response

  1. I’ve always love the Charlatans, I’m with you. They outlasted many of their peers because there was simply more to them. They evolved and changed. My fave album is Wonderland, Judas being the best track they ever recorded IMO.

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