Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Alternative TOTP Canon #25: Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

24 was an awkward number to end last week on, so to make up for the nature of last week's inductions, a barnstorming live performance allied to the sort of fish out of water (and it definitely was at the time) appearance that would once upon a time have had the nation in raptures the day after. Or at least it might have been had it not come from a Sunday night show in the last year of the show's life, the Age Of Cotton. What is it she says just before naming the band, and why? From there all manner of valhalla eruption before Suggs just ploughs on with a bit of autocue feed that doesn't really make sense.

1 comment:

Arthur Nibble said...

Snide comment there from that renowned multi-instrumentalist Suggs. Tsk! Maybe he should challenge them to a duel on the spoons.

This is the first performance of the run that's made me rush to iTunes to buy the song. Organised chaos, like Talking Heads crashing into Kissing The Pink if you remember them, and all the more brilliant for it in my opinion.